Grimsby Borough 1-4 Boston United
By Craig Singleton
Boston United secured progress in the FA Women's Cup courtesy of a 4-1 away victory over Grimsby Borough.
The ladies played their first competitive game this season in the FA Cup game against a strong Grimsby Borough side who will also be in their division for this coming season so a test was certainly on the cards. From the kick off, the ladies were on top and their dominance payed off on 28 minutes when Toni McHamilton rounded the keeper just inside the penalty area where the keeper couldn’t do anything more than foul the formidable McHamilton and a correct yellow card followed for the keeper, up stepped the captain, cool headed, talented old timer Duxbury-Mead to put the pilgrims 1 – 0 up with a cool, calm finish. The lead lasted for 8 minutes when Grimsby struck back with some slack defending and Grimsby were back in the game, they then upped the pace, only for our ladies to match them and although a little under pressure, half time came and went and the pilgrims them dominated the 2nd half with some clever management discussions in the technical area, things were about to change. It took 9 minutes into the second half and McHamilton was at it again with a lovely through ball by the new addition to the squad this year Amy Hunt, McHamilton was on it like a flash and hit with force into the back of the net, 2 – 1 to the Pilgrims. McHamilton was then at the heart of the next attack with another mazy run and then a slotted the ball in the net making it 3 – 1 to the Pilgrims. Then the changes were made by the manager and his team and on came Kim Fairweather and the first, maybe second touch with what you would call a stunning strike from about 20 yards on the half volley straight into the top corner making it 4 – 1 to the Pilgrims – A contender for goal of the month! The job was done and the game was won and now the Pilgrims will play Norwich City on Sunday 23rd September at the Jackman’s Stadium with a 2pm kick off.