Fight­ing Pil­grims put York on spot

The Non-League Football Paper - - NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH - By Rob Sin­gle­ton

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.

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