Poachers 2, Eynesbury 0

17 Mar 2018 in Match Reports

Jordan Tate is sent flying - (c) @RussellDossett

Battling the blizzards against Eynesbury - (c) @RussellDossett

Cameron Johnson scores the first goal against Eynesbury - (c) @RussellDossett

Johnson's second sails past Aaron Butcher - (c) @RussellDossett

Celebrations after Johnson makes it 2-0 - (c) @RussellDossett

Wintry weather against Eynesbury - (c) @RussellDossett

Richard Ford prepares for a trademark long throw against Eynesbury - (c) @RussellDossett

Dennis Greene celebrated his first win against Eynesbury - (c) @RussellDossett

Ollie Pinner drives forward against Eynesbury - (c) @RussellDossett

Cameron Johnson bears down on goal - (c) @RussellDossett

Seth Greeves kept a clean sheet on his return- (c) @RussellDossett

Poachers earn a convincing win at the DWB Stadium

Boston Town defied blizzard conditions to deservedly register their first win since November.

Star turn was Cameron Johnson, who earned the points with a two-goal salvo after 52 and 68 minutes.

His second was a wordly worthy of winning any game - but this was a strong all-round performance rather than a no one-man show.

It belied the Poachers' recent poor run of form and made a nonsense of claims from some quarters that the players weren't up for the fight under new boss Dennis Greene.

They were the better side in the first half, despite playing into the teeth of a gale.

And once they got their noses in front after the break, sixth-placed Eynesbury never seriously threatened to get back into the match.

The results lifts Boston up to 16th in the table and deals a damaging blow to Eynesbury's fading title hopes.

Greene told Darren Trapps of Endeavour FM after the game: "It feels really good because obviously it's been difficult for the first two months.

He said newcomers Lewis Scattergood, Keegan Townrow and Layton Maddison had made a big difference - but he also praised the fighting spirit shown by the rest of the squad during their losing run.

"When you've lost six of your last seven, to show that kind of spirit today I think is a tremendous achievement from the boys" he said.

Town: Greeves, Tate, Townrow, Ashton, Forth, Ford, Bayliss, Pinner, Johnson, Scattergood, L Maddison; subs used: Field, Turki

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Here's how the game unfolded with our live updates:

FULL TIME - Finally Dennis Greene can celebrate his first win as Boston Town boss

82 mins - Eight minutes left plus stoppage time for Boston to register a deserved first victory since NOVEMBER.

GOAL! 68 mins - Johnson doubles the Poachers' lead - and it was a worldy!

GOAL! 52 mins - Cameron Johnson strikes to put Boston Town 1-0 up

46 mins - Back underway after the interval, with the home side now attacking the Dog End

HT - And the ref brings a highly satisfactory first half to an end, the Poachers having largely been on top despite playing against a fierce wind.

34 mins - Boston Town continuing to enjoy the better of things in blizzard conditions.

15 mins - Best chance so far as the hosts force the visiting keeper to pull off a save.

Kick-off - Dennis Greene's side try again for a first win under his management - this time against a side on the fringe of the title race in sixth place.

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