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Tamworth trip for Pilgrims in FA Trophy

By Boston Target  |  Posted: December 05, 2013

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DENNIS GREENE insists his side will take heart from putting out Southport when they take on a second Skrill Premier outfit away from home in the FA Trophy.

The Boston United boss was reacting after his side were drawn against AFC Tamworth in the second round of the competition in Monday's draw.

While Greene (pictured right) is aware of the quality Tamworth possess, he was disappointed his side face another big test away from home.

"It means we will have a run of five or six away games until we are back at home for Boxing Day," said Greene.

"We have had Bradford, and Southport away and now we have trips to Guiseley, Tamworth and Stalybridge all to come.

"With the draw taking place on Monday it gives you very little time to have these teams watched and prepare properly.

"We will certainly take heart from beating a team (Southport) who are above Tamworth in the league table.

"On the other hand Tamworth have had some fantastic results this season.

"At the moment, my focus is on Guiseley on Saturday in Skrill North. After that I will start looking ahead to Tamworth.

"I will have them watched and we will be prepared."

The Pilgrims grabbed their place in the second round with a shock win at Southport last Saturday, when goals from Marc Newsham and Carl Piergianni earned a 2-1 victory.

As a player, Greene has won the competition before while playing for Wycombe, but he has also had some success as a manager when he led Step 4 side Windsor and Eaton to the quarter-final draw before being eliminated on penalties.

"It's a competition which has been kind to me, but that is stretched over a lot of years," he added.

"It is still very early in the competition, but we have the players to beat Tamworth and we will certainly go there in good form.

"We will be competitive that's for sure, but it's all about who performs on the day."

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