Boston United 4 Stalybridge Celtic 1: Ratings

Junior Konadu.
Junior Konadu.

Boston United beat Stalybridge 4-1, but how did the players rate?

Lewis King - 6 (out of 10)

A rather quiet day for the keeper. Apart from having to pick the ball out of his net, he was pretty much restricted to routine catches from crosses.

Zak Mills - 7

After netting his first goal for the club at Colwyn Bay in midweek, Mills was handed his home debut at right back. Looked lively pushing on and defended solidly on the flank.

Rene Steer - 6

Began very lively, darting up and down the left flank and looking to latch onto, and provide, through balls. But after that his form was indifferent, some wasteful passes but some important blocks too.

Jay Dowie - 7

Saw an early strike deflected wide, but concentrated on his job of shielding the defence ehind him, a job he does so, so well.

Scott Garner - 7

His first half centred mostly around heading away Celtic’s long balls into the box. On the hour mark - seconds after seeing a header fly over the opposition’s bar - he was moved up into attack. And what a difference that made.

Carl Piergianni - 6

Not at his best in the opening 45 minutes. Coped well enough with the physical presence of Jack Ryan, but too many passes out of defence were going astray. Looked agoal threat after the break and a lot more comfortable at the back.

Junior Konadu - 8 STAR MAN

The midfielder returned to the starting XI after beginning Tuesday’s draw in Wales on the bench. His casual approach continued, but he opened his account with a vital goal.

Jamie McGhee - 6

A game of two halves. Disappointing in the first half but very, very impressive after that. Came close to scoring and caused panic in the Celtic backline.

Ricky Miller - 7

You’d put your house on Miller netting from the spot. But today it was not meant to be as his 33rd-minute effort breezed wide of the target. However, that only spurred him on. He didn’t score, but he gave United belief with his running. Came within an inch of scoring after whacking the underside of the bar.

Spencer Weir-Daley - 7

Proved dangerous with his surging runs, but the end product led to vital blocks from the Celtic defence. But he kept going and put United in front with a clever finish. Do-do-do!

Liam Agnew - 6

It was a quiet afternoon for the on-loan Sunderland teenager. He was the man to make way for Stefan Galinski as Garner was pushed into attack.

SUBSTITUTES:

Stefan Galinski (for Agnew 58) - 7

Did well when he came on. Not much was thrown at him, but he never looked troubled in the rare Celtic attacks.

Ben Milnes (for McGhee 74)- 8

Not neccessarily a game changer, but a spirited appearance gave Boston hope. He played out of his skin and scored two great goals.

Ian Ross (for Konadu 80) - 6

A late cameo from the captain. The game was won when he came on, but he still looked comfortable.

Not used: Indy Aujla, Ben Fairclough.