300 up for long-serving Lori

Lori Borbely is honoured after making 300 appearances for the Poachers

Lori Borbely has reached the landmark of 300 appearances for Boston Town.

The Romanian midfielder was presented with a memento marking the milestone by captain Michael Wood and the club's web editor Simon Ashberry after the 2-1 win over AFC Rushden & Diamonds.

Ashberry said: "It's a fantastic achievement which puts Lori in an elite group of players to have reached that number of games for the club."

Lee Rippin holds the all-time appearances record, having played well over 600 times, with Matt Price and Ross Don-Duncan second and third on the list, having both passed the 400 mark.

Only a handful of other players have managed 300 games for the Poachers – they include Gary Bull, Paul Goodhand and Shaun Baker.

Borbely made his debut as long ago as August 2006 in the opening United Counties League fixture of that season, a goalless draw at Long Buckby.

He came on as a substitute for Paul Goodhand (the only other member of that day's team who is still in the Town squad today) and came close to snatching a winner.

The line-up that day also featured the current Poachers boss Nathan Collins.

Borbely first got onto the scoresheet in a 5-1 win at Staveley MW in the FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round later that month.

In all, he is also only two short of reaching a half century of goals for Boston Town. He's regularly chipped in with a handy number of goals from midfield - his best being 11 in 2011-12.


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