Late goal denies Bay victory

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The Bay were denied a victory over play-off chasing Boston United by a goal in added time as a thrilling Skrill North encounter match at the Red Lion Foods Stadium ended 3-3.
The Seagulls took a 2-0 first half lead, but were put under tremendous pressure by the visitors in the second half.
Anthony Stephens scored a penalty inside two minutes after Marc Williams was pushed in the back as he tried to get to a high ball into the area from Danny Taylor.
Then Williams, who had an outstanding game, scored a second on 20 minutes after an excellent run and cross by Cameron Darkwah, whose pace caused the Boston defence real problems in the first half.
A diving save by Chris Sanna from Ben Milnes kept the 2-0 lead intact at half-time, but Boston got a goal back on 48 minutes when Liam Agnew’s shot hit the bar and rebounded into the net off Tom Smyth.
The Seagulls dropped too deep at times and were put under huge pressure before Boston equalised on 79 minutes through Ricky Miller’s sharp finish.
the visitors were then pressing for a winner, but it was the Bay who looked to have won it on 88 minutes when a deflected volley from Sean Williams looped over the keeper into the net to put the Seagulls 3-2 ahead.
But as the game went into four minutes of added time, Bay’s tiring defence failed to close down Boston fullback Zak Mills as he ran to edge of the area and shot low into the bottom corner of the net to rescue a point for the visitors.
Manager Frank Sinclair told Tim Channon afterwards: “I’m disappointed but at the same time satisfied with the effort put in by the players.
“They worked their socks off again and matched a team that is up there challenging for the play-offs.”

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