Boston United club captain Jay Rollins wants to give York Street a fitting send off

Boston club captain Jay Rollins is determined to give the club’s famous York Street home a fitting send off.

Jay Rollins wants Boston to do end their York Street stay in style. Pic by John Aron Photography.
Jay Rollins wants Boston to do end their York Street stay in style. Pic by John Aron Photography.

The Pilgrims play their final ever match at the historic ground after 87 years when they host Altrincham in the National League North play-off final on Saturday.

And the flying winger, who suffered heart-break with United following defeat to North Ferriby in the 2016 semi-finals, says they must go out with a bang.

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“We want to end our last season here on a high and what better way than to end it with a final here,” he said.

“As club captain it is a special feeling. I have been here five years and this is my first final with the club.

“I have had a semi-final defeat and it is not a nice feeling and hopefully I can end it with a win and promotion.

“Everyone thought nothing was going to happen with the rest of the season during lockdown, and then it sprung upon us and we were back.

“It was not easy to come back after having so much time off, but everyone has grafted and worked hard and it has paid off.”

Rollins, who is the club’s longest serving player, smashed home a 20 yard beauty to put Boston 3-2 up as they went on to defeat Gateshead in last weekend’s semi-final after an eight goal thriller.

It was the perfect timing for a player who feels he should be scoring more often.

“I have been getting a bit of stick on penalties, so I said I would have to score in open play,” he said.

“Brad (Abbott) put it on a plate on the edge of the box, I just swung and it went in.

“I feel like I should score more goals and that I have been a bit defensive. The gaffer has told me to stay up and I ll get more chances and it paid off.

“Credit to Gateshead, they are a very good team, but we really wanted it. Losing twice to them in the season pushed us on more.”

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