Boston United put Hednesford to the sword, but how did they rate?
Lewis King - 8 (out of 10)
The keeper kept his place following his red card at Harrogate seven days earlier, and repaid his manager with a fine save to deny Charlie Anagho-Ntamark early on and a firm hand to Marvin Robinson’s header and Paul Sullivan’s strike.
Rene Steer - 8 STAR MAN
Absolutely fantastic. The left back was moved to the right and was in his element today, charging down the wing and cutting inside with dangerous intent. He played a vital part in the Pilgrims’ opening two goals but also defied his stature with a number of vital headed clearances in a box packed with much taller opponents.
David Ferguson - 7
The Sunderland teenager was handed his debut after joining on a youth loan. He coped well with the physicalities of the game, to the extent that he was lucky to escape without punishment for a full-blooded challenge on John Disney. Showed his attacking skills in the second half with trickery and a neat cross, which caused havoc in the Hednesford defence.
Spencer Weir-Daley - 6
It was a day in which the striker didn’t have a real shot at goal. However, Weir-Daley had his wits about him, linking up well and releasing Ricky Miller with a number of clever through balls.
Scott Garner - 8
The defender put in a real shift. Battling at the back, dominating in the air and scoring his eighth goal of the season... all in the opening 45 minutes. After the break it was more of the same from the defender, who defended very, very well.
Carl Piergianni - 8
Piergianni didn’t let last week’s early red card play on his mind. Instead, he was solid from start to finish, as is so often the case. He certainly wasn’t afraid to hold his own against the powerful Pitmen attack. A brilliant performance.
Ian Ross - 6
The captain put in the free kick which led to Garner’s first-half goal for United but saw two deadball attempts at goal strike the wall. Replaced at half time by Conor Marshall.
Jamie McGhee - 6
The midfielder was full of running and played some neat triangles with Ian Ross and Liam Agnew. After last week’s injury and a harsh booking he was replaced by Ben Milnes.
Ricky Miller - 7
Miller made it four goals against Hednesford in three matches for the Pilgrims as he stroked home the opening goal from the spot. As is form, his pace won him the penalty in the first place.
Marc Newsham - 6
Dan Crane was off his line quickly to deny Newsham his only real sniff at goal in the game. Today the forward turned provider, teeing up Liam Agnew neatly and playing a part in the fourth goal.
Liam Agnew - 7
The teenager calmly strode into the box to slot home his first senior goal. It was a day to remember for the Sunderland loanee who is getting better and stronger with every appearance.
Conor Marshall (for Ross HT) - 6
Replacing Ross at the interval, Marshall was his dependable self.
Ben Milnes (for McGhee 53) - 7
Scored the goal of the game, a peach of a 20-yarder which sailed beyond the helpless Crane.
Ben Fairclough (for Weir-Daley 73) - 6
Looked dangerous upon his arrival, but just couldn’t get that vital touch in front ofn goal.
NOT USED: Stefan Galinski, Sam Vince.