FOOTBALL: Boston College stay top after victory at Coningsby

To the apparent amazement of Coningsby Reserves' captain Matt Brader, Duane Sweet emerges from this tussle in charge of the ball during the match with Boston College. Photo by Oscarpix Imaging. EMN-150215-172051001
To the apparent amazement of Coningsby Reserves' captain Matt Brader, Duane Sweet emerges from this tussle in charge of the ball during the match with Boston College. Photo by Oscarpix Imaging. EMN-150215-172051001

Coningsby Reserves 1-3 Boston College

A slow start against top of the league Boston College put paid to Coningsby Reserves’ hopes of victory of Saturday in Boston League Division Two.

The visitors to Allan Barker Field quickly showed their intention by tapping in a wayward ball to score their first goal inside five minutes of the game.

The second came a quarter of an hour later with a textbook cross and header that just about everyone on the sidelines could see coming but nobody on the pitch could do anything to stop.

Coningsby replied after the half hour mark when Sam Woolley delivered a beautiful cross to the feet of Danny Cottingham who duly potted it home.

In the second half the College were soon on the scoresheet again as the outcome of a one-to-one confrontation with the Coningsby ‘keeper, who found himself out of his comfort zone.

Although the Reds raised their game from this point the best they could manage was to keep the visitors from scoring again.