Poachers top, but out of cup

Mark Angel.
Mark Angel.

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.