League table doesn’t bother Boston Town boss Collins

Paul Goodhand scores for Boston against Sileby.
Paul Goodhand scores for Boston against Sileby.

Nathan Collins admits he only found out his Boston Town side had moved their way out of the UCL Premier drop zone when he read the news on Twitter.

Since taking over the reins at Tattershall Road, the manager has firmly believed in his squad - so much so that he hasn’t worried himself by looking at the league standings.

But Saturday’s 4-0 victory over Northampton Sileby Rangers was enough for the Poachers to move up from 18th to 15th.

And despite Tuesday’s match against Deeping Rangers being abandoned following a neck injury to visiting player Scott Bogusz, the Poachers have not moved.

“I honestly don’t look at the league table,” Collins told The Standard.

“I didn’t know we had moved up the table until I saw it on Twitter.

“I know we have enough quality in this team to keep on picking up points and winning matches.

“At the moment I’m more concerned with our performances than where we are.”

In a bizarre contest, Josh Ford saw two penalties saved within the space of 10 minutes with the scores locked at 0-0.

But the striker handed Boston the lead before the break.

Second-half goals from Nick Jackson, Paul Goodhand and Tom Hobson completed the scoring.

The result not only saw Boston move out of the bottom two but also marked the side’s fourth game unbeaten, plus their third straight home win.

On Saturday, Town host in-form Rushden and Diamonds, who ended Spalding United’s 17-game winning streak with a 2-1 win (3pm).

The Deeping contests was locked at 1-1 when Bogusz was taken to hospital and the match abandoned.