From friends to foes! Fairclough ready to get one over old club Hinckley

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PILGRIMS striker Ben Fairclough is eager to show former club Hinckley what they are missing.

Boston United travel to Leicestershire to face Hinckley United this evening (KO 7.45pm).

And the striker is no stranger to the Greene King Stadium having spent last season there.

“Hopefully I can score against them and get us the points again,” said Fairclough, who made his Boston debut in the 2-0 home victory over the Knitters last September.

“There’s a few lads there I know, so I wouldn’t mind getting one over them.

“They like playing football and that can often show who’s the better team – I fancy us all day.”

However, if United are to find the net, they’ll have to get the better of Dan Haystead.

The ex-Boston keeper – touted as one of the finest stoppers in the Blue Square Bet North – returned to Hinckley in the summer after being released by United.

Debutant Nathan Stainfield headed United in front when the two sides met at the Jakemans Stadium earlier this season.

And Danny Sleath capped things off with a tremendous 20-yard volley, arguably the Pilgrims’ goal of the season.