Monday, April 19, 2010, 07:00
Boston United have one hand on the UniBond League Premier Division title after their thumping 4-1 win against FC United at a packed York Street on Saturday.
The Pilgrims know a win at Marine in their final game of the season next Saturday will be enough to win the championship such is their superior goal difference.
In front of a crowd of more than 2,500, the Pilgrims came from a goal down to batter FC United, scoring four goals in the last 20 minutes – Lee Canoville, Anthony Church, Spencer Weir-Daley and Danny Davidson on target.
Meanwhile, as the champagne was being put on ice at York Street, second-placed Guiseley were losing 2-0 at home to Marine and third-placed Bradford Park Avenue were drawing 2-2 at Frickley.
Both teams have a game in hand on Boston, but joint-manager Rob Scott said the pressure would be on United's rivals as he praised his own players.
"A few harsh words were said at the break, because every time we have done that this season, they have responded positively," said Scott.
"It was constructive criticism and we produced that bit of quality.
"I don't want to throw too many plaudits at the players, because we have not won anything yet.
"But Guiseley and Bradford have to win their games in hand this week, otherwise it could be over before Saturday."
For more reaction plus a full report on the win over FC United of Manchester, see today's Lincolnshire Echo.