Poachers can keep improving

Nathan Collins.
Nathan Collins.

Nathan Collins wants his Boston Town side to continue to pick up points over the festive period.

The Poachers raised plenty of eyebrows across the UCL Premier on Saturday when goals from Josh Ford and Paul Goodhand shocked highflying AFC Rushden & Diamonds during a 2-1 victory.

And now Collins is looking for more of the same.

“It’s important that we keep on improving and picking up points,” he told The Standard.

Boston host derby rivals Sleaford Town on Boxing Day (KO 3pm).

And victory by two goals or more would be enough to see the Poachers move ahead of Kris Jones’ 13th-placed side.

This will be followed by Saturday’s trip to Cogenhoe United (KO 3pm).

The Cooks are currently fifth in the standings and are unbeaten in their last five contests.

However, their last defeat was a 4-2 loss against AFC Rushden & Diamonds.

The Poachers are also currently in confident mood as they are unbeaten in their past five league and cup games.

Last Tuesday’s league match against second-placed Deeping Rangers was postponed in the second half after visiting player Scott Bogusz was rushed to hospital with a neck injury.

Fortunately, the Deeping man was ok and tweeted out a picture of himself in a neck brace, along with the message: “Just got out of hospital been lucky as no fracture or break. Thanks for all the messages of support.”

The scores were level at 1-1.