Hat-trick hero Harry

Harry Limb is the first Poachers player to score a hat-trick in consecutive games for 28 years.

His haul in the 4-1 FA Vase win against Lutterworth Athletic on Saturday matched his triple the previous week in the 6-1 of Selston.

Only three players have previously managed back-to-back hat-tricks for the club – the most recent being Carl Smaller in 1993. Prior to that only Colin Smith in 1964 and Bob Edwards a year later had ever achieved the feat.

Boston Town historian Simon Ashberry said: “It’s a fantastic feather in Limbo’s cap, especially when you consider that legendary goalscorers like Nick Mallinder, Gary Bull and Dave Scotney never managed hat-tricks in successive games for the club.

“This is exactly the kind of thing that we’re celebrating in the new book To Be A Poacher that we’re publishing this autumn. It should prove to be essential reading for all Boston Town fans.”

Here are the full details of those hat-trick heroes:

7 Nov 1964 – Boston FC 5 Gainsborough Trinity Res 2 (Lincolnshire League) C Smith 3, Linnecor [pen], Bircham
14 Nov 1964 – Skegness Town Res 0, Boston FC 7 (Lincolnshire League) C Smith 3, Linnecor 2, Bircham, Richardson

25 Sep 1965 – Boston FC 11, Arnold Res 0 (Central Alliance) Edwards 4, Kavanagh 3, M Smith, Linnecor, Lensen, Godbold
2 Oct 1965 – Boston FC 5, Nottingham Forest ‘A’ 1 (Central Alliance) Edwards 3, M Smith, OG

16 Nov 1993 – Boston FC 5, Bourne 2 (Evans Halshaw Cup) C Smaller 3, McDonnell, Walker
20 Nov 1993 – Boston FC 3, Barton Rovers 1 (FA Vase) C Smaller 3

4 Sep 2021 – Selston 1, Boston Town 6 (UCL) Limb 3, L White, Ward, Kacirek
11 Sep 2021 – Boston Town 4, Lutterworth Athletic (FA Vase) Limb 3, T White

22 Aug 1992 – Brackley Town 0, Boston FC 4 (UCL) Kent 3, Potts
25 Aug 1992 – Boston FC 4, Spalding United 1 (UCL) Baines 3, Kent

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