Boston United scraped a 1-0 win over holders Lincoln United in last night’s Lincolnshire FA Senior Cup quarter final at the Sun Hat Villas stadium.

A cloud burst half an hour before the game did not dampen the entertainment provided by two sides intent on playing open, attacking  football.

A crowd of 140 fans certainly got value for money as  both teams adopted a  philosophy that was pleasing on the eye.

The match was settled on the hour when Mason Warren, on loan from Rotherham United steered a left foot strike beyond the reach of Whites’ keeper Jake Turner.

Chances were created throughout the 90 minutes by both sides following lightning breaks from defence.

Sean Wright, Callum Ward and Harry Millard were the pick of the bunch for the home side.

The visitors had three Rotherham United youngsters to call on, two of whom have Championship experience.

Goal scorer Mason Warren in particular caught the eye with his deft movement and obvious eye for goal.

Sam Wilkinson should be pleased with the performance despite the defeat.

It  has to be taken into account that Boston United are two leagues above the Ashby Avenue outfit who only two days’ earlier had faced the might of Lincoln City in the 25 degree summer sun.

Games like this provide an excellent opportunity for Sam Wilkinson to monitor the progress of his charges and ponder over the areas he thinks need strengthening.

Peter Hayward



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