Lee blasts Boston United draw as ‘poor’

Boston United Football Club first team H/S.
Boston United Football Club first team H/S.

JASON Lee has branded Boston United’s draw with Blyth Spartans as ‘poor’.

It took Ryan Semple’s equaliser - his first headed goal - to spare the Pilgrims’ blushes, after the visitors took the lead through Graeme’s Armstrong’s header.

For the second time this season, United have failed to claim three points from the Blue Square Bet North’s basement side, having lost 1-0 in the North East back in September.

That was Blyth’s last victory in the league.

But they could have earned a second success at Boston’s expense, United needing a save from Paul Bastock to deny Jamie Mole with the final kick of the match.

This came after United wasted several chances to claim victory, including Tyrone Kirk smashing the crossbar and Lee himself forcing a close-range header off target.

“We think that’s a poor results for us,” Lee said.

“We created enough chances to win it and then they, just before the final whistle, get the chance to go through and win it.

“That would have been a catastrophe.”

Armstrong nodded Blyth in front in the 52nd minute, before Boston began dominating proceedings.

But it wasn’t until 10 minutes from time that Semple beat David Knight with a looping header.

Speaking with his man of the match champagne in hand, the substitute said: “We’re still seeing that as two points dropped.

“Everyone’s very disappointed we havent taken three points from a side down there.

“Looking at the positives, we’ve not lost the game.

“It’s my first header in senior football. A few people will be surprised at that, but more importantly it was the equaliser and my first goal of the season.”