“Harrogate draw did us a favour” says Boston United’s Aujla

Indy Aujla.
Indy Aujla.

Indy Aujla believes that this season’s shock draw with Harrogate Town has only made Boston United stronger.

Goals from Marc Newsham (two) and Spencer Weir-Daley saw the Pilgrims cruise into a comfortable 3-0 interval lead against Simon Weaver’s side at York Street back in October.

But three second-half goals from the visitors saw them earn a point from the Skril North encounter.

“I think we learned a big lesson that day,” admittede Aujla, who made his first start for United in that match.

“Maybe we were a bit naive. Maybe we thought we had already won the match.

“We have to give Harrogate credit for not giving up that day, but I think it did us a bit of a favour.

“In a few matches since then we’ve been in front and seen the opposition pull one back.

“But that game remains in the back of our minds and I think we’re more determined to stop that happening again.”

With Saturday’s match at Colwyn Bay postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, the Pilgrims slipped down to fifth in the table.

They now sit four points ahead of seventh-placed Harrogate, who they travel to face on Saturday (KO 3pm), but with a game in hand.

“We want three points on Saturday,” the midfielder added.

“But it’s not about getting one back, it’s about trying to get promoted.”