Poppies draw grants half of Greene’s wish

Dennis Greene.
Dennis Greene.

Boston United have been drawn away at Kettering Town in the FA Cup - granting manager Dennis Greene half of his wish.

Speaking after Saturday’s 2-1 win at UCL Premier Kirby Muxloe, the Pilgrims boss said he was hoping for a home tie against a team from a lower division.

The Poppies - who have former United striker Spencer Weir-Daley in their ranks - sit seventh in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier League.

However, Boston will face yet another away day in the FA Cup - meaning Greene has the incredible record of just one home draw from seven opportunities in the competition since taking over at the Jakemans Stadium.

“If you draw a team in your own league, it’s not like playing in the FA Cup,” said Greene, getting some satisfaction from the draw.

“You want to play a team you don’t know anything about, that’s the joy of the FA Cup, doing something new.

“Ideally, you want to be at home as well.”

United’s third qualifying round clash at Kettering is scheduled to take place on October 1.

Greene was frustrated with his team following their cup win at Ratby Lane, but believes they can offer more in the competition.

He added: “We’re capable of matching stronger sides but some of the attitude, commitment and decision making was not up to standard.

“We can improve and we want to get into that first round draw and get ourselves a Football League team.”