Hall of Fame No. 5

Diminutive figure was an influential midfielder in the 1960s and 70s

Dennis Reeson (Midfielder 1967-78)

For over a decade, the sight of Dennis Reeson in Boston FC colours was a reassuring one for fans.

He cut a diminutive figure, quietly pulling the strings in the middle of the park and chipping in with more than his fair share of goals.

Affectionately known as Minna, he helped the side to several honours, including the Lincs Senior A Cup in 1973-74 when he actually finished as top scorer for the season with 14 goals.

He was also a key member of Bill Curry's title-winning side of 1974-75 and played in the famous FA Cup run of 1976, culminating in that unforgettable game away at Barnsley in front of over 6,000 fans.

Brought in originally in the summer of 1967 for the club's ill-fated second season in the Eastern Counties League, Dennis made an immediate impact, scoring away at King's Lynn Reserves and went on to make well over 250 appearances.

I have fond memories of Minna turning out in Boston's old blue and white striped kit in the 1970s, his baggy shorts reaching almost down to his socks so you barely even see his knees. He made the number 4 shirt his own in that era - the names "Reeson, Beatson, Manning" were such regulars at 4, 5 and 6 on the teamsheet that their names just tripped off the tongue

Debut: 23 August 1967 - Kings Lynn Reserves A 1-2


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