Tough weeks ahead

10 Mar 2019 in News

Tough weeks ahead Tough weeks ahead

Poachers boss 

Boston Town manager Gary Edgley says his young side are looking forward to the challenge of their toughest 3 weeks of his reign so far.

He was delighted with the way they managed the game against Kirby Muxloe after taking a 2-0 lead.

The poachers now face a stiff test away at Cogenhoe followed by back-to-back fixtures against the top two, Daventry and Rugby.

Edgley said: "After last Saturday's defeat I took the decision to not train my lads this week.

"They have worked very hard over the last 8 weeks in training and games so I took the view to give them a rest and freshen things up a little bit. 

"I also had to shuffle the team around to cope with our ever growing injury list. I now have 3 of my back four missing plus my leading scorer and 3 other regular starters.

"The weather conditions really didn’t help either team and we set ourselves up well to cope with it.

"Kirby started the game quicker than us without causing us too many problems but my front 2 were causing panic in their defence whenever we broke, hence us getting a penalty after Bayliss had been bundled over. My captain Horton took responsibility of the penalty and put us one up - this settled us down and we looked to break quickly whenever we could. Our 2nd goal came from a Bayliss run and shot that the keeper didn’t deal with and gave Tunstall half a chance that he took to give us a 2 goal lead going in at half-time.

"I spoke with the players at length at half-time about now managing the game in the 2nd half and I felt we did that. The 2nd half was a damp squib which is how I wanted it, we had a two goal cushion that was enough. The only two things worth talking about were a sending off with 25 minutes to go for 2 yellows for one of my players and a harsh penalty given against us for an alleged shove, but my keeper Portas pulled off a great save to give himself another clean sheet.

"It was great for us to get back to winning ways and to have kept another clean sheet. We now go into the toughest 3 weeks of games since I have been here but I know my young players will relish the challenge."

Photo: (c) Stephen Willmer

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