Boston United must build on Tigers victory, says two-goal Spencer Weir-Daley

Weir-Daley (second left) is mobbed by his teammates.
Weir-Daley (second left) is mobbed by his teammates.

Spencer Weir-Daley was overjoyed to return to goalscoring form - but the Boston United striker believes the Pilgrims must now build on their first win in eight matches.

The forward took his tally for the season up to 12 with a brace last night, helping new boss Dennis Greene celebrate his first match in charge with a 4-0 victory over Gloucester City.

But with Colwyn Bay and Histon both earning shock victories, the gap between Boston and the Blue Square Bet North drop zone remains at 10 points.

“We need to build on this, but it’s been a long time coming,” said Weir-Daley, following a night which saw him leave York Street with three points, two goals and one man-of-the-match bottle of champagne.

“I think everyone was under pressure .

“It’s a new manager coming in, and there was some tension early on.

“It wasn’t the best match, but we handled that. It was a bit nervy for the first 10 minutes.”

Those nerves soon turned to adrenaline after a few early scares.

And when Weir-Daley fired home Anton Foster’s pass at the back post, the home side were in the ascendency.

A second-half gamble saw the forward double his tally, heading over stranded keeper Mike Green, before Ben Fairclough and Conor Marshall wrapped things up late on.

“It was a great feeling to be back on the scoresheet,” said Weir-Daley, who had previously netted just once in 10 matches.

“But it was even better to get a clean sheet and a win 4-0 - you can’t ask for much more than that.”

The ex-Nottingham Forest and Notts County man admitted that the players had been feeling the pressure after picking up just two wins in their past 13 matches.

He said: “It does affect us all. Recently its been affecting everyone, it’s really nice tonight to go home and sleep knowing we won.”

The players only met Greene for the first time about an hour before kick off and that added to the tension.

However, after a positive first meeting, Weir-Daley believed the new manager helped give the side the confidence to impress.

“I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t strange to meet him for the first time,” he added.

“We didn’t meet him until about 6.30pm, but we were thinking ‘what’s he going to do?’

“The team line-up could have been different to what we were used to, but he was straight to the point.

“He said how he likes his team to play and told us what he wanted from each position.”