Greene calls on Pilgrims to claim a Bank Holiday bonanza

Dennis Greene.
Dennis Greene.

Dennis Greene is calling on his Boston United side to rip up the form book and claim a Bank Holiday double.

The Pilgrims host Kidderminster Harriers this afternoon before Monday’s visit to Gloucester City (both 3pm).

The last time Boston faced Harriers it was in the final weeks of the 2004-05 season, where United won 3-0 before their guests dropped out of the Football League.

United are in need of points after winning one and losing four of their opening National League North fixtures, leaving them down in 18th place.

Harriers, relegated from the National League last season, occupy sixth spot having picked up 10 points.

They currently boast a 100 per cent away record, having thrashed Curzon Ashton 6-1 and left basement side Nuneaton with a 2-0 victory.

At home they won Saturday’s clash against Stalybridge, after having drawn 0-0 with Chorley and lost 2-1 to Brackley.

However, Green believes that home advantage and Kidderminster’s approach could play into the Pilgrims’ hands.

“I think they’ll be very open,” the manager said.

“They’ve got a bit of pace in the team so they’ll certainly attack.

“At home we’re generally on the ball and have lots of possession.

“There’s something about being at York Street that makes us a better team. Our best performances this year are Stalybridge and Tamworth.

“Hopefully we can beat Kidderminster, win back-to-back games and jump up the table.”

United are hoping that their injury woes will subside in time for kick off.

Last weekend’s 2-0 defeat at Chorley saw Nat Brown, Shane Clarke, Jay Rollins, Callum Chippendale, Waide Fairhurst, Kalern Thomas and Herve Pepe-Ngoma all unable to featue.