“Let’s get the job done!” Garner calls for Boston United to progress in the FA Trophy

Scott Garner.
Scott Garner.

Scott Garner is calling on Boston United to ‘get the job done’ and progress in the FA Trophy.

The Pilgrims host Workington in the cup competition on Saturday (KO 3pm), with the club captain demanding United return to winning ways.

“We definitely want to win the first game, as it’s a long way to go for a replay,” joked Garner, hoping the club can avoid a midweek trek to Cumbria on Tuesday. “We’ve got to get the job done on the day.

“I’m looking forward to it, I’d like to go on a good run in the cup.”

United are unbeaten in their past five matches, but wasted chances have seen the Pilgrims have to settle for draws in their past three contests.

Now Garner has his hopes set on defeating the Reds - who keeper Joel Dixon has previously been on loan to - and collecting the £4,000 prize money.

“We need to rebound and get a good victory, it’s good money for the club as well,” the skipper continued.

“It’s a great club and we want to do well.”

Boston beat Workington 5-3 at the Jakemans Stadium last season.

However, the Reds won the last match between the two sides, earning a 1-0 victory in Cumbria in March, shortly before their relegation to the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League.

Workington beat Witton Albion 3-0 in their replay last Tuesday, following a 3-3 draw in Cheshire.

United reached the FA Trophy final in 1985, but lost 2-1 to Wealdstone at Wembley, despite Chris Cook’s goal.

Last season saw the Pilgrims defeat Redditch United (4-1) and Conference Premier Southport (2-1) in the Trophy before being knocked out by Tamworth (2-0), who have since dropped down to the Vanarama North.