CHRIS Hall is desperate to open his Pilgrims goalscoring account – and hopes his first strike will come at the expense of former club Gainsborough Trinity.
Boston United head off to the Northolme on Saturday, looking to earn victory over their big-spending Yellowbelly rivals.
And after the Blues prised Jamie Yates and Shane Clarke away from York Street with financial offers the Pilgrims couldn’t match in the summer, United feel they have a point to prove.
But for Hall, he is still hoping to see one of his long-range strikes find the net.
“I keep dragging my shots and its getting me down. It’s not happening for me and some of the other lads,” admitted the striker-turned-winger.
“I’ve been desperate to score. It’s annoying as I do pride myself on getting a few goals.
“I dont know if it’s mentally playing on my mind when I shoot from the edge of the area, because they used to go in.
“But I will keep on plugging away.
“I’m like other strikers, when you do get one others tend to come.”
With every match that passes, Hall is getting more and more frustrated by not seeing his name on the scoresheet.
But he doesn’t think there would be a better opportunity to open his account than against Trinity, with whom he spent two seasons.
“That would be really nice. It would be great to score there,” he said.
“But most importantly, we want to get three points and I want to start.
“You could say it’s an old cliche that it’s just another game. But you always want to perform against your old club.
“Sometimes it gives you an extra incentive to win.
“I’d love to go back and get one over on them.”
United’s Lee Canoville and Ryan Semple have also had spells at the Northolme.
Saturday’s match kicks off at 3pm.