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Hall of Fame No. 26

Steve Parkinson joins our Hall of Fame

Steve Parkinson (Midfielder, 1996 - 2001)

A former professional with Lincoln City, Steve Parkinson made his name in non-league at Grantham Town before moving to Tattershall Road.

A tall, powerful midfielder, Parkinson was best known for his technical abilities, including an exquisite first touch and cannon of a right foot that could spray the ball all over the field from a position just in front of the defence.

His signature move would be to receive the ball from the centre-halves or goalkeeper, turn, make a yard of space for himself and then unleash a booming long ball with inch-perfect precision over the top of the opposition's back line for the Poachers’ charging forwards and wingers to run onto.

Later in his Boston career, Parkinson could often be found filling in as a central defender, usually playing a position very similar to a sweeper where his ability to read the game ahead of him so well allowed him to snub the opposition's attacks before unleashing a long bomb upfield to quickly counter-attack.

His ball-striking skills also made him dangerous from set-pieces, and he was never afraid to make a crunching tackle when needed.

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