Boston Town began their UCL Premier season with a 4-2 home victory against Oadby.
Jack Wightwick fired the hosts into the lead seven minutes before the interval, only for Ben Stephens to level a minute later.
Alex Beck headed the Poachers back in front after the break, but Sam Hollis again regained parity for the away side.
But Town ensured new boss Mark Angel got off to a winning stat with further goals from Simon Ashton and Aaron Eyett.
The Poachers’ squad also featured experienced new signings Tony Battersby and Terry Fleming.