Marrs calling! Liam urges Boston United to book their place in Vanarama North’s play-offs

Liam Marrs.
Liam Marrs.

Liam Marrs is calling on Boston United to book their place in the Vanarama North’s play-offs and keep their promotion dream alive.

The Pilgrims’ 2-0 victory over Worcester City on Saturday means they are now masters of their own destiny - and that victories in their five final contests of the campaign will guarantee them a top five finish.

And Marrs wants the squad to put in a shift which means they will not be having to look over their shoulders.

“Confidence is flying in the team, hopefully we can keep this going and finish in the play-offs,” said the former Sunderland youngster.

“This league’s so unpredictable but we’re not looking at that.

“As long as we keep winning, people will make mistakes.

“We just need to concentrate on ourselves as nobody can get us in the play-offs except us.”

United’s in-form strike duo of Mark Jones and Dayle Southwell settled victory on Saturday, and they have now accounted for 21 of the club’s past 27 goals.

It meant United have now won five straight matches.

Five more and they’re in with a chance of going up.

Jones netted his 11th goal in 12 matches after heaing home Southwelll’s cross with just eight minutes gone.

And Southwell settled the nerves with two minutes of normal time remaining as he put his frutrating afternoon behind him to sweep home from close range after bustling his way into the box.

“It’s a privilege to play with them,” Marrs added.

“They score goals and cause problems for the defenders, making it easier for us to concentrate on doing our jobs.”

Manager Dennis Greene also hailed his forwards as the best strike duo in the division.

However, he revealed that the two are both playing through the pain barrier for the club as Southwell struggles with a hip injury and Jones is carrying a heel problem.

Saturday’s victory was a tenser affair than it should have been as a series of superb saves from City stopper Ryan Boot kept his side in the contest until the final few seconds.

The keeper more than earned his pay packet with a body block to deny Southwell, a wonderful reaction save to tip Carl Piergianni’s bullet header wide and an instinctive near-post stop to prevent Jones netting his second.

From that save an almighty goalmouth scramble occurred with Southwell heading onto the crossbar and Jake Sheridan forcing the follow-up over the bar, injuring himself while stretching to shoot.

Southwell saw another header hit the crossbar while Nicky Walker also rattled the woodwork with a side-footer from distance.

Even with the second-half wind behind their backs City offered little in attack, Daniel Nti heading over with his side’s first corner on 83 minutes.