THE POACHERS managed to flip their fortunes at half time with their rollercoaster game against visitors Loughborough University on Saturday.
Manager Ian Dunn praised the team and the ‘lads character’ on the field and said: “They worked very hard in the second half against a good, organised side.”
After draws in their last two games, the team came back to win a seven-goal thriller and book their place in the next round of the FA Vase.
That looked unlikely at half-time with the visitors 2-0 up, however, when Lorand Borbely was brought on for the second half, Dunn said the team was strengthened.
A Josh Ford penalty gave them a foothold back in the game before two more goals in rapid succession, including one for Matt Barber, made it 3-2 to the university side.
Barber then equalised before Ford snatched a late winner.
Boston now travel to fellow UCL side Harborough Town in the 2nd Qualifying Round on September 15.
The team were also due to face high-flying St Ives away last night.
Dunn had predicted a tough game as The Saints had won every league game they’d played thus far.