IN-FORM Acomb men’s II beefed up their battle against the drop from division five north by beating visitors Boston Spa 4-1.

Early pressure paid off when David Timmins broke the deadlock.

Despite defiant work by defenders John Armitage and Paul Kellett and goalkeeper Steve Church, Boston restored parity from a short corner.

Starting the second half at a high tempo, Mark Gibbons and Rob Ireland, the Tangerines’ man of the match, bossed midfield.

Harry Ellis was twice on target, followed by a Johnny Brown goal, to confirm the valuable conquest.