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Harrogate Town
Boston United
Full time
A Hemmings (4' Pen)
Sat 18 Nov 15:00 - The Vanarama National League - National League North Attendance 1,388

Harrogate Town 3-1 Boston United

Craig Elliott's tenure as Boston United manager got off to a losing start after the Pilgrims were beaten 3-1 by Harrogate Town on Saturday afternoon.

Ashley Hemmings had fired the Pilgrims in front from the penalty spot in the fourth minute but Harrogate were level two minutes later despite George Willis saving Joe Leesley's spot-kick, with the same player netting the rebound.

George Thomson handed Harrogate a half-time lead with a fine solo effort and Jordan Thewlis sealed the win two minutes short of the hour mark.

United had got off to a bright start and Hemmings had already sailed an effort into the side-netting before the Pilgrims were afforded a glorious opportunity to take the lead.

Gregg Smith was shoved by Warren Burrell and HEMMINGS confidently slammed home his third spot-kick of the season.

United’s lead was short-lived though and Harrogate were awarded their own penalty when Jan Yeomans clipped Josh Falkingham in the area. LEESLEY tucked home the rebound after seeing his initial spot-kick saved well by Willis.

The sides traded chances through Hemmings and ex-Pilgrim Liam Agnew but it was the hosts who took the lead with eight minutes left on the clock.

THOMSON raced down the United right before cutting inside to fire high to Willis’ right which left the Pilgrims’ keeper grasping at thin air.

Willis kept the deficit to one before the break with a decent save to deny Ryan Fallowfield.

Town extended their advantage just shy of the hour mark when THEWLIS motored following a United long throw deep in Harrogate territory to hold off the challenge of Yeomans and drill beyond Willis.

Hemmings remained United’s biggest attacking threat and his goalbound free-kick was tipped over the bar by James Belshaw.

Harrogate kept the Pilgrims at arm’s length in the closing stages and almost added a fourth when Falkingham advanced to drill wide from a tight angle.

Harrogate (4-1-4-1): James Belshaw; Ryan Fallowfield (Jack Vann 46), Terry Kennedy, Warren Burrell, Ben O’Hanlon; Josh Falkingham; George Thomson, Liam Agnew, Jack Emmett (Mitchell Curry 53), Joe Leesley; Jordan Thewlis. Subs (not used): Bailey Gooda, Joe Cracknell (gk).

Boston (4-3-3): George Willis; Jan Yeomans (James Clifton 59), Brad McGowan, Brad Beatson, Sam Muggleton; Jordan Keane, Jamie McGuire, Harry Vince (Reece Thompson 57); Jay Rollins, Gregg Smith (Kabongo Tshimanga 77), Ashley Hemmings. Subs (not used): Jack Broadhead, Tyrell Waite.

Referee: Alex Kirkley.

Attendance: 1,388.

Key moments

4:00
Scored Penalty Ashley Hemmings scores a penalty for Boston United

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Ashley Hemmings is awarded player of the match for Boston United
77:00 Sub Off
Gregory Smith is substituted off for Boston United
77:00 Sub On
Kabongo Tshimanga is substituted on for Boston United
59:00 Sub On
James Clifton is substituted on for Boston United
59:00 Sub Off
Jan Yeomans is substituted off for Boston United
57:00 Sub On
Reece Thompson is substituted on for Boston United
57:00 Sub Off
Harry Vince is substituted off for Boston United
45:00 Yellow Card
Gregory Smith is yellow carded for Boston United
End of period 1
24:00 Yellow Card
Jamie McGuire is yellow carded for Boston United
4:00 Scored Penalty 0 - 1
Ashley Hemmings scores a penalty for Boston United
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Harrogate Town
  • Boston United
  • 0
  • Ashley Hemmings Scored Penalty 4:00'
  • Jamie McGuire Yellow Card 24:00'
  • Gregory Smith Yellow Card 45:00'
  • Reece Thompson Sub On 57:00'
  • Harry Vince Sub Off 57:00'
  • James Clifton Sub On 59:00'
  • Jan Yeomans Sub Off 59:00'
  • Kabongo Tshimanga Sub On 77:00'
  • Gregory Smith Sub Off 77:00'
  • Ashley Hemmings Player of the Match 90:00'

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