Poachers put up a good fight in the July sunshine
Boston Town were overpowered but not outclassed against their higher league rivals frm across town.
Very warm conditions added to the testing nature of the Poachers' first pre-season fixture.
But the home fans went away full of optimism for the new campaign after a performance full of promise.
Tyrell Waite slotted home the visitors' first goalafter 31 minutes after being set up by Kabongo Tshimanga.
It wasn't until 15 minutes from the end that the National League North side doubled their advatage, courtesy of a Liam Adams shot.
An unlucky own goal by Richard Ford sealed the win but Gary Frost must have beed pleased with the way his side plugged away despite being deprived of possession for long periods in the sapping heat.
Simon Ashton came close to a deserved consolation at the death in front of a bumper crowd of 450 when Harry Payne tipped his goalbound header over.
And Ollie Pinner was denied when he headed into an empty net after an Aaron Eyett cross was sent back across goal - only for the linesman to rule that the ball had already gone over the line for a goalkick.