Boston Town look forward to plum FA Cup tie at King’s Lynn

Loz Lambley clears his lines during the Holbeach victory.
Loz Lambley clears his lines during the Holbeach victory.

Nathan Collins admits that Boston Town will be the underdogs when they face King’s Lynn Town in the FA Cup... but he believes his young side can pull off an upset.

The Poachers booked their place in the first qualifying round following Saturday’s 4-2 victory at UCL Premier rivals Holbeach United.

They will now face the Linnets at the Walks on September 13 (KO 3pm).

“If we were the underdogs against Holbeach then we’re massive underdogs going there,” Collins said.

“But it’s a one-off game and anything can happen.

“It’s a big stage for our young side to play on, but they should enjoy it and make the most of the experience.

“If they want to play higher up then they need to show they can do it at places like this.

“There’s no point them going to trial matches at other clubs if they’re going to freeze.

“We’ll go there and try to play our game. It doesn’t matter who you play, if you keep the ball well then you take away the opposition’s best way of hurting you.”

Town have already picked up £3,425 in prizemoney from their two FA Cup victories against Holbeach and Walsham Le Willows.

And Collins has welcomed the additional funds.

“Financially, it’s a big boost for the club,” he continued.

“We’re a small club, like many other clubs at this level.

“The prize money for winning those matches, along with getting half the gate receipt at King’s Lynn, is a massive thing for Boston.

“There are people who give up their time for nothing to help the club, so the money we get now will be a massive help.”