"Toby" hits magic 300 mark
Pint-sized striker Dave Scotney can retire happy after becoming the first player ever to score 300 United Counties League goals.
The legendary goal-getter, now 42, hung up his boots for the umpteenth time after helping Town to win the UCL title 2001 - three goals short of the milestone.
But he's been talked back into making occasional appearances in the past few months and finally snatched the all-important 300th goal in an amazing 5-5 draw with Desborough.
Manager Bob Don-Duncan paid tribute to Dave - nicknamed Toby - who first played for Boston as a teenager.
"He has looked after himself magnificently during his career and that shows in the fact he can still play at this level at 42," he told the Lincs Echo.
"Dave is organised, trains hard and has always been very reliable.
"He is never defeatist and is always seeking to pick his team-mates up when they are struggling.
"He's also a very knowledgeable player and knows how to get in to scoring positions."
Scotney told the Echo: "That league title was the highlight of my career because of the way we won it - in the last minute of the last day of the season.
"But I decided to call it a day because I was building a house and had work commitments.
"I didn't think I'd have time to play football, but the game is like a drug and I had to come back after two years of retirement."
Scotney is one of only a handful of players to have won UCL titles with three different clubs - he also won the champtionship with Spalding in 1987-88 and Bourne in 1990-91.
It took Scotney 549 games to reach the landmark of 300 goals - scoring 150 of them for Bourne Town, 91 for Boston, a further 30 for Blackstones, 16 for and 13 for Spalding.
Scotney says he can still clearly remember his first UCL goal.
"It was against Eynesbury Rovers, after 10 minutes," he told the Echo.
"I got the ball one-on-one with the keeper, took it round him and put it in the net. It was a massive thrill."