Boston United 3 Harrogate Town 3: Ratings

Jake Hall.
Jake Hall.

Boston United let a 3-0 lead go to draw with Harrogate Town, but how did the players rate?

Ashley Timms - 7 (out of 10)

All eyes were on Timms following the error at Brackley, which saw the hosts open their account with a strike which slipped through his fingers. But any nerves he may have were calmed ear;ly on when he grabbed Chris Hall’s deflected strike. And the stopper earned his corn on the stroke of half time with a superb double stop. After the break it was a different story as Timms was beaten on three occasions, but cannot really be blamed for any of them.

Peter Bore - 7

Bore returned to the starting XI after being dropped for the first time this season last week. He again went about his business quietly but steadily with solid tackling and dangerous crosses.

Rene Steer - 8

The former Arsenal trainee only signed on Thursday night, but the left back - who joined from St Neots Town - was thrust into the starting line-up. Put in a dipping free kick which Scott Garner nodded over, made an impressive darting run past two opponents and made a goalline clearance - and that was all in the first half.

Conor Marshall - 7

Marshall played in three positios last weekend. This week he stuck with the anchor role, doing the dirty stuff so Indy Aujla and Jake Hall could push up until the 75th minute, when he dropped back to right back.

Scott Garner - 7

Wearing a Wayne Rooney-esque headguard to cover the cut on his forehead, but defender certainly wasn’t thinking about it as he made a succession of ball-winning headers - one of those flying over the Harrogate bar. Garner has the ability to read a pass and can effortlessly break ransk, step out and break up an opposition attack with a clever interception. On Saturday it happened regularly.

Carl Piergianni - 7

Piergianni again showed that aerial solidity he brings to the team, as well as making some vital interceptions.

Indy Aujla - 7

Midfielder Aujla was handed his first start in competitive action for the Pilgrims and again showed himself as a percentage man. Not afraid to combine the simple with the daring, he played the short passes when they were the called upon and also tried his luck from distance several times.

Jake Hall - 8 STAR MAN

Jake Hall is United’s Anthony Church mk II. This box to box midfielder even apes Church in the way he runs with his head down, and those wild hand gestures when play is broken up in front of him. But he is always capable of picking out a killer pass and even won United’s penalty.

Ricky Miller - 8

Miller loves a shot on goal... but today it wasn’t his scoring record but his distribution that was so outstanding. His strong running to the by-line had set up two goals within half and hour. But Miller didn’t rest on his laurels, he just knuckled down and continued. His final contribution was alow strike which whizzed off target.

Marc Newsham - 8

Newsham grabbed his ninth and 10th of the season within the first 30 minutes of the contest. Goal number one showed that poacher’s instinct as well as a deft touch as he glanced Miller’s cross beyond Craig MacGillivray. His second - his 96th for the club - was a driven low penalty.

Spencer Weir-Daley - 7

Left out last week, Weir-Daley let his feet make his point. A 28th-minute curler - which combined accuray and pace - saw his name added to the scoresheet.

SUBSTITUTES:

Netan Sansara (for Miller 75) - 5

A harsh mark maybe, but Sansara was only on the pitch 10 minutes before receiving his marching orders and conceding a penalty. There was no malice in his challenge, but he was second to the ball.

Ben Milnes (for Aujla 75) - 6

Played out the last 15 minutes in midfield and went about his business in lively fashion.

Stefan Galinski (for Marshall 90) - 5

A presence at the back for final few minutes of time added on.

Not used: Ben Fairclough, Sam Vince.