Brackley Town 2 Boston United 0: Ratings

Netan Sansara.
Netan Sansara.

Boston United are out of the FA Cup following a 2-0 defeat at Brackley, but how did their players rate?

Ashley Timms - 6 (out of 10)

The first half showcased the best of the Pilgrims keeper, but also a rare blooper. Pulled of a superb save when he had no right to stop Brett Solkhon’s header, but then let Glenn Walker’s strike slip through his fingers for the opener. After the interval he made another great stop to deny Gary Mulligan in avery mixed afternoon.

Stefan Galinski - 6

Put in a splendid early cross as United threatened, but then began concentrating on defensive duties. Substituted after an injury.

Scott Garner - 6

Back from a head injury, and with a bandaged head, Garner showed no signs of suffering as he leapt and charged to get his head onto any ball close to him in the penalty area.

Carl Piergianni - 7

A giant on the pitch. Piergianni shrugged off his dead leg and again proved a collossus at the back for yet another great defensive appearance.

Netan Sansara - 6

Continues to revel in his more attacking role. Sansara was defending well and getting in good crossing positions down the left.

Ben Milnes - 6

Came so close to finding the net. His twist and turn from a free kick afforded him space to shoot, only for Billy Turley to tip his strike onto the outside of the post.

Conor Marshall - 6

The utility man proved just that again, starting in central midfield, switching to right back and then part of a back three.

Jake Hall - 7 STAR MAN

More direct than the Seven-Mile Straight! Hall was handed his first start for the club and looked to break down play with tough tackles and set up attacks with neat flicks and direct running.

Ben Fairclough - 6

The striker was part of a front three which really didn’t get a sniff at goal in the opening 45 minutes. Showed some clever turns of pace out wide but was replaced by Weir-Daley.

Ricky Miller - 6

Saw a weak effort saved by Turley in the first half. Once again, you could not fault his commitment, but failed to make major inroads against a firm Saints defence. Replaced by Peter Bore as the Pilgrims moved in to a 3-5-2 formation.

Marc Newsham - 6

Back after a two-match absence, due to a knee injury, Newsham tried his luck with a long-ranger and saw a volley deflected off target. After the break Newsham latched on to Ben Milnes’ corner but drove over.

SUBSTITUTES:

Indy Aujla (for Galinski 56) - 5

Brought on in the second period and looked to build attacks with his long and short-range passes.

Peter Bore (for Miller 58) - 6

His arrival heralded the 3-5-2 formation and United suddenly sprang to life a little more. Showed his attacking qualities as the Pilgrims pushed on.

Spencer Weir-Daley (for Fairclough 58) - 6

Could have felt hard-done by to be dropped for the match and it was evident his link-up play was missed, but was lively on his arrival. Saw a strike blocked.

Not used: James Reed, Ian Ross, Sam Vince.