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Spennymoor Town
Boston United
Tue 10 Apr 19:45 - The Vanarama National League - National League North Full time Attendance 479

Spennymoor Town 0-0 Boston United

Boston United secured a valuable share of the spoils on the road against Spennymoor Town on Tuesday evening.

The Pilgrims reached the 50-point milestone after battling their way to a draw at a foggy CNG Stadium in Harrogate.

United created the best chances in the second half and arguably should have won after going close through the likes of Ben Middleton, Ashley Hemmings and Reece Thompson during an enterprising second 45 minutes.

Manager Craig Elliott had brought Jamie McGuire into the Pilgrims’ starting XI ahead of kick-off, with Andi Thanoj missing out through illness. Kabongo Tshimanga was also missing from the United bench due to his own bout of illness.

The fog made viewing conditions difficult and the sides battled hard during a cagey first half stalemate.

Ashley Hemmings’ corner was bundled against the far post by home keeper Dan Lowson while Stephen Brogan made a brave block to deny Glen Taylor at the other end.

The second period was a livelier affair and Lowson had to be alert to tip Hemmings’ goalbound drive behind for a corner.

Middleton then flashed a header marginally too high from the resulting Hemmings corner before Shane Henry and Taylor both crashed efforts off target for the hosts.

Hemmings sailed another effort wide from distance while Thompson converted from an offside position after turning home Brad Abbott’s initial effort.

Taylor’s radar malfunctioned in front of goal with 15 minutes to play and Lowson made another fine save to thwart Thompson as the match fizzled out into a draw which was more use to the travelling Pilgrims as they reached the half century of points to all-but seal survival.

Spennymoor (4-2-3-1): Dan Lowson; Matthew Dixon, James Curtis, Adam Curry, Chris Chantler; Nathan Lowe (Bradley Fewster 69), Shane Henry; Ryan Hall, Rob Ramshaw, David Foley (Andrew Johnson 46); Glen Taylor. Subs (not used): Chris Mason, Mark Anderson, Jordan Porter (gk).

Boston (4-4-2): George Willis; Ben Middleton, Ryan Qualter, Jordan Keane, Stephen Brogan; James Clifton, Brad Abbott, Jamie McGuire, Ashley Hemmings; Reece Thompson, Jake Beesley (Gregg Smith 88). Subs (not used): Taron Hare, Benny Igiehon, Jonathan Wafula, Jon Stewart (gk).

Referee: James Bell.

Attendance: 479.

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Ryan Qualter

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90:00 Player of the Match
Ryan Qualter is awarded player of the match for Boston United
88:00 Sub Off
Jake Beesley is substituted off for Boston United
88:00 Sub On
Gregg Smith is substituted on for Boston United
65:00 Yellow Card
Ben Middleton is yellow carded for Boston United
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  • Ben Middleton Yellow Card 65:00'
  • Gregg Smith Sub On 88:00'
  • Jake Beesley Sub Off 88:00'

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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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