Boston United sign striker Southwell

Dayle Southwell challenges United's Scott Garner.
Dayle Southwell challenges United's Scott Garner.

Boston United have made promising young striker Dayle Southwell their first summer signing.

The Louth-based forward has spent the past 10 years on the books of Conference Premier Grimsby Town.

But after he was released by Mariners boss Paul Hurst, Pilgrims manager Dennis Greene swooped to snap him up.

The 20-year-old penned a deal with the club at the Jakemans Stadium today, after arriving at the club where he has previously found the net.

Southwell will be remembered by Boston United fans as the man who completed a remarkable comeback for Harrogate Town in Lincolnshire last season.

Simon Weaver’s side trailed 3-0 at the interval, but a second-half fightback saw Harrogate snatch a point, with Southwell netting his team’s final goal at the death from the penalty spot.

That was his only goal of a month-loan loan spell at Wetherby Road.

Southwell joined Grimsby’s Centre of Excellence as a boy, progressing all the way through to the first team.