Boston United 2 Leamington 0: Ratings

Ian Ross.
Ian Ross.

The good times continue at York Street, following Boston United’s 2-0 victory over Leamington. But how did the players rate?

Ashley Timms - 7 (out of 10)

A superb late save denied Lee Chilton, but otherwise it was another quiet afternoon. After conceding two penalties in two games, Timms kept his first clean sheet, and it was fully deserved. Again, his distribution was excellent.

Peter Bore - 7

No breathtaking 35-yard goal from the full back today, but Bore showed a constant willingness to push forward and help with the Pilgrims’ attacks. Set up goal number two with a great cross.

Netan Sansara - 7

Sansara was given a tough task for the first hour when asked to track Leamington winger Matt Dodd. But he rose to the challenge and had enough in the tank to push forward as well. Played some neat triangles with Ross and Miller.

Conor Marshall - 8

Simple but effective was how you could best describe Marshall’s marshalling of the United midfield. Happy to win the balls before playing the simple passes to Ross. Received the man of the match champagne for the second time in a week.

Scott Garner - 8

Garner and Piergianni are doing their best to keep keeper Timms bored. Their all-action performances in the heart of defence are stifling some of the division’s top strikers, including ex-Aston Villa man Stefan Moore.

Carl Piergianni - 8

Played with a bandaged head as the cut he picked up in midweek is not fully healed. But that didn’t bother the centre back who stuck his head on every ball which came his way. Played a big part in the clean sheet.

Ian Ross - 8 STAR MAN

There’s something truly joyous about watching Ross when he’s on song, and today was one of those days. The Pilgrims captain was always on hand to take control and spray inch-perfect passes across the field. He instinctively knew where the space was, and found it regularly.

Ben Milnes - 7

His hard graft set up Miller’s goal. But perseverance seems to sum up the midfielder’s attitude this season.

Ricky Miller - 8

Grabbed goal number two of the Skrill North season with a clever spin and powerfully acurate finish. It would be a painful afternoon being asked to track the striker as he’s a constant thorn in the side, always on the move.

Marc Newsham - 7

It just looked like it wasn’t the forward’s day. On several occasions the ball landed at his feet in the box. But every time it squirmed away from his toe, or was cleared. Then he struck the post, then he did what he does best and found the net.

Spencer Weir-Daley - 7

Tested Tony Breeden with a few stinging strikes. His interplay on the edge of the penalty area was a regular threat.

SUBSTITUTES

Ben Fairclough (for Miller 82) - 6

Came on late, but got thoroughly stuck in. Looking to set up quick attacks and chased every ball.

Not used: Stefan Galinski, Charley Sanders, James Reed, Sam Vince.