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Jason Lee: Don't let Boston United's FA Cup journey end here

By Boston Target  |  Posted: October 17, 2012

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Boston United manager Jason Lee

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JASON LEE believes the feel-good factor among his players can help sweep Boston United into the first round proper of the FA Cup for the first time in six years.

The Pilgrims are just one game away from a potential money-spinning clash against a League One giant.

Lee's men go into Saturday's fourth qualifying round tie against Altrincham in a rich vein of form, having won five of their last six games in all competitions.

A home draw against a Blue Square Bet North rival represents a golden chance to reach the first round.

Altrincham will also be on a high after demolishing Corby 5-2 at the weekend, but Lee believes a repeat of Boston's superb display at Halifax on Saturday will secure progress.

"It's good draw at home, but they won 5-2 on Saturday so from their point of view they'll be very confident," said Lee.

"On our day, if we're right mentally and physically and do the right things, we're a good test for anybody in our division.

"We have beaten Halifax and Chester so we don't fear Altrincham, but we respect them. They are going to cause us a few problems. Let's hope that we cause them more problems."

Following a series of embarrassing early exits in recent seasons, Boston's appearance in the final qualifying round is a rarity in itself.

But Lee insists his players have no intention of ending their cup journey just yet.

"It's been a while (since we reached the first round), but we've done better this season already," added Lee.

"We want to be there in the hat on Monday when the Football League teams come in.

"We're at home and hopefully everybody will get behind us now. They've seen a move in the right direction in terms of winning games.

"The players won't relax – because I won't let them – but hopefully they will have a feel-good factor."

Lee is set to keep faith with the attacking line-up which worked so well at Halifax.

Strikers Mark Jones, Marc Newsham and Spencer Weir-Daley all started at The Shay, with Jones and Newsham scoring the Pilgrims' goals.

"It was a good performance. There was nothing lucky about it. We implemented a gameplan and I was really pleased with everybody," said Lee.

"I believe our front four, including Ben Fairclough, will get opportunities to score, but they still had a defensive job to do and they did that well."

Pilgrims fans are reminded that normal ticket prices will be in operation at Saturday's match.

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