Poachers pair reach match milestones

Ollie Pinner.
Ollie Pinner.

Two Boston Town players made landmark appearances for the club at the weekend.

Ollie Pinner made his 200th appearance in the 4-1 victory over Harborough Town, while Mark Foster went even better - reaching the 250-match milestone.

Pinner (pictured) made his debut at Wootton Blue Cross as long ago as August 2004.

He came on a sub for Danny Matson in a team that contained the likes of Richard Pell, Lee Rippin and Ross Don-Duncan.

The versatile Pinner has played in every position for Town - including in goal - and has notched 26 times.

Foster joins an elite group of players to have made 250 appearances for Town.

The midfielder made his debut in August 2007 in a 3-2 home win over Cogenhoe.

Foster has scored 14 goals in his Poachers career.

Of the current Boston Town squad, only the veteran Lori Borbely has played more matches for the club.

His tally currently stands at more than 260 appearances.

Boston Town historian Simon Ashberry said: “Fozzy and Ollie have been magnificent servants to the club. Both left Boston Town briefly but it’s been great to see them back.

“To put their achievements into context, many legendary Tattershall Road players, such as Nick Mallinder, Dean Elston and Ian Shooter never got anywhere near 200 appearances.”