Poachers sign Shahin ahead of Cooks clash

Jammal Shahin.
Jammal Shahin.

BOSTON Town are looking to stop Cogenhoe United with a quick one-two... and hope new signing Jammal Shahin can help them do the business.

The Poachers travel to Compton Park to face the Cooks on Saturday, just a fortnight after beating them.

Lori Borbely grabbed the only goal of the game with a neat finish as Phil Jones’ side claimed all three points.

And now, Town will be hoping history can repeat itself.

The Poachers have been buoyed by the signing of attacker Shahin, who they have courted for five weeks.

The arrival of Shahin, who has been playing for Brigg, had been put on hold as rivals Spalding held his United Counties League registration.

“We’re glad he’s signed for us, it’s been five weeks since we put in for him,” said Town chairman Mick Vines.

The club have made it no secret that they are chasing a top-eight finish this campaign.

And picking up vital points against sides - especially those close to them in United Counties League Premier Division - is the way to achieve that.

The UCL Premier Division have released March’s fixture schedule.

The new fixtures see them host Newport Pagnell Town on March 3, before travelling to face derby rivals Spalding United a week later.

On March 17, Town are at home to Wellingborough.

This will be followed by two consecutive away trips, at Stewarts & Lloyds Corby (March 24) and AFC Kempston Rovers (March 31).

The Poachers still have four league games to arrange - a home match against Long Buckby, and away clashes at Daventry United, Deeping Rangers and Wellingborough, maybe also last night’s ‘doubtful’ clash with Deeping.