UCL Premier Division Boston Town 0 St Ives Town 1 ST Ives Town drove home from Lincolnshire with their first-ever win at Boston. Town s joint manager Jez Hall, who was understandably over the moon with the result, said: It was no more than the team de
UCL Premier Division
Boston Town 0 St Ives Town 1
ST Ives Town drove home from Lincolnshire with their first-ever win at Boston.
Town's joint manager Jez Hall, who was understandably "over the moon" with the result, said: "It was no more than the team deserved. They are one of the title favourites and we never gave them a chance in the second half."
The evenly contested first 45-minute period saw chances at a premium, even the host's strike pairing of former Nottingham Forest star Gary Bull and ex-Grimsby forward Gareth Pritchard were confined to half chances.
It was Saints that could have grabbed the lead as a Barry Albone effort was cleared off the line by an alert home defender.
From the start of the second half Saints dominated in what Hall described as "the best 45-minute period he has seen the team play".
The midfield controlled most of the play and the back four gave nothing away. The forwards may have been guilty of missing some chances in their eagerness to take the points. Graham Thackary looked certain to score but his effort went tantalisingly wide and as time ran out, the game looked to be destined to remain goalless.
With only three minutes remaining, the visitors got the three points they deserved with the only goal of the game. And what a goal, from a Liam Kennet flick, Jamie Blackwell picked the ball up on the halfway line, cut inside and placed an unstoppable left foot drive past the sprawling keeper.
Hall said: "As a team, we were full value for the three points, Blackwell led the line well but the back four were outstanding, Bull and Pritchard were reduced to spectators for much of the game".