Positive Pilgrims win the northern section of the FA Disability Cup

The Pilgrims celebrate.
The Pilgrims celebrate.

Boston United’s Positive Pilgrims booked their place in the national final of the first FA Disability Cup, following a dramatic win over Sheffield Wednesday at Holmes Park in Leicestershire in the Northern area final.

The Positive Pilgrims arrived in high spirits on Sunday.

After a nervy start, Boston United looked to settle down.

But with 19 minutes on the clock, United found themselves in a position which they have not experienced in the FA Cup,

conceding first following a series of mistakes.

Wednesday continued to probe the United back four, but to no avail as Boston stuck to their task on being hard to breakdown.

After the break, United responded to the half time talk by manager Richard Houghton and coach Lewis Wright and started to show their fans exactly what they could do.

Wednesday came close to adding a second goal from a free kick which was tipped onto the

woodwork by United keeper Nicky Atkinson.

BUt the Pilgrims switched to a 4-3-3 formation for the final 15 minutes, and that paid off as they finally levelled in stopage time.

United were awarded a free kick 35 yards out, from which Dan Simpson delivered a ball into the box.

Dan struck the ball low and hard which drove past all the bodies in the box, including the unsighted

keeper, and hit the back of the net.

Extra time couldn’t separate the two sides, and the match was decided on penalties.

Dan Simpson, Paul Garner, Mark Johnson, Josh Maund and Daniel Dugdale scored for Boston in a5-4 victory, which saw keeper Atkinson make a save.

United now face Plymouth Argyle in national final at St George’s Park on May 12.