FOOTBALL: Coningsby hit Pointon Reserves for six

Coningsby's Stephen Miles started his celebrations even before the ball had touched the net when he scored the opening goal of the Pointon Reserves' whitewash. EMN-140712-175218001

Coningsby's Stephen Miles started his celebrations even before the ball had touched the net when he scored the opening goal of the Pointon Reserves' whitewash. EMN-140712-175218001

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Coningsby 6-0 Pointon Reserves

It was a complete whitewash in Coningsby’s Boston League Division One match at home to Pointon Reserves on Saturday.

At the Coningsby v Pointon Reserves game both teams and match officials take a photo-call following their pre-match on-pitch greeting to commemorate the 1914 match in the trenches EMN-140712-175526001

At the Coningsby v Pointon Reserves game both teams and match officials take a photo-call following their pre-match on-pitch greeting to commemorate the 1914 match in the trenches EMN-140712-175526001

But before the game started both teams mingled with the match officials, managers and spectators before a mixed photo-call in remembrance of the legendary 1914 Xmas truce and football game in no-man’s land.

Shortly after play commenced Coningsby’s Stephen Miles hit the post with a shot in front of goal but trapped the rebound and booted it in past the out stretched ‘keeper.

Just three minutes later a goalmouth skirmish for a corner ball provided Tom Sewell with the opportunity to score the home team’s second.

Following this, the Pointon defence at last warmed up and kept the Reds at bay until half way to the break when Tom Sewell saw his chance to neatly put the ball away again.

The rest of the game was mostly unproductive with Pointon desperately trying to get some marks on the scorecard and the home team, who commanded the play, unable to capitalise on their moves.

This situation ended when, with just 10 minutes left on the clock, Tom Sewell put a penalty in the net to chalk up his hat trick.

The referee hardly had a chance to put his pencil away before Sean Taylor headed in a cross in textbook style for goal number five.

With the ref checking his watch Jamie Todd reached into the hat and came out with one of his trademark runs up the right wing volleying the ball home with his left boot to complete the 6-0 thrashing.