Recap | Boston United (a)

November 25, 2023
Recap | Boston United (a)
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CHORLEY battled tirelessly at the Jakemans Community Stadium to claim a last-gasp point at the death on Saturday afternoon.

The Magpies were were by far and away the best side in the opening exchanges, Harvey Smith seeing his header from a Jack Moore slam against the post.

Andy Preece's side continued to dominate in attacking areas in search for the opening goal, Justin Johnson finding a lot of joy down the left early on but it was to be his opposite number who'd get on the scoresheet first - JAI ROWE curling an unstoppable strike past Matt Urwin after the hosts took a corner quickly and short.

Chorley continued to have the lion's share of possession going into the break and after the restart, Johnson continuing to cause all kinds of problems for the Pilgrims' defence along with some excellent set-piece deliveries from Jack Moore.

Justin Johnson takes aim at goal (James Harrison)

Having come out after the restart a goal behind, the pattern of the game continued in the Magpies' favour, only to then go on and concede a second - KEATON WARD placing the ball home at the back post after Jacob Hazel cut the ball back to him from the by-line.

The Magpies continued to huff and puff as the game edged towards it's conclusion and their persistence was eventually rewarded on 88 minutes as they closed the deficit to one, JOE NOLAN in the right place at the right time to smash the ball into the roof of the net to set up a thrilling finish to the game.

Chorley refused to give in and right at the death got themselves back on terms, CARLTON UBAEZUONU picking up the pieces inside the six-yard box from a Mark Ellis long throw, before calmly slotting the ball into the corner to claim a thoroughly deserved point on the road for Andy Preece's side.

Boston United: Gregory, Rowe, Nicholson, Bostwick, Leak, Ward (Mills, 90+1'), Mooney (Knowles, 63'), Hazel, Sotona (Martin, 76'), Richards, Hill. Unused: Sephton, Edge.

Chorley: Urwin, Moore, Smith, Ellis, Henley (Moyo, 81'), Nolan, Calveley (Whitehouse, 64'), Shenton (Ubaezuonu, 59'), Hazlehurst, Sampson, Johnson. Unused: Wilson, Blakeman.

Goalscorers: ⚽ Rowe (24'), Ward (51'), Nolan (88'), Ubaezuonu (90+7')

Cautions: 🟨 Rowe (73'), Hazlehurst (90+1')

Referee: Richard Eley.

Assistants: Ceri Williams & Edgar Brown.

Attendance: 1,089 (18 away)

Next Up: We’re back at home next Saturday to take on Buxton in the National League North

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Full Match Gallery Below courtesy of James Harrison 📸

2023.11.25 - Boston United 2-2 Chorley
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