Tigers drop points in title race

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UCL Premier Division - Holbeach United 2 Boston Town 2

One point gained from 2-0 down - but, much more importantly, two points dropped in the title race.

The destiny of the championship went out of Holbeach United’s hands and they didn’t deserve to win.

Indeed, they could consider themselves fortunate to get any reward for an average display.

Mid-table Boston Town - who had conceded nine goals in two heavy defeats - seem to enjoy their trips to Carter’s Park.

They scored four times in each of two cup ties away to the Tigers earlier this season and looked on course for a shock win inside half an hour on Wednesday night.

However, the spirit of this Holbeach squad has never been in doubt.

They fought back but ultimately draws are not going to be good enough at this stage of the season.

Alex Beck had already forced Nick Conroy into a save before he put the Poachers ahead on 13 minutes.

Aaron Eyett started a flowing move, Matt Kennedy played a pass into the danger zone and Beck finished it off.

Eyett should have scored but Ryan Oliver doubled the advantage with a wonderful effort - going past Jake Gibson and slotting the ball beyond Conroy.

Holbeach were given hope a minute before the break as Lee Dube converted from close range for his ninth goal in four-and-a-half matches.

Oliver tried a clever chip but saw the ball bounce off the near post as Boston threatened to extend the lead.

Midway through the second half, though, Matt Warfield fired the equaliser.

Dube wasted the final chance but Holbeach knew this game was a missed opportunity.