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Solihull Moors 1-3 Pilgrims

Conference North

Tommy Taylor made three changes to the starting line up that had won against Hinckley in the Cup. Jon Froggatt came back from suspension, Liam Green came in for the injured David Galbraith and Ashley Nicholls was rested to the subs' bench allowing Tom Matthews to start. Seventeen year old Lee Beeson made an appearance on the bench after impressing in the FA Youth Cup midweek. The first chance of the game fell to Solihull but Ellender made a great goal-line clearance. It was ELLENDER who soon became a star at the other end when in the 25th minute he gave the Pilgrims the lead when he headed home a Lee Thompson cross from close range following a corner. Two minutes later Boston were two up, this time neat passing by Tom Matthews and Leabon opened the defence up allowing Lee THOMPSON to finish off. Solihull got a goal back on 36 minutes when poor Boston defending allowed them to beat the offside trap before setting up an easy goal for Jason MOORE at the far post.

Early in the second half Kieran Leabon was lucky to escape with just a yellow card after appearing to elbow a Solihull defender in the face. Minutes later Boston increased their lead when THOMPSON got his second goal of the match and his fourth goal in the last three games. Leabon got the ball through to Thompson and he slipped the ball past the Solihull keeper. Stevenson then came on for Leabon and soon after Jon Rowan replaced Thompson. Boston held on for the remaining minutes. The result was assured when Solihull were reduced to ten men right near the end when their centre half was shown the red card after bringing down Stevenson. After the match Tommy Taylor said: "The goals that we got were really good. The chances that we created were excellent. We could have had eight goals today."

Boston United: Lee Crockett, Adam Smith, Matt Bloomer, Tony Crane, Paul Ellender, Tom Matthews, Mbiyeye Medine, Lee Thompson (Jon Rowan 62), Jon Froggatt (Lee Beeson 89), Kieran Leabon (Jon Stevenson 56), Liam Green. Subs not used: Chris Wright, Ashley Nicholls.

Match report copyright © Ken Fox 2007.