Boss Hocking’s at Boston Town for the long haul

Matt Hocking, with fellow boss Ian Dunn.
Matt Hocking, with fellow boss Ian Dunn.

Boston Town boss Matt Hocking believes the Poachers can become a dominant force in the UCL Premier... but admits it will take time.

As Hocking and joint manager Ian Dunn prepare for their second season in the Tattershall Road dug-out, they are targeting a top five finish for the upcoming campaign.

But the duo believe that progress can be made each season, one step at a time, after finishing their first year in 10th.

“We’ve mentioned Holbeach before. They won the league last season with pretty much the same side they had a couple of years before that,” Hocking told The Standard.

“They strengthened with a few new players each season, they kept improving until they were the champions.

“We want to be here in years to come and hopefully that means we can keep building better and better sides.”

Poachers chairman Mick Vines has already stated he hopes Dunn and Hocking will be with the club for the long haul.

Of course, such words bring instant comparisons to legendary manager Bob Don-Duncan - who lead Town to four league titles and seven cups during his 23 years as manager.

However, Hocking isn’t afraid to follow in Don-Duncan’s footsteps..

He added: “Bob did a fantastic job at the club.

“If we could even come close to achieving what he did we would be happy.

“We want to build a good family atmosphere here, just like he did.

“We want success.”