Boston United striker Ricky Miller was labelled ‘a rash’ by his own manager - after bagging his fifth goal of pre-season.
Magic Miller netted from a moment of individual brilliance, as the Pilgrims turned on the style to defeat Mansfield Town 3-1 at York Street on Saturday.
Picking up Ian Ross’ pass on the half way line, the forward sped down the right wing before cutting inside and unleashing a powerful 20-yarder which beat Stags stopper Harry Wardram at his near post.
Rash may have been a word used to describe the striker in his wilder past.
But Miller has done nothing but impress since his return to United this summer and boss Dennis Greene meant his comment as a compliment.
Greene said: “That’s what Ricky’s capable of. He’s like a bad rash, you just can’t get rid of him.
“He’s got two people for cover, and he’s done a little Cruyff turn inside and smashed it into the top corner.
“He’s so fit that he can play all day long on the shoulder. He’s a handful isn’t he?”
It was Spencer Weir-Daley who found the net last night as a United XI lost 3-1 at Biggleswade.
It was a far cry from the weekend when Boston were in an attacking mood.
Another highlight of that victory was Ben Milnes’ goal.
In a move straight from the training ground, Ross played a quick free kick to the feet of Marc Newsham, who placed the ball round his marker with a neat touch.
There to finish with a low strike was Milnes, who had continued his run from over the ball.
And the good news for United fans is that Greene reckons there are plenty more plays to come.
“That’s a set piece we work on in training,” he added.
“It worked marvellously well and we got in and scored.
“It’s great to see that what we work on at the training ground is paying off.
“We’ve got plenty more in our locker, we just haven’t scored from them yet.”