Boston United striker Ben Fairclough wants FA Cup goals - to banish his demons

Ben Fairclough.
Ben Fairclough.

PILGRIMS striker Ben Fairclough is determined to go on a good FA Cup run... to cast away the torment of 2010.

Back then, he was part of the Notts County squad which reached the fifth round, knocking out Premier League Wigan Athletic on the way.

However, the celebrations were mooted for the Boston United striker as he was an onlooker from the sidelines.

“To get a run in the cup would be great,” he told The Standard.

“I’ve not particularly got any good memories in the competition yet.

“I’ve been involved in a squad which has done well, when County reached the fifth round.

“It was good but I’d prefer to be playing on the pitch.

“It was frustrating watching that happen and not really feeling part of it.”

Fairclough was an unused sub as County won their fourth-round replay 2-0 after a 2-2 draw with the Latics.

United set off on their road to Wembley tomorrow as Kettering Town arrive at York Street.

And after netting twice as Boston beat Chester in Saturday’s Blue Square Bet North match, Fairclough is looking forward to the clash.

He added: “It’ll be a nice little change from the league.

“The ideal thing for me would be to get a few goals in the cup.”