Boston United 0 Histon 0: Ratings

Rene Steer.
Rene Steer.

Boston United returned to York Street, where they drew 0-0.

Lewis King - 6 (out of 10)

There was a moment seconds in to the second half where the United keeper rushed out of his area to make a headed clearance, and got a boot in the face for his troubles. But bravery and good decision making are two attributes King has in his locker. Also made a good save to deny Lewis Taaffe.

Liam Marrs - 6

You know exactly what you’ll get with Marrs. Solid at the back and never afraid to bomb forward.

Rene Steer - 6

Back following his injury at Stalybridge, Steer was cavalier in attack, linking up well with Sansara, and sensible in defence. Blotted his copybook at the end with his red card, but his cynical chop possibly earned a point.

Conor Marshall - 6

Marshall was quiet by his own high standards. But the midfielder made some vital clearances from Histon dead balls into the box.

Scott Garner - 7

Another clean sheet for the central defensive pairing of Garner and Piergianni. A good, solid understanding yet again.

Carl Piergianni - 7 STAR MAN

Late into the first half, Piergianni threw himself to the floor to block Taaffe’s attempted through ball. He was back to his feet in an instant to nick the ball of Taaffe’s feet as he attempted the smasgh the loose ball at goal. With a dip of the shoulder and turn of pace he had beaten two men and slipped in a through ball to begin an attack. That moment summed up all that is good about the centre back.

Ian Ross - 6

Ross’ delivery was causing Histon a few nervy moments.

Ben Milnes - 7

Milnes made his first start in seven matches and was the Pilgrims’ greatest goal threat in the first half, hitting thr woodwork, testing the keeper and seeing a header fly off target.

Ben Fairclough - 6

Start number four of the campaign for Fairclough, who rifled home a left-footed strike at Stalybridge the previous week. Plenty of running and some nice flashes, but a lack of match fitness left the forward a little off the pace at times.

Marc Newsham - 6

Thought he’d netted goal number 100, only for a foul to cost him treble figures.

Netan Sansara - 6

For the second week running, Sansara began in attack and later moved to full back. Showed some clever touches as he linked with Steer out wide and defended well.

SUBSTITUTES:

Charley Sanders (Sansara 65) - 5

A last-gasp effort was rushed, and United’s hopes of victory were gone.

Jake Hall (for Marshall 74) - 6

Put himself about and had a good effort with a 20-yard volley.

Stefan Galinski (for Milnes 88) - 5

A late cameo.

Stefan Galinski, Indy Aujla, Sam Vince.