Kaine Felix says that conceding a late leveller at Tamworth was heartbreaking.
Bank Holiday Monday’s contest at the Lamb Ground looked as if it was destined to belong to the 19-year-old.
The tricky winger marked his first start for the Pilgrims with his first goal for the club - slamming home with 11 minutes remaining.
But in a day of firsts, Boston also had to settle for their first draw on the campaign following Kayden Jackson’s 87th-minute strike.
“The gaffer said before we went out that he’d take a point, but it’s heartbreaking when you concede a late goal like we did,” the attacker said.
“We’re happy with the one point as we could be going home on the coach journey with nothing.”
Felix’s goal came straight from the training ground.
Mills’ free kick cleverly played in Dayle Southwell, and after the striker saw his inital effort parried by James Belshaw, the teenager was there to fire home the rebound.
“It was a well-worked piece. We’ve been working on it and that’s the best thing when something you do in training comes off in a game,” Felix continued.
“I was happy to get on the scoresheet. I’m happy to get my first competitive goal for Boston United.
“The gaffer believes in me and he’s given me a chance.
“He’s put me out there for my first start and I’m hoping I’ve impressed a few people today.”
With three minutes left the hosts turned the contest on its head when Jackson slotted home after Matt Gledhill had parried Kevin Thornton’s drive.
And that left United with a feeling of what might have been as Southwell had earlier seen a penalty well saved by Belshaw, the keeper redeeming himself after fouling David Fallah.