Scott Garner wants to give York Street 'perfect send off' as Boston United begin countdown to play-off semis

"It won't be the same without the fans. Maybe if I score late on I can run outside and hope there's some in the street?" suggests defender...

Garner celebrates scoring against Chorley in the 2015 play-off semi-final.

Scott Garner wants to give York Street the 'perfect send-off'.

The defender has tasted defeat in two National League North play-off semi-finals with the Pilgrims in the past.

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Now he's hoping it'll be third-time lucky - even if he can't share the moment with the fans due to the game being played behind closed doors - in the club's final season in their famous ground.

"It's not a proper send off, but at least it's a proper game to finish at York Street," said Garner, who scored the goal that won FC Halifax Town the play-offs in 2017.

"We've got a semi-final and, hopefully, a final at York Street. That could be the perfect send off.

"It won't be the same without the fans. Maybe if I score late on I can run outside and hope there's some in the street?

"We're looking forward to it and hoping we turn up on the day to get into the final."

Garner and a supporter join in as players mob Kaine Felix after he netted against Chorley.

The fans played their part in Garner's favourite York Street memory, which came during a play-off semi.

Chorley may have knocked the Pilgrims out on penalties following a 2-2 draw, but Garner - who opened the scoring - loves reliving the celebrations as Kaine Felix scored the hosts' second goal.

"The play-off games were the big ones for me," he said. "I remember one picture. Kaine scored against Chorley and we were in front of the home stand celebrating. I'm there roaring on the crowd. I'll always remember that.

"I remember Kaine's goal more than mine for the celebration.

"Since I've been back my favourite game was York at home (a 3-1 win). It felt like a big game, we went after them and made a statement."