Stefan Galinski grabbed his first goal for Boston United - a 25-yard screamer which ended the Pilgrims’ Brackley hoodoo.
After four straight defeats to the Saints, Galinski stopped the rot in stunning style last night.
With 65 minutes on the clock he unleashed a ferocious dipping volley which found the net via the woodwork, on the ground where United were beaten twice last season.
The result means Boston have picked up six points from their opening two Vanarama North contests, and can head to Cowlyn Bay in confident mood this Saturday.
But despite Dennis Greene’s men having plenty to celebrate, the evening was dampened by injuries to Rene Steer and Jamie McGhee, who both limped out of the contest.
Indeed, matchwinner Galinski was the man who had replaced McGhee at the interval, while Niall Doran was handed his club debut in the first half as he came on for Steer.
The Pilgrims had the better of the chances at St James’ Park, with Carl Piergianni seeing an effort rebound off the crossbar and Brackley scrambling two further efforts off the goalline.
McGhee saw a strike whizz wide of the mark while, after the break, Dayle Southwell saw a header go close after connecting with a cross from David Fallah, another debutant.
Brackley failed to really worry Sam Vince in the United goal, although Chris Carruthers and Ricky Johnson saw efforts fly just off target.
BRACKLEY: Snedker, Odhiambo, Austin, Sharpe, McDonald, Kaziboni (Rowe 67), Ives (McGowan 48), Curtis, Carruthers (Johnson 61), Mulligan, Brown; Subs (not used): Pearson, Green.
UNITED: Vince, Garner, Piergianni, Reynolds, McGhee (Galinski HT), Marshall, Hollingsworth, Steer (Doran 36), Meadows, Dickinson (Fallah 68), Southwell; Subs (not used): Barlow, Hewitt.
Ref: Rob Ellis-Massey.