Making a point may not be enough! Boston United need to add a win to their unbeaten record to keep promotion hopes on track

Dr No Chance? Can Greene, Dennis Greene help Boston United pull off the impossible?
Dr No Chance? Can Greene, Dennis Greene help Boston United pull off the impossible?

I must admit, it feels a bit daft putting together a statistical piece at this stage of the season. Quite simply, Boston United do not care one jot about facts and figures right now... it’s points they crave.

Points, and nothing else, are the only currency which will see the Pilgrims claw their way past Guiseley - or perhaps Hednesford Town, maybe even Altrincham - into the Skrill North’s top five, and a highly-desired play-off spot.

But still, if Dennis Greene’s side are to extend their campaign with a high-five finish, today’s result will have a huge bearing on that.

United may have a far superior record at York Street compared to their one on the road. But, on paper, at least, Easter Monday’s home clash against title-chasing North Ferriby may be their toughest contest.

A glance at the Skrill North league table sees Saturday’s opponents Leamington in 13th-place, one spot above Worcester City, who the Pilgrims travel to face in seven days’ time.

Two teams with very little to play for, you would think, are ideal away matches at this stage of the season.

However, the Brakes don’t appear to have one eye on the beach just yet.

They are currently on an unbeaten run which has stretched for six matches, four of those coming at the New Windmill Ground.

For a team who have won nine, drawn two and lost eight times at home, they seem to be discovering the right formula late on.

Indeed, this recent unbeaten run has seen them hold highflying AFC Telford to a 2-2 draw and finish all square at Harrogate, who are by no means a pushover.

But Boston are also in fine form, travelling to Warwickshire unbeaten in their past seven contests.

Goals have been Leamington’s real problem, especially as former Aston Villa man Stefan Moore was tempted away by Brackley Town.

From their 39 matches, they have netted just 49 times. Only five teams have scored less in the Skrill North.

However, things are very different at the other end.

The Brakes’ defence has the fourth-best record in the division, having only shipped 49 times.

Just Brackley (42), North Ferriby (44) and Worcester City (48) have been more miserly.

But today they face United, the division’s second best marksman, who have found the net 83 times in 39 contests.

So, one of the division’s most feared attacks travel to face one of the tightest back lines. A side unbeaten in seven away at a team who have not lost in six.

Either something’s got to give or a draw will retain the status quo.

And a draw is no good to Boston United. Points win prizes.