Striker Tony Edwards
was once again the star of the show — bagging a second consecutive hat-trick.
and Nick Bishop
also got themselves on the scoresheet for Glen Maddison
’s table-toppers — against a Swineshead side who finished with nine men following the late dismissals of Ryan Barker
and Paul Clarke.
Institute took an early lead. Having already seen one good chance go begging, striker Jack HOUGHTON
made no mistake when he found himself clean through on keeper Andy Hewitt
The Pilgrims were level inside a minute. Scott Lowman
’s deep free-kick was nudged on by Edwards and EUSTACE
fired the ball home from an acute angle at the back post.
United took the lead on 16 minutes. Steve Lovett
delivered a ball wide to Jason Field
, who in turn delivered an excellent cross from the right. Tom Sergeant
nodded the ball down and EDWARDS
applied the finishing touch.
The Pilgrims extended their advantage inside the first minute of the second half when Lowman and Sergeant combined for EDWARDS
to fire home his second of the game.
United added their fourth goal three minutes later when Eustace’s deep corner was crashed home on the half-volley by BISHOP
Barker and Clarke were both handed second yellow cards for near identical fouls on an otherwise clean through Edwards.
completed his hat-trick in between the dismissals — heading home Lovett’s pinpoint cross to seal United’s excellent victory.
Boston (4-4-2): Andy Hewitt
; Scott Lowman
, Scott Dawson
, Lewis Sturman
, Jason Field
; Steve Lovett
, Nick Bishop
, Richard Jackson
65), Mitch Eustace
; Tom Sergeant
60), Tony Edwards
72). Subs (not used): Nathan Rawdon
, Stuart Whitaker