I want Lincoln City! Boston United boss Greene eyes lucrative FA Trophy draw

Dennis Greene.
Dennis Greene.

Dennis Greene is dreaming of a money-spinning FA Trophy draw against county rivals Lincoln City.

After watching his Boston United side record a 2-1 victory at Skrill Premier Southport yesterday, the Pilgrims boss hopes that his side are handed a home tie against the Red Imps in the next round.

When asked what name he wants to come out of the hat on Monday, Greene responded: “Lincoln at home.”

The Boston boss would love to claim the scalp of Lincoln, not just for bragging rights, not just because he believes another higher-tier scalp will boost his side’s already sky-high confidence even further, but also because he believes a bumper gate could help him strengthen his squad for a Skrill North promotion push.

“When you get into the last 32 there’s no easy progression,” Greene added.

“If you go out you want to make some money, it helps me for the rest of the season - so Lincoln at home would be a full house and it’s potentially winnable.

“That would be the best draw for us, Grimsby or Lincoln at home.”

United faced City at Sincil Bank in pre-season, narrowly losing 1-0 although Carl Piergianni had a stoppage-time goal oddly ruled out for an alleged infringement.

Although looking forward with positivity, Greene was happy to reflect on what his side had just achieved as he spoke to the press at Haig Avenue on Saturday.

Goals from Marc Newsham and Piergianni saw Boston come from behind to cancel out Nathan Ellington’s opener.

“To be in the hat, to get the prize money is really important to us - and to come away from home and beat a National Conference side,” Greene continued.

“It’ll give the lads a lot more confidence.

“The boys are over the moon, the chairman’s come in and given everyone a £50 bonus, that’s doubled some of their wages this week.

“It’s great, the boys are excited and the run continues. I think we’ve only lost one since September.

“We’re going really well, so we’ll just enjoy it while it lasts.”

Greene also took time out to praise Newsham, who bagged his 12th of the season after ending a four-match spell without finding the net, and captain Ian Ross, who created both goals.

Greene continued: “He (Newsham) is always going to score goals, that was vital to us to go in 1-1 at half time.”

And on being asked whether he ever gets tired of watching his captain’s dead-ball deliveries, the manager continued: “Nope, never. I enjoy them in training and enjoy them on match days.

“He put a real shift in today, not only his deliveries but also his passing, his work rate and his tackling.”