Can Boston Town book their place in cup semi-final?

Nathan Collins.
Nathan Collins.

Boston Town host Potton United on Saturday, knowing victory could see the Poachers book their place in the semi-finals of the United Counties League Knockout Cup.

Although manager Nathan Collins admits that the competition is not his top priority, he promises to treat the fixture with as much respect as any other match.

“To be fair, a cup game may be the last thing we need right now,” said the manager, with one eye on helping the Poachers move up from 14th in the UCL Premier.

“I’ll be honest, the game isn’t top of our list of priorities and it’s not something we’re desperate for.

“But we’ll go out and try to win the match because we try to win every game we play.”

Potton are currently 12th in the UCL Division One.

Due to the weekend’s fixture at Stewarts & Lloyds Corby being postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, Ollie Pinner and Josh Ford will see their suspensions be completed this weekend instead.

Meanwhile, Town are also hoping Matt Kennedy and Daryl Clare will both be able to overcome injury, even if central defender Michael Wood looks likely to be ruled out.

The winners will face Huntingdon, Rothwell Corinthians or AFC Kempston in the semis.

Meanwhile, the Poachers will travel to face Premier Division rivals Huntingdon in league action on Tuesday (KO 7.45pm).

Huntingdon currently sit sixth in the UCL Premier, on 49 points.

However, they have six games in hand on leaders Spalding United, who have 73 points.