Captain Garner hopes ‘home truths’ can get Boston United’s season back on track

Dayle Southwell and Marc Newsham look to force the ball goalwards at Leek Town. Photo: Eric Brown.
Dayle Southwell and Marc Newsham look to force the ball goalwards at Leek Town. Photo: Eric Brown.

Scott Garner says some ‘home truths’ were hammered home following Boston United’s FA Cup exit at Leek Town.

A second-half slump saw the Pilgrims dumped out of the competition in the third qualifying round, by a side who sit two divisions below them.

The United skipper admitted that everyone had their say in the dressing room at full time - and some of it was far from kind.

“We’ve had a real good discussion in there. We’ve pulled a few things out and we’re going to get back to training and make our standards as high as possible,” Garner said.

“There were definitely some home truths.

“The manager sat back for the first 10 or 15 minutes and we discussed it ourselves.

“We sorted that out and we’re confident we can bounce back and be the strong team that we are.”

The defender added that the clear-the-air-talks gave everyone the chance to say why they think United have not been performing to their own high standards so far this campaign.

“We all had a bit of an input and people have got to take it,” Garner continued.

“It wasn’t just pointing fingers, as a squad we know what we’ve done wrong.

“But we can’t just talk about it, we have to get on the pitch and put it right.

“I don’t know whether it’s a lack of confidence but we’ve let our standards drop a bit.

“We train hard and look good in training but it hasn’t happened for us.”