Mark Angel is hoping to strengthen the ties between Boston Town and Boston United.
The former Pilgrims winger took charge of the Poachers for the first time on Saturday as the town’s two senior sides met in a pre-season friendly.
But despite United’s 6-1 success at the DWB Stadium, Angel was looking at the bigger picture come full time.
The manager, and his assistant Daryl Clare, have both pulled on a United shirt in the past, as have a further seven of the Poachers squad who featured on Saturday.
And now Angel would love to bring in some more promising Pilgrims on loan.
“We’d like to have a relationship with Boston where we can possibly take some of their younger players and give them the experience of playing at this level,” he said.
“Possibly that can help Boston as well. We’d love to help (United) improve their players.”
But one striker most definitely not set for a loan anywhere is Dayle Southwell.
The United forward shrugged off his summer hernia operation to grab a first-half hat-trick.
Within 12 minutes the team in amber and black had opened up a 3-0 lead against Town, still rusty after just two training sessions.
Southwell slotted home from a tight angle while trialist Jay Rollins prodded beyond James Doughty and Kaine Felix drilled a low effort into the net.
By half time it was 5-0 as Southwell completed his treble with two close-range finishes, one on the turn and the other from his head.
United could perhaps have reached double figures after the break were it not for the heroics of Town stopper Doughty.
Although he could do nothing about Scott Garner’s powerful header, he did well to constantly frustrate Harry Limb, Dymon Labonne and Kyle Dixon - the pick of the bunch being a fine fingertip stop to deny Dixon’s dipper.
Aaron Eyett scored the home side’s consolation with a well-taken headed finish.
TOWN (from): Doughty, Lambley, Jackson, Wood, Ashton, Borbely, Placis Kennedy, Eyett , Parker, Clare, Orrey.
UNITED (from): Urwin, Dear, Garner, Mills, Marrs, Felix, Dixon, Roberts, Rollins, Southwell, Sheridan, McGhee, Saebe, Limb, Labonne, Brown.
Ref: Alistair Wilson.