Poachers praised for Sleaford leg-break respect... now for Deeping challenge.

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BOSTON Town have been thanked for their ‘help and respect’ following the broken leg suffered by Sleaford Town midfielder Damon Tunnicliffe.

He suffered the injury going in for a 50-50 challenge with Poacher Shane Clancy (pictured) during Monday’s derby clash.

The match was postponed for an hour as an ambulance was called.

Tunnicliffe was later diagnosed with a broken tibula and fibula, according to the club’s Twitter feed.

He has since been discharged from hospital.

A Sleaford Town spokesman voiced the club’s ‘gratitude for the help and respect shown by all players, staff and supporters of Boston Town’.

The Poachers - who won the match 3-1, with strikes from Lori Borbely, Gary Bull and Brodie Blankley - face a second successive derby clash on Saturday.

They travel to face Deeping Rangers (KO 3pm) in UCL Premier action.

Deeping earned a 3-0 win at Tattershall Road last month, with Poachers old boy Alex Beck among the scorers.