Goal-grabber Southwell wants to make it third time lucky against the Moors

Dayle Southwell.
Dayle Southwell.

Dayle Southwell is eager to get back on the scoresheet and make sure it’s third time lucky against Solihull Moors.

Boston United return to Damson Park on Saturday, exactly one week after their heartbreaking FA Trophy exit.

And Southwell - with added inspiration following United’s 4-1 National League North defeat at home to the Moors in August - believes revenge this weekend (KO 3pm) could deal their rivals a blow in the promotion chase.

“Ultimately, the league’s the main priority,” he said.

“We wanted to go far in the Trophy, but if they’re progressing in the Trophy that could set them back and they could end up playing two or three times a week.

“If we can get three points off them on Saturday we can get closer to them.”

Southwell left with the matchball after scoring a hat-trick as Boston won 4-1 at Damson Park in the league last season, and he would love a repeat of that.

He added: “I haven’t scored in the last couple of games, and I don’t think I’ve gone three games all season without scoring, so I’ll be looking to come here and get a goal.”

During Southwell’s 72 matches for the Pilgrims he has netted 43 times, only twice going three games without getting his name on the scoresheet.

The first was during September and October last season when Dennis Greene’s side drew with Worcester City before losing to both Hednesford Town and Leek Town, the second being the final three games of the campaign, while playing through injury.

“I believe I’ll score every game, so when the chances come I believe I can take them.

“I’ll be going in full confidence,” Southwell added.

United were eliminated from the Trophy after keeper Henrich Ravas dropped a catch, allowing Callum Gittings to slot home an 80th-minute winner.