“I love it!” Greene revels in watching Boston United score goals

United leading scorer Marc Newsham.
United leading scorer Marc Newsham.

Boston United boss Dennis Greene says his squad will only play one way for the rest of the season - and that’s going in for the kill.

After Saturday’s 4-0 victory over Hednesford Town, the Pilgrims finished the day as the Skrill North’s top scorers, netting 66 times in 31 matches.

Ricky Miller, Scott Garner, Liam Agnew and Ben Milnes were Boston’s matchwinners.

And Greene vowed that the opposition’s net will bulge plenty more times this campaign, as the club looks to climb the table.

“I love it,” replied Greene when asked how he feels watching his side score. “Every team I’ve been at and managed we’ve always scored a lot of goals. We’ve conceded a few as well, but that’s it.

“We were 2-0 up and we still had three up front today.

“I won’t sacrifice what I believe in and hopefully we’ll continue outscoring other teams.”

Victory moved Boston up to fourth, above Brackley Town on goal difference.

But more importantly, in the manager’s eyes, the result also saw United claw back the goal difference they conceded the previous week at Harrogate, also a 4-0 scoreline.

“We’ve just got our four goals back,” Greene added. “It was a massive result in a must-win game for us today.”

The Pilgrims stormed into a 2-0 lead after 16 minutes.

Miller brushed home a 12th-minute penalty beyond Dan Crane after the striker’s pace saw the Pitmen’s Ben Bailey resort to hacking him down.

And Garner doubled the advantage as he cleverly looped Ian Ross’ free kick over the stranded keeper.

Town, who began the day as the division’s top marksmen, saw chances to get back into the contest go begging.

Lewis King pushed away Charlie Anagho-Ntamark’s strike before reacting quickly to get a hand to Marvin Robinson’s close-range header seconds after the interval.

And as the ball trickled invitingly in front of the open goal, Hednesford’s Paul Sullivan somehow smashed his follow-up against the underside of the bar when it seemed easier to score.

Teenager Agnew grabbed his first senior goal on 56 minutes when he stroked home Marc Newsham’s clever pass from 12 yards out.

King pulled off another top stop to earn his clean sheet when Sullivan went through on goal.

But it was Greene’s ruthless Pilgrims who had the final say, Ben Milnes thrashing home a 20-yard strike with 11 minutes remaining, finishing off a move which included Rene Steer, Miller and Newsham.