From matchwinner to the hairdryer! Weir-Daley wants to fire Boston United past Redditch yet again

Returning? Weir-Daley and Miller.
Returning? Weir-Daley and Miller.

The last time Spencer Weir-Daley scored a winning goal at the expense of Redditch United he returned to the Boston United dressing room... to receive the hairdryer treatment.

The date was January 25, 2011, and the Pilgrims striker netted the solitary goal of the game in a tight Conference North encounter against the Reds.

It was a vital three points against a well-drilled side, but Rob Scott, then the joint-manager, was not a happy man.

“I scored and we won 1-0, but I remember getting blasted by Rob Scott after that game,” Weir-Daley remembers.

“It wasn’t the best game and we were a bit fortunate.

“But we got the three points.”

Scott and fellow boss Paul Hurst were not happy with the manner of the victory, particularly because Boston had already stuffed Redditch 9-0 away earlier that campaign, another game in which Weir-Daley was on target.

On Saturday the Reds, who dropped out of the division at the end of that campaign, return to York Street to face the Pilgrims in the first-round proper of the FA Trophy (KO 3pm).

And Weir-Daley believes the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division side will be more like that resolute side they faced three seasons ago, as opposed to the team which rolled over at home.

He added: “Obviously, we can’t take anything for granted,

“I’m sure they’ll be up for it.

“We just need to make sure we play as well as we can do and take our chances.

“But when we’re playing well we feel confident, like we are able to beat anybody.”