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B Davies (36' Pen)
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C Bishop (3')
Sat 19 Jan 15:00 - The Vanarama National League - Vanarama National League North Attendance 885

Boston United 1-1 Leamington


Ben Davies' first half spot-kick was all Boston United had to show for their efforts despite a dominant display against Leamington on Saturday.

The Pilgrims battled their way to a 1-1 draw at The Jakemans Stadium and needed Davies' 36th minute penalty to restore parity following Colby Bishop's third minute opener for the Brakes.

Visiting keeper Tony Breeden made superb saves to deny Ryan Qualter, Gavin Allott and Nicky Walker, while Jay Rollins struck the inside of the post for Craig Elliott's side as they endured frustration in attempts to secure all three points.

United had opened brightly, forcing two early corners and Allott miskicking in front of goal following Rollins’ cutback from the right.

The third corner of the game went the way of Leamington and from Jordan Murphy’s delivery, BISHOP guided home a neat header at the near post.

United upped the ante and Qualter headed two efforts off target before being denied by a flying Breeden save following Davies’ corner.

Boston were awarded a penalty when James Bowen swiped Max Wright’s feet from underneath him and DAVIES sailed home his fourth spot-kick in five matches.

Rollins headed wide following Jonathan Wafula’s cross from the left while Breeden excelled to keep out Allott’s downward header which seemed destined for the bottom corner. Rollins, meanwhile, had an effort ruled out for offside.

A big moment unfolded in the 66th minute when Rollins burst into the area, only to see his angled effort bounce back off the inside of the far post, along the line and into the grateful clutches of Breeden.

United looked the likelier to snatch a winner and Breeden produced his best save yet to keep out Walker’s stoppage time bullet, before tipping a Lewis Gibbens header over the bar at the death.

Boston (4-4-2): George Willis; Ben Davies, Ryan Qualter, Lewis Gibbens, Ashley Jackson; Max Wright, Brad Abbott (Spencer Harris 67), Andi Thanoj, Jonathan Wafula (Nicky Walker 78); Gavin Allott, Jay Rollins (Jordan Slew 86). Subs (not used): Callum Chettle, Andre Johnson.

Leamington (4-2-3-1): Tony Breeden; Junior English, James Mace, Jack Lane, James Bowen; Jack Edwards, Callum Gittings; Kieran Dunbar (Connor Taylor 8), Jordan Murphy, Ahmed Obeng; Colby Bishop. Subs (not used): Tom James, Martyn Naylor, Ben Newey.

Referee: Aaron Jackson.

Attendance: 885 (25 visitors).

Jay Rollins

Player of the Match

Jay Rollins

Key moments

Goal Colby Bishop scores for Leamington
Scored Penalty Ben Davies scores a penalty for Boston United


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90:00 Player of the Match
Jay Rollins is awarded player of the match for Boston United
86:00 Sub On
Jordan Slew is substituted on for Boston United
86:00 Sub Off
Jay Rollins is substituted off for Boston United
78:00 Sub On
Nicky Walker is substituted on for Boston United
78:00 Sub Off
Jonathan Wafula is substituted off for Boston United
67:00 Sub On
Spencer Harris is substituted on for Boston United
67:00 Sub Off
Brad Abbott is substituted off for Boston United
End of period 1
39:00 Yellow Card
Ryan Qualter is yellow carded for Boston United
36:00 Scored Penalty 1 - 1
Ben Davies scores a penalty for Boston United
3:00 Goal 0 - 1
Colby Bishop scores for Leamington
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Boston United
  • Leamington
  • 0
  • Colby Bishop Goal 3:00'
  • Ben Davies Scored Penalty 36:00'
  • Ryan Qualter Yellow Card 39:00'
  • Spencer Harris Sub On 67:00'
  • Brad Abbott Sub Off 67:00'
  • Nicky Walker Sub On 78:00'
  • Jonathan Wafula Sub Off 78:00'
  • Jordan Slew Sub On 86:00'
  • Jay Rollins Sub Off 86:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
9. Chester 42 62
10. Kidderminster Harriers 42 60
11. Boston United 42 58
12. York City 42 58
13. Leamington 42 54
14. Southport 42 53
15. Alfreton Town 42 51

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