Stalybridge Celtic 3 Boston United 3: Ratings

Netan Sansara.
Netan Sansara.

Boston United fought back to earn a thrilling 3-3 draw at Stalybridge Celtic - but how did the players rate?

Lewis King - 8 (out of 10)

He may have conceded three times, but the score could have been double that were it not for a selection of tremendous blocks and parries from the stopper. Brilliant stuff!

Liam Marrs - 7

Another blood and thunder effort from the full back. Had to concentrate more on his defensive duties, but looked powerful.

Rene Steer - 6

His afternoon ended early due to a cut on his face, but he picked up the injury making a vital block when Phil Marsh looked through on goal.

Conor Marshall - 7

Nothing spectacular, but very, very solid yet again. Marshall wasn’t afraid to put his boot in during those tough midfield battles.

Scott Garner - 6

Marsh turned his way past Garner for Celtic’s third, but that owed more to the trickery of the attacker than the defender’s positioning. Chipped in with a number of vital interceptions.

Carl Piergianni - 6

Looked deadly from set-pieces, put just couldn’t steer a header beyond Jameson. But he was winning those headers in the heart of defence - what he is paid to do.

Ian Ross - 6

This wasn’t the captain at his best. But even on a day when some passes went astray, his drilled effort led to Boston’s leveller.

Netan Sansara - 8 STAR MAN

Well, what can you say? After playing second fiddle at left back, Sansara was thrust into the striker’s role. He did it with aplomb, scoring and creating himself three further opportunities. When Steer went off injured he dropped back into his favoured role - and was solid.

Ricky Miller - 5

His afternoon lasted just 13 minutes, ended by a twisted ankle.

Marc Newsham - 7

The poacher extraordinaire grabbed yet another poacher’s goal - his 99th for the club - to earn a vital point, as well as setting up his side’s first.

Stefan Galinski - 6

Galinski is picking up a few more starts these days, and appears to improve with every performance. Again, he looked good defensively.

SUBSTITUTES:

Spencer Weir-Daley (for Miller 13) - 7

Obviously unhappy not to be starting, but Weir-Daley was an early introduction. Often the go-between linking midfield and the strikers.

Ben Fairclough (for Steer 40) - 7

Back from his loan spell, but behind a left back in the strikers’ pecking order, but how does Ben Fairclough answer his critics? With a 25-yard thunderbolt, that’s how!

Jake Hall (for Galinski 78) - 6

Had the legs late on to make some important challenges and runs. A late cameo, but important nonetheless.

Ben Milnes, Sam Vince.