Boston United have five matches left to secure their place in the National League North play-offs – and Zak Mills is calling on the Pilgrims to fight their way to promotion.
Monday’s 2-1 victory at fellow top-five hopefuls Tamworth ended a run of four straight defeats and, more importantly, saw the side leapfrog their hosts to move into fifth place.
Nuneaton – who had three points deducted last week for fielding an ineligible player in their victory at Corby Town earlier in the campaign – sit two points behind the Pilgrims with two games in hand.
But with the two sides still to meet at the Jakemans Stadium in the penultimate contest of the season, Mills wants United to go into that match in a strong position.
“We still believe we’re one of the better teams in the league, individually and as a team,” the defender told The Standard.
“For one reason or another it’s not been going our way.
“But there’s no reason why we can’t flip the season completely.
“One piece of good luck and your luck turns – but the harder you work, the more luck you get.”
Goals from Lewis Hilliard and Dayle Southwell secured three points at the Lamb Ground and moved Boston to within three points of fourth-placed Harrogate Town.
Now Mills is desperate for Boston to make sure they are over their slump by building on this vital victory.
“There’s no reason why one good result doesn’t change our season,” he continued.
“If we win a game then the whole table can change.”
The Pilgrims will be looking for three more points on Saturday when they travel to face FC United of Manchester in their first visit to Broadhurst Park (KO 3pm).
Goals from Carl Piergianni, Dayle Southwell and Jordan Richards saw Boston win 3-1 when these two sides met in Lincolnshire in October.
But the Red Rebels are no pushovers, Monday’s goalless draw at Curzon Ashton has followed on from three straight league wins.
“They’re in good form,” said United boss Dennis Greene.
“It’ll be a great occasion and we’ll take a lot of fans up there.
“They’ll enjoy the day and, hopefully, we’ll enjoy the day.”