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Boston United
Nuneaton Borough
N Arnold (45'), J Wafula (73'), A Jackson (78' Sent Off)
Full time
E Andoh (82')
Tue 14 Aug 19:45 - The Vanarama National League - Vanarama National League North Attendance 1,200

Boston United 2-1 Nuneaton Borough

Nathan Arnold and Jonathan Wafula scored the goals as Boston United chalked up their third win of the National League North campaign on Tuesday.

Arnold's 45th minute opener and Wafula's 73rd minute strike sealed United's victory despite a later red card for full-back Ashley Jackson and a subsequent reply from Boro substitute Enoch Andoh.

The Pilgrims were once again good value for their three-point haul but were made to sweat in the closing stages after Jackson's dismissal ahead of seven minutes added time.

Boro arrived at The Jakemans Stadium without a league goal to their credit so far this season, but they cam close to breaking the deadlock in the 14th minute when Kairo Mitchell skipped clear to angle an effort across goal and wide.

Visiting keeper Louis Gray, back from suspension, saved well to deny Spencer Harris after defensive partner Ryan Qualter had nodded down Arnold’s deep free-kick delivery.

Wafula subsequently forced Gray into a smart save at his near post as the Pilgrims cranked up the pressure, with Adam Marriott soon drifting a further effort wide.

Wafula was at the heart of the action as the Pilgrims took the lead on the stroke of half-time with a driving run at the heart of the Boro defence and the ball landing kindly for ARNOLD to drill home from 20 yards.

Only a fine covering challenge from Ash Carter stopped Brad Abbott doubling United’s lead after the break following a fine assist from substitute Nicky Walker.

Walker was instrumental in United’s second goal with 17 minutes remaining. Arnold’s deep crossfield punt was retrieved by the Boston sub and his sublime pass inside allowed WAFULA to smash the ball home from an angle.

United were well in control but the match swung in Boro’s favour in the 78th minute when Jackson was dismissed for a challenge on Michael Tweed.

With the Pilgrims still reshuffling, Boro took full advantage and ANDOH tucked home Curtis Obeng’s driven ball from the Nuneaton right.

Wafula struck the crossbar with an audacious, angled effort from 25 yards with keeper Gray absent from his goal, but United managed the rest of the game well and claimed all three points despite near to seven minutes of additional time.

Boston (4-4-2): George Willis; Ben Middleton, Ryan Qualter, Spencer Harris, Ashley Jackson; Nathan Arnold (Toby Lees 84), Brad Abbott, Andi Thanoj, Jonathan Wafula; Adam Marriott (Craig Westcarr 76), Andre Johnson (Nicky Walker 46). Subs (not used): Jonny Margetts, Grant Roberts.

Nuneaton (3-5-2): Louis Gray; James Hurst, Ash Carter, Dan Burns; Curtis Obeng, Mike Calveley (James Wesolowski 74), Courtney Richards (Enoch Andoh 66), Owain Jones (Michael Tweed 46), Lewis Freestone; Kairo Mitchell, Harry Panayiotou. Subs (not used): Theo Wharton, Ross Etheridge (gk).

Referee: Amy Fearn.

Attendance: 1,200 (33 visitors).

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Andi Thanoj

Player of the Match

Andi Thanoj

Key moments

45:00
Goal Nathan Arnold scores for Boston United
73:00
Goal Jonathan Wafula scores for Boston United
78:00
Red Card Ashley Jackson is sent off for Boston United
82:00
Goal Enoch Andoh scores for Nuneaton Borough

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Andi Thanoj is awarded player of the match for Boston United
84:00 Sub Off
Nathan Arnold is substituted off for Boston United
84:00 Sub On
Toby Lees is substituted on for Boston United
82:00 Goal 2 - 1
Enoch Andoh scores for Nuneaton Borough
80:00 Yellow Card
Ben Middleton is yellow carded for Boston United
78:00 Red Card 2 - 0
Ashley Jackson is sent off for Boston United
76:00 Sub On
Craig Westcarr is substituted on for Boston United
76:00 Sub Off
Adam Marriott is substituted off for Boston United
73:00 Goal 2 - 0
Jonathan Wafula scores for Boston United
46:00 Sub On
Nicky Walker is substituted on for Boston United
46:00 Sub Off
Andre Johnson is substituted off for Boston United
45:00 Goal 1 - 0
Nathan Arnold scores for Boston United
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As it happened

  • Boston United
  • Nuneaton Borough
  • 0
  • Nathan Arnold Goal 45:00'
  • Nicky Walker Sub On 46:00'
  • Andre Johnson Sub Off 46:00'
  • Jonathan Wafula Goal 73:00'
  • Craig Westcarr Sub On 76:00'
  • Adam Marriott Sub Off 76:00'
  • Ashley Jackson Red Card 78:00'
  • Ben Middleton Yellow Card 80:00'
  • Enoch Andoh Goal 82:00'
  • Toby Lees Sub On 84:00'
  • Nathan Arnold Sub Off 84:00'

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