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A Hemmings (37'), K Tshimanga (47')
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Sat 19 Aug 15:00 - The Vanarama National League - National League North Attendance 934

Boston United 2-0 Chorley


Ashley Hemmings and Kabongo Tshimanga scored the all-important goals as Boston United recorded a second successive home win on Saturday afternoon.

Hemmings struck on 37 minutes to hand United a half-time lead and Tshimanga scored two minutes after the break, just as he had done at Tamworth on Tuesday, to seal the points against last season's beaten promotion finalists Chorley.

The result ended United's 18-year wait for consecutive home wins at the beginning of a season.

Alfreton Town loanee Brad McGowan made his United debut and he was ultimately partnered by Tom Batchelor following an injury to Jack Cowgill in the warm-up.

Chorley’s own problems at centre-half developed early on with Scott Leather cautioned for a foul on Tshimanga before being withdrawn seven minutes later.

Tshimanga freed Harry Vince midway through the half, but the United youngster’s drive flew across goal and wide.

Vince was subsequently involved at the other end when he hacked the loose ball to safety after Kieran Charnock’s header had come back off the crossbar.

Chorley keeper Matt Urwin saved well with his legs to thwart Tshimanga but United finally took the lead eight minutes before half-time.

HEMMINGS worked himself a yard of space before bending home a fine effort which nestled beyond Urwin’s grasp.

TSHIMANGA fired another effort across goal before the break but he added United’s second goal two minutes after half-time when he turned home Adam Chapman’s long throw-in.

McGowan was denied a debut goal by a firm Chorley block in the closing stages while Batchelor thwarted visiting sub Marcus Carver and George Willis saved well to deny Jason Walker.

Boston (4-3-3): George Willis; James Clifton, Tom Batchelor, Brad McGowan, Brad Beatson; Harry Vince (Mason Warren 73), Adam Chapman, Jordan Keane; Ashley Hemmings (Taron Hare 83), Kabongo Tshimanga, Tyrell Waite. Subs (not used): Karl Hawley, Liam Adams, Jamie McGuire.

Chorley (3-5-2): Matt Urwin; Andy Teague, Scott Leather (Dale Whitham 11), Kieran Charnock; Matt Challoner, Josh Wilson, Josh O’Keefe (Marcus Carver 64), Jake Cottrell, Adam Blakeman; Terry Gornell (Matt Hughes 70), Jason Walker. Subs (not used): Paul Jarvis, Enock Likoy-Elumba.

Referee: Sam Barrott.

Attendance: 934 (67 visitors).

Kabongo Tshimanga

Player of the Match

Kabongo Tshimanga

Key moments

Goal Ashley Hemmings scores for Boston United
Goal Kabongo Tshimanga scores for Boston United


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90:00 Player of the Match
Kabongo Tshimanga is awarded player of the match for Boston United
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
George Willis keeps a clean sheet for Boston United
83:00 Sub On
Taron Hare is substituted on for Boston United
83:00 Sub Off
Ashley Hemmings is substituted off for Boston United
78:00 Yellow Card
James Clifton is yellow carded for Boston United
73:00 Sub On
Mason Warren is substituted on for Boston United
73:00 Sub Off
Harry Vince is substituted off for Boston United
47:00 Goal 2 - 0
Kabongo Tshimanga scores for Boston United
End of period 1
37:00 Goal 1 - 0
Ashley Hemmings scores for Boston United
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Boston United
  • Chorley
  • 0
  • Ashley Hemmings Goal 37:00'
  • Kabongo Tshimanga Goal 47:00'
  • Mason Warren Sub On 73:00'
  • Harry Vince Sub Off 73:00'
  • James Clifton Yellow Card 78:00'
  • Taron Hare Sub On 83:00'
  • Ashley Hemmings Sub Off 83:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
7. Bradford Park Avenue 42 63
8. Spennymoor Town 42 63
9. Boston United 42 60
10. Blyth Spartans 42 59
11. York City 42 58
12. Darlington 42 55
13. Nuneaton Town 42 55

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