Throw in the towel! Piergianni reveals how half-time tweak led to Boston United defeating Telford

Dennis Greene.
Dennis Greene.

Carl Piergianni has revealed how a half-time tweak led to his winning goal.

The Boston United defender headed home the only goal of the game as the Pilgrims defeated National League North rivals AFC Telford United, meeting Zak Mills’ long throw just three minutes into the second half.

Dennis Greene.

Dennis Greene.

Mills had struggled launching the wet ball throughout the opening 45, while Piergianni’s late runs saw the Bucks fail to mark him closely.

But all that changed at the interval.

“I said to Zak I wasn’t being picked up properly,” Piergianni explained.

“Unfortunately, in the game early on he was struggling without a towel to throw it a distance.

Dennis Greene.

Dennis Greene.

“But as soon as he had that we knew it was on and it was a great throw. I couldn’t really miss, but I was glad to see it go in.”

The finish was Piergianni’s third of the season, while victory saw Boston move up to seventh in the table.

“There’s nothing better,” added the defender, reflecting on his goal.

“It’s been a while since I scored at home.

“To get the winner in front of the fans was great, but more importantly for us, it’s back-to-back wins and we look stronger.”

Boston didn’t have things all their own way and keeper Henrich Ravas pulled off a heroic penalty save to deny Connor McCarthy, follwing on from his first-half stop to keep David Hibbert’s strike out.

Manager Dennis Greene was full of praise for the number one, adding: “The last two games he’s got us the points, no doubt.

“Even though we won comfortably at Nuneaton he made two important saves.

“And today he made a great save first half and then saved the penalty.”