JULIAN Joachim scored on his first appearance for Boston Town’s first team as they cruised to victory in their opening pre-season friendly of the summer.
His classy finish set the Poachers on their way to a 3-1 win against Northern Counties East League side Lincoln Moorlands Railway.
Several other debutants also caught the eye in the win - striker Josh Ford scoring a stunner and left back Dan Maddison performing unexpected heroics in goal.
Luke Toner was also impressive in his first game, strong in possession with plenty of time on the ball - and his diagonal long balls were a revelation.
He started the move that led to the second goal as neat interplay between Luke Wilson and Tom Ruck saw the latter crossing for Ford to hammer home.
Ollie Maltby also looked a fine prospect for the new-look Boston side.
Town’s third goal came early in the second half when sub Callum Stocks outpaced the last man and fired into the corner of the net.
But as Ian Dunn and Matt Hocking rang the changes in the second half to have a look at other players, the visitors pulled one back.
Chris Wright had to go off after twisting his knee but his replacement Maddison excelled between the sticks - saving a penalty and making three other fine saves.
First half line up: Wright, Wilson, Hocking, Smith, Parker, Ruck, Maltby, Toner, Kirton, Joachim, Ford.