Boston United 6 Gainsborough Trinity 0: Ratings

Conor Marshall.
Conor Marshall.

Boston United thrashed Gainsborough 6-0, but how did the players rate?

Sam Vince - 6 (out of 10)

Given the nod ahead of Lewis King once again, the teenage keeper set up goal number two with a tremendous punt forward. he also did well to save Brad Barraclough’s powerful low strike in the first half but was a virtual spectator.

Conor Marshall - 8

Marshall switched from central midfield to right back following a recurrence of Liam Marrs’ knee injury. A clever chipped pass set Semple free for United’s mopening goal. Also hit the bar.

Rene Steer - 8

Following on from his Man of the Match performance in midweek, the former Arsenal trainee was in top form again. Played his part in some good attacks and played neat trialngles out of defence with Carl Piergianni and Kyle Dixon.

Jamie McGhee - 8

After two impressive cameos from the bench, the recent recruit from Grantham Town made his first start. And his impact was almost instant after he was tripped for a penalty. Showed a willingness to push forward and terrorise the Trinity defence with his pace.

Scott Garner - 8

A neat poachers’ finish from the defender took his season’s tally to seven.

Carl Piergianni - 8

Part of adefence which has kept two clean sheets in a week. Massively impressive again.

Ryan Semple - 8

Semple marked his 101st appearance for the club in style. His burst of pace teed up Newsham for goal number one of the day and he netted his first goal since his return to York Street with a powerful free kick.

Kyle Dixon - 8

Dixon is living up to his box-to-box midfielder tag. The teenager impressed with his full-blooded approach and desire to charge forward with the ball.

Ricky Miller - 9

Named as the Skrill North Player of the Month in the morning, Miller netted his 10th goal of January, scored within just six matches, from the penalty spot. Also saw a drive well saved by Barnes.

Marc Newsham - 9 STAR MAN

Well, what can you say? You just can’t keep a good striker down. Newsham reacted to criticisms of his penalty miss in midweek by scoring twice within the opening 20 minutes of the contest. His first a clever near-post poachers’ fionish, his second a well-placed drive. The striker is now on 19 goals for the season. And then at the death he was the club’s hat-trick hero.

Liam Agnew - 8

Perhaps his best performance since joining the club. The 19-year-old loanee got a firm foothold in the contest and battled hard as part of a very inexperienced midfield trio.


Ian Ross (for Semple 67) - 6

The game was won by the time the playmaker arrived, but Ross continued to look to create opportunities for his side.

Spencer Weir-Daley (for Agnew 79) - 6

SWD made a welcome return from injury, given the final 10 minutes of the contest.

Ben Fairclough (for Miller 80) - 6

The substitute saw a powerful effort well saved by Phil Barnes.

Not used: Stefan Galinski, Lewis King.