Bravery pays off, but can Boston United get their own back on Harrogate Town?

Marc Newsham.
Marc Newsham.

Fortune favours the brave. That is how Dennis Greene feels when he looks back at Boston United’s 3-3 draw with Harrogate Town.

Marc Newsham buried a brace and Spencer Weir-Daley also found the net to give the Pilgrims a comfortable 3-0 lead when they hosted Town at York Street back in October.

But Harrogate manager Simon Weaver - a former United defender - opted to go attacking at the interval, making three half-time changes which turned the game on its head.

Today United head to Wetherby Road to face their opponents for the first time since that occasion.

But instead of smarting over what could have been, manager Greene believes his oposite number should be applauded for his marauding attitude.

“I think what he did was brave and you have to give credit to their manager,” Greene reflected.

“He made three subs and they paid off.

“When you’re 3-0 down, a lot of managers would shut up shop and just try to stop more goals going in.

“Instead, he took a gamble. It could have worked against them but it didn’t.

“You have to admire him for his bravery.”

Two of those subs, Dominic Rowe and Liam Hardy netted for Harrogate on that occasion, while debutant Dayle Southwell levelled from the penalty spot after a late foul by Netan Sansara.

Harrogate are currently in a good run of form, unbeaten in seven matches, having won five of those contests.

Their last defeat at Wetherby Road was Boxing Day’s 3-2 reverse against Guiseley.