Boston United’s Anthony Church fancies a return match with Nuneaton

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ANTHONY Church hopes Boston United will meet Nuneaton Town in the play-off semi-finals.

Lee Canoville’s second-half header earned the Pilgrims a 1-1 draw at Liberty Way yesterday, after Guy Hadland had given the hosts a seventh-minute lead.

But after seeing what Boston thought was Gareth Jelleyman’s winner bizarrely ruled out by referee Martin Dexter, Church believes the Pilgrims proved they have the ability to overcome Town over two legs, despite the Pilgrims failing to earn a victory over their opponents this season.

“It was a good point, coming away from home to a team just below us in the league,” he said.

“You want to put markers down on your opposition in case you face them again, personally and as a team.

“I thought we were the better team, although we started slow in both halves, we were playing good stuff.

“No disrespect to them, but hopefully we’ll play them in the play-offs.”

United lost out to Nuneaton at home in August and, despite not grabbing victory yesterday, Church feels his side had the better of the contest.

Dexter ruled out Jelleyman’s effort, claiming Nuneaton keeper Danny Alcock was impeded by Marc Newsham, although it was clearly his teammate Hadland who had blocked him off.

Pilgrims boss Jason Lee added: “There were a few strange decisions.

“But it’s not cost us so we can smile about it and let it go.” The draw ensure United have sealed third and will travel to face either Guiseley or Nuneaton next Tuesday.