Fighting Pilgrims put York on spot
FIGHTBACK heroics propelled Boston United to a crucial win in their quest to escape the drop zone.
Second-half goals by midfielders Jordan Keane and Ashley Hemmings overturned a one-goal deficit to dent York City’s play-off ambitions.
It was only United’s second win in12 league outings. But the battling nature of the triumph will give new boss Craig Elliott future hope.
Early on both Amari Morgan-Smith and James Gray went close for the visitors while a James Clifton free-kick for United fizzed inches wide.
But, on 19 minutes Adriano Moke came up with a stunning breakthrough goal for York, giving keeper George Willis no chance with a rasping 25-yarder.
Boston responded when Jay Rollins and Hemmings tested goalie Adam Bartlett, while at the other end, a fine blocking tackle by Adam Curry denied Morgan-Smith and Gray saw a cross-shot flash just wide.
However, nine minutes after the break it was 1-1 when Keane picked up a loose ball and fired past Bartlett.
It took two superb saves by Willis to keep Boston on level terms when denying first Morgan-Smith and then Aidan Connolly.
And United got their chance when Clifton was fouled in the box by David Ferguson and Hemmings stepped up to convert.