Milnes wants to ditch his Boston United super sub tag

Ben Milnes.
Ben Milnes.

Ben Milnes is desperate to ditch his super sub tag.

The midfielder came off the bench to net twice as Boston United kept their Skrill North play-off hopes alive with a 4-1 victory over Stalybridge Celtic on Saturday.

“Obviously, I’d like to be playing from the start, but to come on and score two goals is the next best thing,” Milnes told The Standard.

“Hopefully, I can now get one from the start if I get the opportunity.”

Milnes hopes his brace will be enough to convince manager Dennis Greene that he is the man to lead the Pilgrims’ midfield into their make-or-break weekend - away at Leamington on Saturday, before Easter Monday’s home clash against North Ferriby United (both 3pm).

However, all four of the goals that Milnes has now netted have arrived after his introduction from the bench, Saturday’s double following on from strikes against Hednesford Town and Barrow.

Looking forward to United’s Easter double, Milnes added: “It’s massive and can define the whole season.”

Monday’s fixture against promotion rivals Ferriby will be followed on by the Pilgrims’ end-of-season Player of the Year presentations on the York Street pitch.