“I don’t know how to defend!” Greene jokes after watching Boston United defeat Solihull Moors

Ricky Miller.
Ricky Miller.

After watching his Boston United side beat Solihull Moors 4-1, Pilgrims boss Dennis Greene joked: “I don’t know how to defend.”

Ricky Miller grabbed a hat-trick - his second in consecutive home matches - and Scott Garner also found the net as Boston leapfrogged their opponents to move up to sixth in the Skrill North table.

With 53 goals scored in 25 league matches to date, United are level with Altrincham as the division’s second-highest scorers.

Just Hednesford Town (57) have found the target more.

And after recording 5-2, 5-3 and 4-1 victories in their past three York Street contests, against Vauxhall Motors, Workington and Moors respectively, Greene was full of praise for his front line.

“I don’t know how to defend,” laughed Greene, a former Wycombe Wanderers striker.

“I was brought up in the Kevin Keegan era, we’ll oustcore you.”

Much of United’s recent success has been attributed to the goals of Ricky Miller, who has scored nine times in his past four matches, since returning from injury.

Indeed, he scored three against a Solihull side who had only shipped 10 goals on their travels before 3pm on Saturday.

And after netting his first of the afternoon to put the Pilgrims 2-0 up yesterday, Miller charged to the dug-out to celebrate with his manager, knocking his boss to the boggy turf and creating a mass pile-on of players.

However, the muddy manager didn’t mind one bit.

He added: “It was brilliant. Ricky came over, I was about to give him a high five and he’s jumped on top of me.

“I’ve slipped over in my trainers on the mud and I’m on the floor and everyone’s on top of me.

“I’ll take it. I’m not going to fine Ricky for that, it was brilliant.”

Greene may have been quick to quip about his side’s inability to defend, but he was full of praise for his defence, midfield and keepers Lewis King and Sam Vince, all of whom restricted the Moors to the one goal in an open contest.

“Against a good side we’ve only conceded one goal,” Greene continued.

“We were set up to be sterner and I think we were sterner. That was better.”