GARY Bull will have to wait for his 200th Boston Town goal – denied from the spot last night as the Poachers went down 3-0 to Deeping Rangers.
And to compound their misery, defender Jack Smith was red carded for the second time in three days.
The Poachers were trailing 1-0 to their Yellowbelly rivals when Town were awarded a first-half penalty.
Up stepped the veteran forward, looking for his landmark strike.
But he was thwarted by former teammate James Doughty, who made a fine save to leave his old pal on 199.
Matt Heron, Josh Moreman and Alex Beck were on target as the Poachers suffered their heaviest home defeat of the UCL Premier campaign, and only Phil Jones’ second defeat since taking over the reins in December.
Beck, who left Tattershall Road in January, remains the Poachers’ top scorer, netting 18 times for them before his switch.
Heron put Deeping ahead on 15 minutes before Bull’s penalty was saved, following a foul on Lori Borbely.
Moreman doubled the lead on 50 minutes and Beck had the final say in the 67th minute.
Smith saw red yet again after his sending off against Spalding on Saturday.
Prior to kick off, Town also announced they had released midfielder Dane Harper, after four months with the club.