CHORLEY 0 BOSTON UNITED 0: Stalemate ahead of crucial second leg

Mark Jones.
Mark Jones.

Boston United’s promotion dreams remain well and truly alive following a stalemate at Chorley.

Last night’s Vanarama play-off semi-final saw the two rivals fight out a goalless draw at Victory Park.

While Boston’s defence stood firm, earning their fifth clean sheet in seven matches, the attackers carved out the best chances of the contest, but just couldn’t convert.

Boston could have taken the lead when Kaine Felix burst through on goal, but his effort was wide of the mark.

Felix then turned provider.

However, Mark Jones couldn’t keep his effort down after connecting six yards out.

Dayle Southwell was also guilty of missing the target when he met Zak Mills’ late free kick.

The Magpies’ best effort fell to James Dean, but he also couldn’t direct his shot goalwards after Max Stryjek’s wayward clearance.

The two sides will now do it all again on Saturday.

CHORLEY: Ashton, Ross, Teague, Doyle, Jarvis, Roscoe, Whitham, Hine, Winter (Cottrell 67), Dorney (Almond 78); Dean; Subs (not used): Burns, Flynn, Mather.

BOSTON: Stryjek, Marrs, Mills, Piergianni, Steer (Dixon 77), Felix, Garner, Roberts, Walker, Southwell (Hall 84), Jones; Subs (not used): Newsham, McGhee, Vince.

Ref: Kevin Mulraine.

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