TOMMY LAWSON says Skelmersdale United will strive to enjoy their big FA Trophy date at Boston United this weekend – and believes his high-fliers can pull off an upset.
Skem will travel to Lincolnshire buoyed by their terrific start to the campaign. Their 3-2 win over Salford City on Tuesday night extended their unbeaten league run to 13 games.
And Lawson says the Evo-Stik League First Division North side will fear nothing when they come up against the Blue Square North Division outfit on Saturday.
He said: “It’s a great game for our lads. We are determined to enjoy the occasion, enjoy the game, and if we play like we have been then why can’t we spring a surprise. They sent their representatives to watch us against Salford on Saturday, and I guarantee they will be treating us with respect having seen us.
“Their club website described us ‘another little mining town’, so the fans that travel down there will be going with flat caps and miners’ hats, and having a bit of fun with that. It should be a great day.”
Lawson’s men moved to within six points of league leaders Mossley with victory over Salford on Tuesday, and have the luxury of five games in hand on their rivals.
Lawson said: “It was a great response from the lads from 2-0 down, and we celebrated the win collectively. It is one of those games you look back on and feel could be very important come the end of the season.”
The game saw the return of midfielder Aaron Turner, who has been out for the best part of 18 months with a serious knee injury, having left the club for Southport.
“His return has given everyone a lift,” said Lawson.