SIMON Mowbray bagged a hat-trick as Boston Town waltzed past rivals Kempston Rovers on Saturday.
The Poachers forward claimed his first match ball since switching to Tattershall Road this season.
Fellow forward Josh Ford also got on the scoresheet in the UCL Premier clash.
“We were very pleased with the score,” said joint-manager Ian Dunn.
“The whole team performed very well.
“It was a good test for us and we came through.
“They finished in the top half last season and we knew they’d be a good side.
“If we have aspirations of finishing in the top six we have to prove ourselves against sides like that.”
Dunn also gave the thumbs up to his fellow strikers, both of whom found the net.
He was particularly pleased that the goals are being shared out among his front-line options.
Dunn said: “Strikers go through spells of not scoring and their confidence dips.
“But we were glad both lads got on the scoresheet, particularly as Matt Barber didn’t score for a change.
“He’s been in good form and as he didn’t get one, it’s good to know others can.”
Kempston may have been outgunned, but they managed a consolation goal.
That was the first time the Poachers have conceded in four matches, since the arrival of keeper Doug Lindberg.
“Everyone was gutted,” said Dunn.
“We won the game but we wanted another clean sheet.
“We’ve got a settled defence now and we’ve been playing well.
“It was frustrating to let one in.”
TOWN: Lindberg, Wilson, Kirton, Foster, Wood, Pinner (Toner), Clancy (Maltby), Borbely, Ford, Mowbray, Barber.