Gainsborough Trinity 0 Boston United 1: Ratings

Scott Garner.
Scott Garner.

Boston United won it on derby day, but how did the players rate?

Lewis King - 8 (out of 10) STAR MAN

In a quiet first half, the man who stated he wants to establish himself as the club’s number one only had one save to make. However, he reacted quickly and pushed Bradley Barraclough’s stinger away. Did well after the break to block the same man’s effort from close range and pulled off a tremendous block at the death from Stamp.

Stefan Galinski - 7

Back in the starting line-up as part of a back three, Galinski played his part in a defence which limited Trinity to pops from distance in the first half. But at the interval he was sacrificed as United’s formation changed.

Scott Garner - 8

Saw a 30-yard strike fly inches off target (yes, you read that correctly) but defence is Garner’s bread and butter, and he did that with his usual confidence.

Carl Piergianni - 8

You don’t get in the right place at the right time as often as Piergianni does by accident. Defencively firm, and making vital stop after vital stop, he played his part in the clean sheet.

Liam Marrs - 7

Signed on loan as a right back, but the Sunderland youngster spent more time in attack tonight. Enjoyed the space he found down the flank and proved there’s plenty of life in Marrs.

Ben Milnes - 7

After an absence from the starting XI, Milnes found himself back in favour. Put in a solid display in the opening 45 minutes as he tackled and harried well, even if his attempted through-balls didn’t always find their target. Replaced by Ross at half time.

Indy Aujla - 7

Making just his second start in the heart of midfield, Aujla put in a convincing shift as the man who looked to break up the Blues’ attacks early on. His cross almost saw Marc Newsham on the scoresheet.

Jake Hall - 8

If one man doesn’t need to be told to get stuck in it’s Jake Hall. He’s up, he’s down, he’s all over the shop chasing the ball. Also reads the game well and has the ability to get there a split second ahead of his marker. Saw a strike and header find the target but not the net.

Rene Steer - 7

In as a wing back and we feared the worst after he was on the receiving end of Adi Yussuf’s challenge, which saw the Trinity man red carded. But Steer dusted himself down and put in a good shift up and down the left flank.

Marc Newsham - 7

So close! Newsham was a stud’s length away from opening the scoring as he threw himself at Indy Aujla’s cross. However, that 98th club goal still eludes him.

Ricky Miller - 8

Goal number six of the season for Miller. The striker made the most of Tom Ward’s slip, powered down on goal and beat Phil Barnes with an accomplished finish from an acute angle. Looked dangerous all night long.

SUBSTITUTES:

Ian Ross (for Milnes HT) - 7

The captain was a shock omission from the starting line-up, but made an impact on arrival. Looked to unliock the home side’s defence with a number of clever passes. Also came close with a left-footed drive.

Spencer Weir-Daley (for Galinski HT) - 7

Held the front line very well. His running was important in creating many of Boston’s better chances.

Conor Marshall (for Aujla 81) - 6

Brought on to shore things up, but Marshall doesn’t know the meaning of the phrase. Within seconds he was going full-blooded into a challenge with Dom Roma.

Not used: Charley Sanders, Sam Vince.