Anything Newsh can do! Spencer at the double as Boston United edge closer to play-off spots

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SPENCER Weir-Daley struck twice to sink Hinckley and move Boston United to within six points of the Blue Square Bet North play-offs.

The deadly striker netted in each half last night, earning the Pilgrims a narrow 2-1 victory over a resolute Knitters side.

Goal number one came in the 27th minute, firing beyond ex-Boston keeper Dan Haystead after being teed up by Ben Fairclough.

The Knitters levelled through Lloyd Kerry five minutes later as he twisted and turned in the box before beating Paul Bastock.

However, Weir-Daley had the last laugh.

A rare second-half chance saw him smash into the roof of the net from 12 yards out in the 72nd minute, after Haystead had blocked Marc Newsham’s initial shock.

With rivals Gainsborough losing to Worcester, Boston are now just six points away from the top five.

“That was a massive win,” said manager Lee Canoville.

“We said after beating Stalybridge (on Saturday) that it would be no good getting three points unless we put in another good performance.

“The boys grafted hard and I’m very pleased as two games in three days is very tough.

“We’re not used to doing it and I’m pleased they dug in there.

“In the second half I thought there was only going to be one team who could win it.

“We dug in and got the goal.”

For Weir-Daley it was a case of anything Newsh can do, I can do too.

After seeing his strike partner grab a brace and the plaudits during Saturday’s 3-2 success over Stalybridge, it was the ex-Notts County man’s chance to shine.

However, he says he is happy to share the limelight, adding: “We try and share them out.

“It’s good that there’s goals all over the team, but it was my turn.

“There’s a really good feeling in the dressing room as that was a big win.

“I’m feeling confident in front of goal and I was happy to put the chances away.”