Timms wants more of the same from Boston United ahead of FA Cup clash at Rangers

Ashley Timms.
Ashley Timms.

Keeper Ashley Timms is demanding more of the same from his Boston United teammates.

A fantastic start to the campaign has seen Dennis Greene’s side lose just one of their opening nine league matches.

And speaking after Saturday’s victory over Gloucester City, Timms was full of praise for the club’s start.

“Everyone’s doing well,” he said.

“There’s not anybody who’s not doing well or pulling their weight.

“We’ve got strength in every position and we just have to maintain that.”

But despite success in the Skrill North, the Pilgrims will turn their attentions to the FA Cup on Saturday, a competition where they have had mixed fortunes in recent years.

Kidsgrove Athletic, and Lowestoft Town are both lower-league teams who have knocked United out of the competition in recent years. In fact, 2008’s 3-2 defeat to Cambridge United was the only time Boston have been knocked out of the competition by higher-placed opposition since 2006.

Meanwhile, league rivals Worcester City, Altrincham and Workington have also dumped Boston out of the competition in recent seasons.

But on Saturday, United are looking to progress in the competition when they travel to face Stafford Rangers in the second qualifying round (KO 3pm).

Evo-Stik Premier Division side Stafford beat Chasetown in a replay to progress to this stage.

The last time Boston played at Marston Road they returned with a 4-0 Blue Square Bet North victory, back in 2011.

Shaun Pearson, Anthony Church, Miles Hunter and Jamie Green scored on that evening, in the same season where Stafford were relegated.