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Sat 23 Sep 15:00 - The Vanarama National League - National League North Attendance 1,051

Boston United 1-1 Darlington

Kabongo Tshimanga scored a late equaliser as Boston United shared the spoils with Darlington at The Jakemans Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Pilgrims, who saw skipper James Clifton denied from the penalty spot during the first half, fell behind when Stephen Thompson converted a spot-kick on the hour mark.

United were undeterred though and levelled with 12 minutes to play through Tshimanga's sixth goal of the campaign overall.

Adam Murray had named an unchanged XI ahead of kick-off, with Gregg Smith once again supported by Jack Thomas in attack.

United made the early running, with Rollins doing well to get the better of former team-mate Liam Marrs to drive goalwards, only for Joe Wheatley to get in a crucial block.

The Pilgrims won a penalty on 25 minutes when Marrs was penalised for a foul on Thomas but keeper Adam Bartlett guessed correctly to keep out Clifton’s poor spot-kick.

A subsequent drive from Clifton deflected wide off Thompson, but bizarrely a goal-kick was awarded.

The second half started with the Pilgrims on the front foot too, with Bartlett saving well to deny Rollins.

It was Darlington who broke the deadlock in the 60th minute when Jordan Keane felled Harvey Saunders in the box and THOMPSON stepped up to confidently blast his side into the lead.

United levelled 18 minutes later when Smith hooked a clever ball over the top for TSHIMANGA to run on, shrug off Terry Galbraith and poke an angled effort past Bartlett.

Bartlett later spectacularly denied substitute Ashley Hemmings, while Marrs cleared off the line to deny Rollins at the death.

Boston (4-4-1-1): George Willis; Liam Wakefield, Brad McGowan, Jordan Keane, Jan Yeomans; James Clifton (Ashley Hemmings 73), Jamie McGuire, Jack Broadhead (Kabongo Tshimanga 69), Jay Rollins; Jack Thomas; Gregg Smith (Karl Hawley 81). Subs (not used): Adam Chapman, Brad Beatson.

Darlington (4-4-2): Adam Bartlett; Liam Marrs, Dom Collins, Terry Galbraith, David Ferguson; Stephen Thompson, Phil Turnbull (Leon Scott 64), Joe Wheatley, Adam Dawson (Jack Vaulks 76); James Caton (Harvey Saunders 44), Nathan Cartman. Subs (not used): Josh Gillies, Ed Wilczynski (gk).

Referee: Dean Watson.

Attendance: 1,051 (141 visitors).

Jay Rollins

Player of the Match

Jay Rollins

Key moments

Goal Kabongo Tshimanga scores for Boston United


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90:00 Player of the Match
Jay Rollins is awarded player of the match for Boston United
81:00 Yellow Card
Jack Thomas is yellow carded for Boston United
81:00 Sub On
Karl Hawley is substituted on for Boston United
81:00 Sub Off
Gregory Smith is substituted off for Boston United
78:00 Goal 1 - 0
Kabongo Tshimanga scores for Boston United
73:00 Sub On
Ashley Hemmings is substituted on for Boston United
73:00 Sub Off
James Clifton is substituted off for Boston United
69:00 Sub On
Kabongo Tshimanga is substituted on for Boston United
69:00 Sub Off
Jack Broadhead is substituted off for Boston United
60:00 Yellow Card
Jordan Keane is yellow carded for Boston United
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  • Boston United
  • Darlington
  • 0
  • Jordan Keane Yellow Card 60:00'
  • Kabongo Tshimanga Sub On 69:00'
  • Jack Broadhead Sub Off 69:00'
  • Ashley Hemmings Sub On 73:00'
  • James Clifton Sub Off 73:00'
  • Kabongo Tshimanga Goal 78:00'
  • Jack Thomas Yellow Card 81:00'
  • Karl Hawley Sub On 81:00'
  • Gregory Smith Sub Off 81:00'

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