Canoville praises Pilgrims’ FA Trophy success over Hyde

LEE Canoville described Boston United’s FA Trophy victory over Hyde as the club’s best win of the season.

A rare goal from Kevin Austin and Ben Fairclough’s first for the club, saw United come from behind to beat Blue square Bet North leaders Hyde.

“Is that our best win? I think so,” Canoville said.

“They’re a very good side but when this draw came out we were confident.

“We’re happy with how the boys played, we pressed them hard and Kevin Austin popped up with a rare goal.

“We’re very pleased to be in the next round.

“In our changing room we know the character we’ve got and we knew the lads could get back into the game.”

Scott Spencer gave Hyde a first-half lead from close range.

However, Austin drew United level with only his eighth career goal in 21 years, powerfully heading home.

Hyde full back Adam Griffin received his marching orders for a second booking after arguing with the referee following the equaliser.

And using the man advantage, Fairclough’s close-range diving header was enough to secure the Pilgrims’ passage.

The Pilgrims have been drawn away at Blue Square Bet South Dartford in round two, which will be played on January 14.