“We don’t have to score five times to win!” Newsham puts forward a case for the Boston United defence

Marc Newsham.
Marc Newsham.
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Marc Newsham has given the thumbs up to Boston United’s new-look defence.

The Pilgrims striker believes his job has been made a lot easier by the solid wall in front of Ashley Timms’ goal.

“You don’t have to score four or five goals to win a match now,” Newsham (pictured) told The Standard.

“We know the lads will be solid at the back.

“I think we’ve been brilliant. The two full backs (Netan Sansara and Peter Bore) offer quality going forward but they’re also strong at the back, and the two big lads (Scott Garner and Carl Piergianni) do great things.”

Newsham says that it’s too early to get carried away following United’s good start to the season.

However, he has confidence in the players he sees across the pitch, adding: “We’re not getting too carried away, it’s a tough league.

“But we’re looking solid. We’ve got good creative players in midfield and up front we’ve got goalscorers, people who will get the goals.”

Following last Monday’s 3-0 defeat at North Ferriby, the Pilgrims won 2-1 against Worcester City at the weekend.

They are now looking to pick up three points as they return to Vauxhall Motors on Saturday (KO 3pm).

Boston lost 4-0 at Rivacre Park last season, in arguably their worst performance of the campaign.

With Graham Hyde in the dug-out following the sacking of Jason Lee three days earlier, the Pilgrims looked a sorry sight.

However, the previous season, Newsham scored twice as Boston won by the same scoreline in Ellesmere Port.

Spencer Weir-Daley and Tom Ward were also on target.