Sports: Boston United boss unhappy with Spennymoor postponement but suspects it could benefit squad

Sports: Boston United boss unhappy with Spennymoor postponement but suspects it could benefit squad

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Craig Elliott was far from happy with Saturday’s postponement at Spennymoor Town, but is hopeful that the temporary setback could prove to be a blessing in disguise in the long run.

The Brewery Field trip was called off following the delay of summer remedial works on Spennymoor’s pitch, with the postponement confirmed less than an hour before last Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at Alfreton Town.

It did allow striker Dominic Knowles to get two training sessions in the bank, following pre-season calf troubles, ahead of tonight’s home game against Leamington.

“I am not too happy about the situation,” said Elliott when quizzed on the Spennymoor postponement.

“It’s not something that sits well with me but what can you do?

“You have to accept it and it gave us two training sessions [before the next match].

“Dom is ready. With me getting the news that the Spennymoor game was off, I felt it was more beneficial to not rush him back [against Alfreton].

“He was able to train on Thursday and Saturday and be available for selection for Tuesday night.”

United have scored twice in their opening two matches, courtesy of Jordan Thewlis’ deflected effort against Chester FC on the opening day and Jake Wright’s second half leveller at Alfreton.

Elliott is not too concerned that his much-vaunted attack have yet to click into gear, particularly with star signing Knowles now fit and raring to go.

“We need to sharpen up in the final third,” added Elliott.

“We have made some wrong choices but I am confident that it will come.

“We have got good players who are still in second gear and once they start getting up to speed, we will be absolutely fine.”

Boston United players Ben Middleton, Luke Shiels, Dominic Knowles and Ashley Jackson are put through their paces during pre-season training
Boston United players Ben Middleton, Luke Shiels, Dominic Knowles and Ashley Jackson are put through their paces during pre-season training
(Image: David Shipman)

The Leamington encounter is the first of back-to-back home fixtures, with Guiseley set to arrive at The Jakemans Stadium on Saturday.

With Altrincham lying in wait at the end of August too, Elliott is confident of calling on home comforts to get the Pilgrims’ campaign firmly up and running.

“All the games are hard and just because we are at home, we have no divine right to win games of football,” added Elliott.

“We want to have a good home record this season so we are looking forward [to the three games].

“We have a good, healthy squad and we just need to tweak a few things to improve.”



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