AFC FYLDE 3 BOSTON UNITED 0: Night to forget for the Pilgrims

Sam Vince.
Sam Vince.

Boston United slipped out of the Vanarama North’s play-off spots following a night to forget at AFC Fylde.

The Pilgrims dropped to sixth in the standings following the 3-0 defeat, which sees Guiseley - who didn’t play last night - move above them by virtue of goal difference.

The evening began badly for Boston with the game kicking off 30 minutes late after the team coach was caught in traffic, taking six hours to reach its destination.

Danny Lloyd’s long-range strike and an own goal from Mark Jones’ saw Boston trailing 2-0 by just 17 minutes played.

Richie Allen then wrapped things up in stoppage time.

United were forced to drop leading scorer Dayle Southwell and Kaine Felix to the bench due to injuries, while Sam Vince took his place in goal following Joel Dixon’s return to Sunderland.

FYLDE: Hinchliffe, Hughes, Langley, Hannigan, Sumner, Wilson, Barnes, Barnes (Allen 73), Hamilton (Tomsett 67), Lloyd, Rowe (Blinkhorn 82); Subs (not used): Booth, Denson.

UNITED: Vince, Marrs, Mills, Piergianni, Steer, Roberts, Garner, Dixon, Walker, Newsham (McGhee 59), Jones; Subs (not used): Southwell, Felix, Hollingsworth, Saebe.

Referee: Kevin Mulraine.

Att: 349.