Gloucester City continued their magnificent unbeaten run as Joe Parker earned the Tigers all three points against high-flying Boston United.\r\n\r\nThe lively atmosphere in the stands was matched by a lively tempo on the pitch as Lewis Hilliard somehow dragged a shot wide from six yards out when it was easier to score.\r\n\r\nFabian Spiess produced a staggering block to deny Lewis Hall from inside the six yard box following a goalmouth scramble.\r\n\r\nSam Avery was involved in both penalty areas within two minutes of each other. First, a ball in from deep by Joe Hanks narrowly drifted over his head, although he looked to be hauled down at the back post.\r\n\r\nThen, he was the hero in the Tigers penalty area as he made a last ditch challenge from behind to deny Kane Felix who was bearing down on goal.\r\n\r\nFelix was then in the action again as a defensive lapse from City saw him in one-on-one but this time Jasbir Singh was the hero to produce a wonderful save.\r\n\r\nThe Tigers were then let off following a mistake by Singh as he dropped the ball on the edge of the box to avoid carrying it out of the area, before Felix shot wide of an open goal.\r\n\r\nThe final chance of the half came as Billy Jones curled a dangerous free kick over the wall but it didn’t have the necessary dip on it to find the top corner.\r\n\r\nSingh was once more in action right at the start of the second period, diving away to his right to claw a free header from Carl Piergianni out of the top corner.\r\n\r\nJoe Parker found himself in behind the Boston defence and only had Spiess to beat but his chipped effort sailed wide.\r\n\r\nCity then had the breakthrough that all their pressure had deserved when Parker opened the scoring with a header following a deflection.\r\n\r\nEd Williams, a bright spark all afternoon, threaded in Parker who shot at Spiess but the ball deflected vertically and the former Newport County man was there to nod into an empty net.\r\n\r\nTwo of the league’s best goalkeepers were in action and it showed as Spiess well and truly outdid Singh’s acrobatic stop.\r\n\r\nHanks, seeing Spiess off his line, chipped the ball from 40 yards and it cannoned off the post, before Spiess tipped over Parker’s ferocious follow up with a world-class stop.\r\n\r\nA training ground routine from a free kick was beautifully executed by Boston but the eventual shot was dragged wide by Hilliard.\r\n\r\nThe visitors were pressing and it was again Singh who came to the Tigers rescue as he tipped behind a half volley from Cameron Johnson.\r\n\r\nDespite their late flurry, Boston could not find the equaliser and it was City who claimed all the points as they remain unbeaten in 2016.\r\n\r\nGloucester City: Singh, Green, B Jones, Cundy, Avery, Dinsley, Webb (capt), Hanks, Williams, Parker, Hall\r\n\r\nSubs: Richards, Miller, Hamilton, Orenuga, Knowles\r\n\r\nBoston United: Spiess, Marrs, McEvoy, Roberts, Garner (capt), Piergianni, Felix (Johnson 69’), Hilliard, Sands (L-M. Malachi 63’), Venney, Rollins (M Jones 20’)\r\n\r\nSubs: Cooney, Evans\r\n\r\nReferee: Antony Coggins\r\n\r\nAttendance: 657\r\n\r\nStar man: Sam Avery

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