Limestone Rangers 2-2 Reserves
Report by Colin Woodcock
Boston United Reserves travelled to play defending champions Limestone Rangers on Saturday knowing that victory would put them well and truly in the driving seat for the title . However Limestone's notoriously small pitch was never going to suit United's passing game so they had to be prepared to battle for everything. After weathering the initial onslaught, United came back strongly into the game but they got caught on the break after twenty five minutes when Limestone scored. The lead however was short lived as United levelled the scores from the kick-off as Leigh TAYLOR collected the ball on the edge of the box and turned his marker before scoring with a right foot shot into the bottom corner.
After this United should have gone ahead but chances went begging and the teams went in level at the break. After the restart, Limestone re-asserted themselves and their towering centre back score with a free header from a corner ten minutes into the half. Paul Watts, Taylor and Collingwood all missed good opportunities to level the scores before WATTS finally did so with a near post flick from a Gary Walters corner in the final minute. Even in injury time United had chances to win it but in reality the draw was probably a fair result. Limestone have six games in hand on United but would have to win them all in order to overtake them. As United manager John Luffman put it, "I'd sooner have the points in the bag!"
United team: 1. Nick Maddison, 2. Neil Timby, 3. Ricky Southwell, 4. Ryan Collingwood, 5. Martin Hardy, 6. Paul Casey, 7. Mark Melson, 8. Steve Appleby, 9. Paul Watts, 10. Leigh Taylor, 11. Gary Walters, 12. Andy Markham, 14. Anthony Elding, 15. Crew.