Now is the time! Carl Piergianni confident he can end his Harrogate Town jinx

Carl Piergianni.
Carl Piergianni.

Carl Piergianni is confident he can end his Harrogate Town jinx this Saturday.

The stakes are high as Boston United travel to face Town with both sides gunning for a top-five finish and promotion from the National League North (KO 3pm).

Wetherby Road hasn’t been a kind place to the defender, who netted a brace as the Pilgrims beat Bradford Park Avenue on Saturday.

He missed last season’s 2-1 defeat due to illness and, along with keeper Lewis King, was one of two United players sent off in the opening 16 minutes the previous season - a bizarre match where Boston ended the game with seven men.

The previous season saw him again receive his marching orders with Corby Town player.

“It’s been a bad place for me personally,” Piergianni told The Standard. “But that doesn’t mean anything to me.

“It’s a massive game for us and we want to get one over on them.

“They’re a good side and it’ll be a great game, but I believe we go there looking to get a positive result.

“They’ll be worried about playing us, they don’t want to lose the game.”

Boston have lost their last three visits to Harrogate, but go into the match on the back of a hat-trick of victories.

And Piergianni wants that run to keep on improving.

He added: “It’s important we hit form at the right time.”