An electric start courtesy of Tyler Weir wasn’t enough for Gloucester City as Boston United, and captain Ian Ross, recorded a professional win at Whaddon Road.\r\n\r\nThe Pilgrims skipper scored a stunning equaliser in the first half and set up identical goals for Carl Piergianni and Scott Garner with perfectly delivered corners early in the second in his 100th game or the club.\r\n\r\nWeir had opened the afternoon with a calmly slotted penalty after goalkeeper Ashley Timms had felled City captain Tom Webb in the area, but the visitors dominated throughout and showed their potential promotion credentials.\r\n\r\nThe Tigers had ended the game with 10 men after City talisman Darren Edwards was hauled off with a potential groin injury.\r\n\r\nHowever, the afternoon started positively for City as they were handed a perfect start after Boston goalkeeper Timms had brought down City captain Webb who had stormed in from deep, to give Weir the opportunity to slam past a cool penalty for the lead.\r\n\r\nThe Pilgrims looked for an immediate reply, and after Ricky Miller sped past Jack Harris on the right, a poor effort was easily saved by Mike Green.\r\n\r\nThe first half an hour was dominated by City, but Dave Mehew’s troops couldn’t break past the Boston defence and succumbed to wild shots from afar.\r\n\r\nMiller proved to be the danger man and only a great save from Mike Green denied the striker in the area; straight from that attack, Ross picked up the ball in midfield and unleashed a wonder strike from 25 yards out, in off the post, and the game was all level.\r\n\r\nWith the Pilgrims on the front foot after the break, Conor Marshall and Miller both peppered the Tigers goal to no avail.\r\n\r\nThe breakthrough came on 51 minutes, after Mark Newsham’s effort deflected a fraction wide, Ross’s pinpoint corner found the head of Carl Piergianni who buried it in the back of the net.\r\n\r\nFive minutes later and it was a carbon copy, Ross pearled in another corner and this time it was Garner who headed among a bevy of bodies to place Boston two goals clear.\r\n\r\nThe Tigers offered very little in reply as the Lincolnshire outfit controlled the tempo and continued to have glimpses of the City goal, however the contest died soon after.\r\n\r\nTo compound Gloucester’s performance, they played the final echelons of the game with 10 men after Darren Edwards went off with a suspected groin injury, and that effectively sealed the defeat.\r\n\r\nThe Tigers next league games won’t get any easier, with trips to Altrincham and Hednesford Town, both among the early pacesetters.\r\n\r\nGloucester City: M. Green, M. Green, T. Weir, M. Coupe, J. Harris, T. Webb, L. Hogg. D. Mullings, W. Morford (Edge 60), S. Wilson (Turl 75) , M. Groves (Edwards 45)\r\n\r\nSubs not used: N. Mustoe, S. Rawlings\r\n\r\nGoals: Weir (pen) 4\r\n\r\nBoston United: A. Timms, S. Galinski, N. Sansara, C. Marshall (Dongo 86), S. Garner, C. Piergianni, I. Ross, M. Clunan (Weir-Daley 45), R. Miller, M. Newsham (Fairclough 77), P. Bore\r\n\r\nSubs not used: O. Price, S. Vince\r\n\r\nGoals: Ross 34, Piergianni  51, Garner 57\r\n\r\nAttendance: 337

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