Boston United 4 Solihull Moors 1: Ratings

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Boston United beat Solihull Moors, but how did the players rate?

Lewis King - 8 (out of 10)

The keeper only played 45 minutes before being replaced by Sam Vince due to injury. But King covered himself in glory, making three superb saves to deny Ryan Beswick and Junior English’s low efforts, before using his frame to block Omar Bogle’s strike.

Liam Marrs - 7

Back from injury, Marrs had the look of a man who had never been away. The on-loan Sunderland lad defended resolutely.

Rene Steer - 7

With his suspension served, Steer was back at left back. He looked a composed figure in defence and a threat when he joined in with the attacks. Lucky not to be booked for some repetitive fouling in the first half.

Conor Marshall - 7

Back in the centre of midfield, and don’t United look better with him there? Marshall - by name and nature - wasn’t flah, but he wasnt flustered either.

Scott Garner - 8

Back from suspension and back on the scoresheet. The defender grabbed his sixth of the season with a clever flick from Ryan Semple’s driven cross. Also put in a good shift at the back with a number of vital clearances.

Carl Piergianni - 8

The defender looked assured alongside his favoured partner Garner. Consistency is what you get with Piergianni, who rarely, if ever, lets himself or his teammates down. Saw a header cleared off the line.

Ryan Semple - 8

Semple was handed his first start since his return to the club, and looked a constant threat down both flanks. His dead ball deliveries caused panic and his driven cross led to Garner’s finish.

Kyle Dixon - 8

Manager Dennis Greene said the debutant would add grit to the midfield... but that was just one string to his bow. The on-loan Notts County midfielder showed a willingness to defend and an ability to get involved in attack with clever passing and brave running. Also saw an effort saved by Singh.

Ricky Miller - 9 STAR MAN

Netted his seventh, eighth and ninth goals in four matches with a powerfully driven strike which beat Jas Singh and nestled in the net via the post and a jaw-dropping volley. Number three was a penalty he won himself. But even more spectacular was his first celebration, which saw the forward flatten manager Dennis Greene. Also saw powerful strikes saved by Singh.

Marc Newsham - 7

Reacted quickly to set Miller free for his goal, as Moors defender Stuart Pierpoint lay injured.

Liam Agnew - 7

The Sunderland lad, at Boston on work experience, looked lively on his home debut. A last ditch challenge from Pierpoint denied him a clear shot on goal early on. But the attack-minded youngster linked up well with his new teammates.

SUBSTITUTES:

Sam Vince (for King HT) - 7

Thrown in at the deep end but once again looked the part. The youngster did well to force two goal-bound efforts over his net, also claiming a tricky corner relatively comfortably. Was well supported by his defence.

Jamie McGhee (for Agnew 73) - 6

Marked his debut with a ferocious 20-yard strike which fizzed wide of Singh’s goal and a sdecond drive which smashed against the crossbar.

Stefan Galinski (for Newsham 80) - 6

A late arrival who shored up the back line. Also pushed on and saw a header saved late on... close to his first Boston goal.

Not used: Ben Milnes, Jamie McGhee, Brad Gascoigne.