Boston Town may have only picked up one point from their past three league matches, but manager Ian Dunn believes his side can still hold their heads high.
That’s because the Poachers have faced three of the teams he say are the top four in the United Counties League Premier Division.
Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at fourth-placed Quorn came hot on the heels of a 5-0 defeat to Spalding United in midweek and and a goalless draw at Holbeach.
“We looked at the fixture list and knew it’d be tough,” said Dunn.
“Those three and St Ives are like the top four in the Premier League, miles ahead of all the others.
“They’ll be the teams fighting for the title.
“Thewy each have their own styles, but they’re all about as good as each other in different ways.”
Dunn converted Callum Stocks’ pull back from six yards out to net Town’s only goal at Quorn on Saturday.
At the time, his side trailed 2-0 and a late strike from ex-Boston United winger Tyrone Kirk sealed Town’s fate.
“We defended well at times and frustrated them,” Dunn added.
“But their quality came through.
“If I’m being honest, there are times you have to hold your hands up and say you’re beaten.
“This was one of them.”
On Tuesday, the Poachers lost 4-0 at derby rivals Spalding.
Former Town winger Tom james grabbed a hat-trick and Franny Green compounded Town’s misery with a goal late on.