Kennedy shot seals Collins’ first win in charge of Poachers

Matt Kennedy
Matt Kennedy

Matt Kennedy’s stunning second half screamer neetted Boston Town their first win since September...and got new boss Nathan Collins his first victory since taking over.

The Poachers played out a tight goalless first half with Wisbech before new boy Kennedy’s stunning 30-yard volley just after the break stole the show.

It was the Poachers’ first win since the end of September and their first clean sheet in the league all season.

Kennedy only checked in from Northern Counties East League side Louth Town on Monday but has turned out at Tattershall Road in two previous spells.

He scored 21 goals in 2008 and 2010 including one of the goals in Town’s 2-0 Lincs Senior Trophy Final win at Lincoln City’s Sincil Bank ground in April 2009 - the last time the Poachers picked up some silverware.

Speaking ahead of the game, boss Nathan Collins told the Standard he saw the Wisbech clash as the end of a period at the start of his reign in which he was experimenting and trying out every member of the squad.

He said: “After the Wisbech game we will know the 18 lads we want to carry through to the end of the season.

“Everybody will have had a start, we will make decisions and that 18 will see us through.

“It has been a bit mix and match but we were more than comfortable against Holbeach until we had two sent off and more than comfortable at PNS.

“With the quality of players we have we will start picking up wins.”

The victory on Tuesday night lifts Town up to 10 point - with three teams within three points ahead of them.

On Saturday they travel to Long Buckby, who themselves are just four points ahead of the Poachers having played two games more.