First-half blitz seals Neots points at Boston
Five first-half goals against Boston sent St Neots four points clear in the UCL Premier Division.
UCL Premier Division
Boston Town 0-5 St Neots Town
DAN Jacob, pictured right, rises to head home the goal that set St Neots Town on their way to another crushing league win.
Peeling off the back of defender Lawrence Lambley, Jacob reached Junior Kanuda’s cross to place a header beyond home goalkeeper James Doughty on seven minutes.
The goal from the returning winger got the ball rolling for Neots in a first-half blitz that put the game to bed, and rounded off a five-game spell that Dennis Greene had flagged up as a true test of the Saints’ title credentials.
Saints now lead the UCL Premier Division by four points, and have a run of five games against teams currently in the lower half of the table.
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For Saints’ second on Saturday, Shane Tolley pressurised a defender into putting past his own keeper, before Kanuda slotted home a third. Tolley’s instinctive finish made it four, and strike partner Stefan Moore got the fifth goal on the stroke of half time.
The margin of victory could have been greater, but the Saints took their foot off the pedal in the second half as they saw the game out.
Once Jacob had given the Saints the lead, they upped the pressure and had a second on 16 minutes when Tolley burst into the area. The ball ran out of his reach, but when a Boston defender got his toe to the ball he could only divert it past his own keeper.
A deflated Boston responded weakly, though Lewis Webb had to clear under pressure following a corner.
The game was effectively ended as a contest on 34 minutes, when Tolley’s cross caused panic in the box and Kanuda kept his head to score his first Neots goal from six yards.
Three minutes later Saints went four up as Micky Hyem crossed from the left and Tolley converted for his 21st goal in 13 games.
A superb passing move saw Neots work the ball around the pitch before feeding club-record signing Moore, who finished left-footed across the keeper.
Further chances followed in the second half, from Tolley, defender Will Fordham and winger Kieran Davies, but as Boston ramped up the physicality of the game, Neots settled for seeing the game out.