Are diamonds forever? Dennis Greene believes Boston United’s new formation can shoot down the Seagulls

Jay Dowie.
Jay Dowie.

Dennis Greene wants his diamond geezers to force Boston United back into the Skrill North play-off spots.

The Pilgrims make the long trek to Colwyn Bay this evening to face the 10th-placed Seagulls.

And victory, coupled with results going their way elsewhere, could see Boston move from sixth back into the top five.

In-form United travel to Wales buoyed by an unbeaten run of five games, in which they have beaten Oxford City, Gloucester City and Solihull Moors, while drawing with Barrow and Altrincham.

For the past four of those contests, the Pilgrims have been operating with a midfield diamond formation.

And with newcomer Jay Dowie acting as an extra insurance policy in front of the back four, manager Greene believes his new formation is paying off.

“We’ve changed our formation and we’re defending better,” Greene told The Standard.

“If we keep playing like we have we’ve got a good chance in every game.”

The Pilgrims’ away form has been their Achilles’ heel for much of the season, but with five points picked up from their last three road trips - two of those matches coming against promotion rivals - the club appears to be turning the corner.

Kick off tonight is at 7.45pm.