Boston United 3 Altrincham 2: Ratings

Conor Marshall.
Conor Marshall.

Boston United beat Altrincham, but how did the players rate?

Ashley Timms - 7 (out of 10)

Transfer-listed on Tuesday, picked on Saturday. It’s never quiet in the world of Ashley Timms, but even by his standards this has been a busy week. Prior to kick off Dennis Greene said his player was ‘mentally right’ to start. And he certainly seemed on his game when he tipped Shaun Densmore’s powerful strike wide.

Conor Marshall - 8

A goal from Connor Marshall? Wow! The utility man was picked as a wing back back today and marked the occasion by grabbing his second goal for the Pilgrims. His low strike was aided by a wicked deflection, but he’ll rightfully claim the glory for his endeavours. Also showed some nice touches in build-up play.

Scott Garner - 7

He heads it. He kicks it. He blocks it. He chucks his body in the way. Oh, and he scores goals as well. Garner grabbed the Pilgrims third - and his third of the season. But he’s paid to defend, and that’s what he did brilliantly.

Carl Piergianni - 7

Another solid performance from Piergianni. Unfazed when Scott Leather tried to rough him up, just like he never panics on the pitch. Almost scored but saw his header cleared off the line.

Rene Steer - 7

The wing back is just pure excitement to watch. He can play the short ball, he can beat a man, he can whip a cross in. Once again, he did all of the above with casual brilliance.

Stefan Galinski - 7

The Garner-Piergianni combination means Galinksi doesn’t always get the game time he deserves. But when he is picked he can’t be accused of letting the side down. Part of a back three and on a par with his central defensive mates.

Ian Ross - 8 STAR MAN

Absolutely fantastic! Ross was back from injury and back to his brilliant best. The captain really can be a joy to watch on his day, and this was one of those. Unlocks defences with killer through balls and almost netted with a daring 35 yarder.

Jake Hall - 8

This man is more direct than the 8.46 from Peterborough to King’s Cross. He only knows one way and that’s to go for it. A crackling signing for the club, and he’s going from strength to strength.

Spencer Weir-Daley - 8

A cool finish from the striker put the Pilgrims in a positive mindset at the interval. Maybe should have scored more, especially when he struck the post, but again his link up play was fantastic, as was his spirited running.

Ricky Miller - 8

He’s now created three goals in two matches. And that’s only one string to the striker’s bow. Unlucky not to find the target, but much of that was down to great saves from Stuart Coburn.

Marc Newsham - 7

Relatively quiet today, but Newsham’s link up play was vital to the team’s success. Drifted in and out of the game, but more than played his part.

SUBSTITUTES:

Netan Sansara (for Marshall 60) - 6

Replaced Marshall and slipped in at left wing back. Very solid and sensible, a cool head when Altrincham were pressing.

Ben Milnes (for Ross 65) - 6

Put in the cross which led to Garner’s goal and proved he can be counted on to mix it against some of the division’s best.

Indy Aujla (for Newsham 82) 5

A late change and shored things up in midfield as the Robins were pressing.

Not used: Charley Sanders, Sam Vince.