Duncan Browne takes a look at today’s Vanarama North contest...
MATCH RESULT: Boston United 0 Hednesford Town 2 (McCone 39, Sullivan 43)
WHAT WE EXPECTED: A tight affair. Boston may have begun the match eight places higher up the table, but such is the tightness of the Vanarama North that victory for the Pitmen would see them finish the afternoon three points behind Boston and with a game in hand.
WHAT WE GOT: A one-sided contest which the away side bossed from the off. Boston never got out of first gear and failed a single shot on target.
MAGIC MOMENT: For the hosts there was really not even a moment which stood out. David Fallah’s flick to realese Conner Robinson was perhaps the pick, but that came to nothing. It really was that bad.
MAN OF THE MATCH: No single United player reached the level they should be plaing at. In the first half Danny Meadows showed some urgency to start some attacks while keeper Paul Farman kept the scores down with some routine saves.
GOAL OF THE GAME: Paul Sullivan’s finish was the better of the two Pitmen strikes. His quick feet created his opportunity.
ONE TO WATCH: Paul Sullivan took his goal well and gave the United defence a runaround.
REF WATCH: David Richardson gave up life as a Premier League linesman to return to being the man with the whistle. His experience at the top level was telling as he bossed the contest calmly and bid his time when looking to allow advantage to be played. Got his three bookings spot on.
RATINGS: Farman 6, Marrs 5, Steer 5, Dowie 6, Garner 5, Galinski 6, Hollingsworth 5 (Marshall 50, 5), Fallah 5 (Dixon 50, 5), Southwell 5, Robinson 5, Meadows 6 (Doran 66, 5); Subs (not used): Tempest, Felix.