Workington 1 Boston United 0: Ratings

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Boston United lost 1-0 at Workington, but how did the players rate?

Sam Vince - 6 (out of 10)

Making the most of Lewis King’s suspension, Vince returned to the starting XI and coped well with the terrible conditions. His first 45 was more about making important catches and kicks rather than shot stopping while the second half left him virtually redundant. Left unprotected for the winning goal.

Rene Steer - 7

From Wembley to Workington, Steer won’t make many journeys this testing throughout the season. But there was no sign of tiredness from the former Arsenal trainee. After adapting to the wind and the right hand side he looked in good form.

David Ferguson - 7

The left back was making just his second start for United, but fitted in well yet again. A good cross almost saw Marc Newsham open the scoring in the first half. Looked a threat pushing on and, on the occasions he lost possession, he was at full pelt instantly looking to win the ball back.

Conor Marshall - 7

Back in his midfield enforcer’s role, Marshall was exactly what was needed in those windswept conditions. Hustling, harrying and never shirking a challenge, he made sure Boston didn’t lose a yard in the centre.

Scott Garner - 6

Perhaps to blame for the winning goal. Perhaps he should have cleared the ball sooner. But until that point he led the back line very well.

Stefan Galinski - 7

The defender lined up alongside Garner due to Carl Piergianni’s suspension, and almost announced his return in style... his powerful drive rebounding off the post.

Ian Ross - 6

Looked to unlock Workington’s defence with his intelligemnt passing. Caused the Reds a few problems, but also found himself trying to outdo the conditions as well.

Jamie McGhee - 7 STAR MAN

McGhee was pushed up as part of a front three and excelled. His quick feet, good vision and direct running put panic into the hearts of the Reds’ defence. Unlucky not to score.

Ricky Miller - 6

Boston’s first half tactics were obvious, get the ball out of defence and let Miller run into the wind. He led the front line well, was full or running and - in true Miller style - created chances for himself, even if there was sometimes a simpler ball to play.

Marc Newsham - 6

Newsham did everything that’s expected of him. He linked up well with his teammates and found himself in dangerous positions. Were it not for keeper Nizic he would have been the matchwinner twice over.

Liam Agnew - 6

Teenager Agnew is still picking up the gritty part of the game. And in a contest like this, it was needed.

SUBSTITUTES:

Ryan Semple (for Ross 68) - 5

Joined in with the attack but failed to get a foothold in the tough conditions. Never easy when you’re late to the party.

Spencer Weir-Daley (for McGhee 86) - 5

Given only a matter of minutes to make a difference, but almost did just that with an effort which narrowly flew off target.

Nots used: Ben Milnes, Ben Fairclough, Indy Aujla.