FOOTBALL: Dunn and Hocking leave Pinchbeck for Boston Town

Dream team: Ian Dunn (left) and Matt Hocking have left Pinchbeck United for Boston Town.
Dream team: Ian Dunn (left) and Matt Hocking have left Pinchbeck United for Boston Town.
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DOUBLE-WINNING duo Ian Dunn and Matt Hocking have left Pinchbeck United to become joint managers at Boston Town.

Dunn, who was also the club’s leading scorer, guided Pinchbeck to the Peterborough and District League Premier Division title and PFA Senior Cup crown in his one season as player/boss at Knight Street, where Hocking was his captain,

The duo were appointed on Friday morning, having applied after Holbeach United supremo John Chand decided against moving to the UCL Premier Division club. Both will be signed on as players, but striker Dunn (31) expects to play less than ex-pro defender Hocking (34).

As Boston lads with ambitions to manage in the UCL, Dunn admitted it was a chance he and close friend Hocking couldn’t turn down.

Dunn said: “I saw the job advertised and just chucked in a CV – I didn’t really imagine we’d get it. When we were offered the job, it was something we couldn’t say no to.

“Personally, I leave Pinchbeck with a heavy heart and wish them all the best. They gave me my first role in management and I’ll never forget that. I think we were good for each other.

“There’s a few players in the squad that I believe could play in the UCL, but I’d never go back to Pinchbeck and take all of their players.

“I’m excited if I’m honest and can’t wait to get started. Although I feel I’m still good enough to play, I’ve struggled with injury and will probably take more of a back seat when it comes to playing.”

Read the full story in Tuesday’s Lincolnshire Free Press.