Can lightning strike twice for Boston united at Hednesford?

Rene Steer.
Rene Steer.
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Boston United are hoping to stretch their 100 per cent start to 2014 at Hednesford Town today.

After kicking off the year with Saturday’s 5-2 success against Vauxhall Motors and Tuesday’s 5-3 victory at the expense of Workington, Dennis Greene’s fifth-placed Pilgrims are looking to consolidate their place in the play-off spots.

However, they will have to do so with a threadbare squad.

Defenders Scott Garner and Rene Steer are both suspended for the fixture and midfielder Indy Aujla is an injury doubt after picking up a hamstring tweak in midweek.

The Pilgrims made a seven-day approach for an unnamed winger last week, but The Standard understands the wideman is also suspended today.

A central midfielder from a Football League side will also link up with the club tomorrow, after his loan spell comes with another club comes to an end.

United may have six points and 10 goals from their last two contests - but, in contrast, Hednesford are currently struggling.

The Pitmen have failed to win any of their past five matches, seeing the Skrill North’s early pacesetters slipping out of the top five.

They are currently in sixth, level on 40 points with United but with an inferior goal difference.

“They’re a side going through a really bad dip in form,” said Greene.

“But you’re only always one result away from your next win. They’re going to be determined to win and we go there very short.”

Town have lost their last three matches, being beaten by North Ferriby (1-0), AFC Telford United (5-3) and Leamington (2-1).

Prior to that, the Pitmen drew with Telford (3-3) and Vauxhall Motors (2-2).

Boston earned a 1-0 victory in their last visit to Keys Park, a UniBond Premier clash in April 2009.

On that occasion Ricky Miller scored the only goal of the game.

Kick off is at 3pm.