Final countdown for Collins’ Poachers

Nathan Collins.
Nathan Collins.

Boston Town travel to take on high-flying Huntington Town in their United Counties League Knockout Cup semi-final tonight, writes Peter Hayward.

But if the Poachers are to book their place in the final, they will have to do so with an injury-hit squad.

Daryl Clare has a hamstring problem and Ollie Pinner has a troublesome knee injury.

Boss Nathan Collins said: “We will have to assess the situation day by day.

“But nothing ever changes, we will work our socks off when we haven’t got the ball.

“Our tactics are straightforward. We will go out to try to win the game.

“Huntingdon have got a better squad but we have shown we can play and when we perform we are more than a match for anyone.”

Huntingdon go into the game as favourites after beating top-of-the-table Spalding 2-0 at the weekend.

The Cromwellians sit second in the UCL Premier, 12 places ahead of Boston.

The Poachers will complete their league campaign with a UCL Premier double this Easter weekend.

On Saturday they travel to face 12th-placed Desborough (KO 3pm), before Monday’s clash at derby rivals Sleaford Town (KO 3pm).

Sleaford are currently in 13th position.

Looking forward to the Desborough clash, Collins added: “We will make sure there will be an edge to the game as I believe all teams should play to the best of their ability right to the end.”