"I'm looking forward to having another go!" Craig Elliott says Boston United are up for King's Lynn test

Pilgrims boss wants to claim scalp of leaders...
Dayle Southwell in action at King's Lynn. Photo: @russelldossettDayle Southwell in action at King's Lynn. Photo: @russelldossett
Dayle Southwell in action at King's Lynn. Photo: @russelldossett

Craig Elliott is keen to 'have another go' at league leaders King's Lynn.

Boston United felt they had done enough to earn a point at The Walks on Boxing Day but, with seven minutes remaining, Michael Gash settled the contest in the Linnets' favour.

The blow was even harder to take for Boston as they had skipper Luke Shiels dismissed in the 16th minute for a last-man foul.

Now Elliott wants his Pilgrims to prove their pedigree when they host Lynn on New Year's Day.

"I'm looking forward to having another go at them," he said.

"I thought we were more than a match. I'm disappointed we couldn't get anything from the game as I thought we deserved something.

"I'm more than happy to accept it if you don't play well and lose, I take that on the chin.

"But I do think that with 10 men we did enough on Boxing Day."

The Linnets may sit four points clear at the top of the National League North, but Elliott believes the title is anything but done and dusted with four months left to go.

"There's nine or 10 teams of similar ability," he added.

"It'll be tight and unexpected results all the way across.

"I really don't see one outstanding team. I think it'll be really competitive.

"I've got a firm focus on what we need to do to get into the play offs. and we're on track at the moment.

"How those wins and draws come, you can never guess."