Hands off! Boston Town want to keep hold of keeper Harry Ashton

Ashton's penalty save.

Ashton's penalty save.

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Boston Town boss Matt Hocking says it is vital that the club keep hold of ‘absolutely outstanding’ keeper Harry Ashton.

The youngster became the ninth player to keep goal for the Poachers this term when he made his debut during Tuesdya’s 2-1 victory over Yaxley.

And on Saturday, he used his legs to make an unorthodox penalty save as Town won their UCL Premier clash 1-0 at Peterborough Northern Star.

“He was absolutely outstanding for us,” Hocking told The Standard. “The penalty was down the middle and he’d already started diving, so he used his legs and volleyed the ball.

“But he also made a great save, coming out and smashing a one-on-one as well.”

However, clubs at both Blue Square Bet and Evo-Stik level have started making enquiries about the Grimsby Town youth product.

Hocking has issued a hands-off warning: “He’s definitely someone we want to keep at this club as long as we can.”

Ashton joined to replace 16-year-old keeper Callum Bastock, who has been snapped up by Grimsby.

On Saturday, joint player-boss Ian Dunn snatched victory in the 85th minute, controlling Lori Borbely’s cross on his chest before looping over keeper Nick Conroy on the swivel.

In midweek, Josh Ford struck an 82nd-minute penalty to see off Yaxley after Mark Foster’s earlier strike.

On Saturday, Boston travel to face Harborough Town, the only side to have beaten the Poachers in their past nine matches (KO 3pm). On Tuesday, they host St Ives (KO 7.45pm).