Attack is best form of defence for Boston United’s Scott Garner

Scott Garner.
Scott Garner.

Boston United defender Scott Garner says it is easy to 
concentrate on his own job - because he has so much faith in the club’s strikers.

The 23-year-old was part of a miserly defence that gave Stockport County little joy during the Pilgrims’ 4-1 opening-day victory on Saturday.

And the on-loan Cambridge United man also chipped in with the opening goal, poking home from a corner.

But Garner believes that his defensive duties are a lot easier because the quality of goalscorers at the club means he doesn’t have to continue pushing on to support.

“We know that if we can keep a clean sheet or restrict the opposition that we’ll be able to score at the other end,” he told The Standard.

“If you’re working hard at the back, it’s nice to see the three up front darting around and giving defenders problems.

“It’s fantastic.”

The three strikers who began Saturday’s match also got on the scoresheet, with Spencer Weir-Daley, Marc Newsham and Ricky Miller each opening their Skrill North accounts.

At the other end, County had little joy against the stoic United defence of Garner, Carl Piergianni, Netan Sansara and Peter Bore, with their consolation coming from the penalty spot, the only time keeper Ashley Timms was really troubled.

Turn to pages 86 and 87 for match report.