Boston United boss Lee is aiming for second best

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JASON Lee says that finishing second in the Blue Square Bet North would be the best scenario Boston United can hope for this season.

With Alfreton Town seemingly set to claim the title - and the one automatic promotion place - the Pilgrims coach has set his sights on finishing one place behind.

The play-off semi finals will pit the runners-up against the team that finish in fifth, while third will play fourth - both over home and away legs.

But the final will be played at the home ground of the team that finishes highest out of the two finalists.

And that is an advantage Lee thinks could make a massive difference to the Pilgrims’ hopes of gaining promotion to the non-league’s highest division.

“We want to finish in second place - then destiny is in our own hands,” Lee said.

“You can see at this level of the game that if you play at home you get the rub of the green.

“Little decisions can cost you in a game.

“You can keep giving away free kicks with challenges that I think are honest.

“With that in mind, I want to be playing at home where the little decisions go your way.”

Lee also claims that United gained a psychological advantage over promotion rivals AFC Telford United with their 1-0 victory at Bucks Head on Saturday.

He continued: “Who wants to lose to a team you could face in a few weeks’ time? “We remained positive in the game and if we see them again you never know (what impact the result may have).

“Players are fragile and they remember the little things.

“If we go into another game (against Telford) then we can only go into the game positive.”