Town too good for Boston

Simon Ainge, scorer of Harrogate Town's first goal, in action at Boston. Picture: Town Pix
Simon Ainge, scorer of Harrogate Town's first goal, in action at Boston. Picture: Town Pix

Harrogate Town claimed a first win at York Street in four years, and a first away league success since August as they put three past Boston United.

In what was a physical battle from start to finish, Simon Ainge gave Town the lead after 31 minutes, meeting Joe Leesley’s cross with a diving header.

Ainge’s strike partner Louie Swain added a second just before the hour-mark, capitalising on a defensive error to round Pilgrims stopper Ross Durrant and score.

Leesley then finished off proceedings, winning and converting a penalty to seal a 3-0 win that moves his team up one place to ninth in National League North.