Playford solo goal sets the standard for Boston Town

Dan Barrett.
Dan Barrett.

James Playford scored a fantastic individual goal as Boston Town drew 1-1 at Newport Pagnell on Saturday.

The midfielder ran almost half the length of the pitch before netting to hand the Poachers the advantage in their UCL Premier contest.

“James showed that little spark and pulled a rabbit out of the hat with a piece of class, picking the ball up on the halfway line, attacking their back back four and sitting two of them down with a dip of the shoulder before lashing the ball into the keeper’s top right corner,” said manager Dan Barrett.

“It really was a good individual goal.”

Keith Williams levelled for the Swans with seven minutes remaining to ensure a share of the spoils and the same result as when the two sides met at the DWB Stadium a week earlier.

Although Barrett was frustrated at not being able to hold out for the victory, the Poachers boss was able to enjoy the fact his side had stretched their unbeaten run to six matches.

He added: “It was definitely two points dropped in my opinion but it shows how far we have come in being disappointed at not taking all three points.

“Six weeks ago we would have been more than happy with a point away.

“We are still six unbeaten going into a big game against Yaxley, who will be a tough test.”

The third-placed Cuckoos sit four points behind league leaders AFC Rushden and Diamonds and will arrive at the DWB Stadium on Saturday (KO 3pm).

Barrett added: “I’m looking forward to the challenge and I know the lads are also.

“There is a buzz in the changing room and the lads are now looking forward to playing games”

Town sit in 11th.