Boston United need to be more clinical, says Craig Elliott following Nash draw

Pilgrims held at Tameside Stadium...

Craig Elliott. Photo: Eric Brown

Craig Elliott has demanded his Boston United attackers become more clinical following today's 1-1 draw at Curzon Ashton.

Andrew halls' 84th-minute penalty secured a point for the Nash, ruling out Jordan Thewlis' first-half spot kick.

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But manager Elliott says it could have been a different story if United had taken their chances.

"After really bright opening I thought we played well first half without being as clinical as we should have been," he said.

"Second half, I think the attackers have got to take a lot of responsibility. There's no blame on the defence, keeper, they've been magnificent and kept us in a lot of games.

"We need our forwards to be more clinical, let's not beat around it. They're established forwards and they're not doing enough."

Elliott believes his side were put under too much pressure as his forwards allowed the Nash too much time on the ball in defence.

He added: "Your job as a forward is to make bad balls into good balls, none of them come out with any credit.

"The ball never stuck up there and that puts the rest of the team under pressure."

The result sees the Pilgrims remain third in the National League North, but looking over their shoulder.

Leaders York City now hold an eight-point lead over Boston with second-placed King's Lynn six clear as both won this afternoon.

Wins for Brackley Town and Altrincham have seen them club the table, both now a point behind United.