Poachers look to finish season with a victory

Lori Borbely.
Lori Borbely.

Boston Town will conclude their season on Saturday as they travel to face Cogenhoe United.

The Poachersrecently defeated the Cooks 1-0 at the DWB Stadium - and caretaker manager Lori Borbely is wanting his team to finish on a high following a disappointing Easter Bank Holiday, in which they were beaten twice.

Jamie Elston netted his first Town goal in that victory over Cogenhoe less than three weeks ago, and now Boston are keen for a repeat result.

“I’ve told the lads I want them all at Cogenhoe and ready to go becuase they owe us a performance after the last two games,” Borbely said.

“I will stress in my team talk that beating Cogenhoe three weeks ago means nothing.

“They’ll want revenge and they will make things difficult for us.”

Boston will be looking over their shoulder as Desborough and Huntingdon Town - who both have games in hand - can still overtake them.

The Easter weekend wasn’t one to savour for Town who suffered back-to-back defeats, conceding nine goals along the way.

The Poachers were beaten heavily on Saturday - going down 7-1 at Thurnby Nirvana.

The in-form UCL Premier highflyers took no prisoners against a Poachers side which had kept clean sheets in their previous two contests.

Aaron Eyett netted Town’s consolation, getting the final touch onto Simon Ashton’s header following a Daryl Clare corner.

Liam Canavan handed Nirvana a fourth-minute lead and completed his hat-trick 30 minutes later.

Matt Melbourne converted a penalty while substitute Celson Patricinio struck a late brace and Reece Morris completed the rout in injury time.

Monday saw Town finish their final home match of the campaign with a 2-1 defeat to Lincolnshire rivals Deeping Rangers.

Lee Orrey handed Boston a dream start as he put them in front with just five minutes played.

However, Deeping turned things around.

Spencer Tinkler levelled from the penalty spot with 26 minutes gone.

And it was former Poacher Jamie Graham who grabbed the winner with 14 minutes left to play.

Both teams were reduced to 10 men late on, with Boston’s Michael Wood and Joe Braithwaite both seeing red.