Boston Town return to FA Vase action hoping to right some wrongs.
Last year the Poachers reached the last 64 of the competition, before being cruelly dumped out of the Vase with a narrow 1-0 defeat at Gornal Athletic.
Boston matched their opponents throughout the contest, but a rare spill from keeper Doug Lindberg allowed the hosts to stab home the winning goal.
“It wasn’t a nice way to go out,” admitted joint-manager Ian Dunn.
“We thought we could have won that match and it was a cruel way to go out.”
Despite that disappointment, Dunn admits that the cup run ‘galvanised’ his side last season and played a large part in team bonding.
And with that in mind, he is hoping for more success on Saturday when the Poachers host Eastern Counties League Division One Downham Town (KO 3pm).
Downham have suffered a poor start to the campaign, having lost their opening five matches, conceding 24 goals and scoring just three.
“From what I understand, they’re a young, inexperienced side,” added Dunn, whose Poachers have picked up two points from their opening four UCL Premier matches.
“They’ve not had a great start. But it’s up to us to still go out and win the match.
“We need to learn how to finish off matches.”
Boston will be keen for cup success following Saturday’s FA Cup exit, losing 3-1 to Dereham Town.
Dunn netted from the spot in a contest where Liam Nimmo also saw a penalty saved.
Dunn and Fraser Bayliss also had goals disallowed.