Boston have mental edge over Barrow, says Carl Piergianni

Carl Piergianni.
Carl Piergianni.

Boston United have the mental edge going into Saturday’s Vanarama North clash at Barrow, says Carl Piergianni.

The centre back was part of the Pilgrims side which kicked off their season with a 2-1 victory over the Bluebirds at York Street.

And he also featured in last season’s two contests, where Boston took four points from Barrow.

“We’ve proven they’re beatable,” Piergianni told The Standard.

The defender is refusing to be complacent, noting that Andy Cook (who has 10 goals so far this season) and Jason Walker (nine) are just two threats the Bluebirds have going forward.

However, Piergianni has every faith in his teammates, adding: “They have a good threat up top who they like to play into early.

“But we’ve proven we can beat them and there’s no reason why we can’t leave there with another three points - or at least a draw - on Saturday.”

Rene Steer and Chris Dickinson, who is no-longer with the club, found the net back in August when the Pilgrims won 2-1 on the opening day of the campaign.

Last season Ricky Miller scored as Boston beat the Bluebirds at York Street.

The striker also grabbed a hat-trick - including two last-gasp goals - as the Pilgrims left Holker Street with a 4-4 draw towards the end of last season.

Ben Milnes also found the net that day.

However, despite Miller’s summer switch to Luton Town, manager Dennis Greene believes his side can still do the business in Cumbria.

He said: “It’ll give us an advantage psychologolically because they know we’re capable of beating them, that’s for sure.”