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Reserves 7-0 Skegness Town

Lincolnshire League

Report by Colin Woodcock

The Boston United Reserves juggernaut rolls on with two more victories, six points, another hatful of goals, and the dream of completing the season unbeaten now becoming a distinct possibility. Skegness Town visited York Street last Wednesday, and with the first team not having a weekend fixture, manager Steve Evans used the game, together with Saturday's match against Grimsby & Immingham Amateurs, to keep his squad match-fit. Making his debut in goal was Peterborough-based keeper Lee Skipworth. The York Street pitch has dried out over the past two weeks and both teams struggled to come to terms with the high bounce early on, but United dominated throughout and the final score of 7-0 in their favour could have been much more had it not been for some heroic work from the Town keeper and his defenders.

It took half-an-hour for United to break down the stubborn Skegness defence, but once Paul WATTS had started the ball rolling, with a header from a Gary Walters cross, the floodgates opened. Mark MELSON added a second from the spot two minutes before the break after a Walters cross had been handled on the line, and the in-form WATTS scored a hat-trick in the opening quarter of an hour of the second half to finish the game as a spectacle. Further goals from Gary PAWSON and a 25-yard special from Dane THORNTON completed the scoring.

United team: 1. Lee Skipworth, 2. Mark Melson, 3. Nicky Reeson, 4. Ross Nicholls, 5. Gary Pawson, 6. Len Curtis, 7. Gary Childs, 8. Adie Hayes, 9. Paul Watts, 10. Anthony Elding, 11. Gary Walters, 12. Danny Dack, 14. Leigh Taylor, 15. Dane Thornton.