Barrett wants to make a few points at Boston Town

Renzie Lobendhan.
Renzie Lobendhan.

Dan Barrett wants his Boston Town side to improve on last season’s points total.

Following Saturday’s 5-1 victory over Harborough Town, the Poachers sit in 13th place in the UCL Premier on 24 points.

That means they have 22 matches left in which to pick up 11 points to surpass last season’s tally, which saw the side finish in 14th spot.

“It’s three points on the board and three points closer to improving on last season’s overall points, which is my main target,” said the Town manager, reflecting on Saturday’s victory.

“Hopefully, we can get a little run in before the new year with a couple of very difficult games coming up.”

Jack Wightwick and Renzie Lobendhan both netted braces on Saturday, while Gary Cross also got on the scoresheet.

However, with Town cruising and just seven minutes left to play, their hopes of recording their first clean sheet since August were ended by Dan Knott’s 25-yard strike.

Barrett said the goal was down to an error from keeper Ricky Drury, but he refused to point the finger of blame at the stopper.

He added: “Rick has been superb in recent weeks and very much kept us in the game in our last two games.”

Saturday’s victory at Bowden Park also saw Alex Beck return from injury.

Town now turn their attentions to Saturday’s contest against AFC Kempston Rovers at the DWB Stadium (KO 3pm).

The Walnut Boys sit a place bove the Poachers in the table, although the two opponents are level on points.

Victory could even see Barrett’s side move up three places in the standings - as well as edging closer to his target of 35 points come April.