Spalding United 2 Boston Town 3: Poachers trample the Tulips following incredible turnaround

Josh Ford.
Josh Ford.

Josh Ford struck twice as Boston Town dumped Spalding United out of the UCL Knockout Cup last night.

The Poachers needed extra-time to book their place in the quarter-finals.

However, the victory represented a massive turnaround for Town, who were hammered 12-0 on their last visit to the Sir Halley Stewart Field.

In fact, Boston had already been beaten 12-0, 3-0 and 3-0 in their three previous meetings with the Tulips this season.

But last night was a different story.

Ford put Town in front with a well-struck 25-yard free kick in the 30th minute.

And it looked as if the strike was enough to carry the Poachers through until Ross Watson forced extra-time with his 90th-minute finish.

United took the lead in style early into stoppage time when Adam Jackson let fly with a superb 25-yarder.

But it was Boston who were to progress after scoring twice more.

Tom Hobson levelled on 107 minutes before Ford dumped his former club out of the competition with a header three minutes from time.

Town will now face UCL Division One side Potton United in the quarter-finals.

Boston Town: Drury, Lambley, Jackson, Nuttell, Wilson, Pinner, Foprd, Goodhand, Kennedy, Clare, Borbely; Subs: Smith, Jones, Woods, Hobson, Wattam.