Boston United boss Greene calls for more of the same after encouraging start

Dennis Greene and his assistant Martyn Bunce.
Dennis Greene and his assistant Martyn Bunce.

Boston United boss Dennis Greene has challenged his squad to match their encouraging start to the season.

Prior to the Skrill North campaign kicking off, the manger made it clear he had set a target of picking up an average of two points per game.

After five matches United were bang on track, having 10 points in the bag.

“We look to go out and pick up three points from every game,” Greene said. “We had 10 points after five matches, now we need to pick up another 10 points from the next 10 matches.”

Following Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Vauxhall Motors, the Pilgrims are now looking for a minimum return of nine points from their next four contests - against Guiseley, Oxford City, Gloucester City and Bradford Park Avenue.

First up are Guiseley, who visit the Jakemans Stadium on Saturday (KO 3pm).

United and the Lions have forged a rivalry in recent seasons.

In 2010, Guiseley pipped Boston to the UniBond Premier title on the final day of the season, with the Pilgrims following them up that season after beating Bradford Park Avenue in the play-off final.

The following season, Guiseley beat United 3-2 on penalties in Blue Square Bet North play-off semi-finals.

The two opponents have met 12 times in the past five seasons, with Boston winning three and Guiseley successful on five occasions.

Last season the Lions did the double over the Pilgrims, their 3-1 success at York Street their first win in Boston.

United travel to Oxford City on Tuesday (KO 7.45pm).

The two previous meetings have seen both sides win at home.