County cup special

21 Apr 2020 in Picture galleries

Paul Goodhand, Gary Bull, Mark Foster and Lori Borbely are among those celebrating in 2009

The squad show off the trophy they won at Sincil Bank 11 years ago

Martin Johnson scored twice when we retained the cup in 1981, beating Stamford 3-1

This side won the trophy in 1980 and featured the likes of Curly Himsworth, Phil Scothorne and John McPherson

Today should have been the day Boston Town were playing the Lincs Senior Trophy final.

Coronavirus has put paid to that but we wanted to mark the occasion with a nostalgic look back at the county cup competition.

Today's game against Grimsby Borough would have been the Poachers' first cup final for more than a decade. Coincidentally, our last one was exactly 11 years ago to the day. 

On 21 April 2009, we beat Winterton Rangers on a memorable evening at Sincil Bank. thanks to goals by Matt Kennedy and Paul Goodhand. The full line-up that night was:

Nick Conroy, Lawrence Lambley, Matt Price, Nathan Iley, Shaun Baker, Mark Foster, Lori Borbely, Paul Goodhand, Matt Kennedy, Gary Bull, Liam Ogden

Check out the photo gallery on this page for old photos from two of our three consecutive wins in the competition under Bob Don-Duncan.

In September 1980, we beat Barton Town 2-1 in the final, with goals from Pete Barker and Mark Cox. The full team was:

John McPherson, Bob Don-Duncan, Doug Atter, Pete Barker, Dennis Beatson, Dave Manning, Mick Daley (Phil Scothorne) David Rhodes, Mark Cox, Martin Johnson, Rob Himsworth

And in October the following year, we beat Stamford 3-1 in the final, with two goals from Martin Johnson and one from Ian Musson. The full team was:

John McPherson, Bob Don-Duncan, Mick Daley, Pete Barker, Doug Atter, Steve Codd, Phil Scothorne, Martin Johnson, Ian Musson, Rob Himsworth, David Rhodes (Nigel Carter)

That made it a hat-trick of wins after we also lifted the cup in 1979.

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