Poachers begin with three away days

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Boston Town have questioned the ‘bizarre’ decision to make them play their first three league matches away from home.

The Poachers will begin their UCL Premier campaign at AFC Kempston Rovers on August 9 (KO 3pm).

This will be followed by further away contests at both Peterborough Northern Star (August 12, 7.45pm) and Wellingborough Town (August 23, 3pm).

Boston’s first competitive fixture at the DWB Stadium will be the FA Cup contest against Walsham Le Willows (August 16, 3pm) and their first home league match will not come until August 30 - a full three weeks after the start of the season - when they host Long Buckby (3pm).

Boss Nathan Collins said: “I’m not quite sure why we’re playing our first three away from home.

“It’s not ideal and sometimes you get these decisions that seem bizarre.”

Fixtures until Christmas: August 9 v AFC Kempston Rovers A; August 13 v Peterborough Northern Star A; August 16 v Walsham Le Willows H (FA Cup); August 23 v Wellingborough Town A; August 30 v Long Buckby AFC H; September 2 v Holbeach United H; September 6 v Desborough Town; September 20 v Harborough Town H; September 23 v Wisbech Town A; September 27 v AFC Rushden & Diamonds A; October 4 Great Yarmouth Town v A (FA Vase); October 11 v Cogenhoe United H; October 14 v Yaxley 7.45pm; October 18 v Eynesbury Rovers H; October 25 v Northampton Sileby Rangers A; November 1 v Huntingdon Town H; November 8 v Harrowby United A; November 11 v Sleaford Town H; November 15 v Newport Pagnell Town H; November 22 v Thurnby Nirvana A; December 6 v AFC Rushden & Diamonds H; december 13 Harborough Town A; December 20 v AFC Kempston Rovers; December 26 v Deeping Rangers A.