Time wasters get just what they de­serve

Stockport Express - - Sport - FAN’S VIEW IAN DOO­LEY

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!


●●Kal­lum Man­tack

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