Tamworth 2 Boston United 0: Ratings

Jake Hall.
Jake Hall.

Boston United are out of the FA Trophy, but how did the players rate?

Sam Vince - 6 (out of 10)

The teenager returned to the starting XI, once again at the expense of cup-tied Lewis King. Despite being heavily protected by his defence, he coped well with Tamworth’s game plan of lumping long balls into his penalty area and did well to hold on to efforts from Richard Peniket and Andy Haworth. Pulled off his best save at the death to deny Lloyd Kerry’s chip.

Liam Marrs - 7

Should have scored from close range when he latched on to Ricky Miller’s low cross, but his high finish was a chance wasted. However, Marrs defended brilliantly despite giving away a generous height advantage... and also caused a few nervy moments with his clever crossing.

Rene Steer - 6

Perhaps had to spend more time defending than he would have wished to, but the former Arsenal trainee put in one of his finer shifts for the Pilgrims, mixing defence and attack fantastically.

Conor Marshall - 7 STAR MAN

If you’re going to wear pink boots you have to put in a macho performance. And that’s exactly what Marshall did. He was the midfield’s most impressive ball winner and also showed some classy touches in attack.

Scott Garner - 6

Part of a defence that was bombarded from start to finish by the tall, imposing Lambs side. However, Garner and partner Carl Piergianni excelled in those aerial battles.

Carl Piergianni - 6

Like Garner, Piergianni was at his best defending long, pumped balls and throws. Harshly booked for what appeared to be a clean challenge on Andy Haworth.

Ian Ross - 6

The captain was Boston’s main creator in the first half, pinging clever balls on to the strikers. However, he was marked a lot more closely second half.

Jake Hall - 6

Again the engine room, but his end product was smothered by the Lambs. Hall worked his socks off, but had little to show for his endeavours.

Ricky Miller - 6

Earned himself two strikes at goal from his powerful running, but neither effort had the power to beat Cameron Belford.

Marc Newsham - 6

Saw his best effort to add to his 98 Pilgrims goals well saved by Belford. But conducted himself very well and never shirked the physical battle.

Stefan Galinski - 6

As United reverted back to 3-5-2 that, as often happens, saw Galinski move into a back three at the expense of Spencer Weir-Daley. But an injury saw him struggle before he was replaced.

SUBSTITUTES:

Spencer Weir-Daley (for Newsham 72) - 5

Replaced Newsham, but came into the game after the damage had been done - too late to get a foothold in proceedings.

Ben Milnes (for Hall 76) - 5

His 20-yard effort was Boston’s only effort on target after the break.

Netan Sansara (for Miller 82) - 5

On as amakeshift striker, Sansara looked to impress but couldn’t get through the well drilled Lambs back line.

Not used: Ben Fairclough, Indy Aujla.