13 Jan 2019 in News
Poachers boss full of praise for his young players
Gary Edgley has praised his youthful team for their hard-earned draw at in-form Pinchbeck.
Liam Tunstall shocked the home side in the first minute with an audacious lob with the outside of his boot.
Nick Jackson made it 1-1 before the interval but Boston battled hard for a share of the spoils.
The Poachers boss said: "I was extremely proud of my team yesterday - we changed the way we would usually like to play to adapt against a very strong Pinchbeck team and my players followed the game plan perfectly.
"We had to change it again at half-time and I thought that made us even stronger. As a manager, to have my players believe in me and follow out a game plan to the letter makes me extremely pleased to have this group of players - every single one of them played their part in getting us a point yesterday.
"With the average age of the team being only 21 yesterday, it’s a great credit to these lads for the amount they have improved individually and collectively to this level and then being able to compete against seasoned and very good UCL players they should be very proud of themelves.
"This isn’t a one-off result as this backs up last week's very good performance and win against 11th-placed Peterborough Northern Star. The new lads we added a few weeks ago were the crucial parts of the team that we were missing, again my bench had five on it and the lads that came on all played their part and this result wouldn’t have been possible without them.
"We also had a great following from the Boston Town faithful yesterday and the noise they made when Tunstall scored with one of the goals of the season was brilliant to hear.
"It’s important for us now to build on consistency and keep moving ourselves up the league. I will again be working the lads hard at training and as a group we will keep trying to improve and build on these results."
The Poachers' next fixture is at home to Leicester Nirvana on Saturday (19 January), kick-off 3pm at the DWB Stadium. After that, they have three consecutive away games, including crucial visits to other relegation strugglers, Northampton ON Chenecks and Wellingborough Whitworth.
Watch match highlights - including Liam Tunstall's stunning opening goal:
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