"We deserved to win!" Paul Cox praises Boston United players and fans following Kettering victory

Manager says 'positive energy' dragged his side over the line

Paul Cox. Photo: Oliver Atkin
Paul Cox. Photo: Oliver Atkin

Paul Cox praised Boston United's attitude as they fought back from behind to beat Kettering Town 3-2 - also praising the supporters for their 'positive energy'.

Scott Pollock, Keenan Ferguson and Luke Shiels got the decisive goals to cancel out finishes from Callum Stead and Connor Johnson in a game that saw the red card brandished four times as the Pilgrims boss got the better of his former club with a late winner.

Results elsewhere suited both these play-off chasers, both now just a point outside the top seven with games in hand on Hereford.

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"I thought there was a different energy about us today, I noticed that in the dressing room," Cox said.

"It wasn't the purest game in the world but the lads have given everything."

Cox gave a thumbs up to the home support, who he believes played a vital role in this afternoon's proceedings.

"The energy of the crowd was fantastic, even when we were 2-1 down the lads behind the goal and in the main stand were just immense.

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"I think the boys played off that, the positive energy dragged us over the line.

"Some people may say the sendings off (turned the game), but I thought we were in the ascendency at that stage.

"I was a bit disappointed (with some decisions). The referee booked (James) Hanson after a first tackle and there were some repeat tackles that I thought needed to be booked.

"I thought we deserved the win the game today."

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