Picture perfect! Greene promises to take a snapshot of the league table after watching Boston United move up to second

Miller (right) celebrates his winner at Gainsborough.
Miller (right) celebrates his winner at Gainsborough.

Dennis Greene said he will celebrate Boston United moving up to second in the Skrill North by taking a snapshot of the league table.

The Pilgrims manager was in jovial form last night after witnessing his side leave county rivals Gainsborough Trinity with all three points.

“I’ll take a photo of it,” he said when asked about his side moving up to within a point of leaders Hednesford Town.

“We’ve been second once before, on the first day of the season, but to be there 16 games in is a big achievement from where we’ve come from last year.

“I’m really proud of the team.

“I’ll be taking a snapshot of that because who knows how long we’re going to be there?

“Hopefully we can go top in our next game - I’ll take a snapshot of that and put it in a frame and on the wall because we might end up 18th at the end of the year.”

Those teams around Boston may have games in hand, but Greene is adamant he’d rather have the points on the board.

He continued: “Those two games in hand (other teams may have) could be against Brackley, Solihull or Hednesford, then both teams can’t pick up the points.

“I’d rather have the points. We’ve got them, we’re second, I’m really pleased.”

Tom Ward’s slip allowed Ricky Miller in to net the only goal of the game in the 73rd minute, in a contest which was edgy from start to finish - even when Adi Yussuf was red carded for a wild lunge on United’s Rene Steer.

“I thought it was a really bad challenge, his two feet have left the floor,” said Greene, who was stood right in front of the incident.

“It was certainly a red card.”

The manager also took time out to praise his squad’s overall performance in a contest where 10-man Trinity refused to roll over.

“We’re fearless, we believe and I think that shows. We don’t give in,” he added.

“I thought it was a real solid derby performance, we weren’t electric but we passed the ball well enough and looked a decent side.

“You can’t go to derby days at your Brazilian best, but you’ve got to try to win football matches.”

Matchwinner Miller said he was ‘buzzing’ after firing the Pilgrims up to second spot.

“Three points and a goal, I’m coming away a happy man,” he told The Standard.

“We knew we had to be patient and get our chance.”

And Miller also reserved praise for keeper Lewis King, whose last-gasp save kept out what seemed to be a certain Darryn Stamp leveller.

“Kingy’s pulled off a great save at the end to keep us in it. He’s doing really well.”