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Paul Hurst disappointed with quiet Boston United fans

Paul Hurst
Hurst made over 400 appearances for Rotherham United during his playing career

Boston United joint-manager Paul Hurst has called for supporters to be noisier in support of the team at home games.

Hurst claimed the York Street crowd did not help the Pilgrims during their 1-0 win over Corby Town which took them top of Blue Square Bet North.

"The lads need a bit of support," Hurst told BBC Radio Lincolnshire.

"Parts of the game we didn't play well, but the supporters have got to get behind the lads. At times the fans contribute to the nerves with groans."

Boston have lost just once this season and have recorded a club record ten consecutive clean sheets in the league.

The Pilgrims have attracted crowds of over 1,500 this season and Hurst says while he and fellow boss Rob Scott are delighted with the big attendances, expectations have got so high supporters are becoming impatient if the team don't score early on.

Substitute Miles Hunter grabbed the only goal against Corby in the 71st minute.

Hurst added: "I accept it's a two-way street and they need something to cheer on the pitch, but what we've always said from the off is that we'll give them a team which will give them their all.

"No-one can ever accuse the lads of not doing that and if they are not quite at the levels of performance that we want and the fans want to see, then at least give them a bit of encouragement."

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