23 Sep 2018 in Match Reports
'A joy to watch'
Boston Town boss Gary Edgley was finally able to celebrate his side's first victory of the season.
First half goals from Dom Goddard and Robert Raducan put the home side in control against bottom side Whitworth.
But they missed numerous chances to go further ahead and were left with a nervy finish after the visitors pulled one back.
Boston's young team contained nine players aged 21 or under, five of thom were teenagers.
Edgley said: "After another turbulent week at Boston I was glad to pick up my first win.
"Before and during the game I could feel the tension in the ground from players and spectators desperate for us to get a win.
"In a game that in all honesty should have been over after 30 minutes, we were hanging on for the final five minutes after Whitworths pulled a goal back late on.
"The first 45 minutes was the best I have seen from Boston so far since I have been here - the football we played at a quick tempo and the amount of chances we created was a joy to watch. We scored in the 10th minute which settled everyone down with our second coming 10 minutes later, but I honestly don’t know how we then didn’t score four or five more goals in that first half.
"In the second half Whitworths tried to have a real go but the game became very scrappy and stop start. Saying that, again we should really have scored another two or three goals, but for such a young team (average age of 20) the lads showed great character and determination to make sure we got a well deserved three points."
Town: Greeves, Tate, J Sparrow, Cunliffe, Parish, Walker, Turki, Zouka, Borbely, Goddard, Raducan
Photo: (c) Simon Ashberry/Boston Town FC