Boston United 2 Colwyn Bay 1: Ratings

Ricky Miller.
Ricky Miller.

The Pilgrims shot down the Seagulls, but how did the players rate?

Lewis King 6 (out of 10) -

The keeper was making his United debut after joining the club 24 hours previously. But after 43 minutes without a save to make he was picking the ball out of his after conceding a penalty for tripping Gareth Evans. Other than that, he had very little to do.

Liam Marrs - 7

The on-loan Sunderland right back made his home debut. Once again he asserted himself with confident authority - a fine example being a clever chest back to King when under pressure. Marrs also looked good going forward and played some dangerous crosses into the penalty area.

Scott Garner - 7

The centre back’s first major involvement of the afternoon was in the Seagulls’ box, but his firm header was well held by Chris Sanna. It shows how good the defence is when the keeper has an near day off.

Carl Piergianni - 8

With just five minutes on the clock Piergianni had to be alert to nick the ball off the toes of Marc Williams as he looked certain to open the scoring from close range. Saw one header saved before eventually looping home the winner.

Rene Steer - 8

Not afraid to try his luck! Steer cracked an effort at goal early on but saw his strike curl off target. Also ended the first half with a crunching tackle to avoid what appeared to be certain danger. Played his part in Weir-Daley’s equaliser.

Ian Ross - 7

A 30-yard effort and a volley from a corner didn’t hit the target, but they showed that the captain remained a constant threat. Set up Piergianni’s winner.

Conor Marshall - 7

Put in a stunning cross for Marc Newsham at the end of the first half. Also saw an effort deflected and teed up Newsham, for a strike which hit the post.

Jake Hall - 6

A quiet day compared to the high standards he has set himself. But he feels every effort as if it was his own, falling to the floor with his head in his hands when Newsham saw a header fly wide.

Spencer Weir-Daley - 7

Another cool and classy finish to level the match. He wasn’t far from goal but it took bravery to get in there. He who dares wins.

Ricky Miller - 8 STAR MAN

This new-look Ricky Miller is a lot more fun to watch. Those trademark turns and driving runs are still there, but his overall input is far greater. Miller continues to get to that left by-line and create goalscoring chances with his cut backs. A good save from Sanna also denied him from a one-on-one before he rattled the post at the death.

Marc Newsham - 7

Caused Colwyn some nervy moments with a flicked volley and a close-range header, but neither could find the target. A deflected shot hit the post and he played his part in the winning goal.

SUBSTITUTES:

Stefan Galinski (for Weir-Daley 84) - 5

A late cameo to tidy things up at the back.

Not used: Ben Milnes, Indy Aujla, Charley Sanders, Sam Vince.