Rollins looking for a Fab night in front of goal! But can Boston United striker Jay get the better of former teammate Spiess?

Jay Rollins.
Jay Rollins.

Jay Rollins would love to get one over former teammate Fabian Spiess - but knows it won’t be an easy task.

The Pilgrims travel to Alfreton Town on Tuesday night, looking for another three points at the expense of the Reds, who they beat at home in dramatic circumstances earlier this season.

Fabian Spiess.

Fabian Spiess.

But Rollins - who netted on that September evening, when last-gasp goals from Liam Agnew and Gregg Smith saw the Pilgrims turn a 2-1 deficit into a remarkable 3-2 victory - knows Spiess will want revenge on his former club.

“We scored a late goal against Alfreton at at home,” Rollins reflected.

“Hopefully, we can get another good result against them, but it’s not going to be easy.

“It’s a midweek game so who knows, it might work well in our favour as we’ve done well in midweek.

“But Fab will be on his game as he’ll have a point to prove.”

The Reds have the most generous defence in the National League North to date, having conceded 76 times in their opening 33 contests.

But Rollins doesn’t believe that statistic is a fair reflection of the stopper who played 18 times for the Pilgrims last season, leaving in the summer after helping them to the play-offs.

“It is shocking as he’s a good keeper,” Rollins added.

“I’ve played with him and he’s a top lad as well, so it’s surprising to hear.

“It’ll be good to get a few against him if I could, but he’ll do everything he can to try to stop me.”

Alfreton beat FC United of Manchester 2-1 on Saturday and recently recorded a 1-0 victory over FC Halifax Town, but these are their only victories in their past eight matches in all competitions.

Kick off at North Street will be at 7.45pm.