Collins expects more from Boston Town as they prepare for Huntingdon clash

Matt Kennedy.
Matt Kennedy.

Boston Town booked their place in the last four of the UCL Knockout Cup following Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Potton United.

However, manager Nathan Collins wasn’t completely happy with the manner in which his side progressed.

“It’s nice to get into the semis, but I wasn’t happy with the performance,” he said.

“The first half was the worst we’ve played (since I joined the club as manager).

“We got better, but a game of football is 90 minutes, not 45.”

Daryl Clare, debutant Sam Loughran and Jordan Nuttell settled the contest against the Division One side.

Collins admitted the cup is not top of his list of priorities, but believes the chance of silverware may give his side an additional focus this campaign.

The Poachers will return to UCL Premier action tonight, travelling to Huntingdon Town (KO 7.45pm).

Sixth-placed Huntingdon are 26 points behind league leaders Spalding but with six games in hand.

Meanwhile, Town remain in 14th place.

Boston were beaten 5-0 at home by Huntingdon in January, and Collins expects more from his team this time around.

He added: “It will be a tough game, but we’re looking forward to it.

“I’m still a little bit upset about the performance on Saturday and I’m looking for a response.

“I hope we can really give it a go.”

Ollie Pinner returns from a two-match suspension, while Matt Kennedy and Michael Wood are injury doubts.