Boston United boss praises response of players in dramatic draw at Scunthorpe United

Proud Ian Culverhouse praised Boston United’s second half display in their battling 2-2 draw at Scunthorpe United.
Boston United celebrate an equaliser.Boston United celebrate an equaliser.
Boston United celebrate an equaliser.

Ex-Pilgrim Danny Elliott had fired Scunthorpe into a 10th minute lead from the penalty spot only for Tom Leak to equalise in the 33rd minute.

Elliott re-established the Iron's lead three minutes before the break.

But Jacob Hazel scored a dramatic last-gasp equaliser as Boston United grabbed a share of the spoils.

“We were a bit lucky in the first half to go in just a goal down,” said Culverhouse. “They were excellent and moved us all over the pitch.

“The players felt they weren't at it in the first half and they gave a tremendous response in the second half.

“Our second half performance was very good and a high level. It will do that group the world of good because they are a young team.

“It was excellent coming back twice from behind and they didn't lose the belief.

“We are improving as the season is going along and are putting ourselves in a good position.”

Scunthorpe deservedly took a 10th minute lead when Keziah Martin tripped danger man Callum Roberts - and Elliott beat former team-mate Aaron Chapman from 12 yards.

Chapman had already been called into action to deny Roberts and Connor Smith - and he later denied Elliott and Jacob Butterfield in quick succession.

Boston gradually grew into the contest and levelled through Leak from a corner.

Elliott got Scunthorpe back in front three minutes before the break when he tapped home from close-range.

The Pilgrims responded immediately, with Hazel striking the crossbar.

Keaton Ward should have scored in the 58th minute, but screwed wide from inside the box.

But Hazel buried the ball past Ross Fitzsimons from the edge of the area a minute into five of added time to secure a dramatic point.

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