Monday, August 17, 2009

Pilgrims roar to fine opening day win

Monday, August 17, 2009, 06:30

Beating the highly-tipped FC United of Manchester 2-1 in front of a packed Gigg Lane crowd of 2,482 could not have provided Boston United midfielder Mark Camm with a better start to the new campaign.

The new-look Pilgrims saw off the Rebels thanks to a Danny Davidson brace, before Adam Tong struck a late consolation for the hosts.

And Camm, one of the 14 players brought in by management duo Rob Scott and Paul Hurst during the summer, was delighted with the great start.

"You couldn't ask for a much better start to the season," beamed the former King's Lynn midfielder.

"When I saw it was the opening game, when the fixture list was announced, I was really excited.

"You couldn't ask for a bigger game. The start of the season always draws a big crowd, full of anticipation.

"There was a buzz around FC United during the summer, they are expected to do big things, so to go there and beat them on the opening day was a great start."

PILGRIMS: Evans, Wood, Canoville, Parker, Cullingworth, Austin (Pearson 78), Camm, Sleath, Newsham, Davidson (Kennedy 81), Clarke (Suarez 65). Subs not used: Jackson, Butcher.