Boston United put up and shut out - and now Marrs wants more clean sheets

Liam Marrs.
Liam Marrs.

Liam Marrs is eyeing more clean sheets following Boston United’s goalless draw with Chorley on Saturday.

The Pilgrims earned just their third shut-out of the campaign following an exciting end-to-end battle which had everything but someone to put the ball in the net.

“Clean sheets are a bonus for defenders, like goals are a bonus for strikers,” Marrs told The Standard.

“In the last few games we’ve played well as a defence.

“Obviously, we’ve conceded a few, but in general we’re stronger as a unit.

“Hopefully, we’ll keep more clean sheets in the future.”

The Pilgrims were made to earn their clean sheet - which follows on from the ones they achieved in Vanarama North contests against Brackley Town and Gloucester City - as both Marrs and Rene Steer were called upon to make goalline clearances.

Carl Piergianni, Zak Mills and Scott Garner also played their parts with a series of vital blocks and tackles, while keeper Joel Dixon denied Josh Hine with a fine stop from a one-on-one situation.

But on the balance of play, it was United who created the more scoring opportunities.

“We should have won, in the first half we dominated,” Marrs added.

“From our performance I think we deserved the win. But four points from Chorley, we’d have taken that.”

United now travel to face Gainsborough Trinity in the Vanarama North’s only all-Lincolnshire contest this evening (KO 7.45pm).

“Derby games are great for the fans,” added Marrs, a former Sunderland trainee.

“They love a derby in the north east, but it’s the same everywhere.

“Fans want laughing rights.”