Can Boston United force their way into the Skrill North’s top three tonight?

Weir-Daley scores for United against Stockport.
Weir-Daley scores for United against Stockport.

Dennis Greene is challenging his Boston United side to beat Stockport County and move up to third in the Skrill North.

If the Pilgrims get the better of the Hatters this evening they could climb three places from sixth in the Skrill North standings, overtaking AFC Telford United on goal difference.

“We’ve been up there a couple of times this season, but we haven’t been top outright yet,” Greene told The Standard.

“That would be nice if we could get there, but our main aim is to get up there and cement our place in the top five.

“We’ve got two home games coming up and we have a good record at home, and we’re also scoring a lot of goals.”

Tonight’s clash against County will be followed up by Saturday’s home clash against Gainsborough Trinity and next Tuesday’s visit to Histon.

And with league leaders North Ferriby United on FA Trophy duty on Saturday, Greene believes a six-point haul would help his side pile some pressure onto the Humberside club.

Greene’s plans mean claiming three points this evening.

Boston kicked off their Skrill North campaign with a shock - but comprehensive - 4-1 victory at Edgeley Park.

Scott Garner, Marc Newsham, Spencer Weir-Daley and Ricky Miller netted the goals for United that day.

“We’ve got great memories from that match,” Greene added.

“We didn’t expect that result. Stockport began the season as one of the favourites.

“But they’ve changed their manager since then and have gone on a good run recently.”

Ian Bogie - Stockport’s manager that day - has since been replaced by Alan Lord.

County have won four of their past six matches, beating Histon, Gainsborough, Bradford Park Avenue and Oxford City.

They were beaten by Hednesford Town and drew with Workington.

Pilgrims keeper Lewis King began the season with the Hatters.

If Solihull Moors better United’s result when they face Worcester City tonight then the Pilgrims will drop to seventh.

Kick off this evening at York Street is 7.45pm.