Dennis Greene knows Boston United have to be at their best if they want to leave Gainsborough Trinity with three points this evening - adding: “There are no easy games in this league.”
While the Pilgrims and Chorley played out a goalless draw at the Jakemans Stadium on Saturday, Trinity took the spoils in a nine-goal thriller against Colwyn Bay, winning 6-3.
Now, three days later, the team who scored six are playing host to a team celebrating their third clean sheet of the season at the Northolme.
“It’s a crazy league, you get some strange results,” said Greene, reflecting on the Blues’ victory.
“It looks like a really good result for them to score six against Colwyn Bay.
“There are no easy games in this league, you’ve got to take your chances and show desire.”
United have actually conceded seven goals in one match this campaign, in their 7-2 home defeat to Oxford City.
However, Greene insists his defence has improved dramatically from that night in early September.
“We’ve only done it once, against Oxford and it’s not happened since,” he said.
“We look really solid at the moment, not just as a back four but also as a team.
“I’m sure anyone who’s seen us in the last three games will say Boston’s a decent side.”
Trinity left Boston with a 3-1 county cup success at the start of the season, but United did the double over Gainsborough in league action last season - winning 1-0 at the Northolme and thumping them 6-0 in the return match at York Street.
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