Blues for the reds in Lincolnshire.
A Jordan Tate goal just before the half-hour sinks the Cooks.
Saturday 20th October 2018
FUTURE LIONS UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE-PREMIER DIVISION
BOSTON TOWN (1)1 COGENHOE UNITED (0) 0
Unfortunately your usual match-reporter/photographer had to spend Saturday afternoon in his sick-bed but thankfully our hard working Chairman Derek Wright stepped in to give his view of how the events unfolded;
We played our usual 4:5:1 formation with Ansell filling Dove’s slot, it simply didn’t work and we had little shape and seemed completely lost, our first and only telling first half effort on goal came on 18 minutes with Ryan Ansell making a shooting opportunity which the keeper blocked. 2 minutes later Boston we’re unfairly awarded a penalty when Stevenson tried to retrieve a situation after we very badly gave the ball away passing the ball back directly to attackers and the ball broke and the long leg of Dan Stevenson put the ball out for a corner but he referee saw things differently. Stuart Lutter made a smart double save from the penalty kick, diving to his left blocking the rather poor penalty, and completed the save pushing the following shot away for a corner. Boston soon made up for the miss as their forward Tate had far too much time and space in front of goal to slot home from 10 yards, totally unmarked! (see photo).
In honesty we were very poor, slow to react to most situations, but the game changed completely in final third, a tactical substitution saw Charlie Hyman introduced at the expense of Alex Lowery, going 4:4:2 with Matt Long pushed forward, Boston really struggled as we pushed forward with more energy and exposed their back 4 who had up until that time had a very easy ride. Cautions for both full backs could have been punished further but the referee was exceedingly lenient. That aside Charlie Hyman was quick into the action operating wide on right, he hit the bar with a great shot, we hit the same woodwork twice further as the Boston goal led a charmed life. Matt Long MOM for his energetic performance, in two parts as he can provide a threat when we were not playing well, when pushed forward he created most of our dangers.
A bad result but when having to change key personnel it showed we need to change formation as we were so ineffective with our usual formation. A number of players had an unusual off day but showed good character in chasing the game after the change to 4:4:2.
Other substitutions Patrick replace Jamie Inwood like for like on around 75 minutes and Munya replaced Chef who put in a workmanlike shift for 85 minutes.
Just to put things into perspective on the second half, the Poachers manager likened our onslaught to the Alamo and praised his defenders as well as his luck!
COOKS; Lutter, Barnell, Inwood (sub Cichosz 75), Lowery (sub 60), O’Connor, Stevenson, McBride ©, Luke Stone (sub Matiyenga 85), Long, Ansell, Tuck. Subs; Matiyenga, Cochosz, Hynam.
The following report was compiled by Duncan Browne and taken from the Boston Standard newspaper’s website.
Jordan Tate was the matchwinner as Boston Town made it back-to-back home wins following a frantic clash with Cogenhoe United. As the full-time whistle blew both teams would have felt they did enough to deserve the three points, but it was Gary Edgley’s side who added a tick to the win column against a side who began the day 11 places higher up the UCL Premier table. It was a game where the Poachers - who handed debuts to former Lincoln City youngsters Danny Horton and Jacob Fenton - made their luck in the first half, and rode it in the second, the visitors hitting the bar on three occasions. Tate’s 29th minute strike, collecting a low cross yards from goal and tucking home on the spin, proved the difference. But before that the hosts should have opened the scoring from the penalty spot. Cooks defender Dan Stevenson was adjudged to have fouled Robert Raducan, despite collecting the ball before his follow-through sent his opponent sprawling. But from 12 yards Raducan’s effort was saved by keeper Stuart Lutter, who then reacted well to block the follow-up from Alex Nichols. Kemal Yenibertiz curled one wide of the Cooks goal before, at the other end, Travis Portas was forced into denying Ryan Ansell with a solid save.Tate netted the only goal of the game before Nichols forced an effort over following a flowing moving involving Raducan and Tate. The half ended with Town firmly on top, Tate and Tyler Walker both firing efforts wide. But Cogenhoe were a different side in the second half and, despite the Poachers displaying a new-found resilience, they were only a lick of paint from levelling. Wright and Wafula expected to return as Boston United look to keep winning run going at Darlington Ansell, Matt Long and Liam Tuck all rattled Portas’ bar while Corey Newman and Tate were both called upon to make last-ditch goalline clearances. Fenton couldn’t find the power to beat Lutter with a rare foray forward before normal service was resumed, Ansell firing over when well placed. Town’s Vlad Lytvynets Was fortunate not to see red after kicking the ball away while on a yellow card, and an offside flag saved the right back a second time following an ill-timed last man challenge, but he remained on the pitch and the Poachers remained in front to claim win number two of the season.
TOWN: Portas, Lytvynets, Newman, Moulds, Cunliffe, Walker (J. Sparrow 89), Horton, Tate, Yenibertiz (Borbely 66), Nichols (Fenton 56), Raducan; Subs (not used): Geglis, Pinner.