Poachers 3, Carlton 2

19 Aug 2017 in Match Reports

Poachers 3, Carlton 2 Poachers 3, Carlton 2

Boston Town celebrate FA Cup shock

The Poachers pulled off a stunning FA Cup upset to reach the 1st Qualifying Round.

Knocking out Evo-Stik side Carlton Town ranks as one of their best results in the competition for years.

Before the game, Gary Frost had predicted his goalscorers would come good - and they didn't let him down.

Fraser Bayliss gave Boston Town a shock lead after just four minutes.

Carlton soon restored parity but Will Britton made it 2-1 after 26 minutes and an own goal on the stroke of half-time gave the hosts breathing space.

The visitors re-grouped at the interval and did their utmost to salvage the game. When they made it 3-2 with a quarter of an hour left, it set up a grandstand finish - but Boston held firm.

Carlton thought they'd equalised at the death only to see the ref disallow their effort - and a stoppage time red card for Hooton just rubbed salt into their wounds.

Town: J Lambley, Tate, Parker, Ashton, Field, Ford, Eyett, Davison, Britton, Nuttell, Bayliss, subs: Epton, Borbely, Forth, Maddison

Photo: (c) Lou Lardi (Carlton Town FC photographer)

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