Boston Town want to prove that their 5-0 defeat against Huntingdon Town was nothing more than a ‘blip’.
The Poachers head off to Jubilee Park today, looking to shrug off their home defeat to the Croms in style.
Seven days ago, UCL Premier highflyers Huntingdon ended Boston’s five-game unbeaten record with a firm victory.
But Poachers boss Nathan Collins believes the defeat was a one-off.
“They were better than us and deserved to win, but it was never a 5-0 match,” he said.
“An own goal and a dodgy penalty decision (given for a Nick Jackson handball) saw us go 2-0 down.
“But before that we were playing exceptional stuff, some of the best football we’ve played since I’ve been here.
“I’ve never been beaten 5-0 before as a manager. And to lose like that at home doesn’t sit well.”
In a rare twist of the fixtures, Boston are set to face Huntingdon in the reverse fixture just a week later.
And now Collins wants better, especially after Boston knocked league leaders Spalding United out of the UCL Knockout Cup on Tuesday.
He added: “We go there wanting to give a better account of ourselves.
“If we get beaten 5-0 again then maybe that shows we deserved to lose 5-0 the first time.
“But we are working hard to make sure that doesn’t happen. We want to show that was just a blip.”
Kick off is at 3pm.