Back from a weekend in the land of the Fab Four, the Bootiful Game is delighted to report that our very own Liver Bird and master of the double entendre Howard Pirie is safely home in Scunthorpe in time to travel the long and winding road to Tuesday night’s local duel between his Bottesford Town side (tenth) and Barton Town (16th) under the Humber Bridge –and the Poachers Head of Media Operations moved on quickly from his Merseyside trip to reflect on Saturday’s fine 2-0 away win at Garforth, writes Colin Muncie.
Howard told the Bootiful Game “It was a great result for the boys on Saturday. Sadly, I wasn’t there as I was on another scouting mission with Under -19’s manager Paul Clague; it’s refreshing to get away to Liverpool and discuss the bootiful game (no capital letters?) with a mug of tea and taking in some culture. A good 2-0 win away from home and another clean sheet. Jack Bowskin had a brilliant debut and was our M.O.M. At the other end of the park, another goal for our talisman Declan Bacon and a bit of a worldie from Brad Hockin-which should have beat that miskick from the lad from Frickley (both contenders for goal of the day competition) as Brad is actually registered blind.”
(c) Colin Munie.
Howard is optimistic that the Poachers can continue to move up the table, even if their fixture backlog suggests that they should be playing eight days a week .“One game at a time and all that” he said “but the way we are grinding out results, a top six place is a distinct possibility. Those Botty Boys do love to grind, judging by their phone apps. Next onto Barton Town on Tuesday and they will be fancying their chances against the area’s leading side”
“But hopefully- as in the words of The Beatles- we are going to make it “A Hard Day’s Night” for them.