Tuesday, 21st January 2014
Spalding Utd
2 : 3
Boston Town

Tulips are deflowered

Redemption Day for Boston Town as they beat high-fliers Spalding

Tulips are deflowered

What a difference three months makes!
In late October, the Poachers were dismantled 12-0 at the Halley Stewart Playing Field - a result that led to the departure of managerial duo Ian Dunn and Matt Hocking.
But Nathan Collins' remodelled side returned to the scene of that humilation and pulled off a stunning extra-time win to earn a place in the UCL Cup quarter-finals.
Former boss Dunn was one of the first to hail Town's very own redemption day, congratulating his former charges on Twitter within minutes of this unlikeliest of triumphs.
And Boston did it the hard way. After a bright start, Josh Ford deservedly put the visitors ahead after 31 minutes from a free-kick.
Spalding improved after the break but just as it looked like Town were going to hang on, Ross Watson snatched a heartbreaking 90th minute equaliser. Many lesser teams would have crumbled at that point.
Worse was to follow when Adam Jackson blasted the hosts ahead five minutes into extra-time and it was hard to see how the Poachers could find a way back into the tie.
But Collins' men are made of stern stuff and Tom Hobson hauled them back level two minutes into the second period of extra-time. Incredibly, Ford then snatched a winner with a penalty shootout looming.
It was a sensational win against a side who have won 23 out of 24 league games this season - Boston Town can rightly feel proud once more.

Boston Town: Drury, Lambley, Jackson, Nuttell, Wilson, Pinner, Ford, Goodhand, Kennedy, Clare, Borbely; subs: Jack Smith, Jones, Woods, Hobson, Wattam

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