Saints make stunning comeback

UCL Premier Division St Ives Town 3 Boston Town 2 A STUNNING comeback saw Saints overturn a two-goal deficit to end Boston s nine-match winning streak. High-flying Town s winning run - which included a 2-1 win over St Ives in October - was ended with a bu

UCL Premier Division

St Ives Town 3 Boston Town 2

A STUNNING comeback saw Saints overturn a two-goal deficit to end Boston's nine-match winning streak.

High-flying Town's winning run - which included a 2-1 win over St Ives in October - was ended with a bump in what Saints joint manager Jez Hall called "our best performance of the season."


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Boston's team included ex-professionals Mickey Nuttell and 40-year-old Gary Bull - who has scored more than 30 goals alone this season.

The day started badly for the home side when Boston took a fifth minute lead through ex-Boston United man Nuttell who fired a superb 25-yard volley into the corner of the net.

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Despite St Ives hitting the crossbar twice inside the first 10 minutes, it was Boston who extended their lead when the veteran Bull cleverly won and converted a penalty from defender Steve Poore.

However, Saints continued to dominate and a change of formation brought a change of fortune when Dan Newman - newly positioned in central midfield - won his side a penalty on 39 minutes which captain Will Fordham confidently dispatched.

St Ives emerged with the same determination they had in the first half after the break and it was Ian Fovargue who levelled the scores shortly after the interval following a good team move.

Stefan Lewis headed in a Dan Pilsworth corner on 71 minutes to complete a superb comeback victory for the Saints.

A delighted manager Hall said: "It was definitely our best performance of the season.

"We must have had 20 shots on target and our defence contained the threat of Bull and Nuttell excellently."

St Ives' trip to Yaxley tomorrow night (Tuesday) is under threat from the weather, while Wootton Blue Cross visit Westwood Road on Saturday, again, weather permitting.

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