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Gainsborough Trinity goal blitz 'will not faze resilient Boston United

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: November 02, 2012

Boston United manager Jason Lee

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Boston United boss Jason Lee insists his side will not be daunted by Gainsborough Trinity's impressive form ahead of Saturday's derby showdown.

The Blues warmed up for their trip to the Jakemans Stadium by thumping lowly Hinckley 5-0 on Tuesday.

The result kept Steve Housham's side above the Pilgrims in the Blue Square Bet North table.

However, Lee remained unimpressed by Trinity's handsome victory over a Hinckley side which has been propping up the table for most of the season.

"I'm not taking anything away from them, 5-0 is a good result against anybody, but Hinckley are really struggling," said the Pilgrims boss.

"They're bottom of the league and have had a transfer embargo against them.

"So I wouldn't read too much into that result. Form can go out of the window in a game like this.

"It could be a frenetic and fast-paced game, but it could also be a damp squib.

"In games like this the atmosphere generated by the crowd can have an impact on the game so hopefully our fans will get behind us."

The Pilgrims will also go into the county clash in buoyant mood after an equally impressive 1-0 win at Stalybridge.

Spencer Weir-Daley scored the only goal while keeper Dan Haystead saved a penalty.

It was the perfect send-off for Weir-Daley who, along with Ben Fairclough, begins a three-match suspension on Saturday.

The striker's ban could now have come at a perfect time after he picked up an ankle injury in the victory at Bower Fold.

"It looks like Spencer's going to be out for a few weeks," confirmed Lee, who was delighted with the response of his players following Saturday's 2-1 home defeat to Worcester.

"It was a blow to lose Spencer for that amount of games, but it could now be a bit of a blessing.

"Overall, it was a pleasing performance from the whole team.

"We had to defend well at times and Dan (Haystead) made a few good saves as well as the penalty."

The clean sheet was all the more impressive after Nathan Stainfield was forced off after nine minutes with a head injury which required four stitches.

With no centre-back on the bench, Gareth Jelleyman moved inside to partner Tom Ward while Gary Silk played at left-back after coming off the bench.

Despite the knock, Lee says Stainfield could still be available for Saturday's derby.

"He had a nasty cut above the eye, but he wasn't concussed," said Lee.

"He's got some stitches, but could still play on Saturday.

"He's a centre-half so he's going to pick up a few knocks."

Meanwhile, the Pilgrims will continue their run of home games on November 10 after being paired with Blue Square Bet North rivals Colwyn Bay in the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy.

The sides have already met in the league this season with Boston winning 2-0 in north Wales thanks to goals from Weir-Daley and Marc Newsham.

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