Boyes buoyed by the thought of Worcester revenge

Adam Boyes
Adam Boyes

ADAM Boyes said he’d love to help Boston United gain a little revenge over Worcester City - eradicating a bad memory in the process.

The Pilgrims’ target man made his debut in the amber and blacks’ forgettable 2-0 defeat at St George’s Lane earlier this season. And now he hopes to help fire the Pilgrims to victory against City, who have been Boston’s bogey team this season.

Speaking after Saturday’s defeat to Solihull Moors, Boyes told The Standard: “We’re all eager to bounce back and stay in the play-offs. But we’d also love to get them (Worcester) back here and beat them.

“It was my debut for Boston, and so that defeat stands out in the mind.

“But we’re a different side to the one I joined back then. We’ve made a few additions and improved a lot since then.

“I’m also mixing in with the lads now I’ve got to know them more, and I’m getting my fitness back, so I’m feeling good.”

Worcester, captained by former Pilgrims defender Ryan Clarke, have already recorded two victories over United this campaign.

Their 2-0 victory in February - which will be remembered more for the off-the-ball scrapping between the two sides than any entertaining football - was earned following goals from Danny Glover and Shane Clarke, who turned into his own net late on.

However, City have also recorded a victory at York Street, this season, dumping Boston out of the FA Cup.

Mark Danks and Tom Thorley put Worcester into a comfortable half-time lead before goals from Marc Newsham and jamie Yates seemed to have earned United a replay, only for Danny Glover to execute a neat finish in the 89th minute, ensuring Worcester’s passage.

City will arrive at York Street to face Boston on Saturday (KO 3pm).