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Swindon Town 1-1 Pilgrims

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Boston United came home with their second point on their travels this season, courtesy of a late equaliser after Swindon had taken a first half lead and Boston had been reduced to ten men when Francis Green had been dismissed. With Chris Holland failing a late fitness test, Mark Greaves came back into the starting line-up. Jamie Clarke was fit again, but only for the subs' bench. There was little excitement in the opening minutes. Boston won some corners but were unable to capitalise. Swindon took the lead in the 25th minute when Andy MONKHOUSE fired home through Marriott's legs after getting on the end of a cross by Jack Smith. Swindon created enough chances to finish off the game, but couldn't get the ball into the net. David Galbraith came off injured at half-time and was replaced by David Farrell. On 68 minutes Francis Green was booked for dissent, and his continued words with the referee then earned him a second booking and an early bath.

With two minutes remaining and the Radio Swindon commentators describing the Boston side as the worst they had seen all season - whose players would find it difficult to get into a local Sunday League pub side, Dany N'GUESSAN silenced them by firing in a shot that took a deflection off Willimas before ending up in the back of the net. The leprosy ridden Boston side managed to complete the match without falling apart, although the point gained wasn't enough to stop them falling back into a relegation slot in the table. After the match Steve Evans said: "I told the fans a few weeks ago that I was not going to go to Darlington. As the weeks go by and the months go by I'll be the manager of Boston United."

United team: Andy Marriott, Tim Ryan, Paul Ellender, Mark Albrighton (Bob Davidson 70), Stewart Talbot, Richie Ryan, Mark Greaves, Dany N'Guessan, David Galbraith (David Farrell 46), Anthony Elding (Paul Tait 62), Francis Green. Subs not used: Ben Kirby, Jamie Clarke.

Match report copyright © Ken Fox 2006.