Boston Town’s FA Cup dreams were ended with a 6-1 extra-preliminary round drubbing at Lincolnshire rivals Deeping Rangers on Saturday.
The Poachers may have begun the UCL Premier campaign in fine fashion - topping the table with two convincing early wins - but they couldn’t translate that success to knockout football.
Indeed, Rangers started in fine fashion and comfortably led 4-0 at the break.
After the re-start Town’s consolation came courtesy of Matt Kennedy.
But two additional strikes from the hosts ensured it was they who would progress.
Scott Coupland bagged a hat-trick for the hosts, while Daniel Flack, Scott Mooney and William Oliver also got their names on the scoresheet.
TOWN: Doughty, Lambley (Wightwick), Parker, Jackson, Ashton (Borbely), Wood, Eyett, Kennedy, Beck (Ford), Battersby, Fleming; Subs (not used): Basker.
Mark Angel’s Poachers moved to the top of the UCL Premier last Tuesday night with a 5-1 victory over Harrowby United.
Town had to come back from a goal down after Danny Durkin handed the Arrows a 25th-minute lead.
Craig Parker levelled with a close-range finish before Matt Kennedy put Town 2-1 up after 32 minutes with a 30-yard free kick.
After the break Kennedy was denied from the spot by Jack Drury, but Nick Jackson bundled home number three soon after.
Alex Beck then grabbed a brace to complete the game’s scoring.