Poachers are in the Hunt

Alex Beck.
Alex Beck.

Boston Town are aiming to be a banana skin in Huntingdon Town’s UCL Premier title push.

The Poachers host their league rivals at the DWB Stadium on Saturday, Boston’s first home game since December 20’s 2-1 reverse against AFC Kempston Rovers, in which Alex Beck netted for the home side in the second minute.

A poor run of form has seen the Cromwellians drop to sixth in the standings.

Their 3-3 draw with Thurnby Nirvana on December 13 was followed by three straight defeats before Huntingdon got back on track with a 2-1 victory at the expense of Sleaford Town.

After exiting the UCL Knockout Cup following a 3-0 defeat at Yaxley, they were beaten by Wisbech Town (2-1) and Eynesbury Rovers (3-0), before ending that losing streak on Saturday.

Huntingdon may sit 18 points behind leaders AFC Rushden & Diamonds but, having played four matches fewer than their rivals, maximum points could drag them back into the mix.

“Huntingdon are a team who have a great chance of being up their with their games in hand,” said Town boss Dan Barrett.