Marc Newsham has warned rivals Altrincham that Boston United won’t be pushovers for a third time.
The Robins have stuffed United 7-1 and 6-1 at Moss Lane in the past two seasons.
But as the Pilgrims prepare to travel to the north west this Saturday (KO 3pm), striker Newsham is determined not to go through the pain of such a heavy defeat yet again.
“They both really, really hurt,” he told The Standard.
“When you’ve been done 6-1 you don’t ever expect that to happen again.
“But they played really well and we were really poor.”
Newsham is the only player left at the club who took to the pitch for both those contests.
And he is adamant that this season’s squad are streets above the two teams who were humbled by Lee Sinnott’s side.
“It’s a completely different season now, we’re up and around it,” Newsham added.
“We don’t fear anybody.
“The last two times we’ve conceded 13 goals and it’s not been a great ground for us.
“But we’re full of confidence and I don’t see why we can’t go there and get a positive result.
“We’ve got people bang in form now.”
Goals from Scott Garner, Spencer Weir-Daley and Conor Marshall saw Boston beat Altrincham 3-2 at York Street in October.
United will be also be in action on Tuesday when they host Stockport County (KO 7.45pm).