Boston United will be the team to fear, says Carl Piergianni

Carl Piergianni.

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Carl Piergianni says Boston United will be the team to fear if they are able to book their place in the Vanarama North’s play-offs.

The Pilgrims have shown they can match the best on their day, by beating all of the other four sides who currently sit in the division’s top five.

Home wins against Barrow (2-1), AFC Fylde (3-1) and Guiseley (5-1), plus a home draw with Chorley (0-0) and an away success at Victory Park (2-1) means Dennis Greene’s side have picked up 13 points from eight matches against their closest rivals.

Boston have also picked up four points against Tamworth, the sixth-placed side who look the closest outsider to possibly pull off a late surge into the top five.

“We are clicking. We’ve got to be in the best form in the league and we always do well against the best teams,” Piergianni said.

“I think that’s why people will worry about us.

“In the past we’ve been complacent against the poorer sides, but we seem to have cut out the mistakes and everyone’s focused on the same goal.”

United’s defence have kept four clean sheets in their past six matches, conceding just twice in that run.

Centre back Piergianni is adamant his team are coming good at the right time.

He added: “We’re hitting great form at a great time of the season.”

The Pilgrims drew 1-1 at Stalybridge Celtic on Saturday.

And that means that Dennis Greene’s side should need four points from two games to be assured of a top five finish, due to their goal difference advantage.

But if Tamworth drop points at Barrow on Saturday, victory will seal United’s aim of a top five finish.

Manager Greene said: “I really do believe that Tamworth will get a draw or defeat at Barrow, as it’ so important to Barrow.”