TOWN'S promotion bandwagon stepped up another gear as the Pilgrims from Lincolnshire were swept aside with two late goals.

Peter Jackson's pre-match warning for his side to be patient was almost ringing round the stadium as Town missed a host of first-half chances, at one point forcing six corners in succession, which led to goalkeeper Paul Bastock saving on the line from Nathan Clarke.

Memories of the dour struggle at home to Cheltenham came flooding back as shots from Schofield, Stead, Yates and Brown were blocked by the United defence almost in panic style at times.

Then came the big breakthrough - and what a moment - Efe Sodje's first goal for Town!

There was no 30-yard volley or a bullet header from three yards - just a stooping low header at the near post.

Boston's resolve had been broken.

Having eased a few nerves, Town attacked almost at will with Lloyd impressing and Fowler in fine form.

The killer second goal came from the rapidly improving Lloyd, who collected a sublime pass from Stead and nutmegged the goalkeeper, leaving the veteran running his fingers through his hairless scalp in sheer frustration!

Tell you what, with Holdsworth and Lloyd impressing with every game, Carss, Edwards and Thorrington had better get used to life on the bench.

Man of the match - possibly Stead.

It's going to be interesting come May - what a difference 12 months makes!