The Wroot of all goals? Ex-Mariner joins the Poachers

Nathan Collins (right) with Daryl Clare.
Nathan Collins (right) with Daryl Clare.

Boston Town have added former Grimsby Town striker James Wroot to their ranks.

The 19-year-old has linked up with the Poachers after being released by the Mariners.

Town boss Nathan Collins - who formerly worked with Grimsby’s youth academy - is full of praise for the teenager, and expects him to be a welcome addition at the DWB Stadium.

“He’s very quick and scores goals,” Collins told this week.

Wroot could be involved for Boston tonight as they return to friendly action at Spalding United.

Dave Frecklington’s Tulips have enjoyed a solid series of warm-up matches including a 1-1 draw at King’s Lynn Town, a 1-0 victory over the Poachers’ United Counties League Premier rivals Harrowby United and a last-gasp 1-0 success at Boston United in the Lincolnshire Senior Cup.

However, they tasted their first defeat of pre-season on Saturday with a 5-2 reverse at Yaxley, another UCL Premier side.

Tonight’s action at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (KO 7.45pm) will be Town’s penultimate warm-up match.

On Saturday they host Gary Frost’s Lincolnshire League hopefuls Wyberton at the DWB Stadium (KO 3pm).

Then the Poachers head straight into FA Cup qualifying with their home clash against Wisbech Town on Saturday, August 6.

Their opening UCL Premier contest will be at Harrowby three days later on Tuesday, August 9.