Boston United’s Sleath is ready to cause Guiseley more heartbreak

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DANNY Sleath wants to be the scourge of Guiseley once again.

The Pilgrims midfielder has scored four times in five matches against the Lions over the past two seasons.

Now he is hoping to be on target once again as he bids to earn the Pilgrims a place in the play-off semi-finals.

“I seem to score against them quite a bit, so if I can do that again and get us to the final I’ll be happy,” said Sleath.

Sleath was on target as Boston drew 1-1 with Guiseley at York Stret earlier in the league campaign.

United also drew their Blue Square Bet North fixture 0-0 at Nethermoor.

However, last season Boston earned six points from their opponents in the UniBond Premier, winning 3-1 at Nethermoor (with Sleath on target twice) and 2-1 at York Street, again with Sleath on the scoresheet.

However, with Boston trailing 1-0 in the play-offs before Sunday’s second leg (KO 3pm), Sleath believes his side can turn things around.

“A lot of the players feel like it was a smash and grab from them,” he said after Tuesday’s game.

“We’ve had chances to score and we should have had a penalty, so we’ve got plenty to play for.” And Sleath isn’t worried about Guiseley coming to York Street with some spoiling tactics.

He added: “If the game had finished 0-0 we would have had to score on Sunday anyway.

We’re confident with the side we’ve got and they can try to park a bus if they want, but we know Guiseley don’t like playing that way and we’ll be able to pick holes in them then.”