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Boston United
A Chapman (55' Pen), J Yeomans (63'), L Hilliard (74')
Full time
Tue 14 Feb 19:45 - The Vanarama National League - National League North Attendance 807

Boston United 3-1 Chorley

Second half goals from Adam Chapman, debutant Jan Yeomans and Lewis Hilliard handed Boston United all three points on Tuesday evening.

The Pilgrims chalked up a notable 3-1 home win over play-off chasers Chorley, who led through Jake Cottrell's 24th minute strike.

United came back strongly after the break with Chapman's penalty levelling proceedings before decisive contributions from Yeomans and man-of-the-match Hilliard.

Chances were at a premium during a cagey opening from both sides, played out on Valentine’s Day in front of the lowest crowd of the season at The Jakemans Stadium.

Jay Rollins had a couple of fruitless forays forward for the Pilgrims but it was the Magpies who edged in front when Josh Robinson failed to clear Dale Whitham’s cross from the right and COTTRELL pounced with a curling left-footed effort from 12 yards.

United responded with Alex Simmons firing a 25-yard free-kick a fraction wide while Robinson drove an effort off target following Yeomans’ knockdown.

The Pilgrims started the second half brightly and drew level after referee Richard Wild had penalised Kieran Charnock for a foul on Robinson. CHAPMAN confidently stepped up from the spot to beat Ritchie Branagan, who dived the wrong way.

Tom Batchelor had already seen one header clawed away by Branagan following Simmons’ corner and having again been denied by the Chorley keeper in a like-for-like move, YEOMANS swooped to mark his debut with a close-range goal with 63 minutes played.

United made the game safe 11 minutes later when Karl Hawley clipped HILLIARD into the clear and he checked back inside Adam Blakeman before dispatching a firm 20-yard drive beyond Branagan’s grasp.

Boston (4-3-3): Ross Durrant; Charlie Gatter, Josh Robinson, Tom Batchelor, Jan Yeomans; Shane Clarke, Adam Chapman, Lewis Hilliard (Callum Chippendale 90); Alex Simmons (Kalern Thomas 80), Karl Hawley, Jay Rollins. Subs (not used): Ben Gordon, Joe Fitzpatrick, Nat Brown.

Chorley (3-5-2): Ritchie Branagan; Andy Teague, Scott Leather (Robbie McDaid 64), Kieran Charnock; Matt Challoner, Dale Whitham (Josh O’Keefe 76), Adam Blakeman, Jake Cottrell, Will Beesley; Marcus Carver, Jack Sampson (Louis Myers 83). Subs (not used): Waqas Azam, Adam Roscoe.

Referee: Richard Wild.

Attendance: 807 (32 visitors).

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Lewis Hilliard

Player of the Match

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Key moments

Scored Penalty Adam Chapman scores a penalty for Boston United
Goal Jan Yeomans scores for Boston United
Goal Lewis Hilliard scores for Boston United


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90:00 Player of the Match
Lewis Hilliard is awarded player of the match for Boston United
90:00 Sub On
Callum Chippendale is substituted on for Boston United
90:00 Sub Off
Lewis Hilliard is substituted off for Boston United
80:00 Sub On
Kalern Thomas is substituted on for Boston United
80:00 Sub Off
Alex Simmons is substituted off for Boston United
74:00 Goal 3 - 0
Lewis Hilliard scores for Boston United
63:00 Goal 2 - 0
Jan Yeomans scores for Boston United
55:00 Scored Penalty 1 - 0
Adam Chapman scores a penalty for Boston United
45:00 Yellow Card
Charlie Gatter is yellow carded for Boston United
End of period 1
40:00 Yellow Card
Josh Robinson is yellow carded for Boston United
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Boston United
  • Chorley
  • 0
  • Josh Robinson Yellow Card 40:00'
  • Charlie Gatter Yellow Card 45:00'
  • Adam Chapman Scored Penalty 55:00'
  • Jan Yeomans Goal 63:00'
  • Lewis Hilliard Goal 74:00'
  • Kalern Thomas Sub On 80:00'
  • Alex Simmons Sub Off 80:00'
  • Callum Chippendale Sub On 90:00'
  • Lewis Hilliard Sub Off 90:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
13. FC United of Manchester 42 54
14. Curzon Ashton 42 52
15. Boston United 42 47
16. Bradford Park Avenue 42 43
17. AFC Telford United 42 42
18. Alfreton Town 42 42
19. Gainsborough Trinity 42 36

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