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Boston better 9-man Kettering in 5-goal-thriller - Boston United 3-2 Kettering Town

Boston faced Kettering Town in a important game in the National League North. Kettering started the day in 8th and hoping for a win that could push them back into those play-off places. Boston started the day in 10th place with an opportunity to be level on points with Kettering if they collect 3 points.


The game started and Boston were the brighter of the two sides and they both defended well. It was Boston who took the lead though and it was Scott Pollock after a great ball in from Danny Elliott and Scott Pollock was there to head home to give Boston the lead. There was an instant response from Kettering however and they equalised thanks to recent signing from Hitchin Town Callum Stead who scored his first goal for the club pegging Boston back level after Pollock's goal. It was a free kick which was passed onto Stead who ran through the Boston defence and finished off a fantastic run with a great finish levelling things up. Kettering then took the lead with almost 10 minutes left on the clock till half time and Connor Johnson grabbed the goal after a long throw in headed in by Johnson putting Kettering ahead. Kettering were 1-2 up at half time. Boston started the second half on top and pushing for a goal. Keenan Ferguson scored got Boston back level with his first goal for the club with an easy finish. Soon after Kettering were down to 10 men when Connor Johnson the scorer of Kettering's second goal was given his marching orders for a second yellow card for what the referee perceived as a dive. This proved costly for the away side as Boston went ahead for the second time of the game and Luke Shiels scored in the 81st minute who scored a cracker from a corner to make it 3-2. Things got worse for Kettering from here as they were down to 9 men in the 96th minute after Gary Stohrer controversially received a straight red card for what appeared to be nothing and then the Kettering bench exploded in frustration and this saw Kettering head coach and asisstant coachPaul Bastock and Joe Simpson getting red cards for their trouble and sarcastic clapping. The game finished 3-2 to Boston.


This result sees Kettering remain in 8th missing out on a great opportunity to get into the play-off places. Hereford lost too which would have helped Kettering massively if they won. Boston move up to 9th and now level on points with Kettering having played a game less.



Photo courtesy of Tim Hoff - Boston United club photographer

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