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Boston United
Ashton United
T Clare (2'), R Cresswell (34')
Full time
J Reed (31')
Mon 22 Apr 15:00 - The Vanarama National League - Vanarama National League North Attendance 942

Boston United 2-1 Ashton United

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Defender Ryan Cresswell scored the winning goal as Boston United recorded a 2-1 victory over Ashton United in their final home clash on Easter Monday.

The result, coupled with Guiseley's victory over Darlington, relegated the Robins back to the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League.

Tom Clare had handed the Pilgrims a second minute lead at The Jakemans Stadium which was cancelled out by Jamie Reed in the 31st minute, only for Cresswell to score the winner three minutes later.

Clare and Cresswell were the two players coming into the United XI ahead of kick-off, with Ben Davies and Andi Thanoj making way.

CLARE had an immediate impact and swept the ball home from close-range, having initially set Max Wright on his way to force George McMahon into a smart save, with only two minutes on the clock.

Willis, later named the club’s player of the year, soon extended himself to tip Sam Sheridan’s rising drive to safety.

Jay Rollins planted a free header a fraction over the bar for United but the visitors were soon level when REED cut inside to angle the ball across Willis into the far corner a minute past the half-hour mark.

The Pilgrims re-asserted their lead in the 34th minute when Ryan Qualter headed George Smith’s free-kick back across goal and CRESSWELL hooked the ball home from close-range.

The second period presented further opportunities for Cresswell, who headed narrowly off target from one Nicky Wroe corner before seeing a further header nodded off the line by Scott Kay.

McMahon denied Brad Abbott a spectacular third for the Pilgrims while Willis made the save of the game to thwart Reed with 20 minutes to play.

Boston (4-4-2): George Willis; Ben Middleton, Ryan Cresswell, Ryan Qualter, Ashley Jackson; Max Wright (Andre Johnson 87), Brad Abbott, Nicky Wroe (Andi Thanoj 76), George Smith (Ben Davies 82); Tom Clare, Jay Rollins. Subs (not used): Cameron Hawkes, Dylan Parkin (gk).

Ashton (4-3-3): George McMahon; Javid Swaby-Neavin, Toby Lees, Luke Ashworth (Craig Hobson 81), Matt Regan; Connor Dimaio, Scott Kay (Kallum Mantack 68), Sam Sheridan; Liam Goulding, Jamie Reed, Liam Tomsett. Subs (not used): John Roberts, Paul Ennis, Aaron Chalmers.

Referee: Sam Mulhall.

Attendance: 942 (23 visitors).

George Willis

Player of the Match

George Willis

Key moments

2:00
Goal Tom Clare scores for Boston United
31:00
Goal Jamie Reed scores for Ashton United
34:00
Goal Ryan Cresswell scores for Boston United

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
George Willis is awarded player of the match for Boston United
87:00 Sub On
Andre Johnson is substituted on for Boston United
87:00 Sub Off
Max Wright is substituted off for Boston United
82:00 Sub On
Ben Davies is substituted on for Boston United
82:00 Sub Off
George Smith is substituted off for Boston United
76:00 Sub On
Andi Thanoj is substituted on for Boston United
76:00 Sub Off
Nicky Wroe is substituted off for Boston United
End of period 1
34:00 Goal 2 - 1
Ryan Cresswell scores for Boston United
31:00 Goal 1 - 1
Jamie Reed scores for Ashton United
2:00 Goal 1 - 0
Tom Clare scores for Boston United
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Boston United
  • Ashton United
  • 0
  • Tom Clare Goal 2:00'
  • Jamie Reed Goal 31:00'
  • Ryan Cresswell Goal 34:00'
  • Andi Thanoj Sub On 76:00'
  • Nicky Wroe Sub Off 76:00'
  • Ben Davies Sub On 82:00'
  • George Smith Sub Off 82:00'
  • Andre Johnson Sub On 87:00'
  • Max Wright Sub Off 87:00'

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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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