A dish best served cold! Boston Town are Cooking up a recipe for revenge against Cogenhoe

Player-boss Ian Dunn believes his side have improved since their August draw.
Player-boss Ian Dunn believes his side have improved since their August draw.

Ian Dunn believes Boston Town have come a long way since their late capitulation against Cogenhoe United.

Back in August - just three games into Dunn and Mat Hocking’s tenure as joint bosses of the UCL Premier side - the Poachers saw a 3-1 lead slip away as they left Compton Park with a 4-4 draw.

But on Saturday, the Cooks arrive at Tattershall Road to face a very different-looking Town side.

“We chucked it away that day,” Dunn reflected.

“We were 3-1 up and drew 4-4. We were defensively awful that day and let them equalise with about 30 seconds left.”

Cogenhoe currently sit eighth in the table, a place and three points ahead of the Poachers, with a game in hand.

Victory would see Boston draw level on points, although it would take a victory of eight goals or more to overcome the Cooks’ superior goal difference and move up a place.

However, Dunn is confident his side wouldn’t let a lead slip again.

He added: “We are a completely different side now. Our defence is more solid.

“Back then we were still building a side and had players (Travis Munn and Michael Emery) on loan.

“Now we’ve changed the side and the lads are working well together and getting better as they learn each others’ games.”

Of the 14 players which played in the 4-4 draw at Cogenhoe in August, just Luke Wilson, Mark Foster, Michael Wood, Ollie Maltby, Callum Stocks and Josh Ford remain regulars in the side.

Luke Toner and Shane Clancy remain on the books, but a long-term injury and work commitments have limited their appearances.

The remaining players from that day - Michael Emery, Sam Kirton, Travis Munn, Matt Barber, Simon Mowbray and Tom Ruck - have all moved on.

Kick off tomorrow is 3pm.