NUNEATON TOWN 1 BOSTON UNITED 3: Pilgrims end their 29-year wait

Dayle Southwell.
Dayle Southwell.

Boston United ended their 29-year wait for a victory in Nuneaton with a 3-1 win in the National League North.

But more importantly, Dennis Greene’s side got back to winning ways.

This was just the Pilgrims’ second success in eight matches, but with three points in the bag against a team who began the day third in the standings, the amber and blacks could well have picked up that much-needed confidence boost.

And with new signing Ryan Robbins on target, could this mean United have finally turned a corner?

Debutant Robbins took just 18 minutes to open his Boston United account, prodding home from close range following Grant Roberts’ run.

Roberts turned provider again as Boston went into the interval 2-0 ahead.

This time the midfielder set Dayle Southwell free with a perfectly-weighted pass in the 24th minute.

After Southwell had rattled the crossbar, Scott Garner made it 3-0 to the away side in the 58th minute as he eventually netted from a Roberts free kick after Robbins had sent an effort goalwards.

Three minutes later and Rob Duffy gave the Boro some hope, heading home a follow-up after Henrich Ravas had denied the initial effort from Joe Maguire.

Maguire was then on hand to make a goalline clearance at the other end from Nicky Walker’s effort.

United also saw the return from injury of Kaine Felix as a second-half substitute, his first appearance since August 31.