Pointon 2 Skegness Town Reserves 3

A JAY Verheul goal, scored just five minutes from the end of this Boston Premier League clash, clinched three points for Skegness Town Reserves.

Having conceded 12 goals in the previous two matches, Sam Graham made several changes to the squad.

Town started the brighter with the midfield of Marinov, Sleight, Milla and Jay Verheul dominating proceedings from the first whistle.

The Lilywhites should have been two goals to the good when they finally broke the deadlock in the 38th minute, when an in-swinging corner was converted by Sleight.

The two Town wingers of Jay Verhul and Michael Marinov were a constant threat to the home team. The pace and movement of James Bland also saw Town create several chances to extend their lead but on the stroke of half-time Pointon equalised with their only chance of the half.

The seasiders came out fighting in the second half, with stand-in keeper Errington and the back four of, Etches, Corssen, Foreman and Ashwell all going on to have excellent games.

In the 47th minute striker Bland showed pace and strength to hold off his marker and slot home Town’s second goal.

For long periods of the game Pointon were always on the back foot, however they equalised against the run of play on the hour with a shot from 35 yards.

Changes were made as Michael Parnham and Shaun Graham replaced Marinov and Ashwell.

Town could have easily settled for a point but one final roll of the dice produced a winner. Verheul switched from his left wing position to a centre forward role and with five minutes remaining he put Skegness back in front.

Some brilliant football saw Bland on the edge of the box. His cross found Whittam, who blasted his shot against the cross bar. As the ball dropped from a great height it was met by Verheul, who showed perfect technique to volley home from ten yards to the great delight of all the visiting players and supporters.