15 Aug 2017 in Match Reports
Radford 2, Boston Town 2 aet (Boston win 4-3 on pens)
Battling Boston Town held their nerve to reach the next round of the FA Cup after a penalty shoot-out.
Ben Davison had seemingly set the Poachers on their way to victory when he scored the opener with a quarter of an hour to go.
But East Midlands League side Radford equalised to take the tie to extra time.
The Nottingham-based outfit then looked on course for an upset when they went 2-1 up.
Danny Maddison hauled Boston back into it when he converted a spot-kick to set up penalties - conducted in the traditional format rather than ABBA.
Maddison scored again in the shoot-out, with Jordan Tate, Bailey Forth and Will Britton also slotting home. Only Ollie Pinner failed from the spot but Radford's two unsuccessful attempts - including one fine save by James Lambley -saw the visitors go through 4-3.
Gary Frost's side now face Carlton Town at the DWB Stadium on Saturday (18 August) in the Preliminary Round, KO 3pm.
Photo: (c) Boston Standard