We owe them one! Weir-Daley backs Boston United to exact revenge on Brackley

Spencer Weir-Daley.
Spencer Weir-Daley.

Boston United striker Spencer Weir-Daley has warned Brackley: “We owe you one.”

The Pilgrims have lost out to the Saints in their past three meetings.

However, United have left St James’ Park feeling hard done by following their two defeats this season.

The FA Cup contest in October looked relatively even until former United keeper Ashley Timms let a routine strike slip through his legs.

And as Boston pushed on for a leveller late in that game they were caught out on the break, eventually losing 2-0.

United returned to Northamptonshire for a Skrill North contest the following month, where Timms had another day to forget.

Misjudging a punt from the half way line and a weak defensive clearance helped the Saints move into a 3-0 lead.

But with Timms replaced by Sam Vince in goal for the second half, United fought back with goals from Scott Garner and Marc Newsham, only to miss out 3-2.

Brackley keeper Billy Turley was sent off in stoppage time of that contest for dissent.

Looking forward to today’s clash at York Street, Weir-Daley said: “In the two games especially we felt hard done by.

“We know what happened in both those games.

“We’ve shown Brackley we can do it before and we do owe them one.

“Our home form has been good as well.”

United’s previous home contests against Brackley also ended in defeat as the Saints won 4-3 on the final day of last season, in a match which saw Newsham and Turley both miss penalties.

Newsham, Nathan Stainfield and Anton Foster netted for United on that occasion.

Boston’s only victory over the Saints came last season on the road, when Weir-Daley and Ben Fairclough handed the Pilgrims a 2-0 success.

Today’s match pits the division’s meanest defence against the Skrill North’s joint top scorers.

Boston, like Hednesford, have scored 61 times in 28 matches so far this campaign.

But Brackley have shipped just 26 goals in 27 matches.

Kick off is at 3pm.