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Boston United
Gloucester City
A Chapman (29' Pen), J Robinson (85')
Full time
Mon 17 Apr 15:00 - The Vanarama National League - National League North Attendance 1,094

Boston United 2-2 Gloucester City

Josh Robinson scored a late equaliser as Boston United shared the spoils with Gloucester City on Easter Monday.

The Pilgrims twice came from behind to earn a draw at The Jakemans Stadium, having trailed to Zack Kotwica's 11th minute header and Joe Hanks' 32nd minute drive.

Adam Chapman converted from the penalty spot on 29 minutes following a foul on Jack Broadhead and Robinson equalised five minutes from time.

United boss Adam Murray had made three changes ahead of kick-off, with Harry Vince, Louis Briscoe and Mani Dieseruvwe all returning to the starting XI.

City made all of the early running and Ross Durrant was forced to turn a Luke Hopper header on to the post.

The resulting Hanks corner was powered home at the back post by the head of KOTWICA to hand the Tigers the lead.

The Pilgrims had an equaliser chalked off when Dieseruvwe was adjudged to have turned home Jay Rollins’ fine cross with his hand.

United levelled when Reece King tugged back Broadhead in the box and CHAPMAN beat Jasbir Singh with a precise penalty to the keeper’s left.

Parity lasted only three minutes though, with HANKS rifling home a firm effort from the edge of the United box.

Tom Batchelor powered a gilt-edged chance wide following a long Chapman throw towards the half-time interval.

City went close after the break with Durrant saving at his near post to deny substitute Darren Mullings with his first touch.

A scrappy second half developed but United did level five minutes from time when Batchelor got in front of Singh to divert Chapman’s free-kick goalwards, with ROBINSON smashing the ball home from close-range.

The Pilgrims should subsequently have gone on to win, with Singh denying Rollins, Dieseruvwe having an effort deflected wide and the City keeper producing two further saves to deny Robinson headers in stoppage time.

Boston (4-2-3-1): Ross Durrant; Kalern Thomas (Liam Adams 79), Josh Robinson, Tom Batchelor, Jan Yeomans; Adam Chapman, Jack Broadhead; Jay Rollins, Harry Vince (Lewis Hilliard 58), Louis Briscoe (Karl Hawley 68); Mani Dieseruvwe. Subs (not used): Colby Bishop, Charlie Gatter.

Gloucester (4-1-2-1-2): Jasbir Singh; Keiran Thomas, Spencer Hamilton, Sam Avery, Bobby Moseley; Chris Knowles; Joe Hanks (Tom Webb 88), Reece King (Darren Mullings 59); Ed Williams; Luke Hopper (Joe Parker 90), Zack Kotwica. Subs (not used): Lewis Hall, Louis McGrory.

Referee: Kelvin Sarsfield.

Attendance: 1,094 (31 visitors).

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Adam Chapman

Player of the Match

Adam Chapman

Key moments

Scored Penalty Adam Chapman scores a penalty for Boston United
Goal Josh Robinson scores for Boston United


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90:00 Player of the Match
Adam Chapman is awarded player of the match for Boston United
89:00 Yellow Card
Adam Chapman is yellow carded for Boston United
85:00 Goal 2 - 0
Josh Robinson scores for Boston United
79:00 Sub Off
Kalern Thomas is substituted off for Boston United
79:00 Sub On
Liam Adams is substituted on for Boston United
68:00 Sub On
Karl Hawley is substituted on for Boston United
68:00 Sub Off
Louis Briscoe is substituted off for Boston United
58:00 Sub On
Lewis Hilliard is substituted on for Boston United
58:00 Sub Off
Harry Vince is substituted off for Boston United
45:00 Yellow Card
Josh Robinson is yellow carded for Boston United
End of period 1
29:00 Scored Penalty 1 - 0
Adam Chapman scores a penalty for Boston United
19:00 Yellow Card
Mani Dieseruvwe is yellow carded for Boston United
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Boston United
  • Gloucester City
  • 0
  • Mani Dieseruvwe Yellow Card 19:00'
  • Adam Chapman Scored Penalty 29:00'
  • Josh Robinson Yellow Card 45:00'
  • Lewis Hilliard Sub On 58:00'
  • Harry Vince Sub Off 58:00'
  • Karl Hawley Sub On 68:00'
  • Louis Briscoe Sub Off 68:00'
  • Liam Adams Sub On 79:00'
  • Kalern Thomas Sub Off 79:00'
  • Josh Robinson Goal 85:00'
  • Adam Chapman Yellow Card 89:00'

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