Next four matches are make or break for Boston United’s promotion push - Greene

Dennis Greene.
Dennis Greene.

Manager Dennis Greene believes the next four matches will decide whether or not Boston United can win promotion from the Skrill North.

The Pilgrims put in a superb performance to beat play-off rivals Hednesford Town today.

Now Greene is urging his squad not to rest on their laurels, looking for a minumum of nine points from their next four matches.

That haul, he reckons, will be enough for United to get a foothold in the top five.

“If we can win three of our next four games - and there’s home games against Gloucester and Oxford in there - you’ll get five or six points in on the other teams,” Greene said.

“If you include today’s game then we could be picking up 12 points or so from a possible 15.

“The next four games are crucial for us. They’ll decide whether we make the play-offs.”

Ricky Miller, Scott Garner, Liam Agnew and Ben Milnes netted for United this afternoon - a result which Greene believes is the perfect tonic following last week’s controversial 4-0 defeat at Harrogate Town.

“After last week you just want the next game to come round quickly,” the manager added.

“This time it’s a massive game against Hednesford. To score four and keep a clean sheet is very satisfying.

“The most important thing is the three points, but to get the goal difference back - it shows today we go ahead of Brackley on goal difference - it’s an extra point.

“That will give the lads real good confidence. We put in a real good performance.”

United now travel to face Workington on Saturday. This will be followed by home clashes against Gloucester City and Oxford City, either side of a trek to Barrow.

Greene also took time to praise on-loan Sunderland youngsters Agnew - who netted his first senior goal today - and David Ferguson, who impressed on his debut.

“(Liam’s) got better and better every game,” said Greene.

“Fergie’s had a real good debut and he’ll get better and better.

“It’s just a really good win for us. That win could potentially get us a third spot as a minimum.”