"Near enough a complete performance!" Craig Elliott delighted with Boston United's victory at Farsley Celtic - and 'colossal' captain Luke Shiels

Skipper ruled out due to injury but insisted on playing as he kept eighth clean sheet of campaign...
Luke Shiels. Photo: Oliver AtkinLuke Shiels. Photo: Oliver Atkin
Luke Shiels. Photo: Oliver Atkin

Craig Elliott branded Boston United's 4-0 win at Farsley Celtic 'neat enough a complete performance'.

The Pilgrims made it eight clean sheets from 14 matches this campaign while, at the other end, scored freely thanks to Joe Leesley's brace and finishes from Fraser Preston and Jay Rollins.

"I thought we were excellent first half, we really set the tone - aggressive, on the front foot and clinical at the right time," Elliott said.

"Near enough a complete performance, to be honest.

"The front four have played well in the last few games and we want them to be a bit more instinctive in the box and that's coming now.

"I did say this team would get better with matches and you're seeing that now."

Elliott also sung the praises of skipper Luke Shiels who looked unlikely to feature after injuring his knee against Alfreton on Boxing Day.

"Captain Luke Shiels was ruled out yesterday," Elliott added.

"Hayden Clifton (sports rehabilitator) said he wasn't going to play. I got here today and he wanted to play.

"He was colossal again and I haven't seen a better centre half this season. To get another clean sheet, it's impressive stats.

"You need a good defence to be successful but we just needed to add them goals, that's starting to happen."

Jordan Burrow suffered a hamstring strain while Matt Tootle was also substituted following a clash of knees.

Elliott hopes both will be fit for Saturday's trip to Alfreton Town.

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