Promotion-chasing run is on - Southwell

Dayle Southwell.
Dayle Southwell.

Dayle Southwell admits that scoring the goal to end Solihull Moors’ unbeaten streak was ‘absolutely unbelievable’.

The Boston United forward grabbed his 14th goal of the campaign as the Pilgrims left Damson Park with all three points on Saturday.

Boston also became the first team to defeat the Moors in the National League North this season, ending their 17-game unbeaten run.

“It was absolutely unbelievable,” said Southwell, who forced home Jay Rollins’ cross from close range in the second half.

“The gaffer come into me at half time and said ‘it’s set up for you to get the winner’, and that’s exactly what I did.”

Southwell was operating as a lone striker, but has no qualms about the change in his role.

He added: “It was very hard on my own, but I have to work hard for the team.

“Everyone else in the team put in a shift, so I’m happy to help out there on my own.

“We were excellent, I hope everyone sees that and they’ll be fearful of us.”

United currently sit fifth in the standings, but have played more games than their closest rivals.

However, Southwell is backing United to go on a good run after the upcoming blank weekend, and end the season in the play-offs.

“We’ve got a good run of games over Christmas and we feel we can make that gap up and keep on getting them three points,” he added.