07 Sep 2019 in Match Reports
A first half Luke White strike was enough to give Boston Town victory over Kirby Muxloe in their big FA Cup game.
He pounced after being set free on the left by Corey Cunliffe.
Despite dominating the game throughout, the Poachers couldn't get a second goal to put the tie bed, leading to a nervy last 10 minutes.
But they hung on for a deserved win, sparking celebrations reminiscent of their giantkilling cup run two years ago.
Manager Gary Edgley said: “It was a very professional performance from my players yesterday, we controlled the game from the first whistle and my only criticism would have been that we really should have scored my goals.
“But I said to the lads before the game that I didn’t think they would score unless we gave them a gift so once we went in front to be honest I was fairly relaxed throughout the rest of the game - unlike my chairman!
“I set the team up to be very strong through the spine of the team with pace out wide and my two wide men White and Bayliss caused the Kirby defence all sorts of problems all afternoon.
“I don’t recall Portas really having a save of note to make all game, the defence and two holding midfielders snuffed out any threat with little fuss, but while you are only in front with one goal, anything could have happened.
“At this stage of the FA Cup to go away from home, win and keep a clean sheet is a great achievement and one my players should be proud of.....but we are not finished yet and I’m praying for a home tie in Monday’s cup draw.
“Now we are turning our attention back to the league as we play catch up with everyone else and that’s now our priority to pick up points and move up the league where we want to be.”
* Listen to Edgley previewing the game when he appeared as a guest on the BBC Radio Lincs sports show Hope and Glory