Carl Piergianni believes that the Skrill North’s promotion hopefuls are praying that Boston United don’t force their way in to the play-off spots... because they’re scared to face the Pilgrims.
Jamie McGhee and Ricky Miller netted as United beat North Ferriby 2-0 on Easter Monday, blowing the race for the Skrill Premier wide open.
The result gives Boston - who stretched their unbeaten run to a fantastic nine matches - an outside chance of squeezing into the top five at the expense of Guiseley, while AFC Telford United’s 2-2 draw at Solihull Moors saw them leapfrog Ferriby at the top of the pile.
“We can do nothing but win our game,” admitted defender Piergianni, after helping his side to another clean sheet.
“We’ll be fully focused on winning the game and you never know what can happen.
“It’s a tough ask for Guiseley to slip up, but if we get into the play-offs then teams will be worrried.
“We’re nine unbeaten and nobody will want to play us.”
Piergianni’s confidence stems from the fact that the Pilgrims concluded their home campaign with four victories and a draw against their possible play-off rivals, even if their record on the road leaves something to be desired.
Nothing other than a home defeat for Guiseley against Gloucester City and a victory for the Pilgrims at Worcester City will see Boston’s season extended.
But, still, they gave themselves a glimmer of hope thanks to a second-half display of exquisite attacking football.
McGhee put the Pilgrims ahead in the 70th minute when he made the most of Nathan Peat’s poor clearance, smashing home from six yards out.
And 10 minutes later Boston were gifted victory following a moment of madness from Villagers defender Danny Hone.
Miller had gone down softly under his challenge in the penalty area.
But with play continuing, he shoved the grounded United striker in the head - conceding a penalty and earning a red card in the process.
Miller duly had the last laugh as he slotted the penalty away.
“That was one of the most memorable games of my career so far,” Piergianni added, before praising the Pilgrims fans for their support.
“The crowd - I could hear them all game - and they literally spurred us on. They’ve made this place a fortress.
“It was the best way to finish a great home season, beating North Ferriby 2-0, who were top of the league.”