Boston Town can shock highflying Spalding, says boss Dunn

Michael Wood.
Michael Wood.

Ian Dunn hopes that his depleted Boston Town squad can pull off a shock against UCL Premier highflyers Spalding United tonight.

The Poachers travel to face the Tulips this evening (KO 7.45pm), in a contest which many would write off as a certain home victory.

Spalding are second in the table having won all 11 of their league matches to date, boasting a goal difference of +31.

In contrast, Town are second bottom, having won once in the league, and that was against basement side Harborough Town.

Plus, Spalding have already beaten Boston 3-0 twice this campaign, once in the league and once in the county cup.

But Poachers boss Dunn says his side will refuse to allow themselves to be easy pickings.

He said: “It may look bleak, they’ve played 11 and won 11 and only conceded two goals.

“They’re scoring goals for fun so I’m sure everybody would be putting their money on them.

“But if anything, in the last two matches against them we’ve proved we can be competitive.

“We’ve created chances against them, now it’s just important that if we get another chance we take it.”

One of Town’s four draws to date came at league leaders Deeping Rangers, and Dunn believes that also proves his side have the ability to frustrate the league’s top sides.

Fomer Tulip Nick Jackson returns from suspension and is eligible to face his old club at the Sir Halley Stewart Field this evening.

However, Ollie Pinner, Jason Field and leading scorer Josh Ford all miss out through suspension.

Town captain Michael Wood and midfielder Lori Borbely are hoping to play, dispite carrying slight niggles.