Canoville hails Boston United’s ‘best win’ of season so far

Tom Ward.
Tom Ward.

LEE Canoville labelled Boston United’s win over Droylsden as their ‘best win of the season’.

Debutant striker Jordan Burrow headed home a 79th-minute winner to send York Street wild.

The Pilgrims had taken the lead at the start of the second half as Tom Ward notched his first Pilgrims goal, powering a header past Paul Phillips.

But Droylsden levelled as Ciaran Kilheeney rounded Paul Bastock to find the net.

“That’s the best win we’ve had this season,” said manager Canoville.

“We played very well. The boys stuck to the game plan and pressed them high up.

“Droylsden pass the ball well and if you give them space they can hurt you.

“We were excellent first half and got the goals, maybe we were unlucky not to get a few more.

“They scored against the run of play and made the game more open, but we were professional enough to get the second and see the game out.”

Ward, meanwhile, described the feeling of grabbing his first Blue Square Bet North goal as ‘brilliant’ – especially after the Pilgrims had been put under orders to make corners count.

“The gaffers have been giving us stick, saying that for our size we should be scoring more from corners. That’s two in two now,” he said, tipping the nod to Nathan Stainfield, who had done similar in midweek.

“It was a very good win. We’re pleased to come off with three points.

“We’ve been strong defensively lately and knew we had to be switched on against them.

“From the top to the bottom we defended well as a team.

“We like it when teams come at us, we don’t have time to switch off, it keeps us sharp.”

UNITED: Bastock, Wilkinson, Jelleyman, Milnes, Ward, White, Semple, Sleath, Lee (Burrow 54), Newsham (B. Fairclough 61), Hall; Subs (not used): Suarez, J. Fairclough, Millson.

DROYLSDEN: Phillips, Anane (Hall 85), Logan, Kerr (Brown 54), Hardiker, Marshall, Gardner, Killeen, Kilheeney, Rowe, Johnson (Gerrard HT); Subs (not used): Holden, Lake.

Att: 1,127.

Ref: Carl Fitch.