Boston Town 1 Cogenhoe United 0
Saturday, 28 January 2012
Cogenhoe suffered a first defeat in eight games as the Poachers shaded a close contest at Tattershall Road.
Chances were at a premium in the first half.
Matt Gearing fired over for Cogenhoe after Dan Burke and Karl Bates replied while at the other end Nick Brown collected a Shane Clancy pass and rounded keeper Dean Love only to be thwarted by a goalline clearance from Alex Deakin.
Late in the half Brown fired wide of the target from a Gary Bull centre.
Love denied Bull on resumption after the veteran campaigner had taken a return pass from Lorand Borbely.
Boston took a 56th minute lead when Love failed to get distance on his clearing punch and Borbely fired into the top corner.
Mark Foster had a volley deflected to safety and Borbely charged down a clearance only to fire wide of the far post as Boston sought to seal the win.
Cogenhoe pushed forward late on, but Chris Wright saved well from a Bates volley and Gearing fired over from a Bates lay off.
Boston: Chris Wright, Paul Jones (Michael Wood), Craig Parker, Lawrence Lambley, Jack Smith (Callum Stocks), Mark Foster, Sam Kirton, Shane Clancy, Gary Bull, Nick Brown, Lorand Borbely.
Cogenhoe: Dean Love, Robbie Bushell (Josh Urquhart), Dean Lukeman, Dan Burke, Alex Deakin, Curtis Avery, Matt Gearing, Jed Ainge, Karl Bates, Scott Cross (Antar Phipps-Norton), Lewis Leslie (Sam Heavey).