Poachers heroes enjoy nostalgia

Poachers Mick Daley, Dennis Reeson, Rob Himsworth, Dave Manning and David Rhodes.
Poachers Mick Daley, Dennis Reeson, Rob Himsworth, Dave Manning and David Rhodes.

Players who took part in Boston FC’s famous FA Cup run of 40 years ago were reunited for an evening of nostalgia.

It was in 1976-77 that the Poachers reached the competition’s first round proper for the only time in their history.

They led 1-0 at half-time against Barnsley at Oakwell before finally losing 3-1.

Four of that team - goalscorer Mick Daley, Dennis Reeson, Rob Himsworth and Dave Manning - plus David Rhodes, who joined the club in subsequent seasons, were at the reunion.

The event featured a screening of rarely-seen clips of Boston FC in action in the 1970s which were made available by former goalkeeper John McPherson.

Pictured are Daley, Reeson, Himsworth, Manning and Rhodes enjoying the event.