BOSTON Town’s back-to-basics approach is paying off after the Poachers kept their third consecutive clean sheet.
Goals from Lori Borbely and in-form Matt Barber did the damage as the Poachers progressed in the FA Vase at the expense of Harborough Town on Saturday.
“I’d say it was more of a professional performance from us,” said joint-boss Matt Hocking, who has been talking his side through the importance of building victories from the back.
“We weren’t at our best, but we did enough to get through.
“We said how important it was to get a good cup run going this season and the lads responded well.”
Borbely handed Town a fifth-minute lead from the penalty spot, while Barber grabbed his sixth of the season to settle nerves against the Poachers’ United Counties League Premier Division rivals with seven minutes left.
However, the Poachers’ clean sheet must be attributed to a number of fine saves from keeper Doug Lindberg.
The Australian denied Harborough a one-on-one opportunity and also somehow kept the hosts at bay with a block where, scrambling down at his feet, he somehow tipped the goalbound ball over his own bar.
“Doug made some superb saves in the game,” Hocking added.
“He kept the ball out at times when we were under pressure.
“But credit must go to the whole team.”