Dan Barrett believes Boston Town deserve plenty of credit for Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Huntingdon Town.
The Croms’ UCL Premier title push has hit the buffers following a dip in form which has seen them win just one of their past six competitive matches and losing the other five.
But the Poachers manager is quick to point out his side still had to put in a good shift to claim the three points at the DWB Stadium.
He told The Standard: “Saturday’s game was a pleasing result for me.
“Yes, our opponents have had a little bit of a rocky run of late, but I was very happy to beat a team who are above us in the league and are not an easy team to beat.
“We performed well as a team and the lads are definitely enjoying playing for Boston, which is massive for any club.”
Jordan Nuttell’s return to the club also had an impact for Town..
The youngster played his part in Alex Beck’s 11th-minute opener.
And despite Stuart Easton levelling for Huntingdon before the break, Nuttell had the final say, securing all three points with five minutes to go.
Saturday’s victory was a welcome return to winning ways for the Poachers.
They returned from their lengthy Christmas break to be edged out in a nine-goal thriller at Sleaford Town on Tuesday.
Town fought back from 3-1 down to level at 4-4, but the hosts had the final say as they claimed all three league points.
Jack Wightwick (two) and Beck scored for Town, whileSleaford’s Seb Firman scored an own goal.
Sleaford netted through Scott Coupland (three) and Liam Tunstall (two) while Boston’s Lori Borbely was sent off for dissent.