November award for Poachers boss Angel

Boston Town boss Mark Angel has been named as the United Counties League’s Manager of the Month for November.

The Poachers boss is in his first season of management, and received the accolade for guiding the team to four straight victories, scoring 16 times in the process.

“It’s a fantastic achievement but the players deserve it, not me,” Angel said.

“They have given 100 per cent effort.”

Angel is the first Town manager to win the award since legendary manager Bob Don-Duncan left the club.

The Poachers began the month with a 4-3 cup victory at home to Stewarts & Lloyds Corby, before winning 2-1 at rivals Holbeach United.

This was followed up with back-to-back wins against Huntigdon Town, 6-1 at home and 4-1 in Cambridgeshire.

The month ended with a narrow 4-3 defeat at Desborough, but Angel had already done enough to impress selectors.

Angel was presented with his award prior to Saturday’s clash with Potton at the DWB Stadium, by league chairman John Weeks.

Boston Town booked their place in the last 16 of the United Counties League Knockout Cup on Saturday following a 4-2 win at Potton.

Jordan Nuttell, Alex Beck and debutant Kyle McGuigan put the hosts int a comfortable 3-0 lead against the Division One side after 18 minutes.

Potton pulled back two goals, one either side of half time, but Beck steadied the nerves with a 63rd-minute finish.

The Poachers will be away to Long Buckby or Northampton Sileby Rangers in the second round.

Town also progressed in the Lincs Senior Trophy with a 2-1 win at Deeping Rangers last Tuesday.

Ryan Parnell netted a late winner with Jack Wightwick also on target from the penalty spot.

Aaron Eyett had missed an earlier penalty, which resulted in Jack Cotton being sent off.

On Saturday, Town host Rothwell at the DWB Stadium (KO 3pm).

Meanwhile, kick-off for Boston Town’s Boxing Day clash with Sleaford has been moved to 2pm.

The UCL Premier derby clash against Paul Ward’s side will be played at Eslaforde Park.