Bastock warns BSBN leaders have nowhere to Hyde

Paul Bastock.
Paul Bastock.

PAUL Bastock has warned runaway leaders Hyde that Boston United’s marathon men still have their eyes on the Blue Square Bet North title.

The Cheshire side top the table after a magnificent seven wins have seen them begin the campaign with a 100 per cent record.

But after picking up his third consecutive clean sheet, Bastock believes the Pilgrims are beginning to get into their rhythm.

“Hyde are doing this as a sprint and fair play to them,” he said.

“But this is a long old season. It’s a marathon.

“We’re still getting to know each other. But it’s coming, the results are starting to show that.”

The 41-year-old keeper is now hoping to make it four straight shut-outs as basement club Solihull Moors arrive at York Street on Saturday (KO 3pm).

In contrast to Hyde, Moors have lost all seven of the league contests so far, conceding 13 goals and scoring just three.

Although not naming Solihull as his intended victims, Boston boss Jason Lee has told his side that he wants the Pilgrims to begin dishing out some drubbings on the pitch.

Speaking after Saturday’s 1-0 victory at Bishop’s Stortford, Lee said: “I’d like us to go out and score more goals.

“They (Stortford) have had a 5-0 result so I want us to go out and smash somebody.”

However, Bastock isn’t sure that Moors will be an easy target.

With Boston yet to win at home in the league, the veteran keeper expects Solihull to be the latest opponent to play a damage limitation game at York Street.

Speaking on the Stortford turf, he said: “We seem to be struggling at home.

“Look at York Street and it’s like Wembley for other clubs. Look here and it’s a field.

“You can see why teams come to us and put five men behind the ball, it makes it hard for us to open them up.

“But we’ve got players who can open doors and I expect the home results to get better.”