Boston boss Elliott proud despite FA Cup exit

Posted Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by PA

Boston boss Elliott proud despite FA Cup exit

Boston manager Craig Elliott spoke of his pride despite seeing his team crash out of the FA Cup at the hands of League One Rochdale.

The visitors led the second-round replay after just four minutes, when Boston goalkeeper Peter Crook palmed Ian Henderson’s cross into his own net.

Jordan Thewlis headed the National League North outfit level four minutes into the second half, but Aaron Morley broke Boston hearts with a clinical penalty after Jay Rollins tripped substitute Stephen Dooley.

Elliott said: “Of course we’re really disappointed with the result. A couple of errors have proved costly, but I couldn’t have asked more of the players.

“It was a great occasion for the club and we’ll take away some special memories from this game. It just wasn’t to be in the end.”

Next up for Rochdale is a glamour tie at home to Premier League Newcastle, but boss Brian Barry-Murphy is not getting carried away just yet.

He said: “I thought it was a great game and we really had to dig deep at times. Credit to Boston – they gave a great account of themselves.

“Of course, the Newcastle game is a dream tie, but we’ve got some really important league games coming up, so they’re our focus for now.”


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