Boston United 3-4 AFC Rushden & Diamonds
Harrison Holland, Jamie Gaukroger and Jenson Bark were all on target but Boston United suffered an opening day National League U19 Alliance defeat on Wednesday.
The Pilgrims took an early lead against AFC Rushden and Diamonds at The Jakemans Stadium through Holland but found themselves 3-1 down at half-time.
Gaukroger's excellent free-kick reduced the arrears to 3-2 and Bark was on target once Rushden had scored their fourth goal.
Boston (3-5-2): Seth Greeves; Jamie Gaukroger, Harry Cranfield, Nathan Stevens (Daniel Fisher 60); Xander Crashley (Dylan Mercer 55), Taylor Gray (Cole Willerton 70), Marshall Young, Lewis Bontoft, Will Jackson; Jenson Bark, Harrison Holland (Dougie Barrett 50). Sub (not used): Marc Tucker.