Hall of Fame No. 49

Record-breaking goalscorer joins the Hall of Fame

Carl Smaller (Striker, 1993 - 98)

The warning shots for opposition defences were fired in his very first game for the club.

A promising young striker called Carl Smaller, who'd previously been with Grimsby Town and Immingham Town, snaffled two goals in a 6-0 romp on the opening day of the season against Desborough.

They were to be the first of many as Carl set about smashing club records.

That memorable season saw him score an incredible 48 times - the best tally since the club's very first season three decades earlier.

Carl was a goal poacher supreme - his pace, awareness and cool finishing making him the most feared striker of his era in the United Counties League.

He often played alongside a targetman but was equally comfortable playing up front on his own or together with a fellow fox in the box such as Dave Scotney.

After being the club's top scorer for three seasons, Carl was captured by town rivals Boston United. However, he never quite settled in the amber an black and switched back to the Poachers before later moving on to Southern League side Shepshed Dynamo.

As one of an elite group of players to have scored more than 100 goals for Boston Town, Carl truly qualifies as a club legend.

Debut: 14 August 1993 Boston Town 6 Desborough 0


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