Boston United’s unbeaten run came to an end at Guiseley, but how did the players rate?
Lewis King - 8 (out of 10)
Back in the side from his FA Trophy exodus, the Pilgrims stopper excelled with a numbrer of saves. The pick of the bunch was a penalty stop to deny Gavin Rothery. But he also did well to stop efforts from Danny Forrest, Alex Johnson and Craig Hobson.
Liam Marrs - 8
Marrs is carving out a Mr Reliable tag for himself on the right side of defence, it’s hard to believe the Sunderland loanee only made his senior debut last month. An early, but vital, sliding tackle summed up his commitmentr, and immaculate timing, as Johnson looked set to pull the trigger.
Rene Steer - 6
The former Arsenal trainee, didn’t have as much fun as he would have wanted down the left. And when those crosses were delivered there was rarely a body in the box to meet them. Made a perfectly-executed and breave recovering tackle to deny Rothery in the penalty area.
Conor Marshall - 8 STAR MAN
Not only was Marshall United’s engine room, he was one of their chief creators for the first hour, at least. Going into challenges at the speed of an express train, he also showed he has delicate touches with clever passing that teed up countless attacks.
Carl Piergianni - 7
Piergianni - fresh from being named the Skrill North Player of the Month - could have added to his five goals with a first-half header which Steve Drench collected. Played very well to reduce the majority of the Lions’ attacks to efforts from long distance.
Scott Garner - 7
The last time he faced Guiseley, Garner ended up needing dental work after collecting a wild elbow from Craig Hobson. On this occasion there were no injuries, although he was booked for a lunge on - you guessed it - Hobson. Made an important slide to put Johnson off as he looked in on goal.
Ian Ross - 6
Had King to thank after conceding the first-half penalty, tugging Andy Holdsworth back as he stole a yard of the Boston captain. Ross was not at his creative best, something the elements made sure of, but he continued to look to unlock the defence.
Jake Hall - 6
It just wasn’t Hall’s day. Gave everything for the cause but failed to make any major inroads. As the heavy pitch sappeds his energy he was replaced by Ben Milnes.
Ricky Miller - 6
Like Hall, Miller put his body on the line, but few chances fell his way. An effort dragged wide from distance was his best attempt, while his endeavours to create chances were stifled by a firm Guiseley defence.
Marc Newsham - 6
Fresh from ending his barren goalscoring run at Southport last week, Newsham had a golden chance to head Boston level. But as the ball skipped off the greasy surface his connection was not firm enough.
Spencer Weir-Daley - 7
Weir-Daley returned to the side as Boston reverted back to their favoured 4-3-3 formation, and the striker had two golden chances. One was saved by Drench and the other blazed off target. However, the attacker impressed with his quick feet and willingness to come deep to pick up the ball.
Ben Milnes (for Hall 63) - 6
Milnes made his first appearance since playing his part in Boston’s victory at Gainsborough four matches ago. Looked lively and showed some neat touches.
Charley Sanders (for Miller 73) - 5
On as a target man but few balls lumped into the box were in his direction. Could have done better with a couple of crosses from the byline.
Stefan Galinksi (for Marshall 82) - 5
Galinski was introduced as Garner was thrown up into attack. By the time he came on the ball spent most of its time in the other half, although a slip almost let in Hobson.
Not used: Indy Aujla, Netan Sansara.