Boston United looking for revenge at North Ferriby United

Dennis Greene.
Dennis Greene.

Dennis Greene has challenged his Pilgrims squad to gain some revenge at North 
Ferriby United.

Boston United travel to face the Villagers in National League North action on Saturday (KO 3pm).

Last season Ferriby certainly got the better of Boston, recording three victories and a draw in their four meetings.

But now Greene - whose side are brimming with confidence as they are currently on a five-game unbeaten run - head to Grange Lane looking to extend their sequence and finally get one over their rivals north of the Humber.

“It’s always tough at Ferriby,” Greene said.

“They seem to be a thorn in our side, but we want to get a monkey off our back there.

“We always seem to not get a good result there.

“They’re close games but we never seem to get a win there, so hopefully we can turn that one round.”

Last season Ferriby recorded a 1-0 league victory at the Jakemans Stadium and a 2-0 success in Yorkshire.

The two sides also met in the FA Trophy.

Boston appeared to have got the better of the Villagers thanks to Marc Newsham’s goal, but after Scott Garner saw his penalty saved, the hosts went on to level in stoppage time before winning the replay in Lincolnshire 2-0 and going on to lift the trophy at Wembley.

Ferriby can boast giant target man Tom Denton in their ranks, and Greene believes that this will encourage the home side to revert to route one football.

However, he is backing defender Carl Piergianni to handle the dangerous striker.

He added: “If Denton’s in the team then the only way to play is to play it long to him, he can’t cover the ground as quickly on the floor.

“His main threat is for the ball to go up in the sky and I expect it to be up there a fair bit, but we’ve got Pidge and he generally handles him quite well.”

On Tuesday, United have a league clash at home to Harrogate Town (KO 7.45pm).