In safe hands? Harry Ashton becomes Boston Town’s ninth goalkeeper this season

Town boss Ian Dunn.
Town boss Ian Dunn.

Harry Ashton became the ninth player to keep goal for Boston Town during his side’s 2-1 victory over Yaxley last night.

The Boston shot stopper - the brother of ex-Boston United defender Simon - has been on the books of Grimsby Town for a number of years, but joined Town as he looks to get to grips with regular senior match action.

“Harry made some quality saves to keep us in the game at 0-0 last night,” boss Ian Dunn told The Standard.

“We first saw Harry when he played down here as part of a Grimsby XI in a friendly.

“We were interested in him then, so it’s a good move for us to bring him in.

“He’s a good, solid keeper.”

Ashton, became the latest in a long line of keepers to pull on the number one jersey for Town this campaign.

With an injury to regular stopper Chris Wright, Peter Cook made the step-up from local league for Town’s first competitive match of the season - the FA Cup defeat to Quorn.

Wright then took his place between the sticks before drifting out of the club.

Ricky Lovelace and Doug Lindberg have both donned the gloves for Town, while Michael Emery and Tom Roberts both had loan spells with the club.

Callum Bastock - son of former Pilgrims all-time appearance record holder Paul - has been the Poachers’ most recent stopper.

But a facial injury to Bastock saw midfielder Ollie Pinner also called upon keep goal this term.