I’ll be spot on! Danny Sleath vows to help Boston United get revenge at Guiseley

Danny Sleath in action against Guiseley.
Danny Sleath in action against Guiseley.

DANNY Sleath has warned Guiseley he is out for revenge following last season’s ‘heartbreak’.

It was the Lions who ended Boston United’s Blue Square Bet North promotion dreams, with a penalty shoot-out victory at York Street in the play-off semi-finals.

And on Saturday, the two sides meet for the first time since that fateful day, with the Pilgrims believing they have to right some wrongs.

“That was a terrible day for me,” reflected the midfielder.

“We went out and I missed a penalty as well.

“You work hard all season for moments like those and to be edged out is heartbreaking.

“But every time I play Guiseley now that will be in the back of my mind and I’ll want to put it right.”

Boston travel to Nethermoor on Saturday, the scene where Warren Peyton’s free kick proved the difference in the play-off first leg.

United won the home leg 3-2, courtesy of a thrilling extra-time winner from Danny Davidson, but it wasn’t enough as Guiseley proved the stronger from the spot.

However, having previously converted from the spot in Yorkshire, Sleath would be more than happy to rectify his penalty miss in April if the chance arises.

“If he’s on the pitch I reckon Newey (Marc Newsham) will want the penalty,” he added.

“But if he’s not on there and I am then I’ll have it. I’ll get it right this time.”

United have enjoyed a close rivalry with Guiseley over the past two seasons.

The Lions pipped Boston to the UniBond Premier title, although the Pilgrims joined them in promotion following a play-off success, before last seasons battles.

Pilgrims boss Lee Canoville confirmed the club have made an approach for an unnamed striker, although he suggested the player will not be in a position to join up with the club until Boxing Day’s clash with Eastwood.

“The lad we’re thinking of probably won’t we with us this week but hopefully soon after,” Canoville said.