I want to be number one! King aims to be Boston United’s top stopper

Penalty? King clashes with Evans.
Penalty? King clashes with Evans.

Lewis King wants to establish himself as Boston United’s first-choice goalkeeper - after helping the Pilgrims earn a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Colwyn Bay.

Spencer Weir-Daley and Carl Piergianni were United’s matchwinners in a contest that saw the Seagulls reduced to nine men.

“I know I can play at this level, having played in the Conference (Premier),” said King, who has previously been on the books of Derby County, Sunderland, Stockport County and Eastwood Town.

“The manager asked me to come in and train and he’s given me a chance, which I’m grateful for.

“If I can get a run of games I think I can be the strong number one goalkeeper for this club, which is what I want.”

While King had a relatively untroubled day between the sticks, he conceded a controversial penalty two minutes before the interval, after referee Michael George ruled he had taken out Gareth Evans as he lunged for a loose ball.

Jonathan Royle dispatched the spot kick to put the Bay in front, but King believes he was in the right.

He added: “I didn’t think it was a penalty but the ref’s given it. I got a touch to the ball but the ref thought I took the man first.”

King is the third stopper Boston have used this season.

Ashley Timms and Sam Vince have both kept goal.