Verdict: Gardiner happy to progress

Reaction from Boston victory….

Matt Gardiner

MATT GARDINER was happy to see Harriers complete the job of getting through to the next round of the FA Trophy with Tuesday night’s win over Boston United.

After a frantic finish to the original game in Lincolnshire, Harriers were composed and, for the most part, comfortable as they negotiated a 2-0 Aggborough replay win.

Goals from Elton Ngwatala and Joe Ironside were enough and, speaking after the final whistle, Gardiner was pleased with a range of positives.

He said: “It was a very tough game on Saturday and you could see again tonight that with the new [Boston] manager coming in, they are trying to impress.

“But I thought the guys were very professional and the gaffer is very happy with the way we managed the game.

“…they have come out and performed and we had a clean sheet to boot.” Matt Gardiner

“We scored two good goals and could have had more, but we were really confident in moving the ball around.

“We could have done things a little bit better in some of the periods of play but, with everything that was asked of the players, they have come out and performed and we had a clean sheet to boot.”

Gardiner added: “We controlled large portions of the game, which was what we wanted.

“But the main objective was to get through to the next round against York, which we’ve managed to do.

“Everyone is really pleased, and we move on to the next game which is Gainsborough at home; we’ll be ready for that one and ready and raring to go.”

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