Poachers 1, Long Eaton 1

Boston Town extended their unbeaten run to seven games with a battling point against in-form Long Eaton.

Joe Smith gave the hosts the lead seven minutes into the second half as he glanced home a header from a long Lee Beeson throw-in.

But the Poachers’ task, against a side who were still unbeaten in the league this season, became even tougher when Beeson was sent off a quarter an hour later, apparently for dissent.

The visitors levelled after 77 minutes through Jamie Walker and either side could have snatched a winner in the closing stages as the referee added lengthy stoppage.

Boston boss Gary Edgley said he was gutted not to have taken all 3 points.

But he added: “At 1-0 up and down to 10 men for the last 30 minutes, it was always going to be tough, but the lads dug in and made sure we got something from the game. “

Town were missing top scorer Harry Limb, enjoying a well-deserved rest ahead of a busy schedule, and injured keeper Travis Portas.

New signing Ross Woolley made his debut between the sticks, having turned down some big offers to come to the DWB Stadium from Lincoln United.

Town: Woolley, Dilley, Thompson, Ford, Mucklin, Tate, Beeson, Ofushine, Smith, Sylla, L White (Bayliss); subs unused: T White, Borbely

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