Fairclough backs Boston United’s defence to come good against Histon

Jordan Fairclough in action against Altrincham.
Jordan Fairclough in action against Altrincham.

JORDAN Fairclough is backing Boston United’s defence to rediscover their miserly ways at Histon tomorrow.

Before Saturday’s 6-1 thrashing at Altrincham, the Pilgrims had conceded just nine goals in 11 games – the best record in the Blue Square Bet North.

But despite that record being lost, right back Fairclough believes the heavy defeat was just a ‘blip’.

Looking to bounce back against Histon, he said: “We had the best defensive record before that. It’s shows we are a good team and good at defending.

“Hopefully, that was a blip and we can get back to how things were.

“We’ll learn from the video of the game and move on.”

The Stutes currently sit four places behind United in the league table, in 16th place.

But they have proven they can be a threat to United, after securing a 1-1 draw at York Street in August.

Dan Holman gave Histon a fourth-minute lead before Marc Newsham levelled for Boston.

It was a game where, as has been the case several times this season, the Pilgrims dominated but failed to show enough cutting edge to claim victory.

Defender Alan White and player-boss Lee Canoville are expected to be available after illness and injury.

Canoville, who turned out for the reserves on Tuesday after a long lay-off, has demanded better from his defence.

He said: “We have to make sure are ready for Histon. We have to bounce back.

“After two bad defeats it’s important we stick together.

“Defensively we’ve been very poor (at Altrincham) and, as a defender myself, its disappointing to see teams walking through your defence.

“I’ve not seen that a lot here, but we have to do some work to get things right.”

Histon have only won one league match at Bridge Road so far this season, a 4-0 victory over Harrogate Town on September 17.

Their other two victories have come on the road, against Hinckley and Solihull Moors.

In contrast, three of United’s five wins have occurred away from York Streets, securing wins at Workington, Harrogate and Bishop’s Stortford.

Kick off is at 3pm.