Sleath says support spurred on Pilgrims

Danny Sleath - big game player of scorer of important goals?
Danny Sleath - big game player of scorer of important goals?

DANNY Sleath hailed the Boston United fans – claiming their backing spurred the Pilgrims on to last night’s victory over Alfreton Town.

York Street was was at its rare but raucous best last night as the 1,503-strong crowd watched United do the double over the Reds.

And with drums beating, hands slapping and supporters chanting, the Pilgrims were spurred on to fight back from two goals down to earn a 3-2 victory.

“The fans were great, every single one of them,” said Sleath.

“They got behind us and showed how much they wanted us to win.

“It got us all going. It makes a difference, definitely.”

Alfreton have only lost three times all season, with Boston claiming their scalp twice.

Sleath grabbed the winner as United won 1-0 at the Impact Arena in September, and was also on target last night, along with Marc Newsham and Shaun Pearson.

And with goals against Guiseley and derby rivals Gainsborough as well this campaign, is the midfielder just a big game player?

“I hope not,” he said.

“I haven’t scored as many goals as I would have likes to this season. But in that case I like to think the ones I have got have been important.”