FOOTBALL: Mareham battle bravely on while Coningsby play out thrilling draw



Mareham United continue to bravely soldier on at the weekend and every neutral hopes they can attract a few more Premier quality players to their camp to instil a bit of confidence.

They have, so far, being taking the field with a team better equipped for competition in Division Two or Division Three following the withdrawal of one of their sides from The Boston League and in their first two games of the season they have shipped 27 goals.

They fared much better on Saturday, although they still went down 4-1 at home at the hands of Kirton Town. Daniel Burn grabbed their first goal of the season and they will be hoping that better things are just around the corner.

Newly promoted, Woodhall Spa United got their season underway with their first game when they entertained Old Leake and the result couldn’t have gone better for the newly promoted side – a 4-1 home win, with two goals in each half. Chris Hall and Jason Cooke gave Woodhall a 2-0 half-time lead before further goals from Ryan Richardson and Jack Draper put the home side firmly in control.

Old Leake introduced new signing Peter Colby to the action in the later stages and he was rewarded with a debut goal to make the final score 4-1.


Coningsby held Heckington Millers to a draw for a share of the points.

Dom Kew struck The Millers’ goal in a hard fought battle against a well-drilled Coningsby side. There were few clear cut chances to either team and it was mid-way in the second half before the deadlock was broken when Coningsby went 1-0 up through Pete Dickinson.

The Millers had just missed a good chance to go ahead when the ball was immediately kicked up-field by the Coningsby ‘keeper to leave their striker one on one with the Millers ‘keeper and he finished well.

The Millers’ equaliser came after 80 minutes when Dom Kew took a fantastic free-kick from 30-yards, which he curled it into the top left with the ‘keeper rooted to the spot.

Both teams battled hard to win the game during the last ten minutes bit, in the end, a draw was probably a fair result. Final score 1-1.


Pointon ‘A’ recorded their second win of the season following a 2-1 home victory against Tetford Reserves.

Pointon’s Sean Taylor struck twice for his side while Andy Lidster replied for the visitors. There was one sour note for Pointon and that was the sending off of Josh Scott.