FOOTBALL: Heckington seal championship with victory over Coningsby Reserves

Coningsby Reserves' Sam Brader had to get acrobatic to get his head to this ball and avoid the can-can kick from the Heckington opposition. EMN-140604-191234001
Coningsby Reserves' Sam Brader had to get acrobatic to get his head to this ball and avoid the can-can kick from the Heckington opposition. EMN-140604-191234001

Coningsby Reserves 2-4 Heckington Millers

Top of the division Heckington Millers visited Coningsby Reserves on Saturday needing the win to clinch the Boston League Division 2 championship title.

From the outset the Millers played as if they had a point to make, scoring after only eight minutes from a manoeuvre that from the touchline resembled a cavalry charge.

Coningsby had their work cut out trying to find an answer but after half an hour their efforts were rewarded with a fine goal by Stuart Clayton, who accepted a cross from left winger Danny Whitworth and put it neatly in the net.

The Reds’ jubilations were cut short just one minute later when the visitors scored again with a long ball from the left wing.

In the second half the efforts of both teams to make their chances count were all frustrated until, with just five minutes left on the clock, Heckington scored, this time with a long shot coming from the right wing.

It was Coningsby’s turn for a quick reply and it came from Sam Brader who put away a free kick to trigger frantic activity as his team pulled out all the stops to get an equaliser before the final whistle.

Alas it was the Millers that scored, just as the referee was lifting his whistle for the last blast, to seal their right to lift the trophy.