Stain rubs off as Boston United hail debutant goalscorer

Danny Sleath.
Danny Sleath.

DANNY Sleath smashed home a wonder strike and Nathan Stainfield grabbed a debut goals as Boston United rediscovered that winning feeling.

The Pilgrims scored twice within 10 minutes to sink plucky Hinckley 2-0 at York Street.

Stainfield replaced Kevin Austin on 41 minutes after the left back suffered a hamstring injury.

But the 22-year-old swiftly made his mark as he headed home Ben Milnes’ corner on 49 minutes to hand United the lead.

And Sleath put the icing on the cake with a stunning 20 yard volley that beat Dan Hasytead as it found the top corner.

“Once we got the goal for the second half it went our way,” said United boss Lee canoville.

It had been a lacklustre first half in which the Knitters had probably been the better side, although woeful finishing from Jermaine Clarke and Andre Gray ensured it was stalemate at the interval.

After the break the game changed following Stainfield’s introduction.

Boston rediscovered that confidence they had lacked as Hinckley again continued to fluff their lines, Clarke missing an open goal and Gray being thwarted by Paul Bastock.

For Boston, Marc Newsham, Mikel Suarez and fellow new boy Ben Fairclough could all have doen better from close range, but in the end, it was the points that mattered.

Canoville also praised the impact Stainfield’s goal had on the team, adding: “He was excellent and we are very pleased for him.

“He got the header from a set piece and lifted everyone.

“I’ve been saying we just need that turn of luck.”