Colwyn Bay 3 Boston United 3: Late drama as Mills grabs a point for Pilgrims

Zak Mills.
Zak Mills.

There was more late drama on the road as Boston United grabbed a point at Colwyn Bay in a 3-3 thriller.

In scenes reminiscent of their recent 4-4 draw at Barrow, the Pilgrims had to wait until stoppage time to earn a share of the spoils.

On this occasion it was new signing Zak Mills, playing just his second game for the club, who was on target to grab a vital point.

Dennis Greene made two changes to the side which won 2-1 at Solihull Moors on Saturday, replacing Junior Konadu and Jamie McGhee with Ian Ross and Spencer Weir-Daley.

The Seagulls needed just two minutes to open the scoring, Anthony Stephens slotting home a penalty after Scott Garner was adjudged to have fouled Marc Williams.

It went from bad to worse for Boston when Bay doubled their advantage in the 20th minute.

Williams was on hand to turn home Cameron Darkwah’s cross.

United were back in the contest three minutes after the interval when Tom Smyth diverted Rene Steer’s ball into his own net.

Ricky Miller drew the Pilgrims level with 12 minutes remaining, firing home after connecting with Garner’s knock down.

But there were still twists and turns to come.

Colwyn appeared to have grabbed victory in the 88th minute when Sean Williams lobbed Lewis King, after the stopper had done well to deny Marc Williams.

But United weren’t ready to give up.

And it was Mills who had the final say, firing a 20-yarder beyond Chris Sanna to complete an astonishing fightback.

The results leaves the Pilgrims in sixth spot, three points behind Guiseley, who occupy the final play-off spot.

However, United extended their unbeaten run to five matches.

COLWYN BAY: Sanna, Taylor, ,Pilliner (Royle 59), Smyth, Stephens, Evans (Bailey-Jones 84), S. Williams, Crowther, Darkwah (Ellison 66), Hopley, M. Williams; Subs (not used): Clark, Tolley.

UNITED: King, Mills, Garner, Piergianni, Steer, Dowie, Ross, Milnes (Galinski 71), Agnew, Weir-Daley, Miller; Subs (not used): Aujla, Fairclough, McGhee, Konadu.

Ref: Steve Copeland

Att: 257