Hartlepool Utd star aims for first goal at home in Bury clash

Adam Boyd is congratulated after his wonderful strike at Carlisle last weekend. Picture by FRANK REID.
Adam Boyd is congratulated after his wonderful strike at Carlisle last weekend. Picture by FRANK REID.

WITH four from four away from home, Adam Boyd is at a loss to explain his Victoria Park barren patch.

The in-form hitman is yet to locate the back of the net on home soil this term.

But Boyd says that’s about to change this weekend.

“It’s a strange one really and I don’t think there’s any specific reason for it,” said the 28-year-old ahead of tomorrow’s League One clash with Bury.

“But I’ve had seasons where I’ve got double figures and only scored one away from home.

“I’d rather it the way it is now though, because I think home goals will come, starting tomorrow hopefully.

“The important thing is getting in positions to miss chances and a couple of weeks ago against Exeter I could have had a hat-trick.

“So I’m not at all worried.”

The pick of Boyd’s quartet was undoubtedly his volley during last weekend’s 2-1 triumph at Carlisle United, cushioning the ball on his chest before dropping a delicate strike into the top corner from 20 yards.

And the forward admits he’s brimming with confidence right now.

“I’m feeling good and I’ve said all along with a run of games I’ll get my fair share of goals,” he said.

“I’ve scored in every away game now and I think it suits me the way we’re playing away from home.

“Last weekend was a brilliant win because we had to scrap and battle for it, in the past we might have lost that.

“It was nice that my goal gave us that 2-0 cushion and I’d say it was my best this season.

“It just sat up nice for me and I didn’t really go for power, but it was a good goal and an important one for us in the end.”

The visit of Bury presents Boyd and co with a different challenge and bookmakers have them as odds-on favourites to take maximum points.

But Boyd is guarded against complacency.

“We’re expected to win tomorrow,” he admitted.

“But sometimes it doesn’t work out that way and at times we seem to have a bad knack of losing when we should win.

“We need to change that if we want to stay up there near the top of the table and tomorrow is a big test to see if we can do that.”