“I loved it!” Boston United’s Roberts celebrates victory over former club Gainsborough

Grant Roberts.
Grant Roberts.

Boston United returned to the Vanarama North’s top five with a 2-1 victory over Gainsborough Trinity.

Mark Jones and Dayle Southwell scored the all-important goals either side of Liam Davis’ strike for the Blues.

And United midfielder Grant Roberts, who joined the Pilgrims after being told he was surplus to requirement at the Northolme earlier this season, enjoyed the victory.

“I loved it,” he said.

“I knew we had it in us to beat them and it does feel better not having had much of a chance there.

“But the important thing was we needed three points.”

Indeed, winning was everything for United as Tamworth’s 3-1 victory over Hednesford means Boston are now back in the play-off zone with six matches remaining.

“It was a great win. It wasn’t the best of games but we did well to grind it out,” Roberts added.

“It was just our aim to get three points.

“I thought in the first half they didn’t offer us much, but we managed to get the penalty and I knew we’d score.”

The contest always had some spike in it and that boiled over to the dug-outs, where managers Dennis Greene and Steve Housham had some heated words following Southwell’s late penalty.

After the contest, United boss Greene explained he was incensed by the Trinity manager celebrating his side’s leveller in front of the home bench - something he returned after the contest’s final goal.