Gloucester City missed out on a good home point against Boston United at Whaddon Road after Mark Jones scored the winning goal thanks to a mistake from James Bowen.\r\n\r\nCheltenham Town loanee and debutant Harry Williams had an early chance to make an immediate impact as he broke in behind the Boston back line, but his shot was deflected wide.\r\n\r\nSoon after, Paul White pulled off a wonderful save to keep the scores level after he stopped Mark Jones’ point blank effort.\r\n\r\nBoston had the ball in the net courtesy of Dayle Southwell in the 12th minute after a superb run from Kane Felix, but Southwell’s effort was chalked off for offside.\r\n\r\nGloucester should have had the ball in the net on 34 minutes after Boston failed to clear in their own 6 yard box, but neither Kabba nor Harry Williams could get their shots away.\r\n\r\nKabba had another opportunity to put City 1-0 up as he swivelled on the edge of the box and volleyed superbly but the ball cannoned off the post.\r\n\r\nMinutes after the restart, Boston had a good chance with Dayle Southwell who had time to shoot on the edge of the box but he scuffed his effort wide.\r\n\r\nThe Tigers went straight up the other end and could have had the ball in the net with Ross Staley, but the winger got underneath it and blazed the ball over.\r\n\r\nBoston took the lead in the 76th minute after a mistake from debutant James Bowen. A poor clearance from the loanee fell straight to Mark Jones who buried it from 12 yards.\r\n\r\nCity threw everything at the United defence going into the final minutes, but Webb’s effort from distance was comfortably held by Stryjek.\r\n\r\nGloucester City: P. White, M. Green, B. Jones, M. Williams, S. Avery, C. Knowles, J. Bowen (M. Diop 82’), T. Webb, H. Williams (H. White 65’), S. Kabba, R. Staley (F. Orenuga 71’)\r\n\r\nSubs not used: M. Richards, A. Connolly\r\n\r\nBoston United: M. Stryjek, L. Marrs, R. Steer, G. Roberts, S. Garner, C. Piergianni, K. Felix, K. Dixon, D. Southwell (J. Sheridan 80’), M. Jones (O. Price 89’), Z. Mills (N. Walker 28’)\r\n\r\nSubs not used: M. Newsham, L. Saebe,\r\n\r\nAttendance: 378\r\n\r\nReferee: Michael D’Aguilar\r\n\r\nStar Man: Matt Williams
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