The Sixth Form team avenged their narrow defeat to Boston Grammar a week previously with an equally slim victory in South Lincolnshire, triumphing 2-1.
Cliché as sounds the game very much was a game of two halves- Boston dominating the first half but unable to press home an advantage thanks to resolute defending from the back four which now virtually picks itself, Haskins particularly solid.
After half time the game turned in QEGS’ favour and unlike their hosts Horncastle were able to convert their dominance into a goal. Bar gh’s long ball up field was misjudged by the home defence, allowing MAX GOWSHALL to spring the back line for a tidy finish beyond the stranded ‘keeper.
It was two-nil minutes later, as the referee played advantage on a blatant handball inside the area for GOWSHALL to again beat the keeper to his right hand side, the captain reacting quickest to the referee’s decision by lashing home the loose ball.
Boston dragged themselves back into the contest with 10 minutes, Bargh unfortunate not to keep about a skidding effort on a wet pitch, but adequate game management from QEGS saw the visitors stifle any further threats to claim a solid away victory.
QEGS XI (4-4-2): Chris Bargh, Angus Graham (Greg Carter), Sam Emerson, Oli Haskins, Tom Caswell, Oli Dean, Dexter Coulthurst, Harry Gregory, Alfie Lindsey, Max Gowshall ©, Josh Burgess
MOTM: Oli Dean- Incisive attacking endeavour coupled with stubborn approach to defensive duties set the tone for a solid performance in a hard fought win.