The 20-goal Marc! Newsham hits Boston United target

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MARC Newsham grabbed his 20th Boston United goal of the campaign - and has promised to get more.

The hotshot couldn’t help his side to victory as the Pilgrims went down 3-2 at FC Halifax Town yesterday.

But after reaching the 20-goal mark at the Shay, he believes he can add to that total as United have three remaining fixtures.

“Obviously, we’re disappointed with the result,” he said.

“The first half of the game was too open and they were getting a bit of joy.

“However, once we scored we showed confidence and belief.

“They were hanging on and they were lucky to get the points at the end.

“I’m happy with my 20th goal. That was the target I set myself at the start of the season, and the target the managers gave me as well.

“I’ve got 20 now but I still want to score plenty more between now and the end of the season.”

Manager Jason Lee Lee reckoned his Boston United side suffered defeat at Halifax yesterday, because they didn’t cause enough early problems.

Goals from Ross Hannah (two) and James Dean, put the hosts 3-0 up in just 39 minutes.

Newsham and Josh Burge reduced the deficit but it was too little too late for United.

Lee said: “What a good game of football.

“For us to be 3-0 down was not a fair reflection as we had big periods where we controlled possession.

“But in the first half their front three were very direct and we took a while to get going.

“Newsh’s goal gave us something to build on.

“They got nervy and edgy and, if anything, we had the majority of the possession.

“We got another back and after that we were a real threat.

“As the game went on we looked stronger, but the damage was done conceding the early goals.

“We just didn’t test the keeper enough early on.

“It’s all about the end product. We passed the ball well but didn’t get enough early shots off.”