Vince ‘feels good’ after helping Boston United up to third

Sam Vince.
Sam Vince.

Sam Vince admitted he will enjoy looking at the Skrill North table this week.

Boston United’s 2-1 victory at Histon last night saw the Pilgrims move up to third in the standings, leapfrogging AFC Telford United by virtue of goal difference.

“It feels good to be up to third,” said the 17-year-old keeper after goals from Marc Newsham and Spencer Weir-Daley settled the contest.

“Obviously we scrambled a win but the points were important.

“The first half felt comfortable, but in the second half we made it more difficult.

“But we held on well.”

Vince has kept consecutive clean sheets in United’s previous two matches, the goalless draw with Stockport County and Saturday’s 6-0 thumping of county rivals Gainsborough Trinity.

And he looked like he was about to stretch that run to three contests before the Stutes were handed an 81st-minute penalty last night, which Lewis Taaffe expertly converted.

“I’m gutted I conceded a goal,” Vince added.

“In the last two-and-a-half matches I kept clean sheets and I wanted to keep the run going.”

Manager Dennis Greene was a happy man after his side had successfully navigated a contest in which his current side were thoroughly tested by his former employers.

He said: “We’ve come away from here and had to really dig in deep.

“It was a hard-fought win and with 10 minutes to go you think that you’re home and hosed.

“But they got one back and we had to defend for our lives.

“Fair play to them, I thought Histon worked their socks off and put us under a lot of pressure.

“I’m just relieved we got the three points, you know how hard it is to go away from home and win points in this league.”

United are looking to consolidate their top three place on Saturday when they host play-off rivals Brackley (KO 3pm).