Boston Town’s hopes of signing Blackstones forward Sam Bettinson look to be over

Sam Bettinson.
Sam Bettinson.

BOSTON Town’s hopes of signing striker Sam Bettinson from Blackstones looks to be a non-starter.

Poachers bosses Matt Hocking and Ian Dunn seem to have accepted that their plans to bring the target man over from their county rivals will not go ahead.

“We’re a young and direct side and we wanted something different,” said Hocking.

“Sam’s a good hold-up player and we don’t really have anyone at the club like that, except Dunny.

“We thought he could be a good option to have as most of our attacking options are fast, smaller lads.”

However, although Town offered terms to the forward following a seven-day approach, geography seems to be working against them.

Bettinson lives in Melton Mowbray and travelling is an issue - especially as he works as a postman and needs to be at work on Saturday mornings.

“We were willing to be lenient with him, but we don’t think it will work out,” Hocking added.

“He could probably get to most of our away matches quicker than the home ones.

“The deal’s not dead, but it doesn’t seem likely to go ahead.

“We’ve put something to him, now we’ll see what happens.”

Without Bettinson in their ranks, Town will turn their attention to Saturday’s United Counties League Premier Division clash at home to Desborough (KO 3pm).

Town currently sit in ninth in the table, two places and two points ahead of their weekend opponents.

“It’s a big game for us,” added Hocking.

“It’s at home - and they’re the matches we want to win.

“We identified winning as many of our home games as we can this season.

“Last year the club didn’t do as well as they would have liked at home and we need to change that.

“That’s important for us this season.”