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Hall of Fame No. 17

Gary Bull is our Christmas Hall of Fame entrant

Gary Bull (Striker, 2005-12)

For Christmas, we wanted to honour someone whose contribution to the history of the Poachers has been exceptional even by the high standards of our Hall of Fame entrants.

And who better than goalgetter extraordinaire Gary Bull?

The stats are outstanding by any measure. After announcing his arrival at the club with the small matter of FOUR goals on his debut in a 7-0 away win at Harrowby, Bully went on to smash pretty much every scoring record in sight. He beat Carl Smaller's record of most goals in a season when he registered a staggering 57 in 2006-07 and later became the first and as yet only Boston player to notch 200 goals for the club.

But then add into the mix that Bully didn't make his Poachers debut until he was 39 and you realise the true extent of his achievement.

Of course, he came to the club as a striker with an impressive level of experience in the Football League and even above.

He had a spell with Nottingham Forest, scoring a single Premiership goal against Crystal Palace in January 1995, and while at York City, he starred in a giantkilling win against Everton in the League Cup, netting one of the goals in a 3-2 win against a Toffees side featuring the likes of Neville Southall, Gary Speed and Andrei Kanchelskis.

In 1999 Bully was part of Scunthorpe's victorious team in the League Two Play-Off Final at Wembley in front of a crowd of nearly 37,000.

Of his many landmark goals for Boston Town, the most memorable was arguably a stunning volley from fully 35 yards which helped the Poachers win the 2007 United Counties League Cup against Potton.

Will we ever see the like again?

Debut: 16 August 2005 - Harrowby 0, Boston Town 7
 

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