We will have to be on our game at Boston, says Heath

Billy Heath
Billy Heath

Town boss Billy Heath is wary of Saturday’s opponents Boston, despite the Lincolnshire club’s slow start in the league.

The Pilgrims have won only four of their 14 league games this season and are the fifth-lowest scorers in the division.

But Heath insists Halifax will have to be on their game for the trip to York Street.

“It’s a difficult place to go,” he said. “They’ve not reached the heights they’ve achieved in recent seasons, although sometimes they are slow starters.

“All away games are tough in this league and Boston will be no different.

“They have a good following there and they put you under pressure, although hopefully we will bring a few.

“We have got to be right.”

Halifax have won five games in a row, and Heath is focused on extending that form.

“The aim is just to keep winning,” he said. “We’ll get ourselves into the play-offs if we keep the run going.

“We are in a good groove now and we’ve put a good run together.

“We need to make sure we win our league games.

“The cup games have gone for now and we need to make sure we keep the results coming in and get further up the table.”

Heath’s North Ferriby beat Boston in the Conference North play-offs last season, winning the second-leg 3-0 after losing the first-leg 2-0, while they also won both league games last term.

“We’ve had some decent results at Boston before,” Heath said.

“They were always tight games and very physical.

“But we always seemed to come through on top.

“I think we only lost in the last eight or nine games we played against them.”

The Town boss admitted the club could have been handed a kinder draw in the FA Cup after being pitted away to Dagenham and Redbridge.

“It could have been better,” Heath added.

“It’s a difficult tie. Everybody wants a home draw, no matter who you are playing.

“But when the time comes we will go there and give it a really good go.

“It gives us an opportunity to get through to the second round but it’s a tough game.”