Goody hangs up his boots

Poachers legend Paul Goodhand announces his retirement

Tributes have been paid to Boston Town's record-breaking midfield maestro Paul Goodhand after he announced he was retiring from football.

Goodhand made 340 appearances for the Poachers after making his debut in 2004.

Remarkably, he scored 136 goals, putting him second only to Gary Bull on the club's all-time list of top scorers - not bad for a midfielder!

Three times he scored more than 20 goals in a season, with a best of 28 in 2008-09.

Poachers boss Nathan Collins has praised Goodhand as one of the best midfielders to have ever graced the United Counties League.

Boston Town historian Simon Ashberry said: "Statistically, Goody was a phenomenon. No one else at this club has ever come close to what he has achieved from midfield.

"But more than that, anyone who ever saw him play would agree that he had qualities that set him apart from other players at this level. He was a highly gifted midfielder and very few of those 136 goals were tap-ins - many of them were memorable efforts."


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