Mareham and Coningsby start new Boston League season with defeats

An open training day will be held for Sleaford Town Junior FC on Saturday, October 22
An open training day will be held for Sleaford Town Junior FC on Saturday, October 22


Mareham United have had a difficult close season trying to entice enough quality players to their camp following an exodus of key players.

Unfortunately the opening game on Saturday had still come too soon as they are still drastically understrength and Old Leake took full advantage by recording a resounding 8-0 away win.

Even Old Leake were struggling before the game to gather up enough players for their visit to Mareham, but they needn’t have worried too much as the home side just didn’t have enough quality to concern their opponents.

Mareham did manage to keep the first half score-line down to two, but after the break the floodgates opened.

Alex Earle gave Leake a 12th minute lead before Adam Tempest made it 2-0. Tempest went on to complete his hat-trick while Earle added a another to his tally.

Chris Lawson, James Brader and an own goal completed Mareham’s misery.

The whispers from the grapevine are that Mareham Reserves have applied to withdraw their second-string side from The League. Unfortunately for the club, the rules don’t allow the higher placed team to withdraw ahead of their reserve side so they will have to soldier on.


Freiston played hosts to Coningsby and it took a while for both sides to settle until Troy Ayton settled the home side’s nerves with the opener to put Freiston ahead.

Shortly afterwards Chris Hilton made it 2-0 before Coningsby reduced the arrears before half time.

The second half was much the same with striker Troy Ayton adding another with a superb run before rounding the ‘keeper and slotting the ball home to make the score 3-1.

Coningsby pulled another goal back one minute before time but it was too late. Final score 3-2.