Pilgrims suffer cup shock at Skelmersdale

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Boston United crashed out of the FA Trophy away at Skelmersdale United.

The West Lancashire side, who are two tiers below the Pilgrims in the football ladder, won 2-1 in last night’s replay.

Striker Marc Newsham had offered Jason Lee’s side late hope of a recovery with a goal five five minutues from times reducing the arrears after they fell two goals behind to strikes from Mark Jackson and Adam Morning.

But the Pilgrims were unable to mount a late rescue, bowing out of the competition after a lacklustre showing at the West Lancashire College Stadium.

The replay was sparked after a 1-1 draw at the Jakemans Stadium on Saturday and started in the worst possible fashion, when Jackson got on the end of a Gary Burnett cross to put Skelmersdale ahead.

The lead was doubled in the second half when sub Morning stepped off the bench to fire a shot under United keeper Dan Haystead from 20 yards.

Boston stirred into life with substitute Mark Jones glancing a header wide and Spencer Weir-Daley denied by a spectacular save.

Newsham then converted Tom Ward’s right-wing cross but that proved too little too late.

Boston (4-4-2): Dan Haystead; Conor Marshall, Tom Ward, Nathan Stainfield, Gareth Jelleyman; Ben Fairclough (Kallum Smith 82), Gary Silk, Ian Ross (Ben Milnes 87), Jason Stokes (Mark Jones 61); Spencer Weir-Daley, Marc Newsham. Subs (not used): James Reed, Ricky Drury (gk).