Boston United 2 Leamington FC 0: Miller and Newsham strike as Pilgrims stay unbeaten
Ricky Miller and Marc Newsham struck as Boston United continued their excellent start to the season with a 2-0 victory over Skrill North new boys Leamington FC.
Following a frustrating first half, Miller rifled the Pilgrims into a deserved lead eight minutes into the second half before strike partner Newsham doubled the advantage with a close-range finish in the 78th minute.
Manager Dennis Greene felt patience was key to the victory.
"We applied a lot of pressure in the first half and went in at 0-0. Some teams might have lost some desire at that point," said the Pilgrims boss.
"But we kept going, we kept creating chances and finally took them. It was a pleasing performance."
The Pilgrims were denied by the newly-promoted Brakes in a goal-less first half.
Spencer Weir-Daley saw a shot beaten out by keeper Tony Breeden, who tipped over a long-range effort from Miller.
The industrious Miller then forced a mistake from the home defence and cut the ball back to Newsham who, unusually for him, fired high and wide from a promising position.
Leamington had their moments with defender Liam Daly acrobatically volleying a corner over from the edge of the box.
The Brakes could have taken the lead when former Aston Villa striker Stefan Moore headed over from close range.
Boston had the final say of the half following wonderful vision from Ian Ross. He picked out Newsham, whose shot was repelled by Breeden. The ball dropped to Weir-Daley, but he was denied by some brave Leamington defending.
Boston began the second half as they ended the first and deservedly took the lead eight minutes after the break.
A pass from Ross failed to be intercepted by the Leamington defence and found Miller who, from an acute angle, unleashed powerful effort which flew past Breeden.
Leamington briefly threatened an equaliser, but United remained in control and doubled their advantage when Newsham converted from close range.
After taking seven points from their opening three games, Boston travel to another newly-promoted side North Ferriby on Monday.