“It’s my plan to score plenty more goals!” Striker Southwell discusses his Boston United switch

Dayle Southwell (right) and Indy Aujla.
Dayle Southwell (right) and Indy Aujla.

Dayle Southwell has promised the Boston United fans that he hasn’t scored his last goal at York Street.

The 20-year-old striker - who became the Pilgrims’ first summer signing this afternoon - scored his only Skrill North goal to date against the Pilgrims last season.

His late penalty sealed a remarkable comeback for Harrogate Town, with whom he was on loan at the time, as they came from 3-0 down to earn a draw.

“It was nothing personal against Boston scoring that goal,” he told The Standard.

“But hopefully it has shown the club and the manager what I’m all about.

“Now I’ve signed for Boston it’s my plan to score plenty more goals at the ground.

“I remember the game at Boston. The ground and the atmosphere was a lot better than most of the grounds I played at when I was at Harrogate.

“I know the Conference North is a good league and a physical league. I’m looking forward to it.”

Southwell is keen to hit the ground running after being released by Grimsby Town, the club the Louth-based forward supported as a boy.

He spent 10 years rising through the ranks at Blundell Park, alongside fellow Pilgrim Conor Marshall, who helped sell the Pilgrims to the striker.

Southwell broke into the Mariners’ first team, even if he found game time a struggle to come by on occasions.

“I had some great times and I had some very frustrating times,” Southwell added.

“I remember the League Two derbies between Grimsby and Boston when I was younger.

“But I’m looking forward to playing for Boston now and I want the side to be challenging at the top of the league.”