Time wasters get just what they deserve
A QUICK note to the new Boston management, if you spend all the game wasting time, that’s what you get!
Oh how we all enjoyed that last minute at the Jakemans Stadium and well done to the lads in White for keeping up the pressure, right up to the final whistle.
Boston United are one of those strange football clubs, over the seasons they’ve had a bit of money, a couple of decent players and if truth be told, some pretty comfortable wins over County but they sit well and truly in the bottom three of the division.
The new manager syndrome kicked in last weekend when they won away at Leamington, so everything looked good for our visit, from a Lincolnshire point of view.
The problem with us at the moment is that we don’t seem to have the ability to play for a full game, we either play well in the first half then in the second loose our way and let the opposition back into it, or, just like at Boston play some awful stuff before the break and then come out all guns blazing in the second.
Make no mistake the first 45 minutes we hardly put a foot right, Bohan Dixon was back to his worst, Jimmy Ball and Kallum Mantak looked uninterested while Michael Clarke seemed intent on giving the ball away at every opportunity. The Pilgrims had one shot and scored.
Not long after the restart they bagged a second after a long throw wasn’t dealt with, at that point I didn’t see any way back for us but the referee awarded us a free kick and Matty Warburton pulled one back with pin-point accuracy that gave the home keeper no chance.
The goal lifted both the players and the travelling faithful and while the home side took every chance to waste time the referee, to his credit, wasn’t having any of it. The pressure was now all one way.
The equaliser came late, very late the ball was delivered from the halfway line by Ben Hinchliffe from yet another free kick, it looked like every player was in the penalty box, the ball came in, it was headed out, in again, a miss clearance out, a header back in, it was like football hokey-cokey.
I’ve no idea who put the final cross in but the ball was met firmly by Jimmy Ball and the net bulged.
The faithful went crazy and the referee blew for full time, brilliant. Come on County!