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Boston United Football Club News

Here is some news about Boston United. It is in date order with the latest news at the top. However for most up-to-date news about the club it is best to visit the official web site.

Opening fixtures

16 July Boston United have been given a home start to their Conference North campaign with a match against former Conference and Northern Premier Leagues rivals Stafford Rangers on Saturday 14th August. An away match against Hinckleey United follows on August Bank Holiday Monday. The Boxing Day match this season will be away at local rivals Gainsborough rinity. The season finishes at York Street against Vauxhall Motors.

The dates for the FA Cup and FA Trophy have also been set. Boston United enter the FA Cup in the 2nd Qualifying Round which is scheduled for Saturday September 25th and the FA Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round on Saturday November 20th.

The full fixture list can be found here.

Cracking read

5 November A book detailing Boston United's exploits in the FA Cup has been written by local author and Boston United fan Doug Lowe - who hails from Wyberton. The unusual title: "Lay on them backs, Boston" refers to advice shouted out by a Boston fan at a game in the 1950s to encourage Boston's wingers to attack. After a narrative account of Boston United’s achievements in the competition, the carefully researched book includes results, scorers and line-ups for all their FA Cup games. Full details of the opposing team are also given. Match reports of important games are included. A number of appendices give United’s players’ records (appearances and goals) and, for Boston’s opponents, an account of ‘where are they now’ and the leagues they were in when the clubs met in the competition. The book is illustrated with many action photographs, player portraits, match programme covers and match tickets. John Motson kindly contributed the foreword - recollecting the times he spent in Boston in the fifties when his father and uncle took him to watch Boston play. Lay on them backs, Boston

The 130 page paperback book can be obtained from Tony Brown, Soccer Data Publications, 4 Adrian Close, Beeston Nottinghamshire NG9 6FL. (www.soccerdata.com) Tel: 0115 973 6086. It costs £10 plus postage and packing (£1.50 for UK orders, £3 for the rest of Europe, £5 for the rest of the World) - cheques made payable to Tony Brown. It has ISBN: 978-1-905891-22-1.

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