Solihull Moors 1 Boston United 2: Ratings

Jamie McGhee.
Jamie McGhee.

Boston United won 2-1 at Solihull. How did the players rate?

Lewis King - 8 (out of 10)

King had very little to do throughout the opening 45 minutes, but kept his concentration and composure to pull off a tremendous reaction save to deny Rob Elvins. And there was more of the same after the break with a succession of saves that, although they weren’t tough, they were vital and came under intense pressure.

Zak Mills - 8

A lively debut which saw him cause fear in the Solihull penalty area with his long throw-ins. The right back was always looking to push up and support the attacks. but his most telling contribution was a goalline clearance to deny Omar Bogle.

Rene Steer - 7

“He plays where he wants” chanted the United fans. But Steer’s contribution was not that random. Another good match at left back and a regular booking to boot.

Jay Dowie - 8

Supported the backline well as the deepest point of the midfield diamond. Also went close from 35 yards.

Scott Garner - 8

Conceded the penalty which Bogle missed. But you can’t blame the defender, the challenge was softer than a luxury mattress.

Carl Piergianni - 8

Marked his intentions with less than five minutes gone, making a vital block as Michael Taylor had too much time to turn in the Pilgrims’ penalty area. Fought back the tide as Moors pushed on.

Ben Milnes - 7

Battled hard in midfield and caused havoc with his deadballs. Another effective showing.

Junior Konadu - 7

Back from his head injury. The midfielder continued to look just as casual as ever in the centre of midfield. But even if he looks like he’s moving in slow motion, his ball retention is tremendous, just like his eye for a pass.

Ricky Miller - 8

He wins it. He takes it. He scores it. Ricky Miller has a very simple but very effective penalty pattern. Solihull will be glad to see the back of Miller after he’s bagged five goals in two matches against them... making a vital six points.

Jamie McGhee - 7

Slipped in a superb pass which led to Miller’s penalty. McGhee was moved up from right back to his preferred striker’s role and dug in deep.

Liam Agnew - 7

Quiet by his standards. But did his part in a midfield battle.

SUBSTITUTES:

Spencer Weir-Daley (for Konadu 69) - 7

His strike led to the winning penalty. Tested Singh regularly.

Stefan Galinski (for McGhee 75) - 7

Played an important role as he helped United keep out Solihull as they turned the screw late on.

Indy Aujla (for Agnew 82) - 6

A late addition but battled well.

Not used: Andy Hewitt, Ian Ross.