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Hats off to Lori Borbely!

Lori Borbely reaches rare milestone of 400 appearances for Boston Town

Boston Town legend Lori Borbely has joined the exclusive 400 club.
 
His 400th appearance for the Poachers saw him reach a landmark only ever previously reached by three other players in Town's history.
 
Lori reached the 400 milestone when he came on as a substitute against Desborough last weekend.
 
Former player and long-time supporter Dave Creasey made a presentation to him before today's game against Rothwell Corinthians to mark the achievement. Dave was marking his 70th birthday with a family celebration which saw him lead the players onto the pitch for the game,
 
Lee Rippin is the all-time appearances record-holder, having played 641 times. Matt Price (483) and Ross Don-Duncan (451) are second and third on the list.
 
Only a handful of other players have managed even 300 games in Boston Town's 53-year history - most recently Gary Bull, Paul Goodhand and Shaun Baker.
 
Lori made his Poachers debut on 12 August 2006 in a 0-0 draw at Long Buckby in the United Counties League.
 
He came on as a substitute for Goodhand that day to play alongside the likes of future manager Nathan Collins and Jordan Nuttell's dad Micky.
 
Lori's first goal came in a 5-1 win at Staveley MW in the FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round a week later.
 
In all, he's scored 59 goals in his 400 games for Boston Town - impressive for a midfielder - with his best haul being 11 in 2011-12. 
 
Lori's achievement is all the more creditable because of the extra responsibilities he's taken on as club director and also on the coaching side, acting as caretaker manager on more than one occasion.
 
Boston Town's web editor and historian Simon Ashberry said: "Lori's been a tremendous servant to Boston Town and everyone connected to the club owes him a huge debt of gratitude.
 
"Not only has he been a terrific player, both skillful and tenacious, but his off the field contribution has been invaluable, particularly in recent difficult times for the club." 

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