Boston United Roll Call

Here is a list of "Pilgrims" I have put together from my rather sparse collection of match programmes going back to 1968 along with a few "Non League Club Directories", the "Ultimate Book of Non-League Players", a trawl through back issues of the Boston Guardian and the Lincolnshire Standard at Boston Library, and some magazine articles. Thanks also to Dave Baines, Howard Lincoln, Bryan Scotney, Colin Woodcock, Geoff Snade, Richard Burton, Aidan Jones, Craig Singleton, Mick Lord, Roger Combes, Alan Ashton, Farne Hunt, Greger Lindberg, Stephen Bell, Leigh Edwards, Dave Wherry and Rob Briggs for helping with some additions. I have also started to put in season by season statistics for each player (Just 33/4, 53/4, 54/5, 56/7 to 58/9, 66/7, 72/3, 73/4, 75/6, 76/7, 77/8 and 79/80 to 08/09 so far!). These include appearances + appearances as substitute and goals scored in each competition. There are probably quite a few gaps and mistakes so if you want to add anything to the list (nothing libellous please!) then just send me an E-Mail (ken@drfox.org.uk). I hope some of the names bring back a few happy memories for you.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y


Nathan Abbey Goalkeeper (04-05) Nathan Abbey joined Boston in July 2004 to provide cover for Paul Bastock. However his pre-season performances led to him ousting Boston's record breaker and taking over as the first choice keeper. He started his career as a trainee with Luton Town in 1995, making his League debut in February 1999 in a 2-1 win against Burnley. In the following season he became the first choice keeper for the Hatters. In 2001 he joined Chesterfield on a free transfer for one season, then he switched to Northampton Town. For the 2003/4 season he had spells with Stevenage Borough, Luton Town, Macclesfield Town, Ipswich Town and Burnley. His brother Zema also played briefly for the Pilgrims on a loan spell in August/September 2004. He was unexpectedly dropped from the first team in November 2005 and after a loan spell with Leyton Orient he was then transferred to Bristol City. He later played for Brentford and MK Dons. Debut: 7th August 2004 vs Oxford United (H), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 11/7/1978 in Islington.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 04/5   44       0     4       0     0       0     2       0     1       0
 05/6   17       0     2       0     0       0     1       0     2       0
Totals  61       0     6       0     0       0     3       0     3       0

Zema Abbey Forward (04) Zema Abbey joined Boston United on loan from Premiership side Norwich City at the end of August 2004. Zema joined the Canaries from Cambridge United for £350,000 in December 2000. He had been plagued by injury in recent years, including a nasty cruciate ligament knee injury that had kept him out for most of the 2001/2 season. He is the older brother of goalkeeper Nathan Abbey. He later played for Wycombe Wanderers, Bradford City, Torquay United, Kettering Town, Barton Rovers and Halesowen Town. Debut: 28th August 2004 vs Cheltenham Town (A), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 17/4/1977 in Luton.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 04/5    3+  2   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   3+  2   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Adams Goalkeeper (45) Was on the staff of the GPO in Boston when called into the side because the regular first team keeper, Pat Bland, was unavailable for FA Cup games as he was on Watford's books.


Steve Adams Forward (91-92,94-95) Signed in July 91 after being released by Doncaster Rovers and a loan period at York Street at the end of season 90/91. Previously with Scarborough and Worksop Town. Went on to play for Kettering, Gateshead, Witton Albion, Macclesfield, Denaby United and Matlock Town. Debut: 23rd February 1991 vs Macclesfield Town (A), GM Vauxhall Conference. Born 7/9/1959 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 90/1   13       2     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 91/2   35+  3   1     3       0     2       0     3       0     2       0
 94/5   18+ 17   1     3       0     0+  1   0     1       1     2+  1   0
Totals  66+ 20   4     6       0     2+  1   0     4       0     4+  1   0

Dave Adamson Defender (76-82) Signed from Yorkshire League club Hatfield Main. Previously with South Shields and Doncaster Rovers. Scored a hat trick on his debut for the England Non-League XI in a match against Scotland. Collected five England Semi-Professional caps in all. Was voted "Player of the Year" in 77/8. Born 7/5/1951 in Chester-le-Street.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 75/6   15       2     0       0     0       0     5       1     1       0
 76/7   42       1     2       1     2       0     0       0     3       0
 77/8   46       9     1       1     2       0     5       0     6       1
 79/80  34       6     5       2     9       1     1       0     2       1
 80/1   30       2     5       1     2       0     2       0     3       0
 81/2   37+  1  10     5       3     1       0     3       1     3       2
Totals 204+  1  30    18       8    16       1    16       2    18       4

Addy Goalkeeper (64-65)


Chris Aiken Defender (98) Young defender signed up late in 97/8 after being released by Lincoln City. Debut: 7th March 98 vs Spennymoor United (H), Unibond League.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 97/8    1+  4   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1+  4   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Adebayo Akinfenwa Forward (03) Signed up with the Pilgrims in October 2003 after impressing in trials with the Reserves. He had previosuly played for Welsh Premier League champions and Welsh Cup winners Barry Town. Prior to that he had turned out for Atlantas Klaipedas of the Lithuanian Virsliga. He scored a goal for Atlantas in their Lithuanian Cup Final victory. He scored on his debut for the Pilgrims, grabbing a last minute winner against Swindon Town in the LDV Vans Trophy. Moved on to Leyton Orient after playing in just four games for the Pilgrims. Soon moved on to Rushden & Diamonds, before finishing the season with Doncaster Rovers, where he helped them to the Third Division title after scoring four goals in four starts. He then joined Torquay United. Born 10/5/1982 in London.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 03/4    2+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       1
Totals   2+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       1

Mark Albrighton Defender (06-07) Experienced defender Mark Albrighton joined Boston United in the summer of 2006 from Chester City. He had previously visited York Street back in May 2004 when he played in the Doncaster Rovers side that clinched the Division Three title that season with a 0-0 draw. Later played for Cambridge United and Stevenage Borough. Debut: 5th August 2006 vs Grimsby Town (A), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 6/3/1976 in Nuneaton.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 06/7   12       0     1       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals  12       0     1       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Keith Alexander Forward (80-81) Signed from Stamford Town after extensive trials. Played for Stamford in the final of the 79/80 FA Vase at Wembley where he scored the first goal in their 2-0 win over Guisborough. Went on to play for Barnet, Grimsby, Stockport County, Lincoln City and Mansfield Town and manage Ilkeston Town, Lincoln City and Northwich Victoria. A St. Lucian International. Born 14/11/1958 in Nottingham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 80/1    4+  3   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   4+  3   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Mike Alexander Forward (68-70) Signed from Grantham Town for £2,000. Was the Anglia TV Sports Personality of the Year for 68/69. Previously with Brigg Town, where he scored 120 goals in two seasons, Gainsborough and Grantham. Top scorer with 23 goals in 68/9, United's first season in the Northern Premier League. Moved on to Gainsborough Trinity.


Paul Alexander Forward (07-08) The son of former Boston United striker and Lincoln City manager Keith Alexander. Signed up on non-contract terms in the summer of 2007. Born 23/4/1984.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 07/8    0+  4   0     0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   0+  4   0     0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Craig Allardyce Defender (00) Son of Bolton Wanderers' manager Sam Allardyce. Signed from Mansfield Town in March 2000. Previous clubs included Preston North End, Blackpool, Chesterfield and Peterborough United. Born 9/6/1975 in Bolton.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 99/00   2+  1   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   2+  1   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Russ Allen Forward (81-83) Son of WBA manager Ronnie Allen. Signed from Mansfield Town. Previous experience with WBA, Tranmere and Arsenal. Moved on to Stamford Town. Born 9/1/1954 in Smethwick.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 81/2   38       4     5       1     1       0     4       2     1       0
 82/3   26+  3   4     4       0     4       0     2       0     1       0
Totals  64+  3   8     9       1     5       0     6       2     2       0

Tim Allpress Defender (93) Began his career with Luton Town where he was loaned out to Preston. Had a spell in Germany playing for Bayer Uerdingen before returning to England to play for Colchester. Then joined his home town club Hitchin Town, before moving on to St. Albans City. Born 27/1/1971 in Hitchin.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3    4       0     0       0     1       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   4       0     0       0     1       0     0       0     0       0

Mark Angel Forward (01-04) Signed from Darlington in June 2001. A skilful winger in the traditional mould, he had been on-loan at Queen of the South for much of the previous season. Previous clubs include Walker Central, Sunderland, Oxford Onited and West Bromwich Albion. Moved on to King's Lynn. Born 23/8/1975 in Newcastle.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 01/2   26+  8   4     0+  1   0     0+  1   0     0       0     0       0
 02/3   24+  7   5     1       0     0       0     2       0     2       1
 03/4   12+ 11   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals  62+ 26   9     1+  1   0     0+  1   0     2       0     3       1

Phil Annable Defender (80-82) Signed from Burton Albion for 6,000, where he had been for 10 seasons. Also played for Mansfield Town. Represented the Northern Premier League. Employed as a miner.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 80/1   33       2     3       0     2       0     2       0     1       0
 81/2   19       0     4       2     1       0     2       0     0       0
Totals  52       2     7       2     3       0     4       0     1       0

Steve Appleby Midfield (94-99) Local lad Steve joined his home town club in the 1994-95 after previously playing in the Conference for Kettering Town and captaining UCL side Bourne Town. Whilst a schoolboy, he played for Wyberton Colts, for whom he scored 100 goals, including 10 in one match. Voted "Player of the Year" in his first season with the Pilgrims and again in 97/8 and named "Player's Player of the Year" in 95/96. A big favourite with the fans who appreciated his non-stop efforts. Later played for Wyberton, Holbeach and Spalding United before joining Bourne Town as manager. Later joined Wisbech Town. Born 24/5/1967.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 94/5   40+  2   9     3       0     1       0     1       0     5       0
 95/6   35+  4   0     1       0     4       0     6       0     4+  1   0
 96/7   44       1     6       3     1       0     8       0     5       0
 97/8   42       5     2       0     2       0     4       0     4       0
 98/9   15       0     1       0     2       0     0       0     2       0
 99/00   1+  4   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals 177+ 10  15    13       3    10       0    19       0    20+  1   0

Hakeem Araba Forward (08) Joined Boston United in February 2008 on a work experience deal from Peterborough United. Born 12/2/1991. Debut: 23rd February 2008 vs Workington (A), Blue Square Conference North.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 07/8    0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Brian Arblaster Goalkeeper (74-75) Joined Boston from Barnsley. Previously with Sheffield United, Chesterfield and Scunthorpe United. Born 6/6/1943 in West Kensington.


Simon Armstrong Forward (96-97, 97-98) Signed from Lincolnshire League Skegness Town in July 1996 after impressing in pre-season trials. He was also included in the England Schoolboy Under 18 squad for the 96/97 season. Moved on to Port Vale. Returned on loan at the end 97. Signed up with Gainsborough Trinity at the start of 98/9, but left to go to University. Returned to Boston to play for Boston Town at the start of 99/00. Debut: 31st July 1996 vs Scunthorpe United (H), Lincs Senior Cup. Born 23/11/1978 in Skegness.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 96/7   28+  7   5     5       1     0       0     4       0     4+  1   0
 97/8   12       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     2       1
 98/9    0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals  40+  7   5     5       1     0       0     4       0     7+  1   1

Mark Ash Defender (88) Defender who joined the club on loan from Rotherham United after making 25 Football League appearances. Previously with Scarborough. Debut: 27th February 1988 vs Wealdstone (H), GM Vauxhall Conference. Born 22/1/1968 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 87/8   11       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  11       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Alan Ashberry Forward (68-69) Later played for Boston FC.


Brian Asher (54-55)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 53/4    4       2     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
 54/5    9       2     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  13       2     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Curtis Aspden Goalkeeper (07-08) Following the release of Chris Wright and injury to Lee Crockett, Boston United signed up goalkeeper Curtis Aspden on an emergency loan deal from Hull City in December 2007. Aspden spent the early part of the season on-loan at Conference North rivals Harrogate Town and he was between the sticks for the Pilgrims' trip to North Yorkshire - saving a Jon Froggatt penalty as United were beaten 3-2. He had also had a loan spell with Scarborough. Later played for Farsley Celtic. Born 16/11/1987 in Blackburn. Debut: 23rd February 2008 vs Workington (A), Blue Square Conference North.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 07/8    5       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   5       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Mike Atkin Defender (73-74) Signed on loan from Scunthorpe. Born 14/2/1948 in Scunthorpe.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 73/4    2       1     0       0     1       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   2       1     0       0     1       0     0       0     0       0

Auckland Midfield (33)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4    3       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   3       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Terry Austen Midfield (75-76) Signed from Buxton.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 75/6   10+  1   0     0       0     2       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  10+  1   0     0       0     2       0     0       0     0       0

Albert Badger Forward (52-53) Signed from Rotherham, where he had played in their reserve side. Born 16/6/1930 in Rotherham.


Markell Bailey Forward (08) Joined Boston United in March 2008 on non-contract terms after impressing in a trial. Later joined Eastwood Town. Debut: 15th March 2008 vs Burscough (H), Blue Square Conference North.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 07/8    0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Simon Bailey Forward (98) Youngster whose goalscoring exploits in the reserves won him a first team call-up at the end of 97/8. Moved on to Boston Town. Debut: 21st January 98 vs Blyth Spartans (H), President's Cup. Born 31/5/1975.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 97/8    2+  4   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0+  2   0
 98/9    0+  5   1     0+  1   0     0+  1   0     0       0     0       0
Totals   2+  9   1     0+  1   0     0+  1   0     0       0     0+  2   0

Gary Baines Midfield (88) Previously with Holbeach United. Debut: 23rd April 1988 vs Northwich Victoria (H), GM Vauxhall Conference.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 87/8    1+  3   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1+  3   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Bobby Baker Forward (65-66) Top scorer, with 39 goals, in Boston's United Counties League winning season in 65/6. Introduced to the side from local junior football.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 66/7   24+  3  11     4       2     0       0     2       1     0       0
Totals  24+  3  11     4       2     0       0     2       1     0       0

Lawrence Balding Midfield (52-53) A tall centre half. Previously with Rotherham. Was offered terms by Leeds United, but preferred to remain in part-time football as a sportmaster.


Stuart Balmer Defender (02-04) Originally signed up on-loan by Boston United from Oldham Athletic in December 2002 to provide defensive cover following an injury to Mark Greaves. He had played against Boston earlier in the season whilst on-loan with Scunthorpe United. Previously with Celtic, and Charlton Athletic. Overall he had previously made 364 League appearances, scoring 18 goals. Debut: 14th December 2002 vs Southend United (A), Nationwide League Division Three. Born 20/9/1969 in Falkirk.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 02/3   21       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 03/4   25+  1   3     1       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals  46+  1   3     1       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

John Barclay Forward (35-36) A left winger.


Bobby Barclay Midfield (57-58) An inside right. Had played for England Boys Clubs. Had been with Chesterfield for two seasons before he joined the forces. Had previously been with West Ham United.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 57/8   10       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals  10       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Geoff Barrowcliffe Defender (67-69) Previously with Ilkeston Town and Derby County. In his fourteen years at Derby he made 475 League appearances, scoring 37 goals, many from the penalty spot. He started his footballing career as a part-time professional, training in the evenings after a long day down the pit. He played for Derby against Boston in the FA Cup game in 55/6. Later played for Heanor Town, Moor Green Colliery, Kimberley Town and Long Eaton United and managed Kimberley Town and Radford. Born 18/10/1931 in Ilkeston.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 66/7   41      11     4       1     0       0     2       0     3       1
Totals  41      11     4       1     0       0     2       0     3       1

Paul Bartlett Midfield (80-83) Signed from Derby County where he had made six first team appearances. Later played for Kettering Town. Born 17/1/1960 in Grimsby.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 80/1   10+  2   4     0       0     2       2     0       0     0       0
 81/2   32+  5   5     5       1     1       0     2       0     3       1
 82/3    4+  6   0     1       0     0       0     0+  1   0     2       0
Totals  46+ 13   9     6       1     3       2     2+  1   0     5       1

Phil Bartley Defender (45-50)


Charlie Barton Forward (39-40, 45) An inside right. During the war he played for Blackpool, as a guest player, alongside Stanley Matthews. He later played for a local team called the Baptists and was on the York Street staff, organising lotteries and working in the club bar. He emigrated to Australia in the seventies along with his family.


Paul Bastock Goalkeeper (92-04) Had extensive experience with Cambridge United, Coventry City and Kettering Town before signing for United. Voted "Player of the Year" in 92/3 and again ten years later in 2002/3. Paul is a highly regarded keeper. He holds the record for the most appearances for Boston United, having passed Billy Howells' old record of 572 appearances in the Lincs Senior Cup match against Scunthorpe in August 2003. Moved on to Dagenham & Redbridge, then St Albans City. Born 19/5/1970 in Leamington Spa.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3   42       0     2       0     5       0     1       0     3       0
 93/4   41       0     3       0     2       0     3       0     2       0
 94/5   41       0     3       0     1       0     1       0     5       0
 95/6   41       0     1       0     4       0     6       0     6       0
 96/7   39       0     6       0     1       0     7       0     4       0
 97/8   41       0     2       0     2       0     3       0     4       0
 98/9   39       0     1       0     8       0     7       0     2       0
 99/00  42       0     4       0     1       0     1       0     2       0
 00/1   42       0     2       0     2       0     0       0     2       0
 01/2   41       0     1       0     1       0     0       0     1       0
 02/3   46       0     1       0     0       0     2       0     2       0
 03/4   46       0     1       0     0       0     1       0     3       0
Totals 501       0    27       0    27       0    32       0    36       0

Harry Bastow Forward (38-39)


Dick Bate Defender (71-76) Club skipper. Signed from Alfreton Town. A school teacher who also managed Sheffield Schoolboys. Went on to be player-manager at Buxton and manager at Southend United.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 72/3   44       1     2       0     2       0     1       0     3       0
 73/4   44       1     6       0     4       0     5       0     2       0
 75/6   23       2     2       0     0       0     3       0     1       0
Totals 111       4    10       0     6       0     9       0     6       0

Brian Bates Forward (70-72, 77-79) Previously with Notts County and Mansfield Town, making over 140 League appearances before signing up with Boston. A regular goal scorer in his time with the club. Also had experience as manager of Notts County's youth team. Born 4/12/1944 in Beeston.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 77/8   21       3     0       0     1       0     4       0     1       0
Totals  21       3     0       0     1       0     4       0     1       0

Tony Battersby Forward (02-03) Boston United signed up Tony Battersby in October 2002 on a three-month contract after he had been released by local rivals Lincoln City. He scored on his debut for the Pilgrims. Previously with Sheffield United, Southend United, Notts County, Bury and Northampton Town. After being released by Boston United he later played for Rushden & Diamonds, Stevenage Borough, Cambridge City and King's Lynn. Debut: 23rd October 2002 vs Yeovil Town (H), LDV Vans Trophy. Born 30/8/1975 in Doncaster.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 02/3    7+  1   1     1       1     0       0     0       0     2       1
Totals   7+  1   1     1       1     0       0     0       0     2       1

James Baxter Midfield (34-36) Experience with Leicester City. Previously with Reading and Torquay United. Born in Glasgow.


Baxter Goalkeeper (38-39)


Jim (aka Jock) Bayne Goalkeeper (45-50) Formerly played for Brentford. Signed from Scottish club Third Lanark.


Andy Beattie Midfield (88) Signed on-loan from Maidstone United. Previously with Cambridge United, where he made over 100 League appearances. Returned to Maidstone United, then moved on to Barnet, Hendon and Cambridge City. Debut: 3rd December 1988 vs Fisher Athletic (H), GM Vauxhall Conference. Born 9/2/1964 in Liverpool.

Season    League
        Apps   Gls
 88/9    2       0
Totals   2       0

Beaumont Forward (48) Signed on-loan from Nottingham Forest.


David Beavon Defender (86-89) Experienced defender who joined the Pilgrims from Shepshed Charterhouse. Previous clubs include Notts County, Lincoln City, Northampton Town and Kettering Town. Left to play for Priory FC Nottingham. Debut: 6th August 1986 vs Lincoln City (H), Lincs Senior Cup. Born 8/12/1961 in Nottingham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 86/7   32+  1   0     3       0     5       0     1       0     2       0
 87/8   34+  1   0     2       0     3       0     1       0     1       0
 88/9    4+  1   0     0+  2   0     0       0     1       0     1+  1   0
Totals  70+  3   0     5+  2   0     8       0     3       0     4+  1   0

Alex Beck (08-09) Came up through the youth team and made his debut aged 17. Was released at the start of the 09/10 season. Later played for Holbeach United. Debut: 14th October 2008 vs Marine (A), Unibond League Premier Division. Born 29/11/1990.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 08/9    4+ 11   0     0       0     0       0     2       0     0       0
Totals   4+ 11   0     0       0     0       0     2       0     0       0

Frank Bee (54-56) Previously with Blackburn Rovers and Sunderland. Born 23/1/1927 in Nottingham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 54/5    5       0     1       1     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   5       0     1       1     0       0     0       0     0       0

Glenn Beech Midfield (88-89, 90-91) Joined the Pilgrims from Beazer Homes League side Grantham Town where he had scored 32 goals in the previous season. Previously with Stamford, having played in the 1984 FA Vase Final at Wembley, and Rushden and Baker Perkins. Left to join Kettering Town for a fee of 10,000 but returned eighteen months later in August 90 for a fee of 5,000. Finally left to join Stamford. Later moved on to Rushden and Diamonds, Sudbury Town and Spalding United. Born 6/12/1960 in Peterborough.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 88/9   21       4     2+  1   2     0       0     1       0     3       0
 90/1   33+  3   2     7       1     2       0     2       0     0       0
 91/2    0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  54+  4   6     9+  1   3     2       0     3       0     3       0

Darren Beesley Midfield (01-02) Signed from Airdrieonians in January 2002. Previously with Rotherham United and Kilmarnock. Later played for Worksop Town and Harrogate Town. Born 16/3/1981 in Rotherham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 01/2    3+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   3+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Lee Beeson Midfield (07-) Local lad Lee Beeson joined Boston United's Centre of Excellence from Grimsby Town in 2005 and has progressed to the first team, making his debut against Solihull Moors in October 2007. Was loaned out to Grantham Town in February 2009. Born 4/2/1990. Debut: 20th October 2007 vs Solihull Moors (A), Blue Square Conference North.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 07/8    1+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0
 08/9    3+ 13   0     0       0     0       0     2       0     0       0
Totals   4+ 14   0     0       0     0       0     2       0     0+  1   0

Roy Beet (54-55) Boston United became his first professional club when he signed up for them as an eighteen year old in 1954. Had previously been turning out for Chesterfield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 54/5    8       1     1       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   8       1     1       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Lee Beevers Defender (03-05) After impressing in trials with the reserves, Lee Beevers was signed on loan from Ipswich Town until the end of the season just before the transfer deadline in March 2003. After making his first team debut when coming on as a substitute for the last few minutes of the final game of the season at Cambridge United, he signed up with Boston for a further year. His crisp and timely tackling and tactical awareness soon established him a first team place and he finished the season as one of the leading contenders for the Player of the Year award. Left to join local rivals Lincoln City for 50,000 in February 2005. Debut: 3rd May 2003 vs Cambridge United (A), Nationwide League Division Three. Born 4/12/1983 in Doncaster.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 02/3    0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 03/4   40       2     1       0     0       0     0       0     3       1
 04/5   31       1     4       0     0       0     2       1     1       0
Totals  71+  1   3     5       0     0       0     2       1     4       1

Bell Forward (49)


Charlie Bell Defender (83-84) Signed from Stafford Rangers. Previously with Scarborough, Middlesbrough and Mansfield. Left the Pilgrims to join the Nottinghamshire Police.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 83/4    5       3     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   5       3     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Derek Bell Forward (86-87) Signed in March 86 from Scunthorpe. Born in Wyberton, he joined Derby County straight from school and became a regular for the Rams. Later played for Halifax, Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley, Lincoln City, Chesterfield and Scunthorpe United before coming to Boston. Debut: 22nd March 1986 vs Maidstone United (A), Gola League. Born 30/10/1956 in Wyberton.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 85/6    8       5     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 86/7    1+  7   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   9+  7   5     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Trevor Benjamin Forward (07) Much travelled striker Trevor Benjamin joined boston United on a one month loan signing from Peterborough in February 2007. He had previously turned out for Cambridge United, Leicester City - who he joined on a £1.5 million transfer, Crystal Palace, Norwich City, West Bromwich Albion, Gillingham, Rushden & Diamonds, Brighton & Hove Albion, Northampton Town, Coventry City, Watford and Swindon Town. He later had a loan spell with Walsall before moving on to Hereford United. Debut: 10th February 2007 vs Darlington (A), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 8/2/1979 in Kettering.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 06/7    2+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   2+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Bennett Forward (49-50)


Tom Bennett Midfield (02-04) Joined Boston United in the summer of 2002 after being made available by Walsall. He had started his footballing career as a trainee with Aston Villa. After one season with Villa he moved on to Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he stayed until 1995. He then signed up with Stockport County. For the three seasons before joining Boston he had been with Walsall, where he was team captain. Overall he had made 341 League appearances, scoring fifteen goals before joining Boston. Moved on to Kidderminster Harriers. Debut: 10th August 2002 vs AFC Bournemouth (H), Nationwide League Division Three. Born 12/12/1969 in Falkirk.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 02/3   29+  4   0     1       0     0       0     2       0     2       0
 03/4   35       1     1       0     0       0     1       0     1       0
 04/5   11       0     0       0     0       0     2       0     1       0
Totals  75+  4   1     2       0     0       0     5       0     4       0

Johnny Birkbeck Forward (55-56,59-60) A tall half back signed from Lincoln City. Previously with Spilsby Town. He scored one of the goals in the 6-1 win at Derby in the FA Cup. Emigrated to Australia. Born 1/10/1932 in Lincoln. Died March 2004.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 56/7   23      11     2       1     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  23      11     2       1     0       0     0       0     0       0

Brian Birch Forward (63-64) Previously with Manchester United, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Lincoln City, Barrow, Exeter City, Oldham Athletic and Rochdale. Left Boston in February 1964 to emigrate with his family to Australia. Born 18/11/1931 in Salford.


Clive Bircham Forward (63-64) Previously played for Sunderland and Hartlepool. Moved over to Boston FC with Paul Todd when they were formed. Born 7/9/1939 in Herrington.


Bird Midfield (49-50)


Tony Bird Forward (35-36) Previously with Plymouth Argyle, Newport County and Tranmere Rovers. Born 1910 in Dublin.


Kevin Bird Defender (83-84) Signed from Huddersfield Town. Previously with Doncaster Rovers and Mansfield Town, for whom he made 470 League appearances. Born 7/8/1952 in Doncaster.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 83/4   24+  1   2     2       0     2       0     2       0     0       0
Totals  24+  1   2     2       0     2       0     2       0     0       0

Reginald 'Tanny' Blackham Midfield (33-35,40) Previously with Boston F.C. Played in Boston United's first ever game.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4   31       0     0       0     0       0     0       0    10       1
Totals  31       0     0       0     0       0     0       0    10       1

Blackwell Goalkeeper (64)


Jack Blackwell Forward (35-36) An inside left. Previously with Huddersfield Town, Charlton Athletic and Port Vale. Later played for Ipswich Town before returning to play for Bridlington Town - the team he started his career with. Born 28/10/1909 in Eccleshall.


Kevin Blackwell Goalkeeper (80-86) Signed from Barnet for 5,000. Previous clubs include Bedford Town, Barton Rovers, playing for them in the FA Vase Final at Wembley in 77/78, and Middlesex Wanderers with whom he toured Holland and Indonesia. A bricklayer by trade. Played in our FA Trophy Final at Wembley, where he saved a penalty. Went on to play for Scarborough, Torquay United, Huddersfield Town and Plymouth Argyle. Went into management as assistant to to Neil Warnock at Sheffield United. Progressed to become first team coach then manager at Leeds United. Born 21/12/1958 in Luton.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 80/1   36       0     5       0     2       0     2       0     3       0
 81/2   36       0     5       0     1       0     2       0     3       0
 82/3   37       0     4       0     6       0     1       0     2       0
 83/4   40       0     2       0     2       0     2       0     1       0
 84/5   34       0     1       0     7       0     2       0     2       0
 85/6   42       0     3       0     1       0     2       0     3       0
Totals 225       0    20       0    19       0    11       0    14       0

Charles Blakey Defender (33-34) Previously with Lincoln YMCA, Newland Athletic, Lincoln City, Doncaster Rovers and Boston F.C. Played in Boston United's first ever game. Born in Lincoln in 1896. Died in 1962.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4   19       2     0       0     0       0     0       0     9       0
Totals  19       2     0       0     0       0     0       0     9       0

Pat Bland Goalkeeper (39-40, 45-46) Goalkeeper who was on Watford's books while playing for Boston United just after the end of the Second World War. Had previously turned out for Lincoln City and Bradford Park Avenue. Born 24/2/1915 in Tufbury. Died 1970.


Billy Blessed Forward (33-34) An outside right. Scored Boston United's first goal in their first ever match against Grimsby Town Reserves. The goal, after twelve minutes was shot hard into an open goal after Blessed had been picked out from a free-kick centred by Simmons. The goal gave Boston the lead, but they went on to lose the match 1-3 after their keeper had gone off injured at half-time. Had previously played for Dulwich Hamlet and Crystal Palace as an amateur. Later played for Nuneaton.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4   10       2     0       0     0       0     0       0     3       2
Totals  10       2     0       0     0       0     0       0     3       2

Darren Bloodworth Defender (92-94) Played for Leicester City and Peterborough United as a youngster. Had a spell with Hong Kong side Kuitan. Signed from Kettering. Went on to play for King's Lynn and later became their manager. Born 10/2/1967 in Market Deeping.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3    0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
 93/4    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     2       0

Jimmy Bloomer Forward (55-56) Started his career as a full back with a Scottish junior club. When he went into the army he played centre half and centre forward for Bombay Rangers. After demobilisation he was signed up by Hull City as a winger. After one season he joined Grimsby Town and scored four goals on his debut. Moved on to King's Lynn where he scored 31 goals, including six hat-tricks, in a six month period before signing up with the Pilgrims for the start of 55/6. Later played for Worksop Town. Born 10/4/1926 in Rutherglen.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 56/7    6       7     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   6       7     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Matt Bloomer Defender (07-) Joined the Pilgrims from Grimsby Town in July 2007 after impressing in pre-season games. Had previously been with Lincoln City, Hull City, Telford United and Cambridge United. His grandfather Jimmy Bloomer also played for Boston. Born 3/11/1978 in Grimsby. Debut: 11th August 2007 vs Workington (H), Blue Square Conference North.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 07/8   40       0     3       0     1       0     0       0     2       0
 08/9   40       0     4       0     4       0     1       0     2       0
Totals  80       0     7       0     5       0     1       0     4       0

Alex Bloxham Midfield (50-54) A crowd favourite in the early 50s, played in eight positions for United. The only places he didn't play were right back, centre half and goalkeeper. Worked in Skegness as a fruit and vegetable salesman. When an amateur he had games with Nottingham Forest, Leicester City and Mansfield. Turned professional in October 1947 with Hull City. Was on the transfer list at £3,000 when he joined Boston in August 1950. Born 2/7/1920. Died 1982.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 53/4   29       0     1       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
Totals  29       0     1       0     0       0     0       0     2       0

Bogg Defender (34-35)


Gordon Bolland Forward (75-77) Born in Boston, went on to play for Millwall, Chelsea, Orient, Charlton and Norwich City before returning to play for United. He also jointly led a players' co-operative, with Freddie Taylor, to run team affairs for the second half of the 1976/7 season after the departure of Howard Wilkinson. Born 12/8/1943.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 75/6   32+  1   6     2       1     2       0     6       0     1       0
 76/7   23+  2   5     1       0     2       1     0       0     0+  1   0
Totals  55+  3  11     3       1     4       1     6       0     1+  1   0

Arthur Bottom Forward (60-61) Top scorer in 60/1 with 17 goals. Previously with Sheffield United, Newcastle United, Chesterfield and York City. Later played for Alfreton Town in the Midland League. Born 28/2/1930 in Sheffield.


Cyril Boulton Forward (36) Joined United aged 19. A centre forward who had scored 37 goals the previous season for Brigg Sugar Beet factory in the North Lindsay League.


Kenny Bowers Defender (66-68) Broke into the first team via the reserves. Previously with Holbeach. Later played for Boston FC.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 66/7    5       0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0     1       0
Totals   5       0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0     1       0

Steven Boyack Midfield (05) Midfielder Steven Boyack joined Boston United from Livingston in January 2005, with his transfer being completed three minutes before the Scottish Premier League transfer window closed. Steven started his footballing career as a youth with Scottish giants Rangers. After a loan-spell with Hull City he joined Dundee for £25,000. He was loaned out to Ayr United for a couple of months in October 2000 before being snapped up by Hearts for £50,000. A free transfer to Livingston followed but he failed to establish himself in the first team, making only seven appearances for the "Livi Lions". After failing to settle in the Boston area he left the club, only to sign up with Blackpool shortly afterwards. Debut: 5th February 2005 vs Wycombe Wanderers (A), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 4/9/1976 in Edinburgh.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 04/5    2+  2   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   2+  2   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Adam Boyd Forward (03-04) Adam Boyd joined Boston United on a month's loan from Hartlepool United in November 2003. Adam had joined Harlepool as a trainee in August 1999 and had since made 76 first team appearances, scoring 15 goals. The loan periods were extended, but eventually Adam returned to Hartlepool where he scored some crucial goals in their Second Division promotion campaign. Born 25/5/1982 in Hartlepool.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 03/4   14       4     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  14       4     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Gary Brabin Midfield (01) An experienced midfielder who was a key member of the Hull City side that made the Division Three playoffs in 2000/1, he was surprisingly released at the end of the season. Had made 228 League appearances, scoring 25 goals. Previously with Stockport County, Runcorn, Doncaster Rovers, Bury, Blackpool and Lincoln City. Later moved on to Torquay United and Chester City before becoming player-manager at Witton Albion. Born 9/12/1970 in Liverpool.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 01/2    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Thomas Bradbury Defender (34-36) Signed from Birmingham.


Brackenbury Forward (64-65)


Tony Bratley Defender (61) Previously with Grimsby Town. Born 30/4/1939 in Grimsby.


Peter Brent Midfield (60-61) Previously with Chesterfield. Born 18/11/1937 in Staveley, Derbyshire. Died 1988.


John Brierley Forward (49) Was signed up after claiming he had previously played for Swansea, Grimsby, Partick Thistle, Shamrock Rovers, Celtic and Leyton Orient. After one game it was immediately evident that he had little footballing talent and was dropped. Soon after he was suspended by the FA and all clubs in England were warned that he had a history of taking money from football clubs and then failing to fulfil expectations.


Briggs Forward (33)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4    2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Briggs Midfield (45) Freddy Tunstall's brother-in-law. Turned out for Boston on Boxing Day 1945 and scored a goal in the 5-2 win against Lincoln City Reserves. On Southampton's books.


Mark Brogan Goalkeeper (90) Previously with Harworth C.I.

Season    League
        Apps   Gls
 89/90   2       0
Totals   2       0

Mike Brolly Utility (88-89) Signed from Goole Town. Previously made 429 League appearances for Chelsea, Bristol City, Grimsby, Derby County and Scunthorpe. Also played for Scarborough. Left to play for Holbeach United. Born 6/10/1954 in Kilmarnock.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 87/8    9+  3   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   9+  3   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Gary Brook Forward (95-96) Signed in July 1995 after being released by Gainsborough Trinity where he was player manager. Previous experience with Scarborough, Blackpool, Newport County and Frickley Athletic. Went on to play for Halifax Town. Born 9/5/1964 in Dewsbury.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 95/6    0+  3   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
Totals   0+  3   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     2       0

Scott Brough Forward (03) Scott Brough joined Boston United on non-contract terms in October 2003 after a long trial period that began pre-season. He had previously made 57 first team appearances for Scunthorpe United, scoring three goals. Later played for Barrow and Frickley Athletic. Born 10/2/1983 in Doncaster.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 03/4    0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0
Totals   0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0

Drewe Broughton Forward (06-07) The much travelled 28 year old striker joined Boston on-loan from Chester City in October 2006. He began his footballing career as a trainee at Norwich and had since turned out for more than ten different clubs. Overall he had scored 70 goals and picked up 64 yellow cards and 8 red cards in 322 appearances. In 2005/6 he was the dirtiest player in League Two having committed 115 fouls and received 7 yellow cards and 2 reds. He finished the 2006/7 season as top scorer with 8 goals. Later played for MK Dons and Wrexham. Debut: 28th October 2006 vs Wycombe Wanderers (H), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 25/10/1978 in Hitchin.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 06/7   25       8     1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  25       8     1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Bobby Brown Forward (75-81) A prolific scorer who had Football League experience with Sheffield Wednesday and Aldershot. Had a short break from the club with French Second Division side Sportiuvs Thionville in 1980. Born 24/11/1953 in Plymouth.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 76/7   43      27     2       0     2       2     1       0     4       3
 77/8   39      14     1       0     2       2     5       3     4       1
 79/80  32      19     5       5     9       4     2       2     2       0
 80/1   20+  1   7     2       1     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals 134+  1  67    10       6    13       8     8       5    10       4

Cyril Brown Forward (47-48) Acquired from Notts County. Had joined Notts County from Brentford for £3,000. Later played for Rochdale. Born 25/5/1918 in Ashington. Died 1990.


Graham Brown Goalkeeper (82-83) Previous clubs included Millwall, Crawley Town, Brighton and Hove Albion, Watford, Mansfield Town, Doncaster Rovers, Swansea City, Southport, Portland Timbers, York City and Rotherham United. Born 21/3/1944 in Matlock.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 82/3    5       0     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0
Totals   5       0     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0

Jermaine Brown Forward (04) Former Arsenal striker Jermaine Brown joined Boston United from Colchester in February 2004. He had joined Arsenal as a trainee in August 2001 and had moved to Colchester in October 2003. He had made one first team appearance for Colchester, scoring the winning goal after coming off the bench in extra time in their LDV Vans Trophy match against Wycombe Wanderers. He had also been on-loan at Crystal Palace, playing in their reserve side. Later played for King's Lynn. Born 12/1/1983 in Lambeth.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 03/4    0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0
Totals   0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0

Keith Brown Forward (60-61) Previously with Notts County and Rotherham United. Born 1/1/1942 in Hucknall.


Mickey Brown Midfield (01-02) Signed up from Shrewsbury Town at the start of the 2001/2 season after impressing in pre-season trials. An attacking midfielder with the speed and ability to beat defenders. He joined Shrewsbury Town as an apprentice in 1985 and broke into the first team a year later, he had spells with Bolton Wanderers, Preston North End and Rochdale, but in each case he returned to Shrewsbury to continue his footballing career. He had made 418 League appearances, scoring 36 goals before signing for Boston. Signed up for Chester City after being released by Boston at the end of his first season. Later played for Nuneaton Borough. Born 8/2/1968 in Birmingham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 01/2   21+  5   3     1       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals  21+  5   3     1       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Phil Brown Forward (95-97) Phil joined the Pilgrims from Vauxhall Conference side Kettering Town. He started his career at Sheffield Wednesday before moving onto Stockport County and subsequently was a member of Lincoln City's championship side when they won the Conference. Left to join Gainsborough Trinity, then after one season moved on to join up with ex-Pilgrims boss Peter Morris back at Kettering Town. Born 16/1/1966 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 95/6   34+  1  17     1       0     4       1     5       4     4+  1   1
 96/7   44      16     6       1     1       1     7       3     4+  1   3
 97/8    0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       1
Totals  78+  1  33     7       1     5       2    12       7     9+  2   5

Richard Brown Defender (87-88) Signed from Grantham, previously with Sheffield Wednesday and Grimsby. Went on to play for Kettering, Blackburn Rovers, Maidstone United, Stockport County, Stalybridge Celtic and Altrincham. After leaving Boston for Kettering he was signed up by Blackburn Rovers after impressing in an FA Cup run with the Poppies. He eventually made his League debut whilst on-loan at Maidstone United. Went on to play in the Blackburn side that reached the FA Premier League whilst Kenny Dalglish was in charge. Born 13/1/1967 in Nottingham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 87/8   15+  1   0     2       1     0       0     2       0     1       0
Totals  15+  1   0     2       1     0       0     2       0     1       0

Tom Brown Midfield (61-64) Previously with Lincoln City. Signed up with Boston FC when they were formed. Born 17/11/1933 in Leven.


Browning Forward (46-47) An inside right.


Buchanan Midfield (33-34) Centre half previously with Albion Rovers and Glasgow Celtic. Played in Boston United's first ever game.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4   26       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     9       0
Totals  26       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     9       0

Simon Buckley Midfield (97) Joined Grimsby Town straight from school, making appearances for both the reserves and the juniors. Moved to West Bromwich Albion after his father Alan was appointed manager of the West Midlands club, becoming a regular in the reserve side at The Hawthorns. He was released by West Brom at the end of the 1996-97 season. After failing to keep a regular first team place he was released by the Pilgrims and moved on to Boston Town. Debut: 26th July 97 vs Lincoln United (A), Lincs Senior Cup. Born 29/2/1976 in Stafford.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 97/8    3+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0
Totals   3+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0

Steve Buckley Defender (88-90,91-92) Signed for the Pilgrims in November 88 on a free transfer from Lincoln City, where he made 23 GMVC appearances during the Imps' championship season. Stated his footballing career with Ilkeston Town before moving on to Burton Albion. Was then signed up by Lton Town where he made 135 appearances for before being transferred to Derby County for 165,000. Made 364 appearances for the Rams before joining the Imps in the summer of 86. Briefly left United to manage Shepshed Charterhouse in 1990 but re-signed for the 91/92 season. Debut: 12th November 1988 vs Kidderminster Harriers (H), GM Vauxhall Conference. Born 16/10/1953 in Brinsley.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 88/9   21+  1   0     0       0     4       0     0       0     0       0
 89/90  26+  6   0     5       0     0       0     1       0     1       0
 90/1    1+  1   0     1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  48+  8   0     6       0     4       0     1       0     1       0

George Bugg Defender (34-39) Played three seasons with Humber United before joining Boston in 1934. Was used as a utility player, playing either at half back or as a forward.


A Bull Forward (62-63)


Martyn Bunce Goalkeeper (94-97) Local lad Martyn Bunce provided goal-keeping cover for the first team and always acquitted himself well when called upon to do so. Although somewhat short for a keeper, he had excellent reflexes and was an outstanding shot-stopper. Left to join local Lincolnshire League side Wyberton. Later played for Holbeach United and Spalding United.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 94/5    1       0     0       0     0+  1   0     0       0     0       0
 95/6    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 96/7    0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   2       0     0       0     0+  1   0     0       0     1       0

Frank Bungay Forward (34-36) Signed from Southend. Previously with Mexborough Athletic and Huddersfield Town. On leaving school he joined his village team Ecclesfield Red Rose. In one match he scored fifteen goals. This feat soon got him noticed and it wasn't long before he had a trial with FA Cup semi-finalists Bolton Wanderers. He eventually signed with Huddersfield Town and turned out 18 times for them in the First Division, scoring five goals. He then moved to Southend. Despite being out injured for six weeks, he scored 61 goals in his first season with Boston, which is still a club record. This included goals in all nine FA Cup games that Boston played in 34/5, which is probably an FA Cup record. He was also a useful darts and snooker player. Left to join Grantham. Born 1909 in Ecclesfield near Sheffield.


Burn Forward (64-65)


Burnett Forward (34)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4    2       2     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   2       2     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Jason Burnham Defender (99) Signed pre-season in 1999 for £5,000 from Worcester City, where he had been Player of the Year in 97/8. He started his footballing career as a trainee at Notts County before moving to Northampton in 1991. He played for the "Cobblers" for three seasons, making 88 League appearances and scoring 2 goals. He was transferred to Chester City in 1994 and then to Worcester City in August 1996. Moved on to Cambridge City. Later played Rugby Town, Halesowen Town and Aylesbury United. Born 8/5/1973 in Mansfield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 99/00   0+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   0+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Burrows Midfield (47-48)


Steve Burton Forward (02) Was signed up from Ipswich Town for three months on-loan in August 2002. He had already made a few appearances for Ipswich's reserve side as well as featuring in their under-17 side that reached the semi-final of the FA Youth Cup. He scored on his debut for the Pilgrims. He returned to Ipswich at the end of his loan spell and later played for Doncaster Rovers. Debut: 20th August 2002 vs Bristol Rovers (A), Worthington Cup. Born 9/10/1983 in Doncaster.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 02/3    6+  2   0     0       0     0       0     1+  1   1     0       0
Totals   6+  2   0     0       0     0       0     1+  1   1     0       0

Charles Bussingham Defender (33-34) Previously with Doncaster Rovers. Born 31/3/1902. Died 1962.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4    4       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   4       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Aaron Butcher Goalkeeper (07-) Youth team keeper who has performed well when called into the first team. Made his debut aged just 16 when coming on as a substitute to replace Lee Crockett who had sustained an injury. Born 17/3/1991. Debut: 1st December 2007 vs Southport (H), Blue Square Conference North.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 07/8    1+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 08/9   18       0     0       0     0       0     2       0     1       0
Totals  19+  1   0     0       0     0       0     2       0     1       0

John Butler Goalkeeper (93)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 93/4    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Lee Butler Goalkeeper (87) Signed on loan from Lincoln City, where he made 12 Football League appearances. Previously with Harworth Colliery. Moved on to Aston Villa then Hull City, Barnsley, Scunthorpe United, Wigan Athletic, Dunfermline Athletic, Doncaster Rovers, Halifax Town and Alfreton Town. Debut: 24th January 1986 vs Cambridge City (A), FA Trophy. Born 30/5/1966 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 86/7    2       0     0       0     3       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   2       0     0       0     3       0     0       0     0       0

Neil Callery Forward (75-81) A fast raiding winger who also knew where the target was. Joined the Pilgrims after a lengthy career with Buxton.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 75/6   43      15     2       1     2       0     8       1     2       0
 76/7   37+  2   1     2       0     1       0     1       0     3+  1   1
 77/8   46       2     1       0     2       0     5       0     5       0
 79/80  36       2     5       0     9       0     2       0     2       0
 80/1   34       0     5       0     2       1     1       0     3       0
 81/2    5       0     2       0     0       0     1       0     0       0
Totals 201+  2  20    17       1    16       1    18       1    15+  1   1

Winston Campbell Forward (89-91) Signed from Stafford Rangers for a fee of 2,500. Former England youth international who played for Rotherham, Doncaster Rovers and Barnsley. Transferred to Frickley. Born 9/10/1962 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 89/90  18       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 90/1   36+  2   2     8       0     2       0     2       1     1       0
Totals  54+  2   3     8       0     2       0     2       1     1       0

Lee Canoville Defender (05-06) Boston United signed up Lee Canoville on a two year contract in June 2005 after he was released by Torquay United. He began his footballing career as a trainee with Millwall. He then joined Arsenal in 1997, making a single appearance from the substitutes' bench before moving on to Northampton Town. He had four seasons with Torquay, seeing them both promoted to Division Two in 2004 and relegated back to Coca Cola League Two in 2005. He left Boston to have a loan spell with Shrewsbury before making a permanent move to Notts County. Later played for Halesowen Town. Debut: 6th August 2005 vs Wrexham (A), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 14/3/1981 in Ealing.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 05/06  42       1     2       0     0       0     1       0     2       0
 06/07  15+  1   0     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0
Totals  57+  1   1     2       0     0       0     2       0     2       0

Matt Carmichael Forward (98-99) Matt Carmichael started his footballing career playing for Basingstoke Town whilst in the Army, but was bought out to sign up with Lincoln City. He made over 100 League appearance for the Imps before moving on to Scunthorpe United, Barnet, Preston North End and Darlington. He then moved into Non-League football by signing for Aylesbury United, but after one season switched to Ilkeston Town, helping them to the runners up spot in the Dr. Martens Midland Division in 97/8. He joined Stamford at the start of the 98/9 season and followed their manager Steve Evans to York Street when Evans took charge of the Pilgrims. He scored on his debut and finished the season as top scorer with 20 goals in 33 appearances. He moved on to Grantham Town after being released at the end of the season. Debut: 17th October 1998 vs Dorchester Town (H), Dr Martens League. Born 13/5/1964 in Singapore.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 98/9   20+  1  10     0       0     8       4     4       5     1       1
Totals  20+  1  10     0       0     8       4     4       5     1       1

Peter Carr Midfield (87-88) Signed from Stafford after playing with Burton Albion and making 36 Football League appearances with Rotherham United. Moved on to Frickley, Worksop and Gainsborough. Born 16/11/1960 in Rawmarsh.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 87/8   14+  4   0     2       0     1+  1   0     2       0     1       0
Totals  14+  4   0     2       0     1+  1   0     2       0     1       0

Andy Carrington Defender (63-64) A half back. Previously with Grimsby Town. Later played for Boston FC. Born 14/11/1936 in Grimsby.


Martin Carruthers Forward (04) Martin Carruthers joined Boston United in July 2004 on a free transfer from Macclesfield Town. Carruthers started his career as a trainee at Aston Villa but in 1993 moved on to Stoke City for £300,000 after a loan spell with Hull City. He signed up with Peterborough United for £75,000 in 1996. He later switched to Darlington, Southend and Scunthorpe before joining up with the Silkmen on a free transfer in July 2003. Overall he had scored 133 goals in 479 first team appearances before arriving at Boston. He only lasted at Boston until mid September 2004 before joining Lincoln City as part of the swap deal that saw Dean West arrive at the club. He later had a loan spell with Cambridge United. Debut: 7th August 2004 vs Oxford United (H), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 7/8/1972 in Nottingham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 04/5    4+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0     0       0
Totals   4+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0     0       0

Matt Carson Forward (60) Signed from Cheltenham Town. Previously with Scottish side Albion Rovers. Had joined Cheltenham from Albion Rovers for a fee of £1,200.


Michael Cartwright Defender (68-69) Signed from Notts County on-loan for a month. Had previously played one game for Bradford City. Born 9/10/1946 in Birmingham.


Paul Casey Defender (82-88,91-96) Signed for the club from Sheffield United for whom he made 25 appearances. Voted "Player of the Year" in 83/84. Selected for the FA squad on numerous occasions and named in the England semi-professional team. Played in our FA Trophy Final appearance at Wembley. Left the Pilgrims in April 88 when he was transferred to Lincoln City for 13,000. Rejoined the Pilgrims in July 91 for a fee of 5,500. Transferred to Lincoln United in 96, moved on to Wyberton at the start of 99. Born 6/10/1961 in Rinteln, Germany.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 82/3   31+  4   3     2+  1   0     5       1     2       0     1       0
 83/4   39+  2   2     1+  1   0     1       0     2       0     1       0
 84/5   37       3     1       0     8       0     2       0     2       1
 85/6   35       0     3       1     1       0     2       0     3       0
 86/7   40       3     3       0     5       0     2       0     2       0
 87/8   26+  3   0     2       0     3+  1   0     2       0     2       1
 91/2   34+  2   1     3       0     3       0     2       1     1       0
 92/3   26       1     2       0     4       0     1       0     2       0
 93/4   39       0     3       0     2       0     2       0     1       0
 94/5   28+  2   0     1       0     1       0     0+  1   0     4       0
 95/6   17+  3   0     0       0     4       0     3+  1   0     3+  2   0
 96/7    2+  3   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals 354+ 19  13    21+  2   1    37+  1   1    20+  2   1    22+  2   2

Paul Cavell Forward (90-92, 97-98) Signed for a fee of 7000 from Conference rivals Stafford Rangers in August 90. Previous experience with Nottingham Forest, Worksop Town, his home town club, and Goole Town. A prolific scorer with his previous clubs. Top goalscorer in his first season with 16 league goals and voted "Player of the Year", despite missing part of the season with a knee injury. Transferred to Dagenham and Redbridge for an undisclosed fee. Won two England Semi-Professional Caps. Rejoined the Pilgrims at the start of the 97/98 season from Purfleet. Moved on to Gainsborough Trinity after being released after just one season, but later signed up with Matlock Town. Born 13/5/1963 in Worksop.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 90/1   31      16     8       6     1       2     2       1     0       0
 91/2   11       7     3       1     0       0     3       1     2       2
 97/8   25+  9   3     2       2     1+  1   0     3+  1   1     3       1
Totals  67+  9  26    13       8     3+  1   2     8+  1   3     5       3

Leroy Chambers Forward (96-97) Signed from Chester City. Previous clubs include Sheffield Wednesday. Moved on to Macclesfield Town, then Altrincham, Hucknall Town, Bradford Park Avenue, Frickley Athletic, Belper Town, Droylsden and Matlock Town. Born 25/10/1972 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 96/7   37+  4  11     6       4     1       0     8       6     3+  1   3
 97/8   21      11     2       0     1       1     0+  2   0     2       0
Totals  58+  4  22     7       4     2       1     8+  2   6     5+  1   3

Steve Chambers Utility (92-93,94-97) Steve first signed for the Pilgrims in the 1992-93 season from Mansfield Town where he made over sixty appearances. Later had a loan spell at Gateshead. Started his career with Sheffield Wednesday. Some bad injuries saw him side-lined for long spells. Born 20/7/1968 in Worksop.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3   37+  3   0     2       0     5       1     1       0     2       1
 93/4   18       1     0       0     2       0     3       0     0       0
 94/5   14+  4   0     0       0     0+  1   0     0       0     2       0
 95/6   31+  2   2     0       0     0       0     5+  1   0     3+  1   0
 96/7   38       4     6       2     1       0     8       0     5       0
 97/8    0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0     0       0
Totals 138+ 10   7     8       2     8+  1   1    16+  2   0    12+  1   1

Chapman Goalkeeper (38-39)


Ben Chapman Defender (02-04) Was signed up from Grimsby Town after being released in the summer of 2002. He had been with Grimsby since 1997, having joined as a trainee. In his five seasons with the Mariners he had made 21 League appearances. Joined Alfreton Town after being released at the end of the 2003/4 season. Debut: 10th August 2002 vs A.F.C. Bournemouth (H), Nationwide League Division Three. Born 2/3/1979 in Scunthorpe.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 02/3   37       0     1       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
 03/4   33+  4   0     0       0     0       0     1       0     1+  1   0
Totals  70+  4   0     1       0     0       0     1       0     3+  1   0

Ken Charlery Forward (00-01) Boston United broke their transfer record when they signed veteran striker Ken Charlery for £25,000 from Barnet in September 2000. This prolific striker had been Barnet's top scorer the previous season with 13 goals. Overall in his footballing career he has scored 118 goals in 432 League appearances. He was a member of the Maidstone United squad that won promotion from the Conference back in 1988/9 and in that season he scored the first goal in Maidstone's 3-0 home win against Boston. He scored four minutes into his debut for the "Pilgrims" when he fired home from close range at Northwich Victoria. He finished the season as top scorer with sixteen goals, four being from the penalty spot. A typical goal poacher with the knack of being in the right place at the right time to tap home. Left on a free transfer to join Dagenham & Redbridge in October 2001. Later played for Farnborough Town and Waltham Forest before becoming player-coach at Harrow Borough. Debut: 23rd September 2000 vs Northwich Victoria (A), Nationwide Conference. Born 28/11/1964 in Stepney.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 00/1   30+  1  13     2       2     2       1     0       0     0       0
 01/2   12       8     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       2
Totals  42+  1  21     2       2     2       1     0       0     1       2

Steve Charles Utility (97-99,99-00) Joined the Pilgrims early in the 97/8 season from Stalybridge Celtic. A wealth of Football League experience, previously with Sheffield United, Wrexham, Mansfield Town, Scunthorpe United and Scarborough. Moved on to Gainsborough Trinity, but returned to Boston in October 99 following a change of management at the Blues. Later signed up with Matlock Town, then Spalding United. Debut: 9th September 1997 vs Frickley Athletic (A), Unibond League. Born 10/5/1960 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 97/8   28      12     2       0     2       4     2+  1   0     3       0
 98/9   36+  1   9     1       0     8       0     6       1     1       0
 99/00  15+  7   1     0       0     0       0     1       1     1       1
Totals  79+  8  22     3       0    10       4     9+  1   2     5       1

Arnold Charlesworth Forward (51-52) An inside left. Signed from Penistone Church FC. Sold to West Bromwich Albion for £750 in March 1952. Later played for Rotherham United and York City. Born 6/7/1930 in Sheffield.


John Chenhall Defender (45) Arsenal left back who played a match for Boston United while stationed at HMS Royal Arthur. Later played for Fulham. Born 23/7/1927 in Bristol.


Chester Goalkeeper (49-50)


Gary Childs Midfield (98-00) Signed in the middle of the 98/9 season following his dismissal as player manager at Wisbech Town. Childs had taken the "Fenmen" to the Second Round Proper of the FA Cup the previous season but the club's good form was not maintained resulting in his departure. Childs started his footballing career with West Bromwich Albion before moving on to play for Walsall, Birmingham City and Grimsby. In total he made over 400 League appearances and scored 45 goals. Debut: 5th December 1998 vs Burton Albion (H), Dr. Martens League. Born 19/4/1964 in Birmingham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 98/9   18+  4   3     0       0     0       0     5       1     0       0
 99/00  21+  3   3     4       0     1       0     1       1     1       0
Totals  39+  7   6     4       0     1       0     6       2     1       0

Cieplinski Forward (45-46) A Polish airman who turned out for Boston after the end of the Second World War. Later joined a Polish Air Force XI that toured England playing exhibition matches, including one against Boston United.


Steve Circuit Midfield (93-96) Steve joined the Pilgrims in September 1993 from Halifax Town after spells with Sheffield United and Stafford Rangers. He quickly won the hearts of the supporters with his determined play and all-action style. Steve's father is a physio with First Division Sheffield United. Left to join Macclesfield Town. Later moved on to Gainsborough Trinity. Born 11/4/1972 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 93/4   31       0     0       0     2       0     3       0     1       0
 94/5   39+  1   7     2       0     1       0     1       0     5       1
 95/6   41       6     1       0     4       0     6       1     5       0
Totals 111+  1  13     3       0     7       0    10       1    11       1

Roly Clapham Forward (37) From Grimsby.


Daryl Clare Forward (01-02,04-05) Boston United signed up Republic of Ireland Under 21 International Daryl Clare from Grimsby Town in the summer of 2001. He had two loan spells with Northampton Town and one with Cheltenham Town during his time with Grimsby. Overall he had made 118 League appearances, scoring 13 goals before signing up with Boston. He was top scorer with 26 goals during his first season and was voted Player of the Year. After turning out eight times for the Pilgrims in their first season in the Football League he was contraversially dropped by manager Neil Thompson and then transferred to Chester City. At Chester he again proved to be a successful goalscorer, scoring an amazing 49 goals in 67 appearances. With his contract at Chester coming to its end he rejoined Boston United in November 2004 for an undisclosed five figure transfer fee. After failing to regain his goalscoring touch he was transferred to Conference strugglers Crawley Town. He later switched to Burton Albion after Crawley hit financial problems and were unable to pay his wages in full. Born 1/8/1978 in Jersey.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 01/2   39+  1  25     1       0     1       1     0       0     0       0
 02/3    7       1     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0
 04/5   14+  5   3     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 05/6    0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  60+  7  29     1       0     1       1     1       0     0       0

Derek Clark Midfield (45)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 57/8    9       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   9       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Nobby Clark Forward (49-50)


Dwayne Clarke Forward (07) Much travelled striker joined the Pilgrims in July 2007 after impressing in pre-season games. Left to join Harrow Borough. Born 9/4/1978. Debut: 25th July 2007 vs Scunthorpe United (H), Lincs Senior Cup.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 07/8    2+  3   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   2+  3   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Ewan Clarke (08) Young striker who joined Boston on non-contract terms after serving his apprenticeship with Watford. Had previously been a scholar at Notts County. He is the brother of Ryan Clarke. Later played for Shepshed Dynamo. Debut: 25th October 2008 vs Cambridge United (H), FA Cup. Born 23/12/1989.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 08/9    0+  1   0     0+  1   0     0+  2   0     0       0     0+  1   0
Totals   0+  1   0     0+  1   0     0+  2   0     0       0     0+  1   0

Jamie Clarke Midfield (06-07) Midfielder Jamie Clarke joined Boston United on a free transfer from Rochdale during the January 2006 transfer window. The 23 year old signed an 18 month conract with the Pilgrims. He started his footballing career as a scholar with Mansfield Town. After making 41 appearances and scoring one goal for Mansfield he joined Rochdale in June 2004. He made 73 appearances for the Dale scoring one goal. He moved on to Grimsby Town. Debut: 21st January 2006 vs Bury (H), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 18/9/1982 in Sunderland.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 05/6   12+  3   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 06/7   30+  6   2     1       0     0       0     1       0     0       0
Totals  42+  9   3     1       0     0       0     1       0     0       0

Jimmy Clarke Defender (55-56) Signed from Nottingham Forest, where he had been a regular in their reserve side and had also played a few League games. A dental mechanic by profession. Born 7/12/1923 in West Bromwich.


Ryan Clarke Defender (03-05) After impressing in trials with the reserves at the end of the 2002/3 season, Ryan Clarke was offered a contract and he signed up in the close season. He had previously been a scholar at Notts County. Moved on to Leigh RMI after loan spells with King's Lynn and Leigh.Later played for Alfreton Town where he was voted "Player of the Year" in 2007, before joining Worcester City for a four figure sum and where he was voted their "Player of the Year" in 2008. Returned to Boston in June 2008. Born 22/1/1984 in Sutton Coldfield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 03/4    1+  3   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     3       0
 04/5    0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
 08/9   37+  3   0     3       0     2       0     2+  1   2     2       0
Totals  38+  6   0     3       0     2       0     2+  1   2     6       0

A Clarkson Forward (37-38) An outside right from the Doncaster district. Had been playing for Doncaster Town End the previous season. Also a sprinter, having won 100 and 200 yard races at sports meetings in Yorkshire.


Clayton Forward (49-50)


Bill Cleary Midfield (58-59) Signed from Port Vale. Previously with Norwich City. Born 20/4/1931 in Middlesbrough. Died 1991.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 58/9   13       0     4       0     0       0     1       0     5       0
Totals  13       0     4       0     0       0     1       0     5       0

Cliff Forward (36-37) Young striker from Sheffield brought in to replace Jack Cocker after he had been sold to Arsenal. Had previously played for Northern Universities.


Mark Clifford Defender (01-02) Mark Clifford joined Boston United in February 2001 when he was signed up from Ilkeston Town for £7,500. Although notionally a right-sided midfielder, he was slotted into the side at right back, where his pace and sharpness of tackle soon earned him a regular first-team slot. Previously with Mansfield Town. Moved on to Nuneaton Borough. Later played for Grantham Town. Debut: 10th February 2001 vs Leigh RMI (H), Nationwide Conference. Born 11/9/1977 in Nottingham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 00/1   11       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 01/2   40       0     1       0     1       0     0       0     1       1
 02/3    5+  2   0     0       0     0       0     1       0     1       0
Totals  56+  2   0     1       0     1       0     1       0     2       1

Brian Clifton Midfield (66-69) Previously with Southampton and Grimsby. Later played for Boston FC, including the FA Cup game against United in 1970. Born 15/3/1934 in Whitchurch, Hampshire.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 66/7   42       7     4       1     0       0     2       0     3       0
Totals  42       7     4       1     0       0     2       0     3       0

Darren Clyde Defender (97,98-99) Signed on loan from Barnsley. After his loan period expired he signed up with Gateshead, then moved on to Emley on loan. Re-joined the Pilgrims at the start of the 98/9 season. Moved on to Stamford AFC. Debut: 8th March 1997 vs Lancaster City (A), Unibond League. Born 26/3/1976 in Limavady, Northern Ireland.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 96/7    6       0     0       0     0       0     2       0     0       0
 98/9   14+  8   0     0       0     1       0     4+  1   0     1       0
Totals  20+  8   0     0       0     1       0     6+  1   0     1       0

Chris Coates Forward (63-64) A centre forward. Signed from King's Lynn.


Robbie Coats Forward (70-73) Local player turned pro' after being released by Lincoln City. Played for a season in Boston's reserve side before breaking into the first team. Died March 2009.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 71/2    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 72/3   17       9     3       1     2       0     0       0     4       1
Totals  18       9     3       1     2       0     0       0     4       1

Billy Cobb Midfield (68-71) Signed from Lincoln City. Previously with Nottingham Forest, Plymouth Argyle and Brentford. Born 29/9/1940 in Newark.


Jack Cocker Forward (36) Signed from Worksop. Transferred to Arsenal.


Burton Cockerton Midfield (51-53) A centre-half. Previously with Grimsby Town, where he played in their Midland League side. Later played for Goole Town and Skegness Town. Born in Grimsby in 1926. Died in November 2004.


W Cockroft Goalkeeper (38-39)


T Codd (70-71)


Graham Collier Midfield (80-82) Joined the club from Grantham. Also played for Nottingham Forest, Doncaster Rovers, Scunthorpe United, Barnsley and Burton Albion. Born 12/9/1951 in Nottingham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 80/1    9       8     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
 81/2   19+  1   8     2       0     1       0     1+  1   0     2+  1   0
Totals  28+  1  16     2       0     1       0     1+  1   0     3+  1   0

Albert Collins Forward (53-54) An outside right signed from Accrington Stanley. Previously with Chesterfield, Halifax Town, Carlisle United, Barrow, Bournemouth and Shrewsbury Town. Born 15/4/1923.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 53/4   43       9     5       2     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  43       9     5       2     0       0     0       0     0       0

Steve Collins Defender (91-92) Signed in August 91 after being released by Kettering Town. Previous experience with Peterborough United, Southend United and Lincoln City. Had trials with Wycombe Wanderers. Moved on to Corby Town, Rothwell Town, Mirrlees Blackstone and his home town club Stamford Town. Debut: 17th August 1991 vs Merthyr Tydfil (H), GM Vauxhall Conference. Born 21/3/1962 in Stamford.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 91/2   38+  1   0     3       0     2       0     3       0     1       0
Totals  38+  1   0     3       0     2       0     3       0     1       0

Jim Conde Forward (72-74) Bought from Bangor. A prolific scorer in the Northern Premier League, being the club's top scorer in 72/3. He had gained League experience with Scunthorpe and Tranmere before joining Boston. He scored the only Boston goal in the FA Cup match against First Division Derby County in 1973. Was sold to Kettering Town for £2,000 where he later became reserve and youth team coach. Born 19/4/1944 in Cresswell.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 72/3   41      24     2       2     2       0     1       0     4       0
 73/4   31+  2  13     6       2     4       3     2+  1   1     2       0
Totals  72+  2  37     8       4     6       3     3+  1   1     6       0

Nick Conroy Goalkeeper (00-02) Nick Conroy was signed for Boston United from United Counties League side Yaxley as goalkeeping cover for Paul Bastock. He made his first-team debut for the Pilgrims in the Lincolnshire Senior Cup Final against former club Stamford - but it was not a happy debut as Boston were beaten 2-1. He made his Conference debut in April 2001 when he was brought on at the end of the first half in the match at Hednesford Town following the dismissal of Paul Bastock. He showed little sign of nerves and this time he finished on the winning side as Boston romped home 4-2. Later played for Lincoln United. Debut: 31st January 2001 vs Stamford AFC (H), Lincs Senior Cup. Born 9/4/1976 in Peterborough.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 00/1    0+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   0+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Cook Goalkeeper (33-34) Played in Boston United's first ever game. Had previously been keeper with Boston FC.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4   20       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     7       0
Totals  20       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     7       0

Chris Cook Forward (79-91,92-98) Local lad who forced his way into the first team squad with his goal-scoring exploits in the reserve team in the Lincolnshire League. Helped with the maintenance of the York Street ground. Featured on BBC "Match of the Day" during the Pilgrims' televised FA Cup tie at home to Sheffield United in December 82. Scored the Pilgrims' goal in the FA Trophy Final at Wembley in 1985. Voted "Player of the Year" in 86/87 after becoming top scorer with 27 goals. Toured Holland and Hungary with the Middlesex Wanderers in the summer of 89. Chris was granted a testimonial in the 89-90 season. He eventually left York Street for spells with Altrincham, King's Lynn and Boston Town before "coming home" to jointly manage the newly established reserve team in 1992. However midway through the 94-95 season, he made a fairytale return to first team action scoring the winner in a 1-0 away win at Matlock. From then on he saw regular first team action until he hung up his boots to become the club's youth development officer in 1998. In the 95/96 season he added a further 18 goals to his tally and was voted "Player of the Year" again. Appointed assistant manager for the start of the 96/97 season. Coached the Boston United Academy youth team for a couple of seasons before moving on to become "Director of Football" with Holbeach United. Chris is the club's all time leading goalscorer with 181 goals to his credit in over 400 appearances. Born 19/5/1962 in Tidworth, Hampshire.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 78/9    6+  1   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 79/80   0+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 80/1    3+  1   1     0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     2       1
 81/2    7+  6   0     0       0     0+  1   0     1       0     0+  3   0
 82/3   14+  2   6     4       3     1       1     0       0     0       0
 83/4   33+  4  15     2       2     0+  1   0     1       0     1       1
 84/5   20+  9   8     1       1     5       5     2       1     0       0
 85/6   39+  1  13     3       0     0       0     2       0     3       5
 86/7   38+  1  23     3       0     4       2     2       2     2       1
 87/8   18+  5   6     0       0     4       1     0       0     1       1
 88/9   33+  4  15     3       6     4       1     1       1     3       0
 89/90  14+  6   3     4       1     2       0     0       0     1       0
 90/1    9+  2   3     7       7     1       0     0+  2   0     1       1
 94/5   15       7     1       0     0       0     1       0     1       2
 95/6   20+ 12  15     0       0     4       1     4+  1   2     3       0
 96/7   14+ 12   5     1       0     0       0     3+  2   1     3+  1   2
 97/8   19+  6   5     0       0     0       0     2       1     1+  2   1
Totals 302+ 74 126    29+  1  21    24+  2  11    19+  5   8    22+  6  15

Jamie Cook Forward (01-02) Jamie Cook was one of three players signed by Boston United from Oxford United on free transfers in February 2001. Whilst at Oxford he made 92 League appearances, scoring seven goals. Moved on to Stevenage Borough. Later played for Bath City. Debut: 24th February 2001 vs Northwich Victoria (H), Nationwide Conference. Born 2/8/1979 in Oxford.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 00/1   11+  2   2     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 01/2   11+ 19   4     1       0     1       0     0       0     1       0
 02/3    6+  9   2     1       0     0       0     0+  1   0     0       0
Totals  28+ 30   8     2       0     1       0     0+  1   0     1       0

Mark Cook Midfield (89-91) Signed from Lincoln City for a fee of 6,000, after a spell on loan. Joined Lincoln from school as a YTS trainee and made one Football League appearance for them. Born 7/8/1970 in Boston.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 89/90  19       0     0       0     2       0     2       0     0       0
 90/1   10+  1   1     4       0     1       0     2       0     0       0
Totals  29+  1   1     5       0     3       0     4       0     0       0

Peter Cook Forward (53-54) An inside left. Signed from Crewe Alexandra. Previously with Hull City, Scarborough, and Bradford City. Born 1/2/1927 in Hull. Died 1960.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 53/4   39      21     4       2     0       0     0       0     1       1
Totals  39      21     4       2     0       0     0       0     1       1

Jimmy Cooke Midfield (61-62) Signed from Kimberley where he had been playing as an amateur.


Ernie Cooksey Midfield (07) Signed from Rochdale in February 2007, had previously played for Crawley Town and Oldham Athletic. Later played for Grays Athletic. Debut: 3rd February 2007 vs Grimsby Town (H), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 11/6/1980 in Bishop's Stortford. Died of cancer in July 2008.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 06/7   11+  5   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  11+  5   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Cooper Forward (45-46)


Oliver Copestake Forward (47-48) Signed from Mansfield Town, where he had been for the previous two seasons. He had scored a hat-trick for Mansfield Reserves against Boston the previous season. A bricklayer by trade. Born 1/9/1921 in Mansfield. Died 1953.


Copley Defender (48-49)


Peter Corder Goalkeeper (87) Signed on loan from Nuneaton Borough. Previously with Spurs and Peterborough United. Debut: 26th December 1986 vs Frickley Athletic (H), GM Vauxhall Conference. Born 12/12/1966 in Loughton.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 86/7    3       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   3       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

David Cork Forward (92-93) Previous clubs included Arsenal, Huddersfield Town, West Bromwich Albion, Scunthorpe United and Darlington. Born 28/10/1962 in Doncaster.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3    6       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   6       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Peter Costello Forward (98-03) Signed after returning from a spell in Hong Kong. Previously with Bradford City (where he played with Greg Abbott!), Rochdale, Peterborough United, Lincoln City and Kettering Town. Had made over 100 League appearances, scoring 19 goals. Player of the Year in the Pilgrims' Dr. Martens League Championship winning season - 99/00. Moved on to Stevenage Borough. Later played for Cambridge City. Debut: 28th December 1998 vs Grantham Town (H), Dr. Martens League. Born 31/10/1969 in Halifax.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 98/9   19       0     0       0     4       1     1       0     0       0
 99/00  33+  1   9     4       0     1       0     0       0     1       0
 00/1   13+  5   7     0       0     0+  1   0     0       0     1+  2   0
 01/2   17+  8   1     0       0     1       0     0       0     0       0
 02/3   13+  4   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  95+ 18  17     4       0     6+  1   1     1       0     1+  2   0

Daniel Cotton Midfield (06) Young winger signed from United Counties League side Blackstones. Later played for Stamford AFC - scoring the opening goal for the Daniels in the Lincs Senior Shield final against the Pilgrims in December 2008. Debut: 7th October 2006 vs Bristol Rovers (A), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 8/4/1988.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 06/7    0+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   0+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Peter Coupland Goalkeeper (69-71) Signed from Spalding United.


Drew Coverdale Defender (92-93) Previous clubs Middlesbrough and Darlington. Born 20/9/1969 in Middlesbrough.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3    7+  6   1     1       0     1       0     0       0     1+  1   0
Totals   7+  6   1     1       0     1       0     0       0     1+  1   0

Mark Cox Forward (81-83) Signed from Midland League champions Boston FC for 2000. Started his career with Lincoln City and proved a prolific goalscorer. He then joined Doncaster Rovers and after one season joined the Midland League club. During this period he headed both the club and League goal-scoring charts. A member of the Lincolnshire County Lawn Tennis squad. Went on to play for Boston FC and Spalding United. Born 4/10/1959 in Birmingham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 81/2   25+  4  13     3+  2   1     0       0     2+  1   0     2+  1   2
 82/3   13+  1   6     2+  1   1     0       0     2       0     0       0
Totals  38+  5  19     5+  3   2     0       0     4+  1   0     2+  1   2

Dave Coxon Defender (75-76) Previous clubs Sheffield United and Chester. Employed as a Milk Salesman. Left to team up with former Pilgrim Dick Bate at Buxton.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 75/6   33+  3   5     2       0     1+  1   0     4       0     1       0
Totals  33+  3   5     2       0     1+  1   0     4       0     1       0

Johnny Coyle Forward (60-61) Signed from Cambridge City. Had scored the winning goal for Clyde against Hibernian in the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park in 1957 in front of 95,123 spectators. Had previously played for Dundee United.


Ernest Coyner Forward (39) Was on Aston Villa's books.


Kenny Cramman Midfield (00) Kenny Cramman was one of a trio of players signed up by Boston United manager Steve Evans from Rushden & Diamonds in the summer before the start of the 2000-01 season. None of the three would last out the complete season and Kenny Cramman was the first to be released, after just one Conference appearance for the "Pilgrims". Had previously played for Hartlepool United, Bishop Auckland and Gateshead and was an England semi-professional international with three caps. Later played for his home town club Gateshead, Whitby Town and Durham City. Debut: 26th July 2000 vs Scunthorpe United (H), Lincs Senior Cup. Born 17/8/1969 in Gateshead.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 00/1    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0

Tony Crane Midfield (07-08) Joined the Pilgrims from Worksop Town in July 2007 after impressing in pre-season games. Had previously played for Sheffield Wednesday and Grimsby Town. Born 8/9/1982 in Liverpool. Debut: 25th July 2007 vs Scunthorpe United (H), Lincs Senior Cup.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 07/8   28+  1   7     3       1     0       0     0       0     3       0
Totals  28+  1   7     3       1     0       0     0       0     3       0

Charlie Craven Forward (39) Previously with Boston Town, Grimsby Town, Manchester United and Birmingham. Born 2/12/1909 in Boston. Died 1972.


Craven Midfield (48-49)


Gerard Creane Defender (83-89) Joined the Pilgrims on return from a spell in Finland with Jaro. Previously played for Lincoln City and had a spell in Hong Kong with Tsun Wan. Played in our FA Trophy Final appearance at Wembley. Left to play for Kettering Town. Later played for King's Lynn and Grantham Town. A roofing contractor by trade. Went on to manage Lincoln United. Born 2/2/1962 in Lincoln.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 83/4    9+  3   1     0       0     2       0     0       0     0       0
 84/5   32       4     1       0     7       0     1+  1   0     2       0
 85/6   40       2     3       0     1       0     2       1     2       1
 86/7   33+  1   7     1       0     4       1     2       1     2       0
 87/8   36       4     2       0     4       0     1       0     2       0
 88/9    6       0     1       1     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0
Totals 156+  4  18     8       1    18       1     6+  1   2     8+  1   1

Fred Creaser Defender (71-72) Played mainly in the reserves. A Lincolnshire County player.


Phil Cresswell Forward (57-58) An inside forward. Had signed up as a professional with Coventry City when he was 17. Had been playing for Guildford City in the Southern League before signing up with Boston. Born 11/5/1933 in Hucknall.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 57/8   24      10     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  24      10     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Jimmy Anderson Cringan Midfield (34-35) Player manager. Previously with Birmingham, where he made 260 League appearances, scoring 12 goals. Born 16/12/1904 in Douglas Water. Died 1972.


Lee Crockett Goalkeeper (07) This former Manchester United trainee joined the Pilgrims in August 2007 to share goalkeeping duties with Chris Wright. Later played for Corby Town. Born 4/10/1987 in Peterborough. Debut: 27th August 2007 vs Alfreton Town (H), Blue Square Conference North.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 07/8    8       0     3       0     1       0     0       0     2       0
Totals   8       0     3       0     1       0     0       0     2       0

Charles Croft Midfield (50-54) Formerly with Huddersfield Town and Mansfield Town. Born 26/11/1918 in Dewsbury.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 53/4   13       0     3       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  13       0     3       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Allen Crombie Midfield (88-90) Transferred from Lincoln City in July 88 for a fee of 2,500. Previously with Lincoln United. Went on to manage Lincoln United and Grantham Town. Debut: 2nd April 1988 vs Barnet (H), GM Vauxhall Conference. Born 16/10/1961 in Lincoln.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 87/8    7       2     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 88/9   16+  7   0     3       0     2       0     0       0     2+  1   1
 89/90  11       0     5       1     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals  34+  7   2     8       1     2       0     0       0     3+  1   1

Dene Cropper Forward (04) Dene Cropper was signed up from Lincoln City in March 2004. He had begun his footballing career as a scholar at Sheffield Wednesday, before joining Lincoln City in May 2002. He made 55 first team appearances for the Imps, scoring 3 goals. He has also had loan spells with Worksop Town and Gainsborough Trinity. He scored eight minutes into his debut for the Pilgrims. Later returned to play for Workspo Town. Born 5/1/1983 in Chesterfield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 03/4    4+  1   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   4+  1   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

John Croy Forward (70-74) Local player turned professional after being an amateur with the club for two seasons. Scored on his debut in the FA Cup match against Boston FC. Later played for Skegness in the East Midlands League. Now works in Grimsby for Youngs Foods as a food technologist manager.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 72/3   12       2     0       0     1       0     0       0     1       0
 73/4   11+  3   0     0       0     0+  1   0     0+  1   1     0       0
Totals  23+  3   2     0       0     1+  1   0     0+  1   1     1       0

Colin Cryan Defender (07) Boston United signed Colin Cryan from Lincoln City to provide defensive cover following the departure of Lee Canoville in January 2007. He started his footballing career in the Sheffield United youth team before moving on to Scarborough. Later played for Droylsden. Debut: 10th February 2007 vs Darlington (A), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 23/3/1981 in Dublin.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 06/7   15       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  15       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Curtis Forward (48)


Andy Curtis Midfield (92-93) Went on to play for York City and Peterborough United. Born 2/12/1972 in Rotherham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3    8+  2   1     0       0     1       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   8+  2   1     0       0     1       0     0       0     0       0

Charlie Curtis Forward (36-37,38-39) Inside right who had a season away at Watford before returning to Boston. Previously with Stoke City and Tranmere Rovers.


Hamish Curtis Defender (92) Born in Peterborough. Previously with Peterborough United.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3   13       0     2       0     0       0     1       0     0       0
Totals  13       0     2       0     0       0     1       0     0       0

Len Curtis Defender (97-99,99-01) Signed from Gateshead. Previously with Leeds United, Rotherham United and Irish side Shamrock Rovers. Holder of two Republic of Ireland under 21 international caps. Went on to play for Kettering Town, Harrogate Town and Wakefield & Emley. Debut: 22nd November 1997 vs Spennymoor United (A), Unibond League. Born 2/1/73 in Dublin.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 97/8   20+  1   0     0       0     2       0     2       1     2       0
 98/9   37+  1   4     1       0     8       0     4       0     0+  2   0
 99/00   8+  2   0     1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 00/1    4       0     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0
Totals  69+  4   4     2       0    10       0     7       1     2+  2   0

Robbie Curtis Defender (92-94) Signed fron Shirebrook Colliery. Moved on to Northampton Town where he made thirteen first team appearances, then followed manager Peter Morris to King's Lynn. Joined Matlock Town at the start of the 97/8 season. Born 21/5/1972 in Mansfield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3   21+  2   0     1       0     2       0     0       0     2+  1   0
 93/4   37       0     3       0     2       0     3       0     1       0
Totals  58+  2   0     4       0     4       0     3       0     3+  1   0

David Cusack Defender (88-92) Signed for Boston in August 88. Started his career with Sheffield Wednesday, making 92 Football League appearances before being transferred to Southend United for 50,000 where he made 186 Football League appearances. He then joined Millwall for 30,000 and after a spell at The Den he moved on again for 40,000 to Doncaster Rovers. Had spells at Doncaster Rovers and Rotherham United as Player-Manager. Became Player Manager in April 90 after being caretaker manager since January 90. Guided the club to eighth position in his first full season in charge but then left York Street for Kettering as he was unhappy with the budget offered him for the new campaign, but he was dismissed by the administrators just two months into the season. Later went on to manage Dagenham and Redbridge before becoming a director at Basildon United. Debut: 3rd August 1988 vs Scunthorpe United (H), Lincs Senior Cup. Born 6/6/1956 in Thurcroft.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 88/9   25+  8   1     3       0     2+  1   0     1       0     3       0
 89/90  22+  1   0     3       0     2       0     2       0     0       0
 90/1   29+  2   0     6       0     2       0     1       0     0       0
Totals  76+ 11   1    12       0     6+  1   0     4       0     3       0

J Cushley Forward (38-39)


D Cutts Defender (94)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 94/5    9       0     1+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   9       0     1+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Mick Czuczman Defender (85-86) Signed after a career with over 300 Football League appearances at Grimsby Town, York City, Scunthorpe United and Stockport County. Joined United from Skegness Town in 84/85 but left at the end of the season. Returned to the club in November 85. Born 27/5/1953 in Carlisle.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 84/5   21+  1   1     0       0     3       0     0       0     0       0
 85/6   19       3     3       0     1       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  30+  1   4     3       0     4       0     0       0     0       0

Danny Dack Forward (99)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 99/00   0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Harry Dagg Forward (49-50) The twin brother of John Dagg. Had played for Lincoln City as an amateur. Born 4/3/1924 in Sunderland.


John Dagg Forward (49-50) The twin brother of Harry Dagg. Born 4/3/1924 in Sunderland.


Alan Daley Forward (51-52) An outside left. Previously with Mansfield Town, Hull City and Doncaster Rovers. Went on to play for Scunthorpe United, Mansfield Town, Stockport County, Crewe Alexandra and Coventry City. Born 11/10/1927 in Mansfield.


Tom Daley Goalkeeper (62-63) Previously with Grimsby Town, Huddersfield Town, Gainsborough, where he was player manager, and Peterborough before they joined the Football League. Born 15/11/1933 in Grimsby.


Tim Dalton Goalkeeper (86-87) Signed from Third Division Notts County after making one Football League appearance. Formerly with Coventry City. Moved on to Bradford City and Tranmere Rovers. Debut: 6th August 1986 vs Lincoln City (H), Lincs Senior Cup. Born 14/10/1965 in London.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 86/7    3       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   3       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Dalziel Forward (49-50)


Robert Dann Defender (63-64) A Boston lad who started playing for the team as a 16 year old.


Mike Danzey Forward (89-90) Signed on loan from 1st Division Nottingham Forest. Later went on to play for Chester City, Peterborough United, Cambridge United, Scunthorpe United and Aylesbury United where he switched from being a striker into a central defender. Born 8/2/1971 in Widnes.

Season    League
        Apps   Gls
 89/90   3+  1   0
 90/1    1       0
Totals   4+  1   0

Darroch Midfield (59-60)


George Darwin Defender (46-49) Signed from Sheffield United. A right back.


Roy Davey Forward (59-61) Was on Portsmouth's books, but played for Boston while stationed with the RAF in Lincolnshire.


Bob Davidson Forward (06) Boston United signed Bob Davidson on loan from Rangers in August 2006 following the departure of Julian Joachim to Darlington. After returning to Rangers he later played for Dundee. Debut: 19th August 2006 vs Shrewsbury Town (A), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 25/3/1986.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 06/7    3+  6   0     0       0     0       0     1       0     1       0
Totals   3+  6   0     0       0     0       0     1       0     1       0

Davies Defender (64-65)


Phillip Davies Midfield (65-66) Signed from Grimsby where he had been playing in the reserves. Was an electrician. Lived in Sheffield. Cousin of Grimsby player Ron Cockerill.


Darren Davis Midfield (92-93) Former England Youth International who began his career with Notts County. Went on to play over 200 League games for County, Lincoln City and Maidstone United before moving into non-league football with the Pilgrims. Moved on to Grantham Town and Frickley before returning to League football again with Scarborough and Lincoln City. Later joined up with V.S. Rugby, then moved on to Hucknall Town, where he scored the only goal in the 97/8 NCEL cup final. Moved on from Hucknall to Arnold Town. Born 5/2/1967 in Sutton-in-Ashfield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3    9       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   9       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Richard Dawson Midfield (87-88) Signed from Frickley Athletic. Previously played for York City and Scarborough. Moved on to play for Goole Town, Chorley and Northwich Victoria. Debut: 3rd January 1987 vs Welling United (H), GM Vauxhall Conference. Born 6/7/1962 in York.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 86/7    7+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 87/8   21       0     2       0     2       0     2       1     2       1
Totals  28+  2   0     2       0     2       0     2       1     2       1

Dean Forward (34) Had previously had experience with Sheffield Wednesday. From Worksop.


Tony Deane Forward (90-91) Signed from Emley. He is the brother of Brian Deane who played for Sheffield United and Leeds United. Left to play for Frickley. Later moved to Bishop Auckland. Born 25/1/1960 in Sheffield.

Season    League
        Apps   Gls
 89/90   4+  2   3
 90/1   10+  2   4
Totals  14+  4   7

Tommy Deans Defender (56-57) Signed from Notts County, where he had been team captain. He had joined County from Clyde in October 1949 for a fee of £6,000. Born 7/1/1922 in Shieldhill.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 56/7   45       0     2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  45       0     2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Harry Delew Forward (50-51)


Peter Denyer Utility (86-87) Signed in October 86 after a spell in Australia. Formerly with Northampton Town, Portsmouth and Kettering Town. Debut: 4th December 1985 vs Scarborough (H), Gola League. Born 26/11/1957 in Haslemere.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 85/6    4       0     1       1     0       0     0       0     0       0
 86/7    6       1     0       0     1       0     2       0     0       0
Totals  10       1     1       1     1       0     2       0     0       0

Roland (Roly) Depear Midfield (46-48) Signed from Spalding Athletic. He had been offered a house and £7 a week by Hull City, but he turned them down as he did not want to leave his job with Spalding UDC. He was sold to Leeds United at the end of the 47/8 season for £500, with an additional £300 due on completing ten games for Leeds. He was sold by Leeds to Newport County for £8000 after playing just five games. He later joined Shrewsbury Town and he played in their first ever Football League game - a 0-0 draw against Scunthorpe United in August 1950. He went on to become player-manager at Bangor City playing in the Cheshire League. Towards the end of his career he returned to Spalding and played for Quadring in the Boston & District League. Born 10/12/1923 in Spalding.


Miquel De Souza Forward (00) A much travelled striker with over 150 League appearances to his name, Miquel De Souza was snapped up by Boston United during summer of 2000 from Rushden & Diamonds. Recovering from injury, he took time to settle into the side. Just as it looked as if he was back to full fitness, he was transferred to Farnborough Town for a four-figure fee, where he helped them win the Ryman League Premier Division title, later played for St. Albans City. Previously with Clapton, Charlton Athletic, Bristol City, Bashley, Dorchester Town, Yeovil Town, Dagenham & Redbridge, Birmingham City, Bury, Wycombe Wanderers, Peterborough United, Southend United, Rochdale and Rushden & Diamonds. Debut: 19th August 2000 vs Forest Green Rovers (H), Nationwide Conference. Born 11/2/1970 in Newham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 00/1    7+  2   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   7+  2   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Bill Devlin Forward (33) Formerly with Clyde, Cowdenbeath, Liverpool, Hearts and Huddersfield. Also played for Mansfield Town, Burton Town, Shelbourne, Bangor City, Ashton National and Olympique Marseille. Played in Boston United's first ever game. Born 30/7/1899 in Bellshill. Died 1972.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Farid Diaf Midfield (01) Farid Diaf became Boston United's first French signing in fifty years when he was signed up in mid-season from Toulouse following an impressive performance in a friendly match against Crewe Alexandra. Injury soon curtailed his season and he was released after only making three starts for the club. Previously with Preston North End and Rennes. Debut: 17th February 2001 vs Yeovil Town (A), Nationwide Conference. Born 19/4/1971 in Carcassonne.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 00/1    3+  1   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   3+  1   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Jim Dick Midfield (00-01) When Boston United manager Steve Evans signed up fellow Scot Jim Dick from Airdrieonians in the close season, he described him as being the "best midfielder in the Conference". As the season progressed, that tag became somewhat of a burden and was used as a taunt following any poor pass or mistimed tackle. He missed many matches in his first season for being suspended - most of his 12 bookings being picked up for dissent. Previously with Ayr United and St. Mirren. Debut: 26th July 2000 vs Scunthorpe United (H), Lincs Senior Cup. Born 21/6/1974 in Bellshill, Strathclyde.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 00/1   26+  1   1     2       0     2       0     0       0     1       0
Totals  26+  1   1     2       0     2       0     0       0     1       0

Matt Dickins Goalkeeper (98) Signed as cover for injured Paul Bastock. Dickins began his career with Sheffield United before signing up with Lincoln City in 1991. He was transferred to Blackburn for £250,000 in March 1992, but only made one first team appearance for them. Had loan spells at Blackpool, Rochdale, Grimsby and Stockport before joining Altrincham at the start of the 96/7 season. Debut: 8th September 1998 vs Halesowen Town (A) Dr. Martens League. Born 3/9/1970 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 98/9    3       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   3       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Dickinson Forward (34)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4    1       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   1       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Dickinson Forward (45) A fast, tricky inside right. Formerly with Wolves.


Bill Dickinson Forward (58-59) From Ruskington, previously played for Sleaford Amateurs.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 58/9    1       0     1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1       0     1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Reg Dilley Midfield (51) Club director who was called into action in a Midland League match at Peterborough in March 1951 when four Boston players failed to arrive because their car had broken down. Club trainer Freddy Tunstall also took to the field for United, even though he was 52 years old at the time!


Norman Dingwall Midfield (48-50) Signed from Halifax, previously with Sheffield United. Started up a window cleaning business with fellow United player Joe McCormick. Born 29/7/1923 in Gateshead.


Peter Dixon Defender (51-54) A former England youth international. Previously with Scunthorpe and Grimsby Town.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 53/4   41       0     1       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
Totals  41       0     1       0     0       0     0       0     2       0

Reg Dixon Forward (62-63) Previously with King's Lynn.


Jim Dobbin Midfield (99) Much travelled midfielder, signed up in September 99 from Gainsborough Trinity. He started his footballing career in Scotland, playing for both Celtic and Motherwell. He then moved south of the border to play for Doncaster Rovers, Barnsley, Rotherham United, Scarborough and Grimsby Town. Overall he made over 400 League appearances and scored 46 goals. Born 17/9/1963 in Dunfermline. Moved on to Whitby Town.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 99/00   0+  1   0     0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   0+  1   0     0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Jack Dolan Goalkeeper (50-52) Signed from Doncaster Rovers, previously with Wolverhampton Wanderers. Came from Sheffield.


Paul Dolby Defender (73-74) Previously an amateur with Worksop Town.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 73/4   21+  1   0     2       0     1       0     5       0     2       0
Totals  21+  1   0     2       0     1       0     5       0     2       0

David Donaldson Forward (33) Signed from York City. Previously with Grimsby Town. An outside right. He scored on his debut for Boston against his former club - York City Reserves. Born 28/2/1911 in Selby. Died 1974.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4    5       3     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   5       3     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Don Donovan Midfield (65-69) Former Eire international and Everton veteran, signed after being released by Grimsby. He had joined Everton from a Cork junior side and had been transferred to Grimsby for £8,000 in August 1958. He played 177 Football League games for Everton and 236 for Grimsby. He was also an 11 handicap golfer and had won the handicap trophy at the Professional Footballers Association Golf Championship. Player Manager at Boston, he led the team to three league titles in succession (one United Counties League + two West Midlands League). Born 23/12/1929 in Cork.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 66/7   37+  1   0     4       0     0       0     2       0     2       0
Totals  37+  1   0     4       0     0       0     2       0     2       0

Lou Donowa Forward (99) Born in Ipswich, this much travelled striker and ex-England Under 21 International was signed from Northampton Town. He started his professional career with Norwich City before moving on to play for Stoke City, Ipswich, Bristol City, Birmingham City, Burnley, Shrewsbury Town, Walsall, Peterborough United and Ayr United. Made over 250 Football League appearances scoring more than 30 goals. Had a £325,000 price tag when he joined Birmingham City in August 91. Debut: 30th January 1999 vs Atherstone United (H) Dr. Martens League. Born 24/9/1964.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 98/9    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Stuart Douglas Forward (02-04) Joined Boston United on non-contract terms in August 2002. He had previously spent seven seasons with Luton Town and had had loan spells with Oxford United and Rushden & Diamonds. Moved on to Finnish side RoPS, Rovaniemi FC before returning to England to play a few games for Dagenham & Redbridge. Debut: 31st August 2002 vs Bury (H), Nationwide League Division Three. Born 9/4/1978 in Enfield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 02/3   14+ 15   7     0+  1   0     0       0     1       0     0+  1   0
 03/4   14+ 15   1     1       0     0       0     1       0     0       0
Totals  28+ 30   8     1+  1   0     0       0     2       0     0+  1   0

Lawrie Dudfield Forward (05-06) Boston United signed up striker Lawrie Dudfield from Northampton Town as the transfer window closed on 31st August 2005. Dudfield started his footballing career with Kettering Town, before joining Leicester City in 1998. Loan spells with Lincoln City and Chesterfield followed before he was snapped up for £250,000 by Hull City. He moved on to Northampton Town and then Southend United, before briefly returning to the Cobblers in the summer of 2005. He was released at the end of his first season with the Pilgrims after scoring five goals in 24 starts. Born 7/5/1980 in London.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 05/6   21+ 15   5     1+  2   0     0       0     0       0     2       0
Totals  21+ 15   5     1+  2   0     0       0     0       0     2       0

Peter Duffield Forward (03-04) Much travelled striker Peter Duffield joined Boston United at the end of January 2003 after being released by York City. A proven goalscorer, he had previously scored 153 goals in 389 first team appearances, including one for York City against Boston earlier in the season. Previously with Sheffield United, Halifax Town, Rotherham United, Blackpool, AFC Bournemouth, Stockport County, Crewe Alexandra, Hamilton Academicals, Airdrieonians, Raith Rovers and Darlington. Was transferred to Carlisle United. Later played for Alfreton Town. Debut: 1st February 2003 vs A.F.C Bournemouth (A), Nationwide League Division Three. Born 4/2/1969 in Middlesbrough.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 02/3   12+  4   4     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 03/4   12+ 17   5     1       0     0       0     1       0     2+  1   1
Totals  24+ 21   9     1       0     0       0     1       0     2+  1   1

Derek Duggan Midfield (88-89) Signed in November 88 on trial from Aylesbury United, where he was manager of the Beazer Homes League championship side. Previous experience with Birmingham City, Kettering Town, Nuneaton Borough, Worcester City and Gloucester City. Left to play for Moor Green FC. Debut: 12th November 1988 vs Kidderminster Harriers (H), GM Vauxhall Conference.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 88/9    5+  8   0     0       0     0+  1   0     0       0     0       0
Totals   5+  8   0     0       0     0+  1   0     0       0     0       0

Garry Dulson Defender (81-82) Started his career with Nottingham Forest. He then joined Port Vale and Crewe Alexander making a total of 143 Football League appearances before moving to Stafford Rangers. Moved on to Hucknall Colliery Welfare. Born 21/12/1953 in Nottingham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 81/2   29       0     4       0     1       0     3       0     3       0
Totals  29       0     4       0     1       0     3       0     3       0

John Dungworth Midfield (94) Played a handful of games for Boston United whilst coaching Sheffield United. Previously with Huddersfield Town, Barnsley, Oldham Athletic, Rochdale, Aldershot, Shrewsbury Town, Hereford United, Mansfield Town, Rotherham United and Frickley Athletic. Later became reserve team coach at Huddersfield Town. Born 30/3/1955 in Rotherham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 94/5    3       0     0       0     0       0     1       0     1       0
Totals   3       0     0       0     0       0     1       0     1       0

Brian Dunn Forward (57,61-62,67-70) Made his debut for Boston aged 16 after working on the ground staff. Soon signed up with Grimsby Town before moving on to Hartlepools United. Rejoined Boston United from Boston FC. Born 4/10/1940 in Boston.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 56/7   10       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 66/7    4       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  14       2     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Jack Duthoit Defender (50-53) Formerly with Leeds and York City. Born 4/11/1918 in Leeds.


Don Dykes Defender (59-61) Previously with Lincoln City. Born in 8/6/1930 in Spilsby.


Jimmy Dyson Forward (39-40) An outside or inside right. Previously with Northwich Victoria, Oldham Athletic, Grimsby Town and Nottingham Forest. Born in 4/3/1907 in Middleton. Died 2000.


Tommy Eagle Goalkeeper (34-37)


Ted Eaglen Goalkeeper (47-49) Also played for Grantham, Spalding and March Town. Won a medal for the Lincolnshire Senior Cup with Boston United, the Lincolnshire Senior 'B' Cup with Spalding and the Lincolnshire Junior Cup with Bicker Rangers. Also a keen cricketer, he once took seven wickets for two runs when playing for Wigtoft against Holbeach St. Marks. Worked for Lincolnshire Fruit Importers.


Eddie Earle Forward (34-35) An outside left. Previously with Blyth Spartans, Nelson, Burnley, Boston Town and Crystal Palace. Born 17/6/1905 in Seaton, Northumberland.


Earnshaw Goalkeeper (49-50)


Jermaine Easter Forward (05) Former Welsh Youth international Jermaine Easter started his footballing career as a trainee with Wolverhampton Wanderers but moved on to Hartlepool United before making any first team appearances. After three seasons with Hartlepool, making 30 first team appearances - all from the substitutes' bench - and scoring two goals, he joined Cambridge United in February 2004. He scored 9 goals in 43 appearances for Cambridge, including two against Boston - one in the League match at York Street and another in the LDV Vans Trophy. He scored two goals on his debut for Boston United. Debut: 16th March 2005 vs Notts County (H), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 15/1/1982 in Cardiff.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 04/5    5+  4   3     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   5+  4   3     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Eaton Midfield (34)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Eaton Forward (45) Was centre forward for Liverpool reserves and had played for Distillery in the Irish League while stationed in Ireland.


Alan Eden Midfield (79) Signed on-loan from Lincoln City. Previously with the Lampton Street Boys Club, Sunderland. Born 8/10/1958 in Sunderland.


Tim Edge Forward (94-95) Signed from Matlock Town.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 94/5   10+  5   3     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0     2+  1   0
Totals  10+  5   3     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0     2+  1   0

Ashley Edkins Defender (05-06) Ashley Edkins joined Boston United's youth team in the summer of 2005 following his release from Aston Villa. He received a call-up into the first team squad and made one appearance - coming on as a last minute substitute in the home match against Bristol Rovers. He was released at the end of the season. Born 23/12/1986 in Leicestershire.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 05/6    0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Walter Edwards Forward (50-52) A left winger. Signed from Leicester, previously with Mansfield Town and Leeds United. Born 26/6/1924 in Mansfield.


Anthony Elding Forward (00-02,06) Youngster who joined the Boston United Academy at the end of the 1998-99 season. After impressing in the reserves, he finally made his full debut for the first team in a Nationwide Variety Club Trophy match, and what a start it was, he headed home the opening goal after just 32 seconds of the match. Moved on to Stevanage Borough where he scored 54 goals in 118 appearances. He then fell out of favour with the management at Stevenage and moved on to play for Conference North side Kettering Town before returning to Boston United in the summer of 2006. Transferred to Stockport County where he was top scorer. Later moved on to Leeds United. Debut: 16th September 2000 vs Morecambe (H), Nationwide Conference. Born 16/4/1982 in Boston.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 00/1    1+  8   0     0       0     0+  1   0     1       1     0+  1   0
 01/2   12+  6   6     0       0     1       0     0       0     0+  1   0
 02/3    3+  5   0     0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0
 06/7   18+  1   5     0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0
Totals  34+ 20  11     0+  2   0     1+  1   0     1       1     0+  4   0

Sid Elding Forward (35-36) Later joined Spalding United.


Paul Ellender Defender (01-08,09-) A central defender who was Boston United's record signing when he joined the club from Scarborough one day before the start of the 2001/2 season. He joined his home town club Scunthorpe United on leaving school but was released at the end of the 93/4 season. He was snapped up by Gainsborough Trinity where he was a great success. Moves to Altrincham and Scarborough followed where he become an instant hero with the fans for his commanding displays. He was voted "Player of the Year" in 2003/4. He had a short loan spell with Chester City in February/March 2006. Left Boston to play for Alfreton Town in the close season in 2008, but returned to Boston to help the Pilgrims in their fight against relegation in March 2009. Born 21/10/1974 in Scunthorpe.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 01/2   36       2     1       0     1       0     0       0     0       0
 02/3   25+  1   0     0       0     0       0     2       1     0       0
 03/4   42       4     1       0     0       0     1       1     2+  1   0
 04/5   39       2     4       1     0       0     2       0     0       0
 05/6   25       1     0+  1   0     0       0     1       0     1       0
 06/7   40+  2   1     1       0     0       0     1       0     1       0
 07/8   39       3     2       0     1       0     0       0     2       0
 08/9   12       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals 258+  3  14     9+  1   1     2       0     7       2     6+  1   0

C Elliman (77-78)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 77/8    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Bryan Elliott Midfield (49-50) Signed from Nottingham Forest at the start of the 49/50 season. Had made 10 appearances for the Forest first team and 25 for their reserve side in the Midland League. Was sold to Southampton for £500 after just two months with United. Went on to play over 200 games for Southampton. Born 3/5/1925 in Beeston.


Reginald Ellis Forward (38-39) An inside right from Worksop. Previously with Coventry. Went on to play for Sheffield United.


Sid Ellis Defender (33-46) Played in Grimsby local football before transferring to Boston in 1933.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4   24       0     0       0     0       0     0       0    10       0
Totals  24       0     0       0     0       0     0       0    10       0

Emerson Midfield (51-52)


Phil Enderby Defender (80-82) Joined the club from Peterborough. Later played for Bourne Town, Stamford and Blackstones in the United Counties League, then Cambridge City and Spalding United. Had a year coaching is the USA after becoming a fully licensed FA coach in 1990. Became a police officer with Cambridge Constabulary in 1991, working in Peterborough. Is also a keen cricketer and still plays for Market Deeping Cricket Club.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 80/1    9       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   9       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Epton Midfield (64-65)


John Evans Forward (56-57) An inside forward. Signed from Chesterfield. Previously with Norwich City and Sunderland. Born 21/10/1932 in Hetton-le-Hole.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 56/7    9       2     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   9       2     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Gary Evans Forward (91)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 91/2    0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

James Evans Goalkeeper (01) Signed up from Bolton Wanderers as a stand-in keeper to provide cover at the start of the 2001/2 season. Previously with Fortuna Dusseldorf. Later played for Hamilton Academical and Albion Rovers. Born 27/1/1982 in Glasgow.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 01/2    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Steve Evans Manager (98-02, 04-06) Appointed manager in October 98, following the resignation of Greg Fee. Previously manager of Dr. Martens Midland Division side Stamford AFC, where he enjoyed huge success, bringing them the United Counties League Title in both 96/7 and 97/8 and promotion to the Dr. Martens League. Hailing from Scotland, he began his playing career with Bolton Wanderers, but he soon moved back north of the border to play for Clyde, Ayr United and then St. Johnstone. He was forced to give up playing football at the age of twenty eight, by a cruciate knee-ligament injury. His dramatic impact on United's fortunes in transforming them from relegation candidates to title challengers and ultimately the runners-up spot in his first season, then the league title in his second season, made him a cult hero with the fans on the terraces. He then went on to take Boston United to the Conference title and subsequent promotion to the Football League. He resigned in September 2002 after being suspended by the club after charges were brought against him by the FA. He was subsequently banned from football for twenty months and fined £8000 by the FA after being found guilty of charges of contractual irregularities and of trying to bribe witnesses to mislead and hinder the FA inquiry. He was reappointed as Boston manager following the takeover of the club by new owner Jon Sotnick in February 2004. Born 30/10/1962 in Glasgow.


Harry Everett Midfield (47-48) Signed from Mansfield Town. A left sided half back. Born 11/11/1920 in Worksop. Died August 1998.


David Farrell Forward (06-07) Experienced midfielder David Farrell joined Boston United in the summer of 2006 from local rivals Peterborough United where he had spent the previous nine seasons making 395 appearances scoring 52 goals. He can play on either wing. He left the Pilgrims following their relegation from the Football League and had a season playing for Burton Albion before rejoining the club in the summer of 2008. Born 11/11/1971 in Birmingham. Debut: 5th August 2006 vs Grimsby Town (A), Coca-Cola Football League Two.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 06/7   23+ 17   1     0+  1   0     0       0     0+  1   0     1       0
Totals  23+ 17   1     0+  1   0     0       0     0+  1   0     1       0

Syd Fawcett Forward (53-54) Signed from Barton Town.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 53/4   20       6     4       3     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  20       6     4       3     0       0     0       0     0       0

Neil Featherstone Forward (97-99) Made his way into the first team after impressing in the reserves. A bustling striker with a good turn of pace. Moved on to Grantham Town, then Spalding United. Debut: 13th December 1997 vs Bamber Bridge (H), Unibond League.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 97/8    0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 98/9    7+  3   4     0       0     0+  2   0     1+  1   0     0       0
Totals   7+  4   4     0       0     0+  2   0     1+  1   0     0       0

Greg Fee Defender (86-87, 93-98) Signed in September 86 from Kettering Town. Previously with Bradford City for two years making ten Football League appearances. A member of the England squad in the World Student Games. He moved onto Sheffield Wednesday for a fee of £20,000 during the 1987-88 season. In four seasons at Hillsborough, Greg made 26 first team appearances and had loan spells with Preston, Northampton and Orient before moving onto Mansfield Town in the 1990-91 season to make over sixty appearances in their colours. Re-joined the Pilgrims for the second time at the start of 1993-94 season. Took over as player manager at the start of the 96/97 season. Has represented the Unibond League against the F.A. XI. Resigned as manager in September 98 and moved on to Telford United as a player. Later moved on to Emley, before taking over as player manager at Gainsborough Trinity. Debut: 27th September 1986 vs Enfield (H), GM Vauxhall Conference. Born 24/6/1964 in Halifax.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 86/7   27       6     3       3     5       0     1       0     0       0
 93/4   42       9     1       1     2       0     3       1     1       0
 94/5   37       6     2       0     1       0     0       0     5       0
 95/6   40       7     0       0     4       2     6       0     6       5
 96/7   41       5     6       1     1       0     8       0     4       0
 97/8   39       0     2       0     2       0     4       0     3       0
 98/9    4       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals 230      33    14       5    15       2    22       1    19       5

Jimmy Fell Forward (66-69) Previously with Everton, Grimsby Town, Walsall, Lincoln City and Newcastle. Born 4/1/1936 in Grimsby.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 66/7   30       7     4       0     0       0     1       1     3       0
Totals  30       7     4       0     0       0     1       1     3       0

Paul Fewings Forward (00-01) Paul Fewings was signed for Boston United from Hereford United at the start of the 2000-01 season. He had been top scorer for Hereford the previous season with 14 goals, including one against Premiership side Leicester City in the FA Cup. After failing to become an automatic first team starter, Fewings was loaned out, first to Kingstonian, then to Farnborough Town. Later signed up with Chesham United before moving on to Billericay Town, Kettering Town, Cambridge City and Bedford Town. Debut: 26th July 2000 vs Scunthorpe United (H), Lincs Senior Cup. Born 18/2/1978 in Hull.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 00/1   15+  9   4     0+  2   0     0+  1   0     0       0     3+  1   0
Totals  15+  9   4     0+  2   0     0+  1   0     0       0     3+  1   0

Brian Fidler Forward (74-75) Signed from Macclesfield, where his greatest moment had been scoring for the Silkmen at Wembley in their 2-0 win in the first ever FA Trophy final in 1970. Nick-named "Mr Showman" joined Rotherham United from school. Played Midland League soccer with Gainsborough, Worksop and Heanor. After he finished playing he returned to Gainsborough for a while as coach and later became manager at Burton Albion, taking them to the FA Trophy final in 1987.


Martin Filson Defender (97-98) A central defender who started out with Tranmere Rovers, Wrexham and Rhyl before joining Stalybridge Celtic, where he gained HFS Loans League Premier Division honours. Moved on to Halifax Town in 1993 then to Dagenham and Redbridge just after the start on the 1994/5 season. A spell with Caernarfon Town followed before he joined Leek Town in August 1995. Played a big part in Leek Town's 96/7 Unibond League Championship success, especially when called upon to play as an emergency striker. He was released by the Pilgrims at the end of the season and moved on to play for Northwich Victoria, Droylsden and Stalybridge Celtic. Debut: 26th November 1997 vs Bradford Park Avenue (H), President's Cup. Born 25/6/1968 in St. Helens.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 97/8   16       2     0       0     2       0     1       0     1       0
Totals  16       2     0       0     2       0     1       0     1       0

Fred Fisher Defender (51-53) Signed from Grimsby, where he had been playing in the first team since 1938. Born 14/1/1920 in Wednesbury. Died 1993.


Brian Flack Forward (61-64) Scored 23 goals for Boston United in their Central Alliance Premier Division Championship winning season in 1961/2. Later played for Spalding United when they beat Boston United 14-0 in the FA Cup.


John Flannagan Forward (69-72) Moved from Scotland to play for Leicester City, then Peterborough United. Had one first team appearance for the "Posh" before signing up with the "Pilgrims". He lived in Leicester and worked as a trimmer in a hosiery factory. Had a few months with Kidderminster Harriers in 1971. Later played for Kettering Town.


Mark Fletcher (91)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 91/2    0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Tony Flower Midfield (70-72) Previously with Notts County and Halifax Town. Born 2/1/1945 in Nottingham.


Peter Foley Forward (68-69) Signed from Scunthorpe United, previously with Workington, where he was twice top scorer. He was the first black footballer to play for Workington and when he signed up for them he was one of only five black players in the Football League. Later played for Chesterfield. He returned to Workington to manage the side after they dropped out of the Football League. He was awarded an MBE in the 2003 New Year's Honours List for his work in race relations. Born 28/6/1944 in Glasgow.


Nathan Forbes Forward (06) Youngster who came up through the youth team. Moved on to Worksop Town. Later played for Gainsborough Trinity and Lincoln United. Born 29/12/1989. Debut: 12th August 2006 vs Darlington (H), Coca-Cola Football League Two.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 06/7    0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0     0       0
Totals   0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0     0       0

Sam Ford Defender (60-61) Full back. Previously with Sheffield Wednesday.


Foster Goalkeeper (34)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4    6       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
Totals   6       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     2       0

Barry Foster Defender (82-83) Signed from Mansfield Town. A former England youth international. Born 21/9/1951 in Worksop.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 82/3   14       0     0       0     0       0     2       0     2       0
Totals  14       0     0       0     0       0     2       0     2       0

Luke Foulkes Defender (07) Young defender signed up on loan from Grimsby Town in November 2007. Debut: 14th November 2007 vs Hucknall Town (H), Blue Square Conference North.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 07/8    0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Kevin Fox Goalkeeper (79-80) No relation. Began his career with Lincoln City, before joining United on loan. Moved on to Kettering Town, Rushden and Diamonds, Raunds Town and Corby Town. Born 22/9/1960 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 79/80   4       0     0       0     3       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   4       0     0       0     3       0     0       0     0       0

Neil Foxcroft Goalkeeper (87) Previously with Lincoln City and Spalding United. Debut: 4th March 1987 vs Kettering Town (H), GM Vauxhall Conference.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 86/7    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Darren France Forward (94) Signed after returning to England from Hong Kong club Voicelink. Previously with North Ferriby United, Bridlington Trinity, Hull City and Doncaster. Moved on to North Ferriby, where he played in the team that got to the final of the FA Vase in 1997. Later played for Farsley Celtic. Born 8/8/1967 in Hull.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 94/5    2       1     1       0     0       0     0       0     1       1
Totals   2       1     1       0     0       0     0       0     1       1

Steve Fraser Forward (91)

Season    League
        Apps   Gls
 90/1    2       0
Totals   2       0

Percy Freeman Forward (77-78) Born in Newark, he signed up with Lincoln City in 1970. He was transferred to Reading for £11,500, but temporarily quit soccer before returning to Lincoln City. He scored 80 goals in 197 League appearances before being snapped up by the Pilgrims at the start of the 77/8 season. He had scored 25 goals in 37 appearances for the Imps in 75/6. Later became manager of Boston FC. Born 4/7/1945.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 77/8   10       2     0       0     0       0     0       0     3       1
Totals  10       2     0       0     0       0     0       0     3       1

Tony Freeman Forward (50-52) A tricky goalscoring winger. Formerly on Notts County's books. Born 29/8/1928 in Melton Mowbray. Died February 2004.


Daniel French Midfield (00) Daniel French was signed by Boston United on a month's loan from Peterborough United in October 2000. He looked a very useful player, giving the team extra width and having with both pace and the ability to take on defenders and beat them. Later played for Kettering Town. Debut: 4th October 2000 vs Telford United (H), Nationwide Conference. Born 25/11/1979 in Peterborough.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 00/1    2+  4   0     2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   2+  4   0     2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

John Froggatt Forward (69-75,79-84) Bought from Buxton, for £500. He was previously with Notts County but had lost his place to former Boston United striker Jimmy Rayner. Top scorer for many seasons. Sold to Colchester for £6,000 who he helped to promotion to the Third Division. Then moved to Port Vale for £10,000 and from there to Northampton Town for another £10,000. Returned to the Pilgrims in 1980. Appointed manager at the end of season 80/81. A painter and decorator by trade. Born 13/12/1945 in Sutton-in-Ashfield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 72/3   45      17     2       1     2       0     1       1     3       0
 73/4   46      18     6       1     4       4     5       2     1       0
 79/80  26+  1   4     4       1     6       0     0+  2   0     2       0
Totals 117+  1  39    12       3    12       4     6+  2   3     6       0

Jon Froggatt Forward (07-) Joined the Pilgrims in July 2007 after impressing in pre-season games. He was top scorer with Worksop Town in the previous season with 18 goals. Had begun his footballing career as a trainee. He then had four seasons with Buxton. Finished his first season with Boston as top scorer with 11 goals. Debut: 25th July 2007 vs Scunthorpe United (H), Lincs Senior Cup. Born 23/9/1981.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 07/8   28+  2    8     2       1     1       1     2       1     1       0
Totals  28+  2    8     2       1     1       1     2       1     1       0

Ben Futcher Defender (05-06) Boston United snapped up tall (6'7") centre half Ben Futcher from local rivals Lincoln City in June 2005. He had been a key member of the Lincoln City squad that had made the end of season play-offs for the previous three seasons. He had previously played for Oldham Athletic, Stalybridge Celtic and Doncaster Rovers. He left Boston to join Grimsby Town on a free transfer in January 2006. His uncle Ron Futcher also played for Boston United, making two appearances back in 1992. Born 4/6/1981 in Bradford. Debut: 6th August 2005 vs Wrexham (A), Coca Cola Football League Two.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 05/6   13+  1   0     3       1     0       0     0       0     2       0
Totals  13+  1   0     3       1     0       0     0       0     2       0

Ron Futcher Forward (92) Previously with Chester City, Luton Town, Manchester City, Barnsley, Oldham Athletic, Bradford City, Port Vale, Burnley and Crewe Alexandra. Born 25/9/1956 in Chester.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3    2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Emanuele Gabrieli Midfield (05) Italian Centre-half Emanuele Gabrieli was signed up on a month's loan from Sheffield United in February 2005. Gabrieli had been with the Blades since September 2004 after joining from Italian Serie C2 side Cavese. He had only made one first team appearance for Sheffield United - coming on as a substitute in their 3-1 win over Gillingham in October 2004. Returned to Italy when his contract with Boston ended. Born 31/12/1980 in Borgorose, Italy. Debut: 5th February 2005 vs Wycombe Wanderers (A), Coca Cola Football League Two.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 04/5    4       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   4       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

David Galbraith Midfield (05-07) Midfielder David Galbraith joined Boston United on-loan from Northampton Town in November 2005. The loan deal was later made permanent in a swap deal that saw Jason Lee depart for the Cobblers. Galbraith started his football career as a trainee with Tottenham Hotspur, but he moved on to Northampton Town before making any first team appearances for Spurs. He had made 37 appearances for Northampton, scoring 1 goal before his move to Boston. Left the club to join Kettering Town. Debut: 26th November 2005 vs Wrexham (H), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 20/12/1983 in Luton.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 05/6    6+  6   0     1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 06/7   20+  8   0     1       0     0       0     1       0     1       0
 07/8   12+  3   3     2       1     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals  38+ 17   3     4       1     0       0     1       0     2       0

Constantine Gallagher Forward (48-49,50-51) Returned to Boston for the 50/1 season after a playing for Chelmsford in 49/50. Signed from Rochdale, previously with Dundee, Middlesbrough and Hull City. Born 24/4/1922 in Derry.


Jackie Gallagher Midfield (89-90) Joined United in September 89 following his release from Wolverhampton Wanderers. Previous League experience with Peterborough United, Torquay United and Lincoln City. Went on to play for King's Lynn, Grantham, Diss and Wisbech Town. Debut: 27th September 1989 vs Enfield (H), GM Vauxhall Conference. Born 6/4/1958 in Wisbech.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 89/90  14+  3   0     0       0     2       0     2       0     1       0
Totals  14+  3   0     0       0     2       0     2       0     1       0

Maurice Galley Defender (59-61) Previously with Chesterfield. Born 10/8/1934 in Clowne, Derbyshire.


Willie Gamble Forward (89-90) Signed in July 89 after being released by Lincoln City. During his stay at Sincil Bank made around 65 Football League appearances. Went on to play for Shepshed Albion, Harworth Colliery Institute, Grantham, Brigg, Armthorpe Welfare and Glapwell. Debut: 8th August 1989 vs Gainsborough Trinity (A), Lincs Senior Cup. Born 5/3/1968 in Cottam.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 89/90  17+  4   2     4       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals  17+  4   2     4       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Gambles Forward (51) Signed from Frickley Colliery.


Jimmy Gardner Forward (38-47) Came out of Grimsby local football into the Grimsby Town Reserve and 'A' team.


David Garland Forward (67-68) Signed from Scunthorpe for a small fee. Previously with Grimsby. He scored on his debut. Born 18/6/1948 in Grimsby.


Simon Garner Forward (75) Born in Boston. Signed non-contract forms for Boston United as a sixteen year old schoolboy, but four weeks later was snapped up by Blackburn Rovers for whom he went on to make 484 League appearances, scoring 168 goals, a club record. Later played for WBA, Wycombe Wanderers, Woking, Wealdstone and Windsor & Eton. Had a short spell in prison for contempt of court following divorce proceedings. Born 23/11/1959.


Johnny Garvie Forward (57-59) Joined Boston from Carlisle, where he had appeared in the first team 25 times and scored 6 goals. Previously with Preston North End, Hibernian and Lincoln City. Later played for Corby Town. Born 16/10/1927 in Bellshill. Died 1996.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 57/8   42      15     3       1     0       0     0       0     0       0
 58/9   31       8     7       2     0       0     5       1     7       4
Totals  73      23    10       3     0       0     5       1     7       4

Tommy Garvie Forward (59-60) Younger brother of Johnny Garvie. Later played for Corby Town.


Colin Garwood Forward (82-83) Signed from Aldershot and started by scoring a hat trick in his first Alliance League match against Dagenham. Also played for Peterborough United, Oldham Athletic, Huddersfield Town, Colchester United and Portsmouth. Born 29/6/1949 in Heacham, Norfolk.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 82/3   18      10     0       0     4+  1   3     2       2     2       0
Totals  18      10     0       0     4+  1   3     2       2     2       0

Paul Gascoigne Midfield (04) In a fanfare of publicity, Paul Gascoigne became the fifth former full England international to sign up for Boston United when he joined the club in a player-coach role at the end of July 2004. Throughout his career Gascoigne's brilliance on the pitch has been overshadowed by his loutish behaviour off it. In his recent biography, "Gazza: My Story", Gascoigne confessed to mental health problems, bouts of alcoholism, beating up his wife in a drunken rage and a six week cocaine binge as he tried to kill himself after realising that his football career was dead. He made his League debut for Newcastle in 1985, before moving on to Spurs in 1988 in a £2 million deal. He joined Italian side Lazio in 1992 and later played for Rangers, Middlesbrough, Everton, Burnley and briefly Chinese second division side Gansu Tianma. In October 2003 Gascoigne turned out for Wolverhampton Wanderers reserve side, but he failed to win a deal at the club. He is probably best remembered for his displays during England's World Cup campaign in 1990 in Italy, when England reached the semi-finals only to be beaten on penalties by West Germany. He also scored a spectacular goal at Wembley against Scotland in Euro 96. The goal was voted the greatest ever goal at Wembley. Before joining Boston he turned down offers to play for Weymouth and Rhyl. He left Boston to pursue his coaching ambitions after turning out just five times for the first team. Debut: 28th August 2004 vs Cheltenham Town (A), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 27/5/1967 in Gateshead.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 04/5    2+  2   0     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0
Totals   2+  2   0     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0

Sam Gaughran Midfield (08) Joined Boston United in January 2008 on a work experience deal from Peterborough United. He had also previously had a similar deal at King's Lynn. Born 29/1/1990. Debut: 19th January 2008 vs Nuneaton Borough (H), Blue Square Conference North.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 07/8    9+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   9+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Graham Gaunt Midfield (72-75) Had played previously for Holbeach United.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 72/3    0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
 73/4    0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
Totals   0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     3       0

Pat Gavin Forward (92) Began his career with Hanwell Town before being snapped up by Gillingham in March 89. Then had spells with Leicester City, Peterborough, Barnet, Northampton and Wigan before returning to the semi-pro game with Hayes in August 95. He has since moved on to Aylesbury United, Harrow Borough and Farnborough Town. Born 5/6/1967 in Hammersmith.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Dominic Genovese Forward (84-85,85-86) Signed from Stamford in November 84 after playing in the side that reached the final of the FA Vase in 83/84. Left Boston at the end of 84/85 but returned in November 85. Went on to play a few games for Peterborough, Kettering Town, Holbeach United and manage Blackstone. Became youth team coach at Kettering Town and then progressed to briefly manage their first team - taking over from Carl Shutt after Kettering were relegated from the Conference in 2003. Born 2/2/1961 in Peterborough.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 84/5   19+  4  11     0       0     2+  1   3     0       0     0       0
 85/6    2+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  21+  6  11     0       0     2+  1   3     0       0     0       0

Liam George Forward (03) Former Eire under-21 international Liam George was signed up on non-contract terms in February 2003. He had started his footballing career as a trainee with his home town club Luton. He soon progressed to the first team and made over a hundred League apprearances for the "Hatters" before being released. He then had a trial with Clydebank followed by short spells with Stevenage Borough and Bury. Was released after making just three appearances for Boston. Signed up with York City towards the end of the 2003/4 season, but moved on to Grays Athletic after York were relegated. Debut: 15th February 2003 vs Exeter City (A), Nationwide League Division Three. Born 2/2/1979 in Luton.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 02/3    1+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Alex Gibson Midfield (69-72) Was with Notts County for 10 seasons before signing up with United. Worked in a fruit market in Nottingham. Born 28/11/1939 in Kirkconnel, Ayrshire. Died November 2003.


Fred Gibson Goalkeeper (38-39) Signed from Bradford City, previously with Hull and Middlesbrough. Born 18/6/1907 in Somercotes.


David Gilbert Midfield (82-86) Previous clubs included Lincoln City and Scunthorpe United. Played in our FA Trophy Final appearance at Wembley, where he had a late goal ruled out for offside. Voted "Player of the Year" in 85/6. Left to join to Northampton Town when his contract expired where he made 120 League appearances and scored 21 goals. Later played for Grimsby Town, WBA and York City, then took up the role of coach at Grantham Town, before moving on to Lincoln United. Born 22/6/1963 in Lincoln.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 82/3   28       3     3       1     6       1     0       0     0       0
 83/4   31+  5   4     2       0     2       0     2       0     1       0
 84/5   30+  1   4     1       0     6       2     1+  1   0     2       0
 85/6   39+  1  16     3       2     1       1     2       0     2       0
Totals 128+  7  27     9       3    15       4     5+  1   0     5       0

Simon Gilding Goalkeeper (84)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 84/5    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Martyn Gill Midfield (86-88) Had considerable non-league experience with Frickley Athletic, Mossley and Stafford Rangers before joining the Pilgrims. A member of the England semi-professional squad in 84/85. Employed as a chief Bank Clerk. Returned to Stafford Rangers, then moved on to Worcester City. Debut: 6th August 1986 vs Lincoln City (H), Lincs Senior Cup.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 86/7   41       6     3       0     4       1     1       0     2       0
 87/8   17+  1   1     2       0     2       0     1       0     2       1
Totals  58+  1   7     5       0     6       1     2       0     4       1

Bob Gillespie Forward (33-34) Signed from Barrow. Was previously with Oldham, Port Vale, Wrexham and Northwich Victoria. Later played for Nelson. Born 20/10/1904 in Manchester. Died 1971.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4   24       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     9       3
Totals  24       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     9       3

Don Gilliat Goalkeeper (53-54) Stand-in keeper after regular first team keeper George Warnes was injured.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 53/4   11       0     5       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  11       0     5       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Alan Gilliver Forward (75-76) An experienced forward who had previously turned out for Huddersfield Town, Blackburn Rovers, Rotherham United, Brighton & Hove Albion, Lincoln City, Bradford City and Stockport County. Born 3/8/1944 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 75/6   12+  1   3     2       0     2       0     1       0     0       0
Totals  12+  1   3     2       0     2       0     1       0     0       0

Andy Gilliver Midfield (90-91) A former YTS player at Doncaster Rovers, Gilliver played in Sweden and for Sheffield United in the Central League before signing for United. Born 7/6/1971 in Rotherham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 90/1    0+  2   0     1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   0+  2   0     1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Glasby Forward (38-39)


Terry Glossop Forward (60-61) Previously with Chesterfield. Born 10/5/1940 in Sheffield.


Harry Godbold Forward (63-64) Later played for Boston FC, before moving on to Lincoln City where he made 22 League appearances, scoring 3 goals. Later turned out for Spalding United. Born 31/1/1939 in Springwell, County Durham.


Jimmy Gordon Goalkeeper (82) Previously with Blackpool, Luton Town, Lincoln City, Reading and Scunthorpe United. Born 3/9/1955 in Birmingham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 81/2    6       0     0       0     0       0     2       0     0       0
Totals   6       0     0       0     0       0     2       0     0       0

Peter Goring Forward (59) Signed from Arsenal in a swap deal that saw Alan Ashberry join the "Gunners". Had scored 50 goals in 220 games for Arsenal in nine seasons with the club. Born 2/1/1927 in Cheltenham.


Gott Midfield (33)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4    0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

James Gould Midfield (01-03) A product of the "Cobblers" youth side, signed up in June 2001 after being released by Northampton Town. Born 15/1/1982 in Rushden.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 01/2   26+  6   2     1       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
 01/2   11+  8   2     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  37+ 14   4     1       0     1       0     0       0     1       0

Joby Gowshall Defender (97-01) Signed at the start of the 97/8 season from Lincoln City. Previously with Grimsby Town. Was voted "Player of the Year" in 2000/1. Moved on to Gainsborough Trinity after failing to agree full-time terms at the start of the 2001/2 season. Later played for King's Lynn and Grantham. Debut: 23rd August 1997 vs Leigh RMI (A), Unibond League. Born 7/8/1975 in Louth.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 97/8   41       4     2       0     2       1     4       0     3       0
 98/9   40+  1   0     1       0     8       0     6       0     2       0
 99/00  42       0     4       0     1       0     1       0     2       0
 00/1   35+  2   0     2       0     1       0     0       0     2       0
Totals 158+  3   4     9       0    12       1    11       0     9       0

Jon Graham Forward (92-94) Signed from Kettering Town for £3000. Returned to play for Kettering, before moving on to Bedworth United. Born 24/11/1966.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3   26+ 11   6     0+  2   0     3+  2   0     1       0     0+  2   0
 93/4    5+  6   2     0+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0
Totals  31+ 17   8     0+  4   0     3+  2   0     1       0     0+  3   0

David Grant Defender (88-90) Signed in December 88 for a small fee from Macclesfield Town. Made nearly 300 Football League appearances for Rochdale, Cardiff City, Crystal Palace, Oxford United and Sheffield Wednesday. Debut: 3rd December 1988 vs Fisher Athletic (H), GM Vauxhall Conference. Born 2/6/1960 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 88/9    6+  3   1     0       0     2       0     0       0     0       0
 89/90  20+  6   1     2       0     2       0     1       0     1       1
Totals  26+  9   2     2       0     4       0     1       0     1       1

O Grant (77-78)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 77/8    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Dennis Gratton Midfield (61) Centre half from Lincoln City, previously with Sheffield United and Worksop Town. Born 21/4/1934 in Rotherham.


Alf Graver Midfield (56-59) Brother of Andy Graver. Also played for Annfield Plain in the North Eastern League.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 56/7   13       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 57/8   13       2     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 58/9    0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals  26       2     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Andy Graver Forward (57-58) Previously with Newcastle United, Lincoln City, Leicester City and Stoke City. Signed for £3,500 from Stoke City - at the time this was a record transfer fee for a Midland League club. Returned to Lincoln City. Later moved on to Skegness Town and Ilkeston Town. Born 12/9/1927 in Lanchester.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 57/8   39      24     3       7     0       0     0       0     1       0
 58/9    7       7     5       3     0       0     3       4     1       0
Totals  46      31     8      10     0       0     3       4     2       0

Andy Gray Forward (94-97) Signed from a local Sheffield Sunday League side. Had trials in 95/96 with both Sheffield Wednesday and Coventry and was also selected for the Unibond Representative side against the F.A. XI at Accrington Stanley. Signed up by Lincoln United after a loan period with the club. Later moved on to Grantham Town and Worksop Town. Born 8/8/1975.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 94/5   16+  6   7     1+  2   0     0       0     1       1     3       2
 95/6   36+  3   6     0+  1   1     4       0     6       3     3+  2   0
 96/7    1+  3   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  53+ 12  14     1+  3   1     4       0     7       4     6+  2   2

Phil Gray Forward (01) A Northern Ireland international, signed on loan in October 2001 from Oxford United. Previously he had been the subject of an £800,000 transfer from Luton to Sunderland in 1993. He had scored 90 goals in 326 League appearances. Previous clubs included: Tottenham Hotspur, Barnsley, Fulham, Luton, Sunderland, Nancy, Fortuna Sittard and Burnley. Was sent off in his first match for Boston and returned to Oxford when his loan period expired, having failed to impress in any of his three appearances. Later played for Chelmsford City and Stevenage Borough. Born 2/10/1968 in Belfast.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 01/2    3       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   3       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Neil Grayson Utility (92-94) Previous clubs include Doncaster, York and Chesterfield. Played in just about every position for United, including a match against Canvey Island in goal. United "Player of the Year" in 93/94. Transferred to Northampton Town where he once scored a hat trick in seven minutes. Later moved on to Hereford United, then Cheltenham Town, Forest Green Rovers and Stafford Rangers. Won an England semi-professional cap in 98. Born 1/11/1964 in York.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3   36+  2   5     0       0     5       0     1       0     2       0
 93/4   42      26     3       0     1       0     3       4     1+  1   0
Totals  78+  2  31     3       0     6       0     4       4     3+  1   0

Simon Grayson Forward (94-96) Simon was signed from local rivals Gainsborough Trinity in December 1994 and scored a lot of goals in the latter part of the season. Previous experience with Witton Albion, Halifax and Sheffield FC. Transferred to Ilkeston Town. Born 21/10/1969.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 94/5   18+  2  13     0       0     0       0     0       0     3       3
 95/6   11+  6   9     0       0     0+  2   0     2       1     1       2
Totals  29+  8  22     0       0     0+  2   0     2       1     4       5

Arthur Greaves Midfield (36-37) Signed up as player-manager from Watford. Previously with Barnsley and Crewe Alexandra. Born in Doncaster.


Mark Greaves Defender (02-07) Was signed up by Boston United on a free transfer from Hull City in August 2002. He started his footballing career with Brigg Town, with whom he gained an FA Vase winners medal. He joined Hull City in June 1996 and during his time with them made 204 first team appearances, scoring 12 goals. After Boston were relegated to the Conference North he moved on to Burton Albion. Debut: 31st August 2002 vs Bury (H), Nationwide League Division Three. Born 22/2/1975 in Hull.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 02/3   23+  1   1     0       0     0       0     1       0     2       0
 03/4   34+  3   1     1       0     0       0     1       0     2       0
 04/5   21+  1   0     4       0     0       0     1       0     0       0
 05/6   31+  3   1     2       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
 06/7   37+  1   3     1       0     0       0     1       0     1       0
Totals 146+  9   6     8       0     0       0     4       0     6       0

Francis Green Forward (05-07) Francis Green first joined Boston United on-loan from local rivals Lincoln City in November 2005, but returned early after turning out six times and scoring one goal for Boston. He was then snapped up by Boston in the summer of 2006 after being released by the Imps. After Boston were relegated to the Conference North he moved on to Macclesfield Town. Debut: 26th November 2005 vs Wrexham (H), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 23/4/1980 in Derby.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 05/6    5+  1   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 06/7   36+  4   4     1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  41+  5   5     1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Liam Green Defender (07-) Joined the Pilgrims in July 2007 after impressing in pre-season games. Playing part-time with Boston United allowed him to combine playing with studying for a Foundation Degree in Exercise and Fitness Management at Loughborough University. He was also selected for the English Universities squad competing in the British Universities Games in April 2008. Born 17/3/1988 in Grimsby. Debut: 25th July 2007 vs Scunthorpe United (H), Lincs Senior Cup.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 07/8   24+  7   0     1+  1   0     0       0     0       0     2+  1   0
Totals  24+  7   0     1+  1   0     0       0     0       0     2+  1   0

Bob Gregg Forward (38-39) Signed from Chelsea, previously with Darlington, Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham. Went on to play for Sligo Rovers. Born 3/1/1904 in Ferryhill.


Chris Grocock Forward (89-90) Former England Schoolboy international, signed in July 89 after being released by Grimsby Town. Made 27 Football League appearances for the Mariners. Later moved on to Grantham Town, Bridlington Town (where he won an FA Vase winners medal in 1993) and then Boston Town. Debut: 8th August 1989 vs Gainsborough Trinity (A), Lincs Senior Cup. Born 30/10/1968 in Grimsby.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 89/90  11       2     3       2     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals  11       2     3       2     0       0     0       0     1       0

Bill Grozier Defender (75-76) Signed from Mansfield Town who he had joined from school. Had been a consistent performer with Mansfield Reserves in the North Midland League and with their 'A' team in Midland Intermediate League. Had earned one first team appearance before joining Boston. Born 24/8/1956 in Cumnock.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 75/6   19+  3   2     0       0     0+  1   0     2+  1   0     0       0
Totals  19+  3   2     0       0     0+  1   0     2+  1   0     0       0

Jim Grummett Midfield (53-54) A wing half. Signed from Accrington Stanley. Previously with Lincoln City. Born 31/7/1921 in Barnsley. Died May 1996.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 53/4   26       2     5       2     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  26       2     5       2     0       0     0       0     0       0

Jim Grummett Midfield (74-75) Previously with Lincoln City, Aldershot, Chester City and Rochdale. Born 11/7/1945 in Barnsley.


Guthrie Midfield (33)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4    0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
Totals   0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     2       0

Albert Hackett Goalkeeper (50-53) Previously with Notts County.


Douglas Hague (50) Centre forward. Previously with Rotherham United and Goole.


George Hair Forward (56-57) Signed from Peterborough United. Previously with Newcastle United, where he played over 100 games before being transferred to Grimsby Town in 1949 for £6,000. Born 28/4/1925 in Ryton. Died October 1994.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 56/7   31       9     2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  31       9     2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Arthur Hall Midfield (52-54) Signed from Scunthorpe. Had previously turned out for Sheffield United reserves against Sheffield Wednesday as a 17 year old. Since then he had been with Gainsborough Trinity, Chesterfield and Goole. Was top scorer with 36 goals in 1953/4. Born 23/11/1925 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 53/4   42      31     5       4     0       0     0       0     2       0
Totals  42      31     5       4     0       0     0       0     2       0

Asa Hall Midfield (06) Midfielder Asa Hall joined Boston United on-loan from Birmingham City in January 2006. A product of the Youth Academy at the Blues and a regular in their reserve side, he had yet to make a break through to first team action for the Premiership strugglers. Debut: 7th January 2006 vs Macclesfield Town (H), Coca-Cola Football League Two. Born 29/11/1986 in Sandwell.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 05/6    5+  7   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   5+  7   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Joe Hall Midfield (37) Half back. Signed from Doncaster Rovers, where he had made 22 Second Division appearances the previous season. Born 25/10/1909. Died 1976.


David Hallam (74-75) Born in Cleethorpes. Previous club was Slough Town.


Mark Hallam Forward (92-93) Signed from Leicester United. Transferred to Hednesford Town. Later played for Gloucester City, where he was top scorer in 94/5, Ilkeston Town, Hinckley Town, Worcester City, Forest Green Rovers and Tamworth. Moved into management with Bedworth United. Born 29/8/1967 in Leicester.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3    6+  8   0     2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   6+  8   0     2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Stewart Hamill Forward (88-90) Signed for a four figure fee from Fourth Division Scarborough in August 88. Previous experience with Nuneaton Borough, Kettering Town and Northampton Town. Toured with Middlesex Wanderers in the summer of 89. Moved on to Bedworth United. Debut: 10th August 1988 vs Grimsby Town (H) Lincs Senior Cup. Born 22/1/1960 in Glasgow.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 88/9   32+  3  12     2       1     4       1     1       0     2       1
 89/90  34+  4   6     4       2     2       0     2       0     1       0
 90/1    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  67+  7  18     6       3     6       1     3       0     3       1

C Harbour Goalkeeper (38-39)


Jamie Hardwick Midfield (93-94)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 93/4    7+ 11   1     1+  1   0     0+  1   0     0+  2   0     1       0
 94/5    3+  4   0     0+  1   1     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  10+ 15   1     1+  2   1     0+  1   0     0+  2   0     1       0

Martin Hardy Defender (88-93,94-99,99) Joined the Pilgrims for a 10,000 fee from Worksop Town in June 88. Previous experience with Notts County. Made 220 appearances, scoring 17 goals before being released following United's relegation from the Vauxhall Conference. Rejoined the Pilgrims at the start of the 94/95 season after a one season break at Matlock. Martin has represented the Football Association and has also toured with Middlesex Wanderers. Returned to Worksop Town after leaving the Pilgrims at the end of 98/9, but briefly returned for a few games at the end of 1999 before moving on to Stamford AFC. Debut: 3rd August 1988 vs Scunthorpe United (H), Lincs Senior Cup. Born 12/12/1962 in Worksop.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 88/9   37+  1   1     2       0     2       1     1       0     3       0
 89/90  36+  1   0     5       0     2       0     1       0     1       0
 90/1   32       5     8       0     1       0     1       0     1       0
 91/2   34+  1   4     1       0     2       0     1       0     1       0
 92/3   37       2     2       0     5       0     1       0     2       1
 94/5   38       1     3       0     1       0     1       0     5       0
 95/6   35+  1   4     1       0     4       0     3       0     6       0
 96/7   40       4     6       1     1       0     8       1     4       1
 97/8   34+  1   1     2       0     2       0     2       0     3       1
 98/9   30+  1   3     1       0     6       1     6       1     1+  1   0
 99/00   0+  1   0     0+  2   0     1       0     0       0     0       0
Totals 353+  7  24    31+  2   1    27       2    25       2    27+  1   3

George Harkus Midfield (33-34) Previously with Aston Villa, Southampton, Olympic Lyonnais and Southport. Born in Newcastle on 25/9/1898. Died 1950.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4   16       2     0       0     0       0     0       0     8       0
Totals  16       2     0       0     0       0     0       0     8       0

Syd Harman Forward (37-38, 39-40) An outside right. Signed up from Old Bostonians as a teenager. Later played for Portsmouth.


Harness Forward (64-65)


Jim Harris Midfield (46-47) A left half. Signed from West Ham. Had also played for Grimsby Town. Was team captain.


Andy Harrison Defender (85) Signed in July 85 from Burton Albion, who he had been with since leaving school. Also had a spell with Christchurch United in New Zealand. Later played for Kettering Town and Scarborough. Debut: 3rd August 1985 vs Grimsby Town (H), Lincs Senior Cup.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 85/6   12+  4   0     1       0     0       0     1+  1   0     3       1
Totals  12+  4   0     1       0     0       0     1+  1   0     3       1

Reg Harrison Forward (55-56) An outside right signed from Derby County, where he had made 77 consecutive appearances and won an FA Cup winners medal in the 1946 final against Charlton. Went on to manage Central Alliance side Long Eaton and to become a youth football coach. Born 22/5/1923 in Derby.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 56/7   21       1     2       1     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  21       1     2       1     0       0     0       0     0       0

Asa Hartford Forward (91) Ex-Scotland international who joined the Pilgrims, at the age of 40, from Shrewsbury Town after losing his job as player manager. He failed to score in the fifteen appearances he made for the club. Previously with WBA, Manchester City, Nottingham Forest, Everton, Norwich City, Bolton Wanderers, Stockport County and Oldham Athletic. Born 24/10/1950 in Clydebank.

Season    League
        Apps   Gls
 90/1   15       0
Totals  15       0

Hartshorn Defender (48-49)


Bill Harvey Forward (37-38) Previously with Chesterfield and Barnsley. Went on to play for Darlington. Born 2/5/1908 in Chopwell. Died 1978.


Shaun Hawkey Midfielder (89) Signed after playing college football with American side Pennsylvania. Previously with Grimsby Town. Moved on to Boston Town. Born 10/12/1969 in Grimsby.

Season    League
        Apps   Gls
 89/90   1+  1   0
Totals   1+  1   0

John Hawley (69-70) A junior with Lincoln City, he had a season with Southern League side Corby Town before signing up with the Pilgrims.


Adie Hayes Midfield (00) Signed from Jewson Eastern Counties League Premier Division side Diss Town in February 2000 for £4,000. Previously with Cambridge United, where he made 34 Football League appearances, and Kettering Town. Moved on to King's Lynn. Later played for Cambridge City and Farnborough Town. Born 22/5/1978 in Norwich.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 99/00   3+  5   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 00/1    0       0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0     0       0
Totals   3+  5   1     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0     0       0

Don Hazledine Defender (55-61) Signed from Northampton. Previously with Derby County for three seasons along with his brother Geoff. Later played for Skegness, Holbeach and Bourne. Born 10/7/1929 in Arnold.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 55/6   46       2     4       0     0       0     0       0     4       1
 56/7   37       2     2       2     0       0     0       0     0       0
 57/8   41       2     3       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
 58/9   18       0     8       1     0       0     4       0     3       0
 59/60  33       2     0       0     0       0     4       1     7       0
 60/1   39       2     1       0     0       0     2       1     6       1
Totals 214      10    18       3     0       0    10       2    21       2

Geoff Hazledine Forward (54-56) One of the Hazledine brothers. Signed from Derby County. Scored a hat-trick in the FA Cup game at Derby County. Later played for Southport and Bourne before taking Loughborough United to a Midland League title as player-manager in 1962/3. Born 27/2/1932 in Arnold. Died 2002.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 54/5   38      25     7       4     0       0     0       0     2       0
 56/7   23      12     2       2     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  61      37     9       6     0       0     0       0     2       0

Richard Hearmon Midfield (84-86) A local lad who played regularly for United's reserve side.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 82/3    2+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 83/4    3       1     0       0     1       0     0       0     0       0
 84/5    3+  1   0     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0
Totals   8+  3   1     0       0     1       0     1       0     0       0

J Heather Defender (56-57) Joined Boston after completing his National Service with the RAF. Mainly played for United's reserve side.


Kevin Hector Forward (78-79) Ex Bradford Park Avenue and Derby County. Won two England international caps. Joined us from Vancouver Whitecaps. After one season with Boston and another with Burton Albion he returned to Derby County, where he played for two further seasons and in the process broke the appearances record for the "Rams" and became the club's second highest scorer with 201 goals. Later played for Shepshed Chaterterhouse, Burton Albion, Gresley Rovers, Belper Town (where he was a member of the team that won the Northern Counties East League Title in 1984/5), Eastwood Town and Heanor Town. Now a postman in the East Midlands. He was still playing football in his 50s, for Shardlow St. James in the Central Midlands League. Born 2/11/1944 in Leeds.


Bill Henry Forward (59) Joined on a month's trial and scored a hat-trick on his debut, but left after three weeks.


Anthony Hepburn Forward (58-59) Signed from Greenock Morton. Previously with Glasgow Celtic.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 58/9    3       0     1       0     0       0     1       0     1       0
Totals   3       0     1       0     0       0     1       0     1       0

Ross Hewson Defender (98) Signed up in March 98 after he was released by Notts County. Moved on to Gainsborough Trinity. Debut: 28th March 1998 vs Guiseley (H), Unibond League.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 97/8    1+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Darren Heyes Goalkeeper (98) Former England Schoolboy and Youth International goalkeeper, who also represented Great Britain students. Was a professional with Nottingham Forest and Scunthorpe, where he made a handful of League appearances in 87/88. Since then he pursued a non-league career, taking in stops at Shepshed Charterhouse, Matlock, Tamworth, Rocester, Halifax Town and V.S. Rugby, where he was player coach. Signed on-loan by the Pilgrims at the start of 1998 as cover for Paul Bastock. Debut: 7th February 1998 vs Blyth Spartans (H), Unibond League. Born 11/1/1967 in Swansea.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 97/8    1       0     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0

Stuart Hibberd Midfield (83-84) Signed from Lincoln City, his only other club. Made fifty Football League appearances for the Imps. Born 11/10/1961 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 83/4    5+  6   0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0     0       0
Totals   5+  6   0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0     0       0

Alex Higgins Midfield (02-03) Was signed up on non-contract terms in October 2002. He had previously made one League appearance after coming on as a substitute for the last ten minutes of a match for Queens Park Rangers. Previously also with Sheffield Wednesday, Chester City and Stalybridge City. After collapsing in the derby match at Lincoln, he was diagnosed as having epilepsy. Debut: 12th October 2002 vs Torquay United (H), Nationwide League Division Three. Born 22/7/1981 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 02/3   13       0     1       1     0       0     0       0     2       0
 03/4    0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals  13       0     1       1     0       0     0       0     3       0

A. Hill Forward (64-65)


Andy Hill Forward (87) Joined the Pilgrims in January 87 from Carlisle United where he played for three seasons. Previously with Derby County, where he is best remembered for scoring the clinching goal in an FA Cup victory over Nottingham Forest in 1983, and Kimberley Town. Later played for Shepshed Charterhouse and Hinckley Athletic. An accountant by profession. Born 10/11/1960 in Ilkeston.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 86/7    2+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   2+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Brian Hill Midfield (72-73) Signed from Torquay having been involved in transfer transactions worth 60,000 whilst with Grimsby, Huddersfield and Blackburn. Born 15/12/1942 in Mansfield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 72/3    4       0     2       0     1       0     1       0     1       0
Totals   4       0     2       0     1       0     1       0     1       0

T. Hill Defender (64-65)


Bobby Himsworth Forward (83-84) Joined the Pilgrims from Grantham Town. Previously with Boston FC.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 83/4    2+  1   0     0       0     0+  1   0     0       0     0       0
Totals   2+  1   0     0       0     0+  1   0     0       0     0       0

David Hindle Midfield (63-64) A centre half. Signed from King's Lynn.


Stephen Hirst Midfield (83-84) Previously with Rotherham, Halifax, Emley, Long Eaton and Ilkeston. Moved back to Emley and also had a spell with Wealdstone.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 83/4    6+  6   1     0       0     0       0     1       0     0+  1   0
Totals   6+  6   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0

Hobson Forward (50-51)


Matthew Hocking Defender (02-04) Joined his home-town club on a free transfer when his contract with York City expired in the summer of 2002. He had started his footballing career with Sheffield United, but moved on to Hull City after failing to break into the "Blades" first team. After two seasons at Hull he had a loan spell with York City at the end of the 98/9 season which ended with a permanent move to the "Minstermen" for the following season. Overall before joining Boston he had made 154 League appearances, scoring 4 goals. Was signed up by Stevenage Borough after he was released at the end of the 2003/4 season. Debut: 10th August 2002 vs AFC Bournemouth (H), Nationwide League Division Three. Born 30/1/1978 in Boston.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 02/3   44+  1   1     1       0     0       0     1+  1   0     2       0
 03/4   16+  5   0     0+  1   0     0       0     1       0     2+  1   0
Totals  60+  6   1     1+  1   0     0       0     2+  1   0     4+  1   0

Brian Hodgson Forward (60)


Chris Hogg Defender (03-04) Signed on a month's loan in October 2003 to cover for injuries in the squad. He had started his footballing career as a member of York City's youth team, but he switched to Ipswich Town in June 2001 for a six figure fee. He had previously been captain of the England Under-15 side. He has also recently played for the England Under-19 side. He was released by Ipswich shortly after his loan period with Boston ended and he was subsequently signed up on a further loan spell by the Pilgrims. He later returned to Ipswich. Born 12/3/1985 in Middlesbrough.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 03/4   10       0     1       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
Totals  10       0     1       0     0       0     0       0     2       0

Chris Holland Midfield (04-07) A former England youth and under 21 international, midfielder Chris Holland signed up with Boston United from Huddersfield Town in March 2004. He had joined Huddersfield from Birmingham City in February 2002 for a fee of £100,000. He had been a regular member of the Huddersfield first team during his time at the club. Left to join Southport. Debut: 27th March 2004 vs Bury (A), Nationwide League Division Three. Born 11/9/1975 in Clitheroe.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 03/4    3+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 04/5   30+  2   0     3       0     0       0     1       0     1       0
 05/6   29+  5   0     3       0     0       0     0+  1   0     2       0
 06/7   12+  2   0     1       0     0       0     1       0     1       0
Totals  74+ 11   0     7       0     0       0     2+  1   0     4       0

Wayne Holland Goalkeeper (83-84) A product of United's reserve side.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 83/4    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Albert Holmes Defender (76-77) Signed from Chesterfield, where he had made 470 appearances. Born 14/2/1942 in Ecclesfield near Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 76/7   12+  2   0     0       0     0       0     1       0     3       0
Totals  12+  2   0     0       0     0       0     1       0     3       0

Paul Hooks Defender (85-87) Signed for Notts County as an apprentice in 1975 and made his League debut in May 1977. Made 173 appearances for County scoring 30 League goals. Helped the Magpies gain promotion to the 1st Division in 1981 making 45 appearances in the top flight. Joined Derby County in March 1983 for a fee of 50,000 made 25 appearances for the Rams and scored 3 League goals. Released by Derby at the end of the 84/85 season. Left Boston to play for Cotgrave Miners' Welfare. Debut: 24th August 1985 vs Nuneaton Borough (H), Gola League. Born 30/5/1959 in Wallsend.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 85/6   28+  2   6     0       0     1       0     2       0     0       0
 86/7   23+  2   4     1       1     2       0     0       0     2       1
Totals  51+  4  10     1       1     3       0     2       0     2       1

Mick Hopkinson Defender (71-72) Previously with Derby County, where he is remembered for scoring a spectacular goal against Liverpool in October 1961, Mansfield Town and Port Vale. Later went on to manage Belper Town and coach at Burton Albion. Born 24/2/1942 in Ambergate, Derbyshire.


Brian Horseman Defender (98) Joined "The Pilgrims" for the start of season 98/9 after leaving Gresley Rovers where had been the previous season's "Player of the Year" and "Player's Player of the Year". Previously with Notts County, Ilkeston Town and Macclesfield Town. Was released mid-season and later signed up with Worksop Town. Debut: 25th July 1998 vs Grimsby Town (H), Lincolnshire County Cup. Born 16/10/1974 in Cleveland.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 98/9    6+  5   1     0       0     3       0     0+  1   0     1+  1   0
Totals   6+  5   1     0       0     3       0     0+  1   0     1+  1   0

Horton Forward (38-39)


Jimmy Horton Defender (36) Previously with Newark Town and Bradford City. Caused Boston United chairman Ernest Malkinson to be suspended by the FA for three months after he was signed by both Huddersfield Town and Manchester City! Later played for Aldershot and Ebbw Vale. Born 1909 in Rotherham.


Bob Hosker Forward (77-78) Started his footballing career with Middlesbrough, but failed to make it into the first team. Moved on to York City and Doncaster Rovers where he had considerable League experience before signing for the Pilgrims. Born 27/2/1955 in Cannock.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 77/8   35       8     1       0     2       0     5       1     1       0
Totals  35       8     1       0     2       0     5       1     1       0

Hough Goalkeeper (79-80)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 79/80   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Roy Houghton Midfield (40,45-49) Previously with Notts County. Born in Billingborough. The cousin of Aston Villa's Eric Houghton.


Syd Houldsworth Forward (58-59) A right winger. Signed from Saltaire, an amateur club in the Manchester area. He was in the RAF and was stationed near Newark.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 58/9   15       3     0       0     0       0     1       0     1       1
Totals  15       3     0       0     0       0     1       0     1       1

Lee Howarth Defender (91-92,00-01) Has played for Chorley, Peterborough United and Mansfield Town. Went on to play for Stevenage Borough and Barnet. Later returned to the club to play in the side after they were promoted back to the Conference in 2000/1. Moved on to Kettering Town, then Bedford Town. Born 3/1/1968 in Bolton.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 91/2   10       0     0       0     3       1     0       0     0       0
 92/3    7       1     0       0     3       0     0       0     0       0
 00/1   30       3     0       0     2       0     0       0     4       0
Totals  47       4     0       0     8       1     0       0     4       0

Billy Howells Defender (65-76) Held the record for most first team appearances for the club with 572 games until Paul Bastock surpassed it in 2003. Signed from Grimsby by Don Donovan in 1965. A stalwart of the Boston sides of the late sixties and early seventies, winning five league titles and numerous cups along the way. Born 20/3/1943 in Grimsby.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 66/7   40       0     3       1     0       0     2       0     3       0
 72/3   42       1     2       0     2       0     0       0     4       0
 73/4   45       1     6       0     4       0     5       0     3       0
 75/6   20       0     2       0     2       0     3       0     1       0
Totals 147       2    13       1     8       0    10       0    11       0

Reg Howlett Forward (55-56) Previously with Nottingham Forest, Grantham and Southampton. Played in the two FA Cup games against Derby County and Tottenham Hotspur in 1955/6, coming into the side for the Derby game as a replacement for Steve Wheatley who was injured. Later played for Wisbech Town. Born 28/04/1932 in Cleethorpes.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 56/7   13       3     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  13       3     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Colin Hoyle Defender (99-01) Signed on a free transfer from King's Lynn. Previously with Arsenal, Chesterfield, Barnsley, Bradford City, Notts County and Mansfield Town. Has made 73 League appearances, scoring 1 goal (for Bradford City). Was transferred to Burton Albion near the end of the 2000/1 season. Later played for Worcester City and Ilkeston Town. Born in 15/1/1972 in Wirksworth.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 99/00  38       7     3       0     0       0     1       0     1       0
 00/1   26+  3   1     2       0     2       0     1       0     2       0
Totals  64+  3   8     5       0     2       0     2       0     3       0

Phil Hubbard Utility (79-82) Signed from Lincoln City for whom he played over 250 games. Previous clubs included Norwich City, Grimsby Town and American side Columbus Magic. Born 25/1/1949 in Lincoln.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 79/80  20       0     0       0     9       1     0       0     0       0
 80/1   19      10     3       2     1       0     2       0     2       0
 81/2    7+  6   4     2+  2   1     0       0     2       1     2       0
Totals  46+  6  14     5+  2   3    10       1     4       1     4       0

Gordon Hughes Midfield (71-72) Formerly with Tow Law Town, Newcastle United, Derby County and Lincoln City. Born 19/6/1936 in Washington.


Arthur Hukin Forward (57-59) Previously with Sheffield Wednesday, where he scored two goals on his League debut aged just 17 years and 36 days, and Bury. Signed up by Boston at the age of 19. Top scorer in 57/8 with 32 goals in 41 games and 58/9 with 21 goals in 31 games. Moved on to Bedford Town, after requesting a transfer, for a fee of £250. Born 22/10/1937 in Sheffield. Died 1983.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 57/8   37      30     3       2     0       0     0       0     1       0
 58/9   31      21     8       8     0       0     5       5     8       5
Totals  68      51    11      10     0       0     5       5     9       5

Wally Humphris Midfield (46) A centre-half on Rhyl's books. Previously with Southend United. Later played for Skegness, turning out for them in the 10-3 defeat by Boston United in the FA Cup in 1950.


Hunt Midfield (60-61)


Kevan Hurst Forward (04) Kevan Hurst joined Boston United on loan from Sheffield United at the end of March 2004. He had joined the "Blades" as a trainee in July 2003. A regular in Sheffield United's under 19s side, and had made one appearance for their first team in a Carling Cup match. He returned to Sheffield when his loan period ended. Born 27/8/1985 in Chesterfield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 03/4    3+  3   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   3+  3   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Huss Forward (63-64)


Harold Huxford Midfield (39-40, 45) Previously with Grimsby Town and Hull City. Born 2/2/1916 in Grimsby.


Brian Ingamells Goalkeeper (57-58)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 57/8   16       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  16       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

William James Ithell (50-52) Player-manager. Jimmy Ithell played for Bolton Wanderers at centre half before he joined Swindon and then Boston United as player manager. He called his house in Pilgrim Road - Burnden after the Bolton ground, Burnden Park. Born 7/2/1916 in Hawarden. Died 1986.


Jacklin Defender (49-51)


Brian Jackson Defender (65-66) A former England schoolboy international. Formerly with Leyton Orient, Liverpool, Lincoln City, Peterborough United and Port Vale. Born 1/4/1933 in Walton-on-Thames.


Ernest Jackson Midfield (49-50) Signed from Sheffield United, who he had been playing for since 1932, making 430 League appearances. Was made player/coach. He was booked for the first time in his footballing career in the match between Worksop and Boston in November 1949. Born 11/6/1914 in Sheffield. Died 1996.


Joseph Jackson Forward (60) Signed from Billinghay.


Bryan James Forward (60) Signed from Barry Town.


Chris James Defender (95-96) Chris was signed in July 1995 from Unibond Division One side, Worksop Town. Had previously played for Matlock Town and Scarborough. Went on to play for Gainsborough Trinity. Born 16/1/1969.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 95/6   38       2     1       0     2       0     6       0     4+  1   0
Totals  38       2     1       0     2       0     6       0     4+  1   0

Kevin James Midfield (04-05) Midfielder Kevin James joined Boston United from Nottingham Forest in December 2004 on a month's loan. Kevin began his footballing career as a trainee with Charlton Athletic. He joined Gillingham in August 2000 and spent four seasons with them, making fifty-three first team appearances and scoring four goals. He signed up with Nottingham Forest in the summer of 2004, but has at the time of joining Boston had only made two first team appearances for Forest - both as a substitute. Debut: 1st January 2005 vs Cambridge United (A), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 3/1/1980 in Southwark.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 04/5    6       0     2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   6       0     2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Scott James (95-96) Cousin of Chris James.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 95/6    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0

Albert Jarrett Midfield (07) Winger who Joined the club on a month's loan from Watford in February 2007. Had previously been with Brighton & Hove Albion and Milton Keynes Dons. Later played for Gillingham. Born 23/10/1984. Debut: 17th February 2007 vs Shrewsbury Town (H), Coca-Cola Football League Two.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 06/7    5       2     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   5       2     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Gareth Jelleyman Defender (98-99,04) Seventeen year old trainee wingback who was signed up on loan for a month from Peterborough United. Had represented Wales at Under 21 level. Peterborough had turned down six figure bids for him. Returned for another loan spell in 2004 then signed up for Mansfield Town after returning to Peterborough. Debut: 19th December 1998 vs Gloucester City (H), Dr. Martens League. Born 14/11/1980 in Holywell.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 98/9    4+  1   0     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0
 04/5    3       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   7+  1   0     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0

Jepson Defender (38-39)


Julian Joachim Forward (05-06) Julian Joachim agreed to join Boston United from Leeds United in July 2005 on a two year contract. After finishing the 2004/5 season with a highly successful loan period with Coca-Cola League One side Walsall - where he found the net six times in eight appearances, Joachim expressed a desire for regular first team football. It was that desire that led him to agree to sign up for the club in the town where he spent his schooldays. He began his footballing career in the youth team of Boston FC, but was soon spotted by Leicester City where he signed up as a trainee. After scoring 31 goals in 92 starts for Leicester a £1.5 million transfer to Aston Villa beckoned in February 1996. In the summer of 2001 he joined Coventry City in a swap deal that saw African Player of the Year Mustapha Hadji heading for Villa Park. After three seasons with Coventry he joined Leeds United on a free transfer. Overall he had scored 83 goals in 331 League appearances before arriving at Boston. He finished his first season with the Pilgrims as top scorer with 16 goals. Left to join Darlington for a reported six figure fee. Debut: 6th August 2005 vs Wrexham (A), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 9/5/1971 in Peterborough.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 05/6   41+  2  14     3       2     0       0     1       0     1       0
 06/7    3       3     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  44+  2  17     3       2     0       0     1       0     1       0

Keith Jobling Midfield (69-72) Previously with Grimsby Town, where he held the record for the number of appearances (450 from 1953-69). Took over as manager when Jim Smith left. Born 26/3/1934 in Grimsby.


Gavin Johnson Midfield (05) Signed up with the Pilgrims in June 2005 after failing to win an acceptable deal with Colchester United. After scoring ten goals for Colchester in 2004/5 he was offered a six month contract for the upcoming season, but he turned it down to join Boston United. Only lasted at Boston until the end of August as he was signed up by Northampton Town. Later played for Oxford United. Debut: 6th August 2005 vs Wrexham (A), Coca-Cola Football League Two. Born 10/10/1970 in Stowmarket.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 05/6    3+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   3+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Peter Johnson Defender (76-77) Left to play for Buxton after being released.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 76/7    2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Barry Johnstone Forward (65-66) Signed aged 18 from Grimsby. Had previously played for Aston Villa and Luton juniors.


Gary Jones Forward (91-93) Bought from Kettering Town in August 91 for £3,000. He had signed for Kettering for 17,500 from Grantham. Previously with Rossington Main and Doncaster Rovers. Voted "Player of the Year" in his first season after scoring 31 goals in 51 appearances. Sold to Southend United for 25,000, a club record, where he made 47 League appearances and scored 14 goals. Later moved on to Notts County, then to Hartlepool United to become their record signing for £60,000. However, after less than one season at Hartlepool he moved on to Halifax Town. Later played for Nuneaton Borough, Gainsborough Trinity and Hucknall Town. Debut: 3rd August 1991 vs Scunthorpe United (H), Lincs Senior Cup. Born 6/4/1969 in Huddersfield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 91/2   41+  1  27     3       2     3       1     3       1     0+  1   1
 92/3   34+  1  16     2       2     5       5     1       1     2       1
Totals  75+  2  43     5       4     8       6     4       2     2+  1   2

Graeme Jones Forward (03-04) Signed up for the Pilgrims in March 2003 after obtaining release from his contract with Southend United. He scored on his debut for the Pilgrims with a stunning volley from the edge of the area. Previously with Bridlington Town, Doncaster Rovers, Wigan Athletic and St. Johnstone. Signed up with Bury after leaving Boston to become Head Coach at Darlington College. Later played for Clyde and Hamilton Academical. Debut: 22nd March 2003 vs Rushden & Diamonds (H), Nationwide League Division Three. Born 13/3/1970 in Gateshead.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 02/3    2+  1   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 03/4   31+  2   6     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0     1       0
Totals  33+  3   7     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0     1       0

Phil Jones Defender (82-84) Signed from Sheffield United after making thirty Football League appearances for the Blades, his only previous club. Moved on to play for Buxton, Denaby, Matlock and Gainsborough. Born 12/9/1961 in Middlesbrough.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 82/3   33       1     4       0     6       0     2       0     2       0
 83/4   20+  3   3     2       0     0       0     1       0     0       0
Totals  53+  3   3     6       0     6       0     3       0     2       0

Ben Joyce Midfield (08-) Youngster who came up through the youth team. Debut: 12th February 2008 vs Blyth Spartans (A), Blue Square Conference North.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 06/7    1+  4   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1+  4   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Nathan Joynes Forward (07) Striker who Joined the club on a month's loan from Barnsley in January 2007. Had previously had a loan spell with Halifax. Later played for Bradford City. Born 7/8/1985. Debut: 3rd February 2007 vs Grimsby Town (H), Coca-Cola Football League Two.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 06/7    9+  1   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   9+  1   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Jim Kabia Forward (74-81,87-88) Signed from Chesterfield for a four figure fee. He scored two goals on his debut in a Northern Premier League fixture against South Liverpool. A prolific goalscorer. Always a big favourite on visiting grounds, not only for his goalscoring ability but also for his popularity with the barrackers. Had a spell in America and also made a name for himself with the bat in the Local Cricket League. Returned to the club in March 87 after spells with Stafford, Burton, King's Lynn and Kettering. Moved on to Gainsborough Trinity, then Holbeach, Spalding and King's Lynn. Became manager of Boston FC in 1990. Born 11/11/1954 in Mansfield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 74/5   31+  1  13     2       0     2       0     1       0     2       0
 75/6   44      26     2       1     2       0     7+  1   7     2       1
 76/7   33      12     1       0     2       0     1       0     4       2
 77/8   43      20     1       0     2       2     5       3     5       2
 78/9   43      14     7       3     3       3     3       1     6       1
 79/80  17+  4   5     5       4     3       1     2       0     0+  1   0
 80/1   24      11     5       2     2       1     2       0     2       0
 86/7    7+  2   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 87/8    3+  8   2     1       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals 245+ 15 104    24      10    16       7    21+  1  11    22+  1   6

Brian Keeble Defender (69-71) Started his career with Holbeach United juniors. After completing his national service with the Royal Lincolnshire regiment he signed as a professional with Grimsby Town, where he became a first team regular. Moved on to Darlington Town, being a member of the team which won the Fourth Division championship. Born 11/7/1938 in Holbeach.


Shaun Keeble Forward (00) A prolific striker signed up in February 2000 after being released by King's Lynn. Previous clubs include Holbeach United, where he was a member of their 1990 United Counties League title winning side and Raunds Town where he scored 31 goals to help them win the United Counties League title in 95/6 and promotion to the Dr. Martens League. He is also the career goalscoring record holder for Raunds Town with 208 goals. Moved on to Wisbech Town and Stamford AFC. Later played for and then managed Holbeach United. Born 18/7/1968 in Holbeach.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 99/00   7+  1   5     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   7+  1   5     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

James Keene Forward (06) Joined Boston United on loan from Premiership strugglers Portsmouth in mid January 2006. The young striker had worked his way up through the ranks at Pompey and had made his first team debut in May 2005, coming on as a substitute for the last half hour of a 1-1 draw with Bolton Wanderers. He had loan spells with Kidderminster Harriers and AFC Bournemouth and had scored four goals in his 14 appearances for the south coast side. Left Boston to join Swedish side GAIS. He finished the season as GAIS's top scorer with 10 goals in 22 league appearances, and following his success he was transferred to the Swedish champions IF Elfsborg, signing a five-year contract with them. Debut: 14th January 2006 vs Chester City (A), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 26/12/1985 in Wells.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 05/6    6       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   6       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Keiran Kelly Forward (99) Youngster who broke into the first team via the youth side and the reserves. Debut: 13th January 1999 vs Stamford AFC (H), Dr. Martens League Cup.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 98/9    0+  1   0     0       0     0+  2   0     1+  1   0     0       0
Totals   0+  1   0     0       0     0+  2   0     1+  1   0     0       0

Jason Kennedy Midfield (06-07) Joined the club on a month's loan from Middlesbrough in November 2006. Later played for Bury, Livingston and Darlington. Born 11/9/1986. Debut: 4th November 2006 vs Notts County (H), Coca-Cola Football League Two.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 06/7   13       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  13       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Kendall Midfield (64-65)


R Kent Forward (38-39)


George Kerr Manager (87-89) Joined Boston in November 1987 after Ray O'Brien relinquished his responsibilities as manager. As a player Kerr made 383 Football League appearances for Barnsley, Bury, Oxford United and Scunthorpe United. Before joining Boston he had managed Lincoln City, Grimsby Town and Rotherham United. Born 9/1/1943 in Alexandria.


Brian Kerry Forward (68-69) Signed from Huddersfield Town after being released by them. He had previously played for Grimsby's junior team. Born 18/12/1948 in Maltby.


Derek Tennyson Kevan Midfield (68-69) Signed from Macclesfield Town after being released by them. Previously with West Bromwich Albion, Chelsea, Manchester City, Crystal Palace, Peterborough United and Stockport County. He had won 14 England caps whilst at West Brom. Born 6/3/1935 in Ripon.


Getro Kilapi Forward (07) Youngster who played as a trialist in a Lincs Senior Cup match. A product of the Barking Abbey Centre for Football Excellence. Later played for Potters Bar Town. Debut: 25th July 2007 vs Scunthorpe United (H), Lincs Senior Cup.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 07/8    0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Ray King Goalkeeper (57-60) Player-manager. He signed professional forms with Newcastle United at the age of 17. He broke both of his wrists when saving a penalty from England international Tommy Lawton. He then played as a centre half and a centre forward whilst his wrists mended. In 1947 he signed for Ashington to get some goalkeeping practice and in his first match broke his jaw! In 1949 he signed for Port Vale where he played until he came to Boston. In 53/4 he played in the Port Vale side which reached the semi-final of the FA Cup. Born 15/8/1924 in Warkworth.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 57/8   26       0     3       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 58/9    0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0     1       1
 59/60   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  27       0     3       0     0       0     1       0     1       1

Andy Kirk Forward (04-05) Northern Ireland international Andy Kirk joined Boston United in June 2004 on a free transfer from Scottish Premier League side Heart of Midlothian. He had joined Hearts from Irish side Glentoran for £50,000 in February 1999 and had since scored 32 goals in 134 first team appearances. He became the first Boston United player to be called up for a full international side whilst playing for Boston when he joined the Northern Ireland squad for their friendly match against Canada in February 2005. He was transferred to Northampton Town for £125,000 after scoring 20 goals in his 31 appearances for the club. Debut: 18th September 2004 vs Shrewsbury Town (H), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 29/5/1979 in Belfast.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 04/5   25      18     4       2     0       0     1       0     0+  1   0
Totals  25      18     4       2     0       0     1       0     0+  1   0

Andy Kiwomya Forward (99-00) Signed up pre-season from Nuneaton Borough after he had scored 19 goals the previous season in the Dr. Martens League. Previously with Barnsley, Sheffield Wednesday, Dundee, Rotherham United, Halifax Town, Scunthorpe United, Bradford City and Cambridge City. He is the brother of former Arsenal forward Chris Kiwomya. Moved on to Ilkeston Town. Born 1/10/1967 in Huddersfield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 99/00   4+  7   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   4+  7   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Knight Midfield (33-34)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4    5       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     3       2
Totals   5       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     3       2

Ian Knight Midfield (92-93) Previously with Barnsley, Sheffield Wednesday, Scunthorpe United and Grimsby Town. An England Under-21 International. Born 26/10/1966 in Hartlepool.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3   10+  1   0     0       0     4       1     0       0     1       0
Totals  10+  1   0     0       0     4       1     0       0     1       0

Andy Kowalski Midfield (87-88) Vastly experienced played who made over 450 appearances for Chesterfield, Doncaster and Peterborough before being signed by the Pilgrims. Moved on to Gainsborough Trinity and Matlock Town. Born 26/2/1953 in Mansfield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 87/8   11+  1   0     0       0     0       0     2       0     0       0
Totals  11+  1   0     0       0     0       0     2       0     0       0

Michel Kuipers Goalkeeper (05-06) Joined Boston United on a month's loan from Brighton & Hove Albion in November 2005. He then returned to Boston in February 2006 on another loan-spell after Conrad Logan was recalled to Leicester City. Had previously turned out for DWS Amsterdam, Bristol Rovers, Chester City and Hull City. Debut: 26th November 2005 vs Wrexham (H), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 26/6/1974 in Amsterdam.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 05/6   15       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  15       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Freddie Kurz Forward (51-53) Freddy Kurz was a centre forward with Grimsby Town and Crystal Palace before he joined United. Top goalscorer in 1951/2 with 24 goals in 40 appearances. Scored a goal from the penalty spot against third division north Oldham Athletic in a first round FA cup tie in the 52/3 season. Unfortunately Boston lost 2-1. Born 3/9/1918 in Grimsby. Died 1978.


Ian Ladd Defender (84-87) Signed from Southern League Premier Division side Corby Town. Previous experience with Notts County, Peterborough United and Stamford AFC. Played in the 79/80 FA Vase Final at Wembley for Stamford when they defeated Guisborough Town 2-0. Returned to Wembley to play in our FA Trophy Final appearance. Worked as a Stores Manager. Went on to play for Cambridge City and Spalding United. Born 22/11/1958 in Peterborough.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 84/5   32       1     0       0     8       0     2       0     0       0
 85/6   28+  1   1     1       0     1       0     1       1     2       0
 86/7   17+  1   0     3       0     1       0     1       0     0       0
Totals  77+  2   2     4       0     9       0     4       1     2       0

John Lakin Defender (65-75) Born in Sheffield. Made over 400 first team appearances for the club. Signed from Grimsby Town at nineteen years old, he had played three games for England's youth team. A stalwart of the Boston sides of the late sixties and early seventies, winning five league titles and numerous cups along the way. An accountant. Later played for Gainsborough Trinity. Died July 2006.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 65/6   34       1     1       1     0       0     5       0     0       0
 66/7   39       1     4       0     0       0     2       0     3       0
 72/3   41       0     2       0     2       0     1       0     3       0
 73/4   25       1     3       0     3       0     0       0     1       0
Totals 105       2     9       0     5       0     3       0     7       0

Lee Lamont Goalkeeper (91-92) Joined the Pilgrims from Maidstone United. Moved on to Armthorpe Welfare.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 91/2    1       0     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0

Kevin Lancaster Midfield (79-80)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 80/1   12       0     0       0     0       0     2       0     0       0
Totals  12       0     0       0     0       0     2       0     0       0

Ray Lancaster Midfield (68-69) Signed from Lincoln City. Previously with Rotherham United and Grimsby Town. Later played for Skegness Town and Boston FC. Born 17/8/1941 in Maltby.


Lancelot Forward (38-39)


Lane Midfield (45-46)


Langley Defender (33-34) Tall right back from Bath City. Played in Boston United's first ever game.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4    9       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     4       0
Totals   9       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     4       0

Mick Laverick Midfield (83-86) Signed from York City. Previous Football League experience with Mansfield Town, Southend United and Huddersfield Town. Played in our FA Trophy Final appearance at Wembley. His job as a Prison Officer sometimes affected his availability. Born 13/3/1954 in Castle Eden.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 82/3    5+  1   2     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 83/4   27       5     1       0     0       0     2       0     1       0
 84/5   12       3     0       0     4       0     0       0     2       0
 85/6   16       3     2       0     0       0     0       0     1       1
Totals  60+  1  13     3       0     4       0     2       0     4       1

Chris Lawrence Goalkeeper (86)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 86/7    0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0
Totals   0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0

Kieran Leabon Forward (07-09) Former Ipswich Town scholar Kieran Leabon joined Boston United in August 2007 after impressing in pre-season friendlies. Previously with Ipswich Town. Born 24/9/1988 in Chelmsford. Went on to play for Histon, Harrogate Town, Bury Town and Needham Market. Debut: 18th August 2007 vs AFC Telford United (A), Blue Square Conference North.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 07/8   22+ 16   6     3       4     1       0     0       0     1+  1   0
Totals  22+ 16   6     3       4     1       0     0       0     1+  1   0

Bob Lee Forward (83-86) Signed on a free transfer from Darlington. Previously with Leicester City, Sunderland, Doncaster Rovers, Bristol Rovers and Carlisle which brought 67 goals from 250 outings. Top scorer in 84/85 and voted "Player of the Year". He will always be remembered by Boston fans as the striker who headed the last-minute winner that took Boston to Wembley in the FA Trophy semi-final against Altrincham in 1985. Took over the running of a public house in Loughborough in 1985. Born 2/2/1953 in Melton Mowbray.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 83/4   28      10     2       0     2       0     2       0     1       1
 84/5   38      19     1       0     8       7     1       0     2       2
 85/6   12+  2   1     0       0     0       0     1       0     3       1
Totals  78+  2  30     3       0    10       7     4       0     6       4

Gary Lee Defender (92-95) Previous clubs included Doncaster, Gainsborough, Armthorpe and Goole. Moved on to Gainsborough Trinity. Born 30/4/1966 in Doncaster.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3   25       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
 93/4   39       0     2       0     1       0     3       0     2       0
Totals  64       0     2       0     1       0     3       0     4       0

Jason Lee Forward (04-06) Former Nottingham Forest striker Jason Lee was signed up by the Pilgrims in July 2004 after impressing in pre-season training. Jason started his footballing career as a trainee with Charlton Athletic. After a loan spell with Stockport County he moved on to Lincoln City. A transfer to Southend United followed, but he was soon spotted by Nottingham Forest who snapped him up. In four seasons with Forest he scored 14 goals in 76 League appearances. He then went on to play for Charlton Athletic, Grimsby Town, Watford, Chesterfield, Peterborough United and Falkirk. Left Boston to join Northampton Town. Later moved on to Notts County. Debut: 7th August 2004 vs Oxford United (H), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 9/5/1971 in Forest Gate.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 04/5   32+  6  10     3+  1   1     0       0     2       1     0       0
 05/6   11+  6   2     2       1     0       0     1       0     0+  2   0
Totals  43+ 12  12     5+  1   2     0       0     3       1     0+  2   0

Leedle Goalkeeper (48)


Denis Leigh Defender (79-81) Signed from Lincoln City after making 201 League appearances during his seven year stay. Previous clubs included Rotherham and Doncaster Rovers. Born 26/2/1949 in Barnsley.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 79/80  28       0     3       0     4+  1   0     2       1     0       0
 80/1   26       1     5       1     2       0     1       0     2       0
Totals  54       1     8       1     6+  1   0     3       1     2       0

John Lensen Forward (63-64) A winger, signed from Spalding. One of the United side who followed manager Paul Todd to Boston FC.


Ken Lewis Forward (57-59) Previously with Bangor City, Walsall and Scunthorpe United. Was capped twice for North Wales FA. Born 12/10/1929 in Bangor.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 57/8   20      16     3       2     0       0     0       0     1       0
 58/9   18       1     0       0     0       0     1       0     5       3
Totals  38      17     3       2     0       0     1       0     6       3

Malcolm Lindsay Forward (70-71) Former King's Lynn forward who was signed midway through the 1970/71 season after being released by Cambridge United. Lindsay started his career with Berwick Rangers then moved to Gateshead before signing for King's Lynn in 1965. He scored 160 goals in 300 appearances for the Linnets before signing for Cambridge for £750. He scored two goals on his debut for Boston. Born 26/9/1940 in Ashington.


Michael Lingard Goalkeeper (58-59) Previously played for Bourne.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 58/9    0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Jeff Lissaman Forward (86-88) Joined the Pilgrims in July 86 from Shepshed Charterhouse after seven years service with that club and where he was top scorer in six of those seasons. Previously with Peterborough United and Wolverhampton Wanderers. Moved on to Wycombe Wanderers. Later played for Aylesbury United, Cheltenham Town and VS Rugby. Debut: 6th August 1986 vs Lincoln City (H), Lincs Senior Cup. Born 18/5/1958.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 86/7   29+  2   5     3       1     5       0     2       0     1       0
 87/8   23+  3   2     0       0     3+  1   0     1       0     2       1
Totals  52+  5   7     3       1     8+  1   0     3       0     3       1

C Lister Midfield (64) Previously played for Gravesend in the Southern League. A centre half.


Eric Lister Forward (57-60, 61-62) Signed from Notts County, previously with Wolves as an amateur. Moved on to play for Gainsborough Trinity. Later played for Boston FC. Born 13/8/1933 in Willenhall.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 57/8   33      11     3       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
 58/9   33       9     8       2     0       0     5       0     7       5
Totals  66      20    11       2     0       0     5       0     8       5

Steve Lister Midfield (92-93) Previously with Doncaster Rovers and Scunthorpe United. Born 17/11/1961 in Doncaster.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3    7       0     1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   7       0     1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Simon Livett Midfield (00) Simon Livett was one of a clutch of players signed up by Boston United at the start of the 2000-01 season as they sought to bring their squad up to Conference standard after being promoted from the Dr. Martens League. He missed much of the pre-season training as he was already committed to playing in a London All-Star XI that was touring the USA. After just three starts for the Pilgrims he decided to take up an offer to play for a club in Chicago, and was allowed to leave Boston United "on-loan" at the end of September 2000. Previously with West Ham United, Leyton Orient, Cambridge United, Southend United and Dover Athletic. Later played for Ford United where he helped the club win the Ryman Division One title. Debut: 12th August 2000 vs Burton Albion, Dr. Martens League Victoria Cup. Born 8/1/1969 in East Ham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 00/1    2+  4   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   2+  4   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Frank Lockey Midfield (61-62)


Andy Lodge Defender (00-02) Signed in January 2000 from Stamford AFC. Previously with Spalding United, Whittlesey United and Bury Town. Moved on to Ilkeston Town. Later played for Spalding United and Kettering Town. Born 17/5/1978 in Peterborough.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 99/00   1+  8   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
 00/1   17+  5   0     0       0     2       0     1       0     2       0
 01/2   19+  3   0     0       0     0+  1   0     0       0     0       0
 02/3    1+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  38+ 17   0     0       0     2+  1   0     1       0     3       0

Conrad Logan Goalkeeper (05-06) Leicester City's third choice goalkeeper Conrad Logan joined Boston United in an emergency loan deal in December 2005 when the club were left without any goalkeeping cover following an injury to Chris Wright. The young Republic of Ireland Under 18 international went straight into the side that faced Lincoln City on Boxing Day at Sincil Bank and he acquitted himself well in the 0-0 draw. When his initial loan spell ended he signed up until the end of the 2005/6 season. However he was recalled to Leicester in February 2006 to provide cover following an injury to first choice keeper Rab Douglas. He then returned to Boston for a further loan-spell when Michel Kuipers loan-spell ended. Later had a loan spell with Stockport County. Debut: 26th December 2005 vs Linclon City (A), Coca-Cola Football League Two. Born 18/4/1986 in Letterkenny, Ireland.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 05/6   13       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  13       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Richard Logan Forward (02-03) Was signed in November 2002 after being released by Ipswich Town. Went on to become top scorer in the season with 10 goals in 26 appearances. Richard had joined Ipswich as a trainee in August 1998 and had made five substitute appearances in the first team. He had also had loan spells with Cambridge United and Torquay United. Transferred to Peterborough United. Debut: 30th November 2002 vs Leyton Orient (H), Nationwide League Division Three. Born 4/1/1982 in Bury St Edmunds.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 02/3   26+  1  10     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 03/4    4+  4   0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0     1       0
Totals  30+  5  10     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0     1       0

Long Defender (34)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Jack Long Defender (48-49) Previously with Chester City and Exeter City. Born 8/5/1921 in Southampton.


Longmate Forward (49-50)


Jimmy Longworth Forward (61-62)


Mick Lord Defender (60-62) Born in Boston and went to Staniland and Kitwood Boys School. Played a few games as an amateur for Boston United Reserves, before moving on to Spalding United when aged 17. He was soon selected to play for the Lincolnshire Senior Amateur side that won the Northern Counties shield. In 1961 he was signed up as a semi-professional by United manager Paul Todd. The Boston team went on to win the Central Alliance League and Cup in Mick's first season - the first league title that the club had won since its formation. His play soon attracted the attention of scouts from a variety of League clubs, including Sheffield United and Liverpool, but nothing came of it. He moved on to play for his works' side; Ransome and Marles based in Newark, who also played in the Central Alliance League. He gave up playing football at the age of 30 following a serious cartilage injury.


Tommy Louden Forward (51-54) A left winger, from Bourne, and "ever present" for several seasons. Was signed by Portsmouth when he was 17. Previously with Alford. Worked in a biscuit factory.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 53/4   37      12     4       3     0       0     0       0     2       0
Totals  37      12     4       3     0       0     0       0     2       0

Tommy Lowder Midfield (49, 54-60, 61) He played as an amateur for Crystal Palace in 1946, before signing professional forms with Rotherham in 1948. Despite scoring five goals for Rotherham in eight games he was allowed to leave the club and he then signed up with Boston United in July 1949. He played nine games and scored five goals whilst playing on the left wing before he was transferred to Southampton for £1500. He had three seasons with Southampton and one with Southend United before returning to Boston when he was snapped up by Ray Middleton at the start of the 54/5 season. He played in the great FA cup run of 55-56 which culminated with the record winning performance at Derby and a match against Spurs at White Hart Lane. He left the club to play for Skegness Town for the 60/1 season, but briefly returned to Boston for a few games in the 61/2 season. He settled in Boston and ran a general store after finishing his playing career. He died in Boston in May 1999 aged 74. Debut: 20th August 1949 vs Peterborough United (A), Midland League. Born 17/10/1924 in Worksop.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 49/50   9       5     3       2     0       0     0       0     0       0
 54/5   45      19     7       6     0       0     0       0     2       1
 55/6   40       4     4       1     0       0     0       0     0       0
 56/7   46       5     2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 57/8   43       6     3       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
 58/9   33      12     8       4     0       0     5       2     8       1
 59/60  30       7     1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 61/2    4       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals 250      58    28      13     0       0     5       2    11       2

Richard Lucas Defender (00-01) A left sided defender / midfielder, Richard was signed up from Halifax Town in the close summer of 2000. Since starting out as a trainee with Sheffield United, he has made over 200 League appearances. Previously with Sheffield United, Preston North End, Lincoln City, Scarborough and Hartlepool. Debut: 26th July 2000 vs Scunthorpe United (H), Lincs Senior Cup. Later played for Hednesford Town and Gainsborough Trinity. Born 22/9/1970 in Chapeltown, Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 00/1   29+  5   0     2       0     1       0     0       0     3       0
Totals  29+  5   0     2       0     1       0     0       0     3       0

Noel Luke Midfield (93-95) Signed from Peterborough United. Formerly with WBA and Mansfield. Moved on to Holbeach United, before having spells with Corby Town, King's Lynn and Raunds Town. Born 28/12/1964 in Birmingham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 93/4   39       6     3       1     2       0     3       1     1       0
Totals  39       6     3       1     2       0     3       1     1       0

Jim Lumby Forward (72-73,75-76,82-85) Three spells at York Street. First left to join Gainsborough, then Brigg Town. Signed from Mansfield Town. Previous clubs included Grimsby Town, Brigg Town, Scunthorpe United, Carlisle United and Tranmere Rovers. Top goalscorer with thirty three goals in 82/83. Born 2/10/1954 in Grimsby.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 75/6    6+  7   5     0       0     0       0     2       1     1       0
 82/3   39      27     4       3     6       2     2       1     2       2
 83/4   25+  3  13     0       0     2       2     0       0     0       0
 84/5    7+  4   4     0       0     0       0     2       0     0       0
Totals  77+ 14  49     4       3     8       4     6       2     3       2

Peter Lunn Defender (55) Previously with Chesterfield, where he played alongside Geoff Snade. Also played football with the Derbyshire Youth XI.


Mick Lyon Defender (82-86) Local lad who signed contract forms for the club after leaving school. Whilst at school made four appearances for England Schoolboys. Played for Stamford in the FA Vase Final at Wembley in 1984. Spent some time in the US playing soccer for, and studying at the University of Evansville in Indiana.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 81/2    4       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 82/3   16+  2   2     4       0     3+  1   0     0       0     0       0
 83/4    4       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 84/5    7+  4   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 85/6    1+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  32+  7   2     4       0     3+  1   0     0       0     0       0

Ian Machent Forward (60-61) Joined as a sixteen year old from Chesterfield where he was studying to become a metallugist. Held the Chesterfield Grammar School athletics records for the 100 yards and half mile.


Bob MacKay Forward (70-71) Previously with Burton Albion.


Lawrie Madden Midfield (75-77) Joined Boston after playing as an amateur for Mansfield Town. Later played for Charlton Athletic, Millwall, Sheffield Wednesday - where he was Player of the Year in 88/89, Leicester City, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Darlington and Chesterfield. Now a sports reporter with Sky. Born 28/9/1955 in Hackney.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 75/6   13       0     0       0     0       0     5       0     0       0
 76/7   34       0     2       0     2       0     1       0     1       0
Totals  47       0     2       0     2       0     6       0     1       0

Glen Maddison Defender (96-99) Spent five seasons playing for the reserve side before breaking into the first team.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 96/7    2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
 97/8    1       0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0     0       0
 98/9    0       0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0     0       0
Totals   3       0     0       0     0       0     0+  2   0     1       0

Nick Maddison Goalkeeper (96-99) Reserve team keeper for a number of seasons. Only made one first team appearance, coming on as a substitute in a Mather Cup game against Derby County in 1998.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 98/9    0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0
Totals   0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0

Gary Mallender Midfield (79-85) Signed from Third Division Barnsley. Came on as a substitute in our FA Trophy Final appearance at Wembley. Worked as a lorry driver. Moved on to Frickley and then Gainsborough. Born 12/3/1959 in Barnsley.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 79/80  35       2     5       0     9       0     2       0     1       0
 80/1   35       3     5       0     2       0     2       0     3       0
 81/2   40       5     3       0     1       0     3       0     2+  1   2
 82/3   38       3     4       1     6       0     1+  1   0     2       0
 83/4   39+  2   4     2       1     2       0     2       0     1       0
 84/5   34+  1   3     1       0     4+  1   0     1+  1   0     0       0
Totals 221+  3  20    20       2    24+  1   0    11+  2   0     9+  1   2

Arthur Mann Defender (82-83, 83-86) Signed from Mansfield Town. Began his career with Hearts but in 1969 was transferred to Manchester City for 65,000, then a record for a Scottish defender coming across the border. Following a three and a half year stay at Maine Road was transferred to Notts County for 15,000 where he stayed for seven seasons making over 240 appearances. Then he moved to Shrewsbury Town for 30,000 but left after only four months to join Mansfield Town in 1979 in a 36,000 deal. After one season with the Pilgrims when he was voted "Player of the Year" he left to join up with his former Notts County teammate Don Masson at Kettering Town, but returned to York Street after only three months with the Poppies. He took over as manager at end of 83/84 and led the Pilgrims to the FA Trophy Final at Wembley in 1985. After leaving the Pilgrims he played for Telford United, then joined up with Alan Buckley as assistant manager at Grimsby and later West Bromwich Albion. Born 23/1/1948 in Falkirk. He died in February 1999, following an industrial accident.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 82/3   42       1     4       0     5       0     2       0     2       0
 83/4   23       1     2       0     2       0     0       0     1       0
 84/5    3+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
 85/6    5+  1   0     0       0     0       0     1       0     1       0
Totals  73+  3   2     6       0     7       0     3       0     5       0

Andrew Markham Defender (00) Andrew Markham was one of only two players from the Boston Academy youth team to make their way into the first team in the 2000-01 season. He came on for the last two minutes of the Lincolnshire Senior Cup semi-final against Grantham Town, enough time to make three tackles, two passes and get booked. Shortly after this he left the club to sign up with Unibond League First Division side Farsley Celtic. Debut: 28th November 2000 vs Grantham Town (A), Lincs Senior Cup.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 00/1    0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0
Totals   0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0

Dave Markham Defender (80-81) Signed from Rotherham United, formerly with Barnsley.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 79/80   8       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   8       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Fred Marlow Forward (52) An inside left. Signed from Grimsby. Formerly with Sheffield United, York City, Buxton and Arsenal. Born 9/11/1928 in Sheffield.


Andy Marriott Goalkeeper (06-07) Andy Marriott arrived at Boston United in the summer of 2006 after turning down a new contract with Torquay United. He began his footballing career as a trainee with Arsenal back in 1988 before joining Nottingham Forest for £50,000. Since then he had played for a host of other clubs including Wrexham, Barnsley and Bury. He had also turned out five times for Wales in the late 1990s whilst with Wrexham. Moved on to Exeter City following Boston's relegation from the Football League. Born 11/10/1970 in Sutton-in-Ashfield. Debut: 5th August 2006 vs Grimsby Town (A), Coca-Cola Football League Two.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 06/7   46       0     1       0     0       0     1       0     1       0
Totals  46       0     1       0     0       0     1       0     1       0

Jack Marriott Forward (49-50) Previously with Normanton Sports, Doncaster Rovers and Southport. Born 16/7/1915 in Sheffield. Died 1989.


W Marriott Defender (62-64) A half back. Signed from Lincoln City by Paul Todd. Had previously played for Wisbech when Todd was manager there.


Mike Marsh Midfield (01) Boston United signed up former Liverpool midfielder Mike Marsh from Southport for £15,000 in June 2001. He was voted Conference Player of the Year for the 1999/2000 season after helping Kidderminster Harriers win promotion to the Football League. Previous clubs included: Kirby Town, Liverpool, West Ham United, Coventry City, Galatasaray, Southend United and Barrow. Retired from football after seven games with Boston, but soon signed up with Accrington Stanley. Later briefly became assistant manager at Nuneaton Borough, before moving on to be manager at Burscough. Born 21/7/1969 in Liverpool.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 01/2    7       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   7       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Billy Marshall Forward (33-35) Played in Boston United's first ever game. Previously with Chesterfield, Reading and Grimsby Town. Born 1/10/1898 in Birmingham. Died 1966.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4   32       8     0       0     0       0     0       0    13       8
Totals  32       8     0       0     0       0     0       0    13       8

Danny Marshall Midfield (96-98) Previously with Chesterfield and Notts County. After being released by the Pilgrims he went on to play for Hucknall Town. Born 18/12/1975 in Newark.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 95/6    1       0     0       0     0+  1   0     0       0     0       0
 96/7    3+  3   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 97/8   14+ 11   3     0       0     1+  1   0     3       0     3       0
 98/9    0+  2   0     0+  1   0     0+  1   0     0       0     1+  1   0
Totals  18+ 16   3     0+  1   0     1+  3   0     3       0     4+  1   0

Steve Marshall Forward (93) Previously with Eynesbury.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 93/4    0+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0
Totals   0+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0

Terry Marshall Forward (60-61) Previously with Wisbech Town and Newcastle United. Born 26/12/1935 in Whitechapel.


Martin Forward (45-50) An inside left.


Kevin Martin Goalkeeper (00) Kevin Martin was signed up by Boston United from Scarborough before the start of the 2000-01 season after impressing in pre-season trials. Acting as cover for first team regular Paul Bastock, he sat on the subs bench for 23 games without being called into the fray. He only managed to make two first team appearances before leaving the club, citing difficulties in getting to matches from his Scarborough home. Later in the season he played for Unibond League side Gainsborough Trinity. Previously with Bromsgrove Rovers. Debut: 20th September 2000 vs Nuneaton Borough (H), Nationwide Variety Club Trophy. Born 22/6/1976 in Bromsgrove.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 00/1    0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0     1       0
Totals   0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0     1       0

Andy Mason Forward (98) Signed on loan from Macclesfield Town. Previously with Bolton Wanderers, Hull City and Chesterfield. Scored in his first game for the Pilgrims. Later played for Leigh RMI and Chorley. Debut: 24th January 1998 vs Chorley (A), Unibond League. Born 22/11/1974 in Bolton.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 97/8    7       4     0       0     0       0     2       0     0       0
Totals   7       4     0       0     0       0     2       0     0       0

Craig Mason Forward (76)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 75/6    1+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Richard Mason Defender (96-97, 97-99) Spent the last two months of the 95/96 season at York Street on loan from Sheffield Wednesday and turned in some tremendous performances. After being released by the Owls, United moved quickly to secure his services for the 96/97 season. Lured to Hednesford Town by an "incredible offer", but came back to the Pilgrims at the start of the 97/98 season. Moved on to Worksop Town after being released by the Pilgrims at the end of 98/9. Later played for Buxton. Born 5/6/1977 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 95/6    8       1     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0
 96/7   24+  1   1     5       4     1       0     4       1     4       0
 97/8   13+  4   0     2       0     0       0     1+  1   0     0       0
 98/9   32+  5   1     1       0     6       1     5       1     2       0
Totals  77+ 10   3     8       4     7       1    11+  1   2     6       0

Mick Matthews Midfield (93) Previously with Wolverhampton Wanderers, Scunthorpe United, Halifax Town, Scarborough, Stockport County and Hull City. Moved on to Hong Kong. Born 25/9/1960 in Hull.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3    0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
 93/4    3+  2   0     2       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   3+  2   0     2       0     0       0     0       0     2       0

Tom Matthews Defender (07-) Joined the Pilgrims in July 2007 after impressing in pre-season games. Previously with Hull City. He is the son of former Boston United midfielder Mick Matthews. Born 17/3/1987. Debut: 25th July 2007 vs Scunthorpe United (H), Lincs Senior Cup.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 07/8   35+  4   0     1+  1   0     1       0     0       0     3       0
Totals  35+  4   0     1+  1   0     1       0     0       0     3       0

Bradley Maylett Midfield (05-07) Midfielder Bradley Maylett joined Boston United on a month's loan from Swansea City in March 2005. When his loan period ended he signed up for a further year with the Pilgrims. Had a loan spell with Chester City before signing up with Northwich Victoria. Debut: 19th March 2005 vs Oxford United (A), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 24/12/1980 in Manchester.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 04/5    8+  1   3     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 05/6   23+ 15   1     3       1     0       0     0+  1   0     1+  1   1
 06/7    4+ 17   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  35+ 33   4     3       1     0       0     0+  1   0     1+  1   1

McCaffrey Forward (56-57) A centre-forward signed from Yeovil on a free transfer. Previously with Worcester City.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 56/7   19      15     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  19      15     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Austin McCann Defender (04-06) Defender Austin McCann agreed a one year contract with the club in June 2004. McCann started his footballing career as a trainee with Wolves, but signed up with Scottish First Division side Airdrieonians in July 1997. After almost four seasons and making more than 100 first team appearances he joined Heart of Midlothian in the Scottish Premier League in February 2001. He was released by Hearts in April 2004 to allow him to help Clyde in their push for the First Divison title. Was voted "Player of the Year" in his first season with Boston. Left to join Notts County. Debut: 7th August 2004 vs Oxford United (H), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 21/1/1980 in Clydebank.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 04/5   45       1     4       0     0       0     2       0     0       0
 05/6   34+  1   1     2       0     0       0     1       0     1       0
Totals  79+  1   2     6       0     0       0     3       0     1       0

Patrick McCarthy Defender (02-03) Central defender Patrick McCarthy was signed on-loan for a month from Manchester City in November 2002. After returning to Manchester City he later had a loan spell with Notts County. Debut: 23rd November 2002 vs Hull City (A), Nationwide League Division Three. Born 31/5/1983 in Dublin.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 02/3   11+  1   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  11+  1   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Pat McConnell Forward (33-35) An Ireland international who had played against Wales in 1928 and England in 1932. Had been captain at Southport. Previously with Bradford City and Doncaster Rovers. Went on to play for Grantham Town and Hibernian. Born 5/2/1900 in Rasharkin. Died 1971.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4   23      10     0       0     0       0     0       0     9       6
Totals  23      10     0       0     0       0     0       0     9       6

Joe McCormick Midfield (48-49) Started up a window cleaning business with fellow United player Norman Dingwall. Previously with Bolton Wanderers and Rochdale. Later played for Scunthorpe United. Born 15/7/1916 in Holywell.


Luke McCormick Goalkeeper (04) Luke McCormick joined Boston United on-loan from Plymouth Argyle in October 2004 following the departure of Boston United legend Paul Bastock to Scarborough. He had joined Plymouth as a trainee in November 1999 and made his first team debut in the last game of the 2000/1 season against Rochdale at Home Park that ended in a 0-0 draw. Debut: 23rd October 2004 vs Notts County (A), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 15/8/1983 in Coventry.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 04/5    2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Alex McCue Forward (59) Signed from Hastings where he had been top scorer the previous season. Previously with Carlisle United, Grimsby Town and Shrewsbury Town. Left to become player-manager at Dover. Born 25/11/1927 in Falkirk.


McDonagh Defender (39-40,45-46) Signed from Peterborough United.


Jimmy McDowell Goalkeeper (61) Signed from Notts County, previously with Scottish junior club Baillieston. Transferred to Scunthorpe halfway through his first season. Born 25/10/1940 in Glasgow.


Stan McEwan Midfield (89-90) Experienced player who moved to York Street in November 89 from Hartlepool. Previously with Blackpool, Exeter, Hull and Wigan, making over 400 Football appearances in all. Debut: 29th November 1989 vs Welling United (A), GM Vauxhall Conference. Born 8/6/1957 in Wishaw.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 89/90  14+  2   2     0       0     2       0     2       0     0       0
Totals  14+  2   2     0       0     2       0     2       0     0       0

Bobby McFarlane Midfield (48-50) Previously with Arsenal and Doncaster Rovers. Born 12/10/1913 in Bo'ness. Died 1971.


McGarry Goalkeeper (53-54) Signed on-loan from Doncaster Rovers after both the available keepers picked up injuries.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 53/4    5       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   5       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Steve McGarry Forward (02) Steve McGarry joined Boston United on a three month loan spell from Scottish League Division One side St. Mirren in January 2002. In his time at St. Mirren he had made 160 first team appearances and scored 27 goals. Returned to St. Mirren at the end of the loan spell. Later played for Ross County. Born 28/9/1979 in Paisley.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 01/2    2+  4   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   2+  4   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

John McGinley Forward (90-92) Signed from Doncaster Rovers in June 90 after a period on loan in which he scored eleven goals in eighteen appearances. Had experience with Sunderland, Lincoln City and Rotherham United. Debut: 27th January 1990 vs Sutton United (A), GM Vauxhall Conference. Born 11/6/1959 in Rowlands Gill.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 89/90  16      10     0       0     0       0     2       1     0       0
 90/1   21+  3   5     1       0     2       1     1       0     1       0
 91/2   12+  7   5     0       0     1       1     0+  2   0     2       1
Totals  49+ 10  20     1       0     3       2     3+  2   1     3       1

Jimmy McGraham Manager (48-49) Had previously played for Lincoln City, Wigan Borough, Boston, Scarborough and Portadown in Ireland. Returned to England to scout for Notts County. He next joined the staff of Fylde Rugby Club at Lythan St. Annes where he became a qualified trainer, coach and masseur. During the war he became foreman at the Vickers-Armstrong factory in Blackpool. He returned to Boston as manager of United in 1948 after applying for the job when Freddy Tunstall resigned. Born 3/3/1898 in Leadgate.


John McGrath Forward (60-61) Inside right. Previously with Notts County and Darlington. Born 21/5/1932 in Tidworth.


Les McJannet Defender (92-93) Previously with Mansfield Town, King's Lynn, Matlock Town, Scarborough and Darlington. Born 2/8/1961 in Cumnock, Ayrshire.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3    5       0     2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   5       0     2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

McKay Forward (50)


John McKenna Goalkeeper (87-92) Signed in August 87 on his return from South Africa, where he had been playing in the National League for Grineckar Rangers and previously for Durban City. English experience was with Everton and Leeds in the Central League and with Morecambe. United "Player of the Year" in 87/88 and 89/90. The Pilgrims turned down a £50,000 bid for him from Charlton Athletic in March 88. Selected for the England semi-professional squad to play Wales in March 88. Also played for the Middlesex Wanderers. Transferred to Dagenham and Redbridge. Collected seven England Semi-Professional caps in all. Later moved on to Southport, Accrington Stanley and Ashton United. Debut: 22nd August 1987 vs Kidderminster Harriers (H), GM Vauxhall Conference. Born 21/3/1962.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 87/8   33       0     2       0     4       0     2       0     0       0
 88/9   42       0     3       0     4       0     1       0     3       0
 89/90  40       0     5       0     2       0     2       0     1       0
 90/1   42       0     8       0     2       0     2       0     1       0
 91/2   41       0     3       0     3       0     2       0     2       0
Totals 198       0    21       0    15       0     9       0     7       0

Roger McKenzie Forward (92) Started his career with Doncaster Rovers, where he made 17 League appearances. He then had brief spells with Scarborough and Northampton before moving into the non-league scene with the Pilgrims. He moved on to play for Mossley, Matlock Town, Stocksbridge Park Steels, Maltby Main and Sheffield FC. Born 27/1/1973 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Joe McLaughlin Forward (56) Signed from Doncaster. Previously with junior side Duntocher Hibs of Glasgow. Born 11/3/34.


Steve McLaughlin Midfield (89-90) Signed in January 89 for a fee of 2,000 from Lincoln United. Had trials with Oldham Athletic and Grimsby Town. Went on to play for Wisbech Town. Debut: 7th January 1989 vs Newport County (H), GM Vauxhall Conference.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 88/9    4+  6   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 89/90  10+  5   2     1       0     1       0     0+  2   0     0       0
Totals  14+ 11   3     1       0     1       0     0+  2   0     0       0

George McLean Forward (69-71) Started his footballing career with Glasgow Rangers. Moved south to play for Norwich City, then spent over five seasons with Grimsby Town. He scored 37 goals in one season for the "Mariners". He was transferred to Exeter for £2,000 and later played for Workington and Barrow before signing up with the Pilgrims at the age of 31. He was top scorer with 28 goals in the 69/70 season. Born 16/9/1937 in Paisley.


Eric McManus Goalkeeper (86-87) An experienced League goalkeeper signed in September 86 from Tranmere Rovers. He started his footballing career with local side Coleraine before moving on to play for Coventry City, Notts County, Stoke City and Bradford City. Made over 450 Football League appearances before signing up with the Pilgrims. Moved on to coach youth teams at Walsall and Derby County. Debut: 13th September 1986 vs Maidstone United (A), GM Vauxhall Conference. Born 14/11/1950 in Limavady, Northern Ireland.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 86/7    9       0     0       0     1       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   9       0     0       0     1       0     0       0     0       0

Tam McManus Forward (04) Tam McManus joined Boston United on-loan from Scottish Premier League side Hibernian at the end of August 2004. Apart from loan spells with East Fife and Airdrieonians he had been with Hibernian since joining them as a trainee in August 1997. He was top scorer with the Hibees in 2002/3 with 11 goals, but in the following season he struggled to maintain a regular place in the first team. Overall he had made 128 appearances for Hibernian, scoring 23 goals. He returned to Hibernian at the end of his loan spell but soon after his return he was given a free transfer to Dundee. Debut: 4th September 2004 vs Cambridge United (H), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 28/2/1981 in Glasgow.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 04/5    5+  3   0     0+  1   2     0       0     1+  1   0     1       0
Totals   5+  3   0     0+  1   2     0       0     1+  1   0     1       0

John McPherson Goalkeeper (75,84-87) Experienced non-league keeper who played for Boston FC, Spalding United, Holbeach United and Eastwood Town before joining the Pilgrims. Held the record number of caps for the Lincolnshire FA.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 74/5    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 83/4    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 84/5    7       0     0       0     1       0     0       0     0       0
 86/7    9       0     1       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals  18       0     1       0     1       0     0       0     1       0

Jermaine McSporran Forward (06) Signed up on a month's loan in February 2006 from Doncaster Rovers. McSporran had scored 2 goals in 30 appearances for Doncaster since joining them from Walsall in June 2004. He had also turned out for Wycombe Wanderers having signed up for them from Oxford City in November 1998 for a 75,000 transfer fee. After returning to Doncaster he moved on to Chester City. Born 1/1/1977 in Manchester.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 05/6    0+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   0+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Jimmy McStay Forward (51-52) An inside forward and prolific goalscorer who was signed from Grimsby. Had previously played for Dundalk in the Free State League. An Irish Junior International. Went on to play for Hastings, then in the Southern League. Born 4/8/1922 in Newry.


David McVay Defender (81) Signed on a month's trial after playing fifteen Third Division games for Lincoln City. Previously with Notts County, Torquay United and Peterborough United. Born 5/3/1955 in Workington.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 81/2   17       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  17       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Mbiyeye Medine Midfield (07-08) Joined the Pilgrims in August 2007 after impressing in pre-season games. Training to be a stockbroker. Previously with Cambridge United. Born 3/9/1987. Debut: 25th July 2007 vs Scunthorpe United (H), Lincs Senior Cup.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 07/8    9+  6   1     2       0     1       0     0       0     2+  1   0
Totals   9+  6   1     2       0     1       0     0       0     2+  1   0

Derek Meeds Defender (56-58,64) A local player who started out playing as a full back for the reserve side in 55/6. He finished playing football after breaking a bone in his back after returning to the side in 1964. He made a full recovery and now enjoys breeding showjumpers to international level. Born 30/6/1935 in Boston.


Stewart Mell Forward (88) Signed on loan from Fourth Division Scarborough in October 88. Previously with Appleby Frodingham, Burton Albion, Halifax Town and Doncaster Rovers. Had won an England Semi-Professional cap when at Burton in 1985. Debut: 29th October 1988 vs Barnet (H), GM Vauxhall Conference. Born 15/10/1957 in Doncaster.

Season    League
        Apps   Gls
 88/9    4       1
Totals   4       1

Mark Melson Utility (95-00) Another product of the reserve side who has always done well in the first team colours. Moved on to Spalding United, then Holbeach United. Born 7/3/1973 in Boston.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 95/6    1+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       1
 96/7   17+  8   1     0       0     1       0     3+  3   1     1+  2   0
 97/8    1+  1   0     0       0     0       0     1+  1   1     0+  1   0
 98/9    3+  5   0     0       0     1+  1   0     2       0     0+  1   0
 99/00   0+  4   0     0+  1   0     0       0     1       0     1       0
Totals  22+ 19   1     0+  1   0     2+  1   0     7+  4   2     3+  4   1

Steve Melton Midfield (04-06) Midfielder Steve Melton joined Boston United from Hull City in March 2004. During his League career he had made 99 first team appearances scoring five goals prior to coming to Boston. Born 3/10/1978 in Lincoln.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 03/4    9       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 04/5    5+  4   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 05/6    0+  3   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  14+  7   2     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Ray Middleton Goalkeeper (54-61) Signed from Derby County. Previously had a long career with Chesterfield and Derby County and also played for the England B side. As a schoolboy he had played in the Sunderland side that had won the English Schools Shield in 1932/3. He was the shortest lad in the Sunderland school team and wags used to shout "cut the grass so the goalkeeper can see the ball!". Away from football, he was elected on to Boston Town Council in 1955, as a socialist. The first professional footballer to be honoured as a Justice of the Peace. He insured his hands for £2000 when he worked as a miner. Became player-manager at Boston and he was in charge for the record 6-1 away win at Derby County in the FA Cup. Left to become manager at Hartlepool United. Later returned to Boston to become club secretary and pools promoter. Born 6/9/1919 in Boldon. Died 12/4/1977.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 53/4    2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
 54/5   41       0     7       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
 56/7   32       0     1       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
Totals  75       0     8       0     0       0     0       0     5       0

Dennis Miles Midfield (57-58) Previously with Bradford Park Avenue and Southport. Born 6/8/1936 in Normanton.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 57/8    4       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   4       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Billy Millar Goalkeeper (87-89) Ex-Doncaster custodian who was signed in March 87 from Alfreton Town. Left to play for Spalding United. Went on to be assistant manager at Hucknall Town. Debut: 7th March 1987 vs Stafford Rangers (H), GM Vauxhall Conference. Born 7/2/1952 in Mansfield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 86/7   10       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 87/8    9       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
Totals  19       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     2       0

Dave "Dusty" Miller Midfield (55-60) Signed from Aldershot. Previously with Middlesbrough, Wolves, Derby County, where he played just one first team game - as a centre forward against Sunderland at Roker Park in 1947, and Doncaster Rovers, where he played in the side that won the Third Division North title in 1949/50. For Boston he played in both the 6-1 away win at Derby in the FA Cup in 1955 and in the subsequent tie at Tottenham, where by many he was considered to be the "Man of the Match". Born 21/1/1921 in Middlesbrough. Died 1989.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 54/5   43       7     7       1     0       0     0       0     2       0
 56/7   42       0     2       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
 57/8   44       0     3       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
 58/9   34       5     8       1     0       0     4       1     0       0
Totals 163      12    20       2     0       0     4       1     5       0

Ian Miller Defender (06-07) Joined the club on loan from Ipswich Town in November 2006. Had previuosly been with Bury Town. Later played for Darlington. Born 23/11/1983. Debut: 4th November 2006 vs Notts County (H), Coca-Cola Football League Two.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 06/7   12       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  12       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Jason Miller Forward (93)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3    3+  1   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   3+  1   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Gary Mills Defender (00-01) Somewhat surprisingly, veteran defender Gary Mills signed up with Boston United in November 2000 from King's Lynn. Mills had previously been involved in a very public fall out with Boston manager Steve Evans after a match between Boston and King's Lynn ended in controversy two season's earlier. After half a dozen fairly anonymous but solid performances in the Boston side, Mills left the club to pursue his management ambitions with Dr. Martens League side Tamworth. He later became manager of Notts County, then Alfreton Town. Previously with Nottingham Forest, Derby County, Notts County, Leicester City, Grantham Town, and Gresley Rovers. Debut: 11th November 2000 vs Scarborough (H), Nationwide Conference. Born 11/11/1961 in Northampton.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 00/1    5+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   5+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Simon Mills Midfield (94-96) Signed after leaving Port Vale. An experienced midfield player with around 340 Football League appearances. Had played for Sheffield Wednesday, York City and Port Vale. Born 16/8/1964 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 94/5   34+  2   1     3       0     1       0     1       0     2       0
 95/6    6       0     1       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
Totals  40+  2   1     4       0     1       0     1       0     4       0

Adam Millson Midfield (08-) Local lad Adam Millson joined Boston United's Centre of Excellence in July 2006 and has progressed to the first team. Voted "Player of the Year" in 2008/9. Born 28/2/1990 in Skegness. Debut: 4th March 2008 vs Barrow AFC (A), Blue Square Conference North.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 07/8    0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 08/9   25+  8   1     0+  4   0     2+  2   1     3       2     1+  1   1
Totals  25+  9   1     0+  4   0     2+  2   1     3       2     1+  1   1

Millward Midfield (39) A right half. Previously with Rotherham.


Jason Minett Midfield (00-01) Jason Minett was signed for Boston United from Doncaster Rovers in May 2000. Never quite commanding a regular first team place, he broke his leg in the FA Trophy match against Tamworth in January 2001, which kept him out for the rest of the season. Previously with Norwich City, Exeter City, and Lincoln City. Later played for King's Lynn, Grantham Town and Lincoln United. Debut: 26th July 2000 vs Scunthorpe United (H), Lincs Senior Cup. Born 12/8/1971 in Peterborough.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 00/1    4+  5   1     0+  1   0     1       0     1       0     3       0
Totals   4+  5   1     0+  1   0     1       0     1       0     3       0

Harry Mitcham Forward (36-37)


Tommy Mitcham Forward (38-49) First played for Boston as a teenager in 1938. The war intervened and he was called up to the RAF regiment and posted to India and then Burma. When he was de-mobbed in 1946 he returned to Boston, got married, and resumed playing for United. A fast raiding winger who scored a fair share of goals, including a spectacular effort that sealed victory for Boston in the Lincolnshire Senior Cup Final in 1946. In 1949 he moved to Ilfracombe in Devon along with player/manager Jack Long. Born 6/4/1921. He died in September 1966.


Andy Mitchell Defender (97) Young defender signed early in the 97/8 season from Ilkeston Town. Was a trainee with Aston Villa before joining Chesterfield for whom he made two League appearances. Moved on to Belper Town. Later played for Sheffield FC. Debut: 13th September 1997 vs Colwyn Bay (A), Unibond League. Born 12/9/1976 in Rotherham.

Season    League
        Apps   Gls
 97/8    0+  1   0
Totals   0+  1   0

Bobby Mitchell Forward (88) Signed from Spalding United. Previously had played more than 350 Football League games for Sunderland, Blackburn, Grimsby Town, Carlisle, Rotherham and Lincoln City. Born 4/1/1955 in South Shields.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 87/8   11+  2   0     0       0     0+  1   0     0       0     0       0
Totals  11+  2   0     0       0     0+  1   0     0       0     0       0

Mark Monington Defender (01-02) Central defender Mark Monington was signed up by Boston United in June 2001 after being released by Rochdale. Previous clubs included. Burnley and Rotherham United. Moved on to Halifax Town. Born 21/10/1970 in Bilsthorpe.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 01/2   25       0     1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 02/3    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  26       0     1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Johnny Mooney Forward (59-61) Previously with Hamilton Academicals and Doncaster Rovers. Born 21/2/1926 in Fauldhouse, West Lothian.


Andy Moore Defender (91-92) Signed in July 91 when returning from playing in Australia for Western Suburb. Made around 65 Football League appearances for Grimsby Town and was a member of Lincoln City's Vauxhall Conference Championship squad in 87/88. Later moved on to Grantham Town, Gainsborough Trinity and Wisbech Town. Born 14/11/1965 in Cleethorpes.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 91/2   20+  7   1     2       0     0       0     2       0     2       0
Totals  20+  7   1     2       0     0       0     2       0     2       0

David Moore Defender (89) Experience centre half who had Football League experience with Blackpool, Carlisle, Darlington and Grimsby Town. Left to join Scunthorpe United as youth team coach. Born 17/12/1959 in Grimsby.

Season    League        FA Cup
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 89/90   1+  1   0     1       1
Totals   1+  1   0     1       1

Jackie Moore Midfield (39)


Neil Moore Forward (74-75) A 6ft 2in tall Sheffield schoolboy who joined the club aged seventeen.


Ben Morley Defender (02) Ben Morley was signed up in August 2002 from his home town club Hull City. Whilst with the "Tigers" he made 34 first team appearances and scored one goal. Moved on to Telford United. Debut: 10th August 2002 vs AFC Bournemouth (H), Nationwide League Division Three. Born 20/12/1980 in Hull.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 02/3    1+  1   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1+  1   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Colin Morris Forward (89-90) Joined the club after having been player manager at Scarborough and guiding them to a Littlewoods Cup success over Chelsea. Previously with Burnley, Southend United, Blackpool and Sheffield United. Debut: 18th November 1989 vs Enfield (A), GM Vauxhall Conference. Born 22/8/1953 in Blyth.

Season    League
        Apps   Gls
 89/90   8       3
Totals   8       3

Peter Morris Manager (92-94) Joined Boston from Kettering Town in July 92. As a player he made Football League appearances for Mansfield Town, Ipswich Town and Norwich City. His management career started with Mansfield Town and progressed to Peterborough United, Crewe Alexandra, Southend United, Nuneaton Borough and Kettering Town. After leaving Boston he became assistant manager at Northampton Town then moved on to manage King's Lynn, before returning to Kettering Town. Born 8/11/1943 in Shirebrook.


Wayne Morris Defender (90-91) Signed after pre-season trials at York Street in the summer of 90. Previously played for Worksop Town and Spalding United. Debut: 22nd September 1990 vs Kidderminster Harriers (A), GM Vauxhall Conference. Born 30/9/1970 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 90/1    1+  6   0     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0
Totals   1+  6   0     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0

Grant Morrow Forward (93-94) Previous clubs included Doncaster and Colchester. Later played for Gainsborough, where he scored the winning goal against us in the final of the Unibond League Challenge Cup in 1997. Born 4/10/1970 in Glasgow.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 93/4   12+  2   4     0       0     1+  1   1     2       0     0       0
Totals  12+  2   4     0       0     1+  1   1     2       0     0       0

Sam Morrow Forward (03) Sam Morrow joined Boston United on loan from Ipswich Town in December 2003. He had joined Ipswich as a trainee in July 2003 and had made one appearance for their first team in a Carling Cup match. He has represented Northern Ireland from Under 14 to Under 20 level. Returned to Ipswich at the end of his loan spell. Born 3/3/1985 in Londonderry.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 03/4    0+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   0+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

David Moss Forward (92-93) Moved on to Doncaster Rovers then Chesterfield, Scunthorpe, Partick Thistle, Falkirk, Swansea City and Hednesford Town. Born 15/11/1968 in Doncaster.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3   17      10     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals  17      10     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

David Mossman Midfield (88-91) Joined the Pilgrims in June 88 after being released by Lincoln City. Made 30 appearances for the Imps, scoring five goals. Started his career with Sheffield Wednesday before being transferred to Rochdale for 10,000, then moved to Stockport County for a fee of 7,000. Also had a short loan period with Bradford City. Debut: 3rd August 1988 vs Scunthorpe United (H), Lincs Senior Cup. Born 27/7/1964 in Chesterfield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 88/9   28+  3   4     2       0     2       0     0       0     1       0
 89/90   2+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 90/1    6+  6   1     1       0     1       0     0+  1   0     0       0
Totals  36+ 10   5     3       0     3       0     0+  1   0     1       0

Motson Forward (33) A local junior who played on the right wing.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Mottram Midfield (64-65)


John Moyes Midfield (72-80) Signed from Chesterfield having played in their first team at 17. The only player to win all four Northern Premier League title medals with the club. Employed as a plasterer. Born 17/7/1951 in Belper.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 72/3   30       2     0       0     1       0     1       0     3       0
 73/4   44       4     6       0     3       0     5       1     2       0
 75/6   40+  1   0     1       0     2       0     8       0     2       0
 76/7   24+  3   6     0       0     1       0     0       0     0       0
 77/8   25       8     0       0     0       0     3       1     2       1
 79/80   6+  5   0     0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     2       0
Totals 169+  9  20     7+  1   0     7       0    17       2    12       1

Eddie Munnings Forward (34-37) Inside right. Started out playing for Boston FC then went on to play for Grimsby Town, Swindon Town, Hull City and Mansfield Town, before returning to Boston to play for United. Also a county cricketer. Born 6/7/1906 in Boston. Died March 1995.


Darren Munton Forward (92-95, 96-97, 98) Darren first joined the club in the 92-93 season from UCL side Bourne Town where he had been a prolific goalscorer. Darren is equally at home playing down the centre or wide on the left. In September 95 he left the club to join Beazer Homes Leagues side, King's Lynn but after failing to settle down he returned to York Street in March 96 and scored some important goals that helped United achieve the runners-up spot. He is also a talented cricketer. Transferred to Grantham Town after failing to gain a regular first team place then moved on to Lincoln United. Rejoined the Pilgrims at the start of 98/9, but was released mid-season. Moved on to Spalding United.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3    5+ 13   1     2       1     0+  4   1     0       0     3       1
 93/4   34+  4  15     3       1     2       0     3       0     1       0
 94/5   39+  2  18     3       4     1       0     0       0     4+  1   0
 95/6    8+  3   5     0       0     0       0     1       0     1+  1   0
 96/7    6+ 11   2     2       1     0       0     1+  3   0     1+  1   0
 98/9    8+  3   2     1       0     1+  1   1     0       0     2       0
Totals 100+ 36  43    11       7     4+  5   2     5+  3   0    12+  3   1

Murphy Forward (60-61)


Gerrard Murphy Forward (01-02) Boston United signed up Gez Murphy in the summer of 2001 from Telford United, after he had been released by the "Bucks" at the end of the season. He had been Telford's top scorer in the 1999/2000 season with sixteen goals. Previous clubs included: VS Rugby, Solihull Borough, Atherstone United and Gresley Rovers. Later played for Nuneaton Borough. Born 19/12/1978 in Leicester.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 01/2    4+ 14   2     1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   4+ 14   2     1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Murray Forward (49-50)


Steve Myles Defender (91)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 91/2    3+  1   0     0       0     1       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   3+  1   0     0       0     1       0     0       0     0       0

Mick Nesbitt Midfield (90-92) Signed in December 90, previous experience with Doncaster Rovers, scoring on his Football League debut at the age of 16. Capped for England youth whilst at Doncaster. Moved on to Halifax Town and Armthorpe Welfare. Debut: 29th December 1990 vs Colchester United (A), GM Vauxhall Conference. Born 8/1/1969 in Doncaster.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 90/1   13+  1   2     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 91/2   12+  4   3     0       0     0       0     1+  1   2     1       0
Totals  25+  5   5     0       0     0       0     1+  1   2     1       0

Newby Defender (37-38) A right back. Signed after being released by Grimsby.


Doug Newton Midfield (87-88) Signed in March 87 from Shepshed Charterhouse for 2,000. An England semi-professional international who also played for Burton and Altrincham, with whom he won an FA Trophy winners' medal in 1986. Transferred to Scarborough, he later moved on to play for Stafford Rangers and Goole Town. Debut: 28th March 1987 vs Weymouth (A), GM Vauxhall Conference. Born 16/1/1959 in Newcastle.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 86/7    7       4     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 87/8   20       6     2       0     4       0     2       0     1       1
Totals  27      10     2       0     4       0     2       0     1       1

Dany N'Guessan Forward (06-07) Boston United signed French striker Dany N'Guessan on loan from Rangers in August 2006 following the departure of Julian Joachim to Darlington. Had joined Rangers from French side Auxerre in July 2005. After returning to Rangers he was signed up on a free transfer by Lincoln City. Debut: 19th August 2006 vs Shrewsbury Town (A), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 11/8/1987.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 06/7   13+ 10   5     1       0     0       0     1       0     0+  1   0
Totals  13+ 10   5     1       0     0       0     1       0     0+  1   0

Ashley Nicholls Midfield (07-08) Joined the Pilgrims in July 2007 after impressing in pre-season games. Previously with Ipswich Town, Darlington, Cambridge United, Rushden & Diamonds and Grays Athletic. Moved on to Maidenhead United. Born 30/10/1981 in Ipswich. Debut: 11th August 2007 vs Workington (H), Blue Square Conference North.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 07/8   29+  9   5     2+  1   0     1       0     0       0     1       0
Totals  29+  9   5     2+  1   0     1       0     0       0     1       0

Ross Nicholls Utility (98-00) Came through the "Football for Life" youth scheme. Moved on to Holbeach United. Later played for Bourne Town and Deeping Rangers. Debut: 24th November 1998 vs Worksop Town (A), FA Trophy.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 98/9    1+  5   0     0       0     0+  1   0     2       0     0       0
 99/00   0+  1   0     0+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1+  6   0     0+  2   0     0+  1   0     2       0     0       0

Dean Nicholson Midfield (07) Joined the Pilgrims in July 2007 after impressing in pre-season games. Previously with West Bromwich Albion. Soon left the club as travelling to Boston from his home in Carlisle was difficult. Later played for Workington. Born 15/9/1988. Debut: 11th August 2007 vs Workington (H), Blue Square Conference North.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 07/8    1+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Shane Nicholson Defender (07) Boston United signed experienced defender Shane Nicholson on loan from Chesterfield in January 2007. He had previously played for Lincoln City, Derby County, West Bromwich Albion, Stockport County, Sheffield United and Tranmere Rovers. Born 3/6/1970 in Newark. Debut: 20th January 2007 vs Swindon Town (H), Coca Cola Football League Two.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 06/7    5+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   5+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Paul Nicol Defender (93-95) Previous clubs include Scunthorpe and Kettering. Won three England semi-professional caps while with Kettering. Born 31/10/1967 in Scunthorpe.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3    0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
 93/4    7+  2   0     2       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
Totals   7+  2   0     2       0     0       0     0       0     3       0

David Noble Utility (04-06) Former Arsenal midfielder David Noble joined Boston United on loan from West Ham United in February 2004. He had joined Arsenal as a trainee in August 1999 and moved to West Ham in January 2003 without making any first team appearances for the "Gunners". He had made fifteen first team appearances for Watford during a loan spell with them in the 2001/2 season. He has played for the England youth team and for Scotland Under 21s. Was transferred to Bristol City for an undisclosed five figure fee in January 2006. Born 2/2/1982 in Hitchin.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 03/4   14       2     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 04/5   30+  2   3     2+  1   1     0       0     1       0     0       0
 05/6   10+  1   0     0+  1   0     0       0     1       0     0       0
Totals  54+  3   5     2+  2   1     0       0     2       0     0       0

David Norris Forward (99-00, 00-01) A youngster who was signed up from Dr. Martens League Midland Division side Stamford AFC after impressing in pre-season trials. He previously played in the Peterborough Sunday League. After putting in some outstanding performances he was soon attracting the attention of scouts from League clubs. He was snapped up by Bolton Wanderers for a fee in excess of £50,000 (at the time a record transfer fee received by the club) in January 2000. Briefly returned to Boston on a loan spell from Bolton in December 2000. Joined Plymouth Argyle on-loan in October 2002. Born 20/2/1981 in Peterborough.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 99/00  24+  2  10     3       1     1       0     0       0     1       0
 00/1    5       4     0       0     1       3     0       0     0       0
Totals  29+  2  14     3       1     2       3     0       0     1       0

Rob Norris Forward (05-06) A product of the youth team. He later played for St. Albans, King's Lynn, Lincoln United and Grantham Town. Born 12/10/1987 in Nottingham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 05/6    0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

North Defender (53-54)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 53/4    9       0     4       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   9       0     4       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Marc North Forward (92) Previously with Luton Town, Lincoln City, Scunthorpe United, Birmingham City, Grimsby Town and Leicester City. Born 29/5/1966 in Ware.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 91/2    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Kevin Noteman Forward (99-00) Signed in September 99 from Ilkeston Town, where he had scored the winning goal against the Pilgrims in their match earlier in the season. He started his football career with Leeds United, at the same time that David Rennie was with the club, but he moved on to Doncaster Rovers after making only one first team appearance. He made over 100 League appearances for Doncaster before moving on to Mansfield Town for £25,000 and then to Chester City. Overall he has made 274 League appearances and scored 54 goals. The season before he joined Ilkeston he played for Maltese side Hibernians. Born 15/10/1969 in Preston. Later played for Gainsborough Trinity and Matlock Town.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 99/00   6+  8   2     2       0     1       0     1       0     0       0
Totals   6+  8   2     2       0     1       0     1       0     0       0

Wilfred Samuel Notley Forward (36-39) Signed from Notts County. A Bourne native, he played for the local team for some time before joining Notts County. A roving centre forward with an apptitude for goals he soon became a great favourite. He scored 46 goals in the 37/8 season and 53 in 38/9. Born 25/5/1913. Died 1972.


Alex Notman Midfield (07) Alex Notman joined the Pilgrims on non-contract terms at the end of October 2007. He had begun his footballing career at Manchester United, but only managed one first team appearance - coming on for the last twenty minutes of a League Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in 1998. He had loan spells with Aberdeen and Sheffield United before joining Norwich City for £250,000. His professional career ended following an injury, but he was still able to play at non-league level and turned out for Tommy Taylor at King's Lynn and had been playing for Wroxham before joining Boston. Returned to Wroxham after just two appearances for the Pilgrims. Born 10/12/1979 in Edinburgh. Debut: 29th October 2007 vs Kettering Town (A), Setanta Shield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 07/8    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Ben Nunn Midfield (07) Youngster who came up through the youth team. Played just two minutes for the first team - coming on as a late substitute. Debut: 14th April 2007 vs Hereford United (A), Coca-Cola Football League Two.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 06/7    0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Derrick Nuttell Defender (83-88) Local lad who came through the reserve team to earn himself a first team place. A plumber by trade. Went on to play for Worksop Town, Spalding United and Kings Lynn.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 83/4   10+  3   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
 84/5   25+  2   0     1       0     3       0     2       0     2       1
 85/6   30+  5   5     3       1     0       0     1       1     2       0
 86/7   15+  9   2     0       0     4       1     1       1     1       0
 87/8   20+  4   0     0       0     2       0     0       0     1       1
Totals 100+ 23   7     4       1     9       1     4       2     7       2

Mick Nuttell Forward (91-92, 96, 99-01, 07-) A former pupil at Boston Grammar School where he obtained six O-levels. Record signing from Wycombe Wanderers in 1991 for 14,000. Sold to Kettering at end of season. Returned on loan in 1996 from Rushden & Diamonds, where he was top scorer in 1993/4. Previous clubs include Peterborough, Cheltenham and Dagenham and Redbridge. Went on to play for Burton Albion, Kettering Town and King's Lynn before returning to the Pilgrims in 1999. Later played for Bedford Town, Wisbech Town, Holbeach United and Spalding United. Born 22/11/1968 in Boston.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 91/2   23       9     0       0     3       0     0       0     0       0
 95/6    3+  1   0     0       0     0       0     1       1     1       0
 99/00  35      12     3       0     0       0     1       0     1       0
 00/1   11+  6   0     0+  1   0     0+  1   0     0       0     3+  1   0
 07/8    7+  3   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  79+ 10  22     3+  1   0     3+  1   0     2       1     5+  1   0

Keith Oakes Defender (93) Previously with Peterborough United, Newport County, Gillingham and Fulham. Born 3/7/1956 in Bedworth.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Norman Oakley Goalkeeper (67-68) Signed from Grimsby Town. Previously with Doncaster Rovers, Scunthorpe United, Hartlepools United and Swindon Town. Born 4/6/1939 in Norton, Stockton-on-Tees.


Eric Oakton Forward (38-39) Signed from Nottingham Forest, previously with Grimsby Town, Rotherham United, Worksop Town, Sheffield United, Bristol Rovers and Chelsea, where he had played with Bob Gregg. He had been transferred from Chelsea to Nottingham Forest for £3,000 the season before he joined Boston. Born 28/12/1906 in Kiveton Park.


Derek O'Brien Defender (78-79)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 79/80  11       0     1+  1   0     0       0     2       0     2       0
Totals  11       0     1+  1   0     0       0     2       0     2       0

Noel O'Brien Forward (77) Signed on-loan from Wimbledon as cover for Jim Kabia.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 76/7    6+  4   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   6+  4   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Ray O'Brien Defender (84-87) Signed from Second Division Notts County where he spent ten years making over 300 Football League appearances. He first played in England when he joined Manchester United from Selbourne but was transferred to Notts County for 45,000 without making the first team. At Meadow Lane he created a club record in 79/80 when he became the first full back to finish as leading scorer. He also won several Eire International Caps. Played in our FA Trophy Final appearance at Wembley. Became Assistant Manager when Arthur Mann took over the manager's post in January 84. Became manager for a short period after Arthur Mann. Moved on to manage Corby Town and become General Manager at Arnold Town. Born 21/5/1951 in Dublin.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 84/5   33       1     1       0     6       0     0       0     2       0
 85/6    2+  1   0     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0
Totals  35+  1   1     1       0     6       0     1       0     2       0

Stephen O'Donnell Defender (05) Midfielder Stephen O'Donnell joined Boston United from Dundee United in January 2005 just as the Scottish Premier League transfer window closed. Whilst at Dundee United he had made 20 first team appearances scoring 4 goals. Debut: 5th February 2005 vs Wycombe Wanderers (A), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 10/7/1983 in Bellshill.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 04/5    2+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   2+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Ogden Midfield (33-34)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4    2       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
Totals   2       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     2       0

Matt O'Halloran Midfield (04-05) Matt O'Halloran signed a one year contract with Boston United in August 2004 after impressing in the club's pre-season preparations. He started his footballing career as a trainee at Derby County. He had a loan spell with Burton Albion in 2002/3 and was then given a free transfer to Oldham Athletic. After turning out seventeen times for Oldham, scoring once, he signed up with Chesterfield. Moved on to King's Lynn. Debut: 25th September 2004 vs Leyton Orient (A), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 18/11/1982 in Lincoln.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 04/5    5+  3   0     0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0
 07/8   15+  5   1     2+  1   0     0+  1   0     0       0     1       0
Totals  20+  8   1     2+  2   0     0+  1   0     0       0     1+  1   0

Robbie Orton Midfield (93-94) Formerly with Ashfield United. Went on to play for Gedling United and Hucknall Town.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 93/4    6+  3   2     0       0     0+  1   0     0+  1   0     1       0
Totals   6+  3   2     0       0     0+  1   0     0+  1   0     1       0

Ray Osgar Defender (72-74) Released by Lincoln City after being with them for two years as an apprentice.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 72/3    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
 73/4    0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     3       0

Rex Osman Forward (56-57) Signed from Derby County where he had made his League debut playing alongside Ray Middleton and Reg Harrison in 1953. A former England youth international. Later played for Ilkeston Town and Gresley Rovers. His son Russell played for Ipswich Town, Leicester City and Southampton, winning 11 England caps. Born 4/4/1932 in Derby.


Gavin Ottewell Midfield (85-88) Signed from Hucknall Colliery Welfare. Went on to play for Worksop Town, Corby Town and Eastwood before returning to Hucknall Town, then moved on to Quorn.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 85/6    9+  3   0     0       0     1       0     0       0     0       0
 86/7   31+  4   4     2       0     5       0     1       0     0       0
 87/8   25+ 12   4     0       0     1+  1   0     1       0     1       1
Totals  65+ 19   8     2       0     7+  1   0     2       0     1       1

Oxborough Forward (49-51)


Ken Oxford Goalkeeper (65-66) Signed up after being released by Port Vale. A former England youth international. Previously with Derby County, Chesterfield, where Ray Middleton denied him any League games, Norwich City, Manchester City and Doncaster Rovers. Later became caretaker manager at Boston FC. Born 14/11/1929 in Oldham. Died August 1993.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 66/7   39       0     4       0     0       0     2       0     3       0
Totals  39       0     4       0     0       0     2       0     3       0

L Oxley Defender (94-95)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 94/5   25+  4   0     3       0     1       0     1       0     2       0
Totals  25+  4   0     3       0     1       0     1       0     2       0

Palmer Midfield (34)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Trevor Parr Defender (81-82,83-84) Signed on a free transfer from Third Division side Huddersfield Town. Previously with Birmingham City and Bradford City. Born 21/12/1961 in Bradford.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 81/2   27+  1   3     3       1     0       0     4       1     3       0
 82/3   26+  1   3     0       0     6       0     0       0     0       0
 83/4   20       0     2       0     0       0     1       0     0       0
Totals  73+  2   6     5       1     6       0     5       1     3       0

Geoff Parry (77-78) Previously a member of the Notts County Youth team.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 77/8    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

John (aka Jack) Parry Forward (67-69) Previously with Derby County, where he had been for the previous twenty seasons. At Derby his tally of 482 League appearances (scoring 105 goals) was a Derby County record until it was surpassed by Kevin Hector. He played for Derby against Boston in the FA Cup game in 55/6. Born 29/7/1931 in Derby.


Jason Pascoe Forward (93-95) Previous clubs included Oakham, Sutton Town and Worksop. Moved on to Northampton Town, King's Lynn, Leek Town and Hucknall Town. Born 15/2/1970 in Jarrow.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 93/4    6+  4   0     0       0     1       0     1       1     1       0
Totals   6+  4   0     0       0     1       0     1       1     1       0

Bill Pate Defender (45-46) From Exeter. Was in the RAF. He missed a match in September 1945 because he had to fly to Italy to bring home some soldiers who had been prisoners of war in Japan. A right back.


David Paul Goalkeeper (56-61) Previously with Derby County. A former Scottish schoolboy international. Later played for Matlock Town and Belper Town. Born 19/2/1936 in Kircaldy.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 56/7   14       0     1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 57/8    2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 58/9    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  17       0     1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

John Peacock Defender (80-81) Signed from Scunthorpe where he played for seven years. Born 27/3/1956 in Leeds.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 80/1   29       0     5       0     2       0     2       0     2+  1   0
Totals  29       0     5       0     2       0     2       0     2+  1   0

Pettitt Forward (45-46) Wainfleet lad. Transferred to Notts County for £350 in February 1946.


Albert Phelan Midfield (77-81) As Player/Manager led the Pilgrims to fourth place in the League and the FA Trophy Semi-Finals in 79/80, his first season in charge. Signed from Halifax after a lengthy career with Chesterfield. Born 27/4/1945 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 77/8   46       2     1       0     2       0     5       0     6       0
 79/80  19       0     2       0     9       0     2       0     2       0
 80/1    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  66       2     3       0    11       0     7       0     8       0

Brendan Ulysses Phillips Forward (80-82) Signed from Mansfield for 10,000. Also played for Kettering Town, Nuneaton Borough, Burton Albion and Leicester. An England Non-League international. Went on to play for Scarborough, Shepshed Charterhouse, Corby and Aylesbury United and manage Stafford Rangers and Nuneaton Borough. Born 16/7/1954 in the West Indies.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 80/1    6+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
 81/2   34+  1   5     2       1     1       0     4       0     3       0
 82/3    6       1     0       0     0       0     1       0     1       0
Totals  46+  2   6     2       1     1       0     5       0     5       0

Mark Phillips Forward (95-96) Joined the Pilgrims from Ohio club XOGGZ. The first ever American player signed by the Pilgrims. He returned to the US and signed up with a team called Indiana Blast after XOGGZ decided to call it a day. He was voted "Most Valuable Player" by the Indiana Blast fans after scoring 9 goals for them in 20 games in the 1997 season. Born 5/12/1972 in Westerville, Ohio.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 95/6    3+  5   2     0       0     2       0     0       0     2       0
Totals   3+  5   2     0       0     2       0     0       0     2       0

Alan Pilgrim Defender (71-73) Signed from Lincoln City after having been there for six seasons. Born 20/7/1947 in Billingborough.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 72/3    2       0     0       0     0       0     1       0     1       0
Totals   2       0     0       0     0       0     1       0     1       0

Mike Pinner Goalkeeper (53,57-58) Started his footballing career with Wyberton Rangers. Before his 16th birthday he had played for Notts County Reserves in the Midland League. He was an England Amateur International, with over 50 appearances for his country including the Olympic Tournaments in Melbourne in 1956 and Rome in 1960. He also played in four Cambridge vs Oxford varsity matches. He played for a number of League clubs including Aston Villa, Queens Park Rangers, Sheffield Wednesday, Manchester United, Chelsea, Swansea City and Leyton Orient. He also played for Corinthian Casuals and Hendon. He was a solicitor by profession. Born 16/2/1934 in Boston.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 53/4    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 57/8    2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   3       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Courtney Pitt Midfield (04-05) In August 2004 midfielder Courtney Pitt joined Boston on a short-term contract. Courtney began his career as a trainee with Chelsea in August 2000. A free transfer to Portsmouth followed in June 2001, where he made 41 first team appearances, scoring 3 goals. After loan spells with Luton and Coventry he joined Oxford United in March 2004. Courtney left Oxford United at the end of the season and he faced his former colleagues in his debut for Boston United in the opening Coca Cola League Two match of the season. Debut: 7th August 2004 vs Oxford United (H), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 17/12/1981 in Holywell.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 04/5   20+ 11   4     0       0     0       0     2       1     0       0
Totals  20+ 11   4     0       0     0       0     2       1     0       0

Derek Pitts Goalkeeper (63-64) Later joined up with the newly formed Boston FC.


Harold Pond Midfield (46-48) Previously with Barnsley and Carlisle United. Born 19/4/1917 in Kilnhirst.


David Poplar Defender (76-82) Joined the Pilgrims after considerable experience with Gainsborough Trinity, Worksop Town and Boston FC. Was highly regarded in Northern Premier League circles for his heading ability around the penalty box. He worked as an advertising representative for a newspaper.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 76/7   42+  1  17     2       1     2       0     1       0     4       2
 77/8   28      12     1       0     2       0     2       0     5       4
 79/80  33       8     5       1     8       4     1       0     1       0
 80/1   27       7     5       0     2       0     2       0     3       1
Totals 130+  1  44    13       2    14       4     6       0    13       7

George Pordham Forward (33-35) Top scorer in Boston United's first season with 27 goals. Played in Boston United's first ever game, where he was only included in the team because the first choice striker was on holiday. Previously played for Swineshead.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4   27      19     0       0     0       0     0       0    13      13
Totals  27      19     0       0     0       0     0       0    13      13

Gary Porter Midfield (99) Signed up after being released by Scarborough following their relegation to the Conference. Gary started his football career as an apprentice at Watford. He graduated to the first team in 1984 after representing England at Youth and Under 21 levels. He made 472 appearances and scored 55 goals in 13 seasons for the Hornets. He signed up with Walsall in 1997 making 63 appearances and scoring 3 goals before being loaned out to Scarborough for the last four months of last season. Born 6/3/1966 in Sunderland.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 99/00   6+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   6+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Graham Potter Midfield (03-04) Experienced midfielder Graham Potter was signed up in the summer of 2003 from York City. A left sided player who could play in either defence or midfield. A former England Youth and Under-21 International. He started his footballing career as a trainee with Birmingham City. He was later transferred to Stoke City for £75,000, followed by a move to Premiership Southampton for £250,000 - where he made ten first team appearances. After six months with the "Saints", West Bromwich Albion snapped him up for £300,000. He had made 236 League appearances, scoring 8 goals before signing for Boston. Was transferred to Macclesfield Town. Born 20/5/1975 in Solihull.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 03/4   11+  1   0     1       0     0       0     1       0     0+  2   0
Totals  11+  1   0     1       0     0       0     1       0     0+  2   0

Lee Power Forward (99-00) A much travelled striker who joined the Pilgrims in November 1999 from Halifax Town. As a teenager he had played for the Norwich City first team and also made a number of appearances for the Republic of Ireland Under 21 side. After scoring 10 goals in 44 appearances for Norwich, he became Bradford City's record signing for £200,000 in March 1994. He left the Bantams after just one season to join up with Peterborough United. A move north of the border to play for Hibernian soon followed, but he fell out of favour following a change of management and a free transfer to Plymouth beckoned. A further free transfer to Halifax followed before he was snapped up by the Pilgrims. In total he made 180 League appearances and scored 32 goals in the English and Scottish Leagues. He scored on his debut for the Pilgrims. Born 30/6/1972 in Lewisham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 99/00  12+  7   5     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals  12+  7   5     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Pratt Defender (53)


Tim Preece Defender (93-94) Signed from Hucknall, moved on to Grantham, then returned to Hucknall.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3    0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
 93/4    0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     2       0

Gareth Price Defender (95-96) Signed early in 95/96 season from Kettering Town. Previous clubs included Mansfield Town and Bury. Underwent major surgery to remove a brain tumour, but this failed to halt the disease and he died in August 1998. Born 21/2/1970 in Swindon.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 95/6   31+  4   4     0       0     4       0     4+  1   1     3+  1   0
Totals  31+  4   4     0       0     4       0     4+  1   1     3+  1   0

Matthew Price Defender (98) Another successful product of the reserves. Moved on to Boston Town. Debut: 11th February 1998 vs Altrincham (H), Unibond League Challenge Cup.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 97/8    0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0
Totals   0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0

Nathan Procter Goalkeeper (74-75) A 17 year old amateur on Sheffield United's books, signed up as a stop gap following injuries to Brian Arblaster and Nigel Simpson.


Ludovic Quistin Midfield (07) Former Tamworth and Guadeloupe midfielder Ludovic Quistin joined the Pilgrims in July 2007 after impressing in pre-season games. He is the cousin of Arsenal defender William Gallas. Previously with Havant & Waterlooville, Tooting & Mitcham United, Dorchester Town, King's Lynn and Harlow Town. Moved on to Swindon Supermarine. Later played for Halesowen Town, Hednesford Town and Weston-super-Mare. Born 24/5/1984 in Guadeloupe. Debut: 25th July 2007 vs Scunthorpe United (H), Lincs Senior Cup.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 07/8    0+  5   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   0+  5   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Trevor Quow Defender (99-01) A defender brought to the club to become assistant manager following Chris Cook's retirement. Formerly with Peterborough United, Gillingham and Northampton Town, playing over 350 League games and scoring 22 goals. Had a spell in Hong Kong before returning to England in 1996 to join up with Stamford, where he played in the club's championship winning sides. Debut: 24th April 1999 vs Merthyr Tydfil (A), Dr. Martens League. Born 28/9/1960 in Peterborough.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 98/9    2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Stephen Raffell Defender (90-91) Joined Boston in August 90. Had previously made over 70 Football League appearances for Doncaster Rovers. Also had a trial with Walsall. Went on to play for Blyth Spartans and Hyde United. Debut: 22nd August 1990 vs Fisher Athletic (H), GM Vauxhall Conference. Born 27/4/1970 in Blyth.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 90/1   25+  5   0     1       1     1       0     1       0     0       0
 91/2   22+  2   0     0       0     0       0     1       0     1       0
Totals  47+  7   0     1       1     1       0     2       0     1       0

Jim Ramage Midfield (53-54) Previously with Wolves and Chesterfield. The son of pre-war Derby County stalwart Peter Ramage. A bricklayer by trade.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 53/4   35       2     3       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
Totals  35       2     3       0     0       0     0       0     2       0

John Ranshaw Forward (48-49) Previously with Grantham and Lincoln City. Was groundsman at Lincoln City from 1953 to 1965. Born 19/12/1916 in Lincoln. Died May 2003.


Ratcliffe Midfield (33-34)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4    3       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
Totals   3       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     2       0

Peter Rawcliffe Forward (88-89) Arrived at York Street in December 88 from Holbeach United. Gained previous Football League experience with Grimsby Town, playing around 15 matches and Lincoln City. Debut: 31st December 1988 vs Macclesfield Town (A), GM Vauxhall Conference. Born 8/12/1963

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 88/9   15+  3   1     0       0     4       0     0       0     0       0
 89/90   4+  3   1     2       0     0       0     0       0     1       1
Totals  19+  6   2     2       0     4       0     0       0     1       1

Rawding Defender (47-48)


Mark Rawle Forward (99-01) Young striker signed from Nationwide Conference side Rushden & Diamonds. He scored on his debut for the Pilgrims. Was transferred to Southend United in February 2001 for a club record fee of £60,000. Later moved on to Oxford United, then Kidderminster Harriers. Debut: 20th February 1999 vs Gresley Rovers (H), Dr. Martens League. Born 27/4/1979 in Leicester.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 98/9    8+  2   3     0       0     0       0     2       0     0       0
 99/00  23+  6  20     3       2     1       0     0+  1   0     0       0
 00/1   13+ 13  10     2       0     2       0     1       0     3+  1   3
Totals  44+ 21  33     5       2     3       0     3+  1   0     3+  1   3

Jimmy Rayner Forward (66-68) Top scorer in 1966/7 season with 49 goals. A former player/manager with Grantham and Ilkeston. Previously with Grimsby Town, Bury, Hartlepool United, Barrow, Peterborough United and Notts County. Born 31/3/1935 in Cornsay, near Durham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 66/7   42      42     4       5     0       0     2       0     3       2
Totals  42      42     4       5     0       0     2       0     3       2

Simon Rayner Goalkeeper (08) Boston United bolstered their squad in January 2008 by signing Canadian Under 23 international goalkeeper Simon Rayner on a loan deal to the end of the season from Torquay United. He had previously turned out for Lincoln City, Alfreton, Port Talbot and Barry Town. Recalled to Torquay in March 2008. Later played for Crawley Town. Born 8/7/1983 in Langley, Canada. Debut: 19th January 2008 vs Nuneaton Borough (H), Blue Square Conference North.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 07/8   12       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  12       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Paul Raynor Midfield (00-01) Signed from Ilkeston Town in February 2000. He made 478 League appearances, scoring 54 goals. Previously with Nottingham Forest, Bristol Rovers, Huddersfield Town, Swansea, Wrexham, Cambridge United, Preston North End, Leyton Orient and Kettering Town. Was transferred to King's Lynn in March 2001. Later became manager of Hednesford Town. Born 29/4/1966 in Nottingham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 99/00  11+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 00/1   31+  1   3     1       0     2       0     1       0     2       0
Totals  42+  2   3     1       0     2       0     1       0     2       0

Readhead Forward (49-50)


Neil Redfearn Midfield (02-04) Experienced midfielder Neil Redfearn joined Boston United in the summer of 2002 after being released by relegated Halifax Town. Overall prior to joining Boston he had made 701 League appearances, scoring 146 goals. He started his footballing career with Nottingham Forest before moving on to Bolton Wanderers, Lincoln City, Doncaster Rovers, Crystal Palace, Watford, Oldham Athletic and Barnsley. He had seven seasons with Barnsley, which saw them twice win promotion, first to Division One and then to the FA Premiership. A £1 million transfer to Charlton Athletic followed, before moving on to Bradford City, Wigan Athletic and Halifax Town. He left the club soon after manager Neil Thompson. After finishing the season with Rochdale, he moved on to become assistant manager at Scarborough. Debut: 24th August 2002 vs Lincoln City (H), Nationwide League Division Three. Born 20/6/1965 in Dewsbury.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 02/3   28+  2   6     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0
 03/4   19+  4   6     1       0     0       0     0+  1   1     1       0
Totals  47+  6  12     1       0     0       0     1+  1   1     1       0

Les Redfern Forward (37-38) Signed from Folkestone. Previously with Wolverhampton Wanderers, Southend United and Crewe Alexandra. Born 6/12/1911 in Burton-on-Trent.


Chick Reed Forward (40) Previously with Sheffield United, Lincoln City, Southport, Chesterfield, Spalding United, Mansfield Town and Notts County. Born 21/3/1912 in Holbeach. Died 1964.


Ronnie Reid Forward (75-77) Played for Chesterfield, Scarborough and Worksop Town. Later went on to management at Stafford Rangers and twice came back to Boston as Assistant Manager to Dave Cusack and Mel Sterland. Became manager of the England Semi-Professional side in September 96. Later became assistant manager of Bury. Born 9/11/1944 in Liversedge.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 75/6   21+  3  12     0+  1   0     0       0     4+  1   1     0       0
 76/7    5       2     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals  26+  3  14     0+  1   0     0       0     4+  1   1     1       0

David Rennie Defender (99-00) An experienced defender, signed up after being released by Peterborough United. He made over 400 League appearances, scoring 24 goals. Previous clubs included Leicester City, Leeds United, Bristol City, Birmingham City, Coventry City and Northampton Town. Moved on to Burton Albion. Later became physiotherapist at Leicester City. Born 29/8/1964 in Edinburgh.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 99/00  40       5     4       1     1       0     1       0     2       0
 00/1    3       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
Totals  43       5     4       1     1       0     1       0     4       0

Graham Retallick Midfield (92) Joined in February 92. Previously with Histon Town and Peterborough United. Born 8/2/1970 in Cambridge.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 91/2    7+  7   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   7+  7   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Irvine Rhodes Defender (38-39) Could either play as a left back or as goalkeeper! Came from West Melton, near Wombwell, West Yorkshire. Previously with Sheffield United, Rotherham United, Accrington Stanley, Great Harwood and Preston North End. Born in 1916.


Justin Richards Forward (07) Striker who Joined the club on a month's loan from Peterorough United in January 2007. Had been with Woking the previous season where he had topped the goal-scoring charts with 22 goals. Previously with West Bromwich Albion, Bristol Rovers, Colchester United, Stevenage Borough and Grays Athletic. Later played for Kidderminster Harriers and Oxford United. Born 16/10/1980 in Sandwell. Debut: 13th January 2007 vs Stockport County (A), Coca-Cola Football League Two.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 06/7    3       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   3       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Pedro Richards Defender (86-87) Experienced central defender signed from Notts County. Over 450 appearances for the Magpies, who he joined as an apprentice in 1972. Captained the Magpies when they were promoted to the 1st Division. After leaving Boston he played for Oakham Utd and Corby Town. Debut: 6th August 1986 vs Lincoln City (H), Lincs Senior Cup. Born 11/11/1956 in Edmonton. Died December 2001.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 86/7   17       0     0       0     0       0     1       0     2       1
Totals  17       0     0       0     0       0     1       0     2       1

Mark Richardson Forward (83) Previously with Eastwood Town, where he was top scorer with 33 goals in 82/3.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 83/4    5+  3   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   5+  3   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Paul Richardson Midfield (90-92) Signed in May 91 from Barnet. Joined Barnet from Kettering Town for 17,000 after spending a month on loan at York Street. Previous experience with Nuneaton Borough and Derby County. Transferred to Dagenham and Redbridge. Later moved on to Rushden and Diamonds. Now manages Notts' top Sunday League side Rolls-Royce Celtic. Debut: 19th September 1990 vs Colchester United (H), GM Vauxhall Conference. Born 7/11/1962 in Hucknall.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 90/1    4       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 91/2    9       0     2       0     0       0     3       0     1       0
Totals  13       0     2       0     0       0     3       0     1       0

Tony Richardson Forward (65-66) Born in Grimsby. Signed from Ramsgate. Had previously had five seasons with Nottingham Forest.


Norman Rigby Midfield (62-63) Previously with Peterborough United and Notts County. Born 23/5/1923 in Newark. Died August 2001. Was manager of Peterborough United from 1967-69.


Riley Goalkeeper (34)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4    4       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   4       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

David Riley Forward (93-95) Formerly with Kettering, Peterborough, Port Vale, Darlington and Nottingham Forest. Born 8/12/1960 in Northampton.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3    0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
 93/4   28+  6  10     3       1     2       0     1       0     1+  1   0
Totals  28+  6  10     3       1     2       0     1       0     2+  1   0

Rippin Forward (38-39,47)


Roberts Forward (49-50)


Eric Roberts Forward (65) Signed from Pinchbeck. Formerly with Bicker Rangers.


Peter Roberts Goalkeeper (61) Signed from Spalding, previously with Kettering.


Robinson Defender (62)


David Robinson Forward (65-69)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 66/7   42       7     4       2     0       0     2       0     3       0
Totals  42       7     4       2     0       0     2       0     3       0

Ralph Robinson Defender (53-59) Was a bricklayer's labourer. Joined Barnsley at 17 and was with them for four years. Transferred to Southport in 1951. He joined Boston in 1953. Later played for Sutton Town. Born 12/11/1929 in Worsboro' Dale, near Barnsley.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 53/4   45       0     5       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
 54/5   46       0     7       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
 56/7   20       0     2       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
 57/8    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals 112       0    14       0     0       0     0       0     6       0

Paddy Roche Forward (65-69) Had been at Ramsgate and Nottingham Forest with Tony Richardson.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 66/7   32       8     1       0     0       0     1       0     3       0
Totals  32       8     1       0     0       0     1       0     3       0

Joe Rodi Forward (46) Previously with Grimsby Town. Later played for Rochdale. Born 23/7/1913 in Glasgow.


Jim Rodwell Defender (01-02) Jim Rodwell joined Boston United on a free transfer from Rushden & Diamonds in February 2002. He had been with the Diamonds since May 1996 and had made 84 appearances for them, scoring four goals. He also appeared on the TV show "Britain's Brainiest Footballer", finishing third. Previous clubs include Boston FC, Halesowen and Dagenham & Redbridge. Moved on to Farnborough Town. Later joined Aldershot Town. He returned to Boston United as caretaker manager when Neil Thompson left the club. Following the subsequent reappointment of Steve Evans as team manager, he was given the job of "Director of Football". Born 20/11/1970 in Lincoln.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 01/2   16       2     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 02/3    2+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  18+  1   2     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Dominic Roma Defender (05) England Under-19 international Dominic Roma was signed up on a month's loan from Sheffield United in February 2005. Roma has been with the Blades since July 2002 after joining as a trainee. A regular with the reserve side, Dominic had yet to make a first team appearance for Sheffield United. Debut: 19th February 2005 vs Bristol Rovers (A), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 29/11/1985 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 04/5    2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

M Rose Goalkeeper


Ian Ross Midfield (05) Boston United signed midfielder Ian Ross from Sheffield United on a month's loan at the end of August 2005. Ross had scored the goal that knocked the Pilgrims out of the Carling Cup a few days earlier. The Carling Cup match against Boston was his first team debut. He joined the Blades at the age of 12 and went through their Academy. He signed up as a trainee with them in July 2003. Later had loan spells with Bury and Notts County before a free transfer to Rotherham. Born 13/1/1986 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 05/6   13+  1   4     0       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
Totals  13+  1   4     0       0     0       0     0       0     2       0

Jon Rowan Forward (07-) Joined Boston United from Boston Town in October 2007 after scoring 31 goals in 70 appearances for the Poachers. He started his footballing career with his hometown club Grimsby Town, making 58 appearances and scoring 8 goals. He capped a fine first season by being voted "Player of the Year" for 2007/8. Debut: 6th October 2007 vs Worcester City (H), Blue Square Conference North. Born 29/11/1981 in Grimsby.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 07/8   27+  2   10     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0
Totals  27+  2   10     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0

Adam Rowntree Forward (07) Youngster who came up through the youth team. Later played for Brigg Town. Debut: 23rd March 2007 vs Wycombe Wanderers (A), Coca-Cola Football League Two.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 06/7    0+  3   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   0+  3   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

David Rowson Midfield (06-07) Defender who joined Boston in an emergency loan move from Darlington that saw Mark Albrighton move in the opposite direction. Had previously played for FC Stoneywood, Aberdeen, Stoke City, Livingston, Partick Thistle and Northampton Town. Later returned to Partick Thistle. Born 14/9/1976 in Aberdeen. Debut: 9th December 2006 vs Wrexham (H), Coca-Cola Football League Two.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 06/7    6       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   6       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Simon Rusk Midfield (01-06) Simon Rusk was signed up by Boston United from the Peterborough United Academy side in March 2001 after being released by the "Posh". He scored the only goal of the game on his home debut. Debut: 17th March 2001 vs Doncaster Rovers (A), Nationwide Conference. Born 17/12/1981.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 00/1    6+  2   2     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 01/2   22+  4   2     0+  1   0     1       0     0       0     0       0
 02/3   12+  5   2     1       0     0       0     1       0     1       0
 03/4   16+  3   0     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0
 04/5   22+  9   3     2+  2   0     0       0     1+  1   0     1       0
 05/6   24+ 10   3     2       1     0       0     1       0     0+  1   0
 06/7    2+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals 104+ 34  12     5+  3   1     1       0     4+  1   0     3+  1    0

Ollie Ryan Forward (08-) Ollie Ryan joined his home town side from Lincoln City in the summer of 2008 after failing to be given many first team opportunities despite impressing with the Imps reserve side. He was soon knocking in the goals for the Pilgrims and scored a hat-trick in his first FA Cup game for the club. He finished the season as top scorer with 22 goals despite missing the last two months with a serious ankle injury. Debut: 22nd July 2008 vs Spalding United (A), Lincs Senior Shield. Born 26/9/1985 in Boston.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 08/9   24+  1  11     4       4     4       2     2       4     3       1
Totals  24+  1  11     4       4     4       2     2       4     3       1

Richie Ryan Midfield (06-07) Young Irish midfielder Richie Ryan signed a two year contract with Boston United in July 2006 after being released by Scunthorpe United and failing to win a contract after a trial with Port Vale. He began his football career as a trainee with Sunderland and made two appearances for them from the subs' bench in Premiership matches against Newcastle United and Arsenal. He joined Scunthorpe United in March 2005 and made seventeen appearances for them, scoring one goal. He returned to Ireland after an injury hit season with the Pilgrims. Born 6/1/1985 in Kilkenny, Ireland. Debut: 26th August 2006 vs Milton Keynes Dons (H), Coca-Cola Football League Two.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 06/7    9+  4   0     0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   9+  4   0     0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Tim Ryan Defender (06) Experienced defender Tim Ryan joined Boston United in the summer of 2006 from local rivals Peterborough United. He had previously visited York Street back in May 2004 when he played in the Doncaster Rovers side that clinched the Division Three title that season with a 0-0 draw. Previously with Scunthorpe United, Buxton, Altrincham, Southport, Doncaster Rovers and Peterborough United. Moved on to Darlington for a nominal fee. Born 10/12/1974 in Stockport. Debut: 5th August 2006 vs Grimsby Town (A), Coca-Cola Football League Two.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 06/7   23       4     1       0     0       0     1       0     1       0
Totals  23       4     1       0     0       0     1       0     1       0

Eric Sabin Forward (04) Frenchman Eric Sabin was signed up on a month's loan from QPR in March 2004, but left to join Northampton Town after playing just two times for the Pilgrims. Previously with Ajaccio, Nimes, Wasquehal and Swindon Town.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 03/4    2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Jon Scargill Goalkeeper (97) Signed on loan from Sheffield Wednesday to provide cover following Paul Bastock's sending off in the home game against Barrow in February 97. Went on to play for Hyde United, Ossett Town, Hallam, Buxton, Woodley Sports, Thackley and Nostell Miners Welfare as well as being on the books of Chesterfield and Notts County. Despite rumours to the contrary he is not related to former Miners' Leader Arthur Scargill! Debut: 8th February 1997 vs Winsford United (A), Unibond League. Born 9/4/1977 in Dewsbury.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 96/7    5       0     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0
Totals   5       0     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0

Schofield Goalkeeper (40) Reserve team keeper who was called into the first team after first choice keeper Pat Bland was called up for military service.


Dion Scott Defender (01-02) Boston United signed Dion Scott on a month's loan as defensive cover in November 2001. He had previously been with Walsall where he had been captain of their youth team. He had made two League appearances for Walsall. Returned for another month on-loan at the end of December 2001. Later transferred to Mansfield Town. Moved on to Nuneaton Borough and AFC Telford. Born 24/12/1980 in Bournemouth.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 01/2    7       1     0       0     1       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   7       1     0       0     1       0     0       0     0       0

Keith Scott Forward (91) Signed on loan from Lincoln City. Scored in his first two games. Rejoined Lincoln City and later played for Wycombe Wanderers, Swindon Town, Stoke City, Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich City. Born 10/6/1967 in Westminster.

Season    League
        Apps   Gls
 90/1    2       2
Totals   2       2

Ian Scrupps Forward (86-87) Youngster who was snapped up at the start of the 86/87 season after having been a regular member of the Lincolnshire FA Youth squad for two seasons.


Kevin Scrupps Midfield (84) Signed from Boston FC.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 84/5    0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Jason Sedlam Midfield (99) Previously with Mansfield, where he played six League games in 98/9. He was signed after extensive trials with the reserves. Born 5/8/1979 in Peterborough. Later played for Wisbech Town, Spalding United and Lincoln United.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 99/00   0       0     0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   0       0     0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Danny Seager Defender (98-99) One of the first participants in the "Football for Life" scheme to make it through to a first team appearance. Debut: 3rd February 1998 vs Blyth Spartans (A), President's Cup.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 97/8    0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0
 98/9    1+  1   0     0       0     0       0     1+  1   0     0       0
Totals   1+  1   0     0       0     0       0     1+  1   0     0+  1   0

Neville Searchwell Midfield (90,94)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 89/90   0+  2   0     0       0     0       0     1+  1   1     0       0
 94/5    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1+  2   0     0       0     0       0     1+  1   1     0       0

Harry Sharp Forward (45-50) Joined the club after the war on part-time terms of 25 shillings per match (£1.25), with a win bonus of ten shillings (50p). Played in all the club's league and cup games in his first season. Was top scorer with 34 goals. Moved on to Spalding Town. He was offered professional terms with Notts County after scoring all five goals in a trial match against Leicester City. He turned them down however as he thought farming was safer than football! Later played for Spalding Town before becoming player coach at Eastville FC. Died in May 2002, aged 80.


Bert Shaw Forward (37) Transferred to Grimsby Town for a substantial fee.


Sheppard Defender (60-61)


James Sheridan Forward (53-54) Was living in Glasgow when he was signed up by Boston. Had been capped for a Scottish Junior XI against Ireland. Had two seasons with Alloa and one with Stenhousemuir before joining Boston. A bricklayer by trade.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 53/4   19       5     1       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
Totals  19       5     1       0     0       0     0       0     2       0

Paul Shirtliffe Defender (88-92) Signed for a club record fee of 12,500 from Frickley Athletic in June 88. The holder of fifteen England semi-professional caps. Previous experience with Sheffield Wednesday, where his brother Peter had much success, and Northampton Town. Voted "Player of the Year" in 88/89. Transferred to Dagenham and Redbridge for an undisclosed fee. Debut: 3rd August 1988 vs Scunthorpe United (H), Lincs Senior Cup. Born 3/11/1962 in Hoyland.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 88/9   41       1     3       0     4       0     1       0     3       0
 89/90  39       0     5       0     2       0     2       0     1       0
 90/1   36       0     7       0     2       0     2       0     1       0
 91/2   37       0     3       0     3       0     3       1     2       0
Totals 153       1    18       0    11       0     8       1     7       0

Gary Silk Midfield (06) Midfielder Gary Silk joined Boston United on-loan from Portsmouth in January 2006. The 21 year old had yet to make his first team debut for Pompey, but had a loan spell with Wycombe Wanderers in 04/5 that saw him turn out 28 times for the Chairboys. After returning to Portsmouth at the end of his loan spell he signed up with otts County. Born 13/9/1984 in Newport, Isle of Wight.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 05/6    11+  3   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   11+  3   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

George Simmonds Midfield (34-46) Team captain and centre half.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4    7       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     5       0
Totals   7       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     5       0

Simmons Forward (33)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     2       0

Gordon Simmonite Defender (78-80) Signed from Sheffield Wednesday after making one Football League appearance since joining from Rotherham United where he had been an apprentice. Voted "Player of the Year" in 78/79. A member of the England Non-League squad in 1979 and 1980. Sold to Blackpool for 15,000. Later signed by Lincoln City and went on to play for Gainsborough Trinity and Matlock Town. Born 25/4/1957 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 79/80  29       1     5       0     8       0     2       0     2       0
 80/1    3       0     2       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
Totals  32       1     7       0     8       0     2       0     4       0

H Simmons Forward (33) Signed from Hyde United. Previously with Scunthorpe and Frickley Colliery. Played in Boston United's first ever game.


Ken Simpkins Goalkeeper (68-69) Was the reserve team goalkeeper who on 11th September 68 became an overnight hero when he was drafted in to play as a forward in a home match against Goole Town. United were 2-0 down with about 20 minutes left when he scored a hat trick and Peter Thompson got another to give United a 4-2 win. He had been signed at the start of the 68/9 season from Hartlepools. He started his career with Wrexham and made one appearance for the Welsh Under 23 team. Born 21/12/1943 in Wrexham.


Gary Simpson Midfield (80-86,88-89) Signed from Stoke City on a free transfer. Made over 100 Central League appearances for the Potteries club. "Player of the Year" in his first season, missed most of 82/83 with a cartlidge injury. Skippered the side at Wembley in the FA Trophy Final. Left to join Stafford Rangers then moved on to Weymouth for a short time before moving back to Marston Road and captaining their side for two seasons. Re-signed for the Pilgrims in July 88 for a fee of 7,000. A member of the England semi-professional squad for two seasons. Also toured with Middlesex Wanderers, Later played for Altrincham and worked as assistant manager at Ilkeston Town. Employed as a paint surveyor. Born 11/4/1961 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 80/1   25       3     5       1     1+  1   0     2       1     2       1
 81/2   39       2     5       0     1       0     4       0     3       0
 82/3   12+  2   2     0       0     1       0     1       0     0       0
 83/4   33+  1   0     0       0     2       0     2       0     1       0
 84/5   39       1     1       0     8       0     2       1     2       0
 85/6    5+  3   0     0       0     0       0     1       0     2       0
 88/9   29       1     3       0     0       0     1       0     3       1
 89/90   5       0     2       1     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals 187+  6   9    16       2    13+  1   0    13       2    14       2

Nigel Simpson Goalkeeper (71-75) Made his first team debut at the age of 17 in a match against Macclesfield in which he saved a penalty from Brian Fidler. At the age of twenty he played in goal for the Pilgrims in the FA Cup games against First Division Derby County after regular first team keeper Malcolm White had been injured earlier in the season.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 72/3    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 73/4    5       0     5       0     2       0     0       0     2       0
Totals   6       0     5       0     2       0     0       0     2       0

Owen Simpson Defender (72-75) Born in Northumberland. Signed from Grimsby Town. Former clubs included Orient, Rotherham, Darlington, Colchester and Southend. He played for Orient in the FA Cup tie against the Pilgrims in 1968. Born 18/9/1943 in Prudhoe.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 72/3   39       3     2       0     1       0     0       0     2       0
 73/4   41       0     3       0     4       0     5       0     3       0
Totals  80       3     5       0     5       0     5       0     5       0

Frank Sims Defender (58-60) Signed from Lincoln City, his only other club. Born 12/9/1931 in Lincoln. Died November 2001.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 58/9   26       1     4       0     0       0     3       0     5       0
Totals  26       1     4       0     0       0     3       0     5       0

Skelton Goalkeeper (45-46) Norwich City keeper who had also appeared for Lincoln City.


Frank Skull Midfield (33-34) Previously with Merthyr Town, Rotherham United, Scunthorpe & Lindsey United and Newark Town. Later moved back to Scunthorpe where he became captain and coach of the reserves side. Played in Boston United's first ever game. Born in Swindon.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4   24       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     8       0
Totals  24       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     8       0

Trevor Slack Defender (92-93) Joined us from Kettering, previously with Peterborough, Rotherham, Grimsby, Northampton and Chesterfield. A former England youth international. Born 26/9/1962 in Peterborough.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3   10       0     0       0     0       0     1       0     1       0
Totals  10       0     0       0     0       0     1       0     1       0

Danny Sleath Defender (07) Joined the Pilgrims on-loan from Mansfield Town in November 2007. Later had a loan-spell with Gainsborough Trinity. Born 14/12/1986. Debut: 24th November 2007 vs Gateshead (A), FA Trophy.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 07/8    0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0     0       0

Kevin Slinn Forward (99) A young striker signed up from Dr. Martens League Southern Division side Raunds Town where he had been top scorer with 33 goals in 98/9. Previously with Cogenhoe in the United Counties League. He soon returned to Raunds Town. Later he played for Bedford Town where he was top scorer in 2001/2 with 26 goals. Moved on to Grantham Town, then Bashley. Born 2/9/1974 in Northampton.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 99/00   0+  1   0     1       0     0+  1   0     0       0     1       1
Totals   0+  1   0     1       0     0+  1   0     0       0     1       1

Carl Smaller Forward (96-97) Signed in July 1996 from neighbours Boston Town FC where he had been the top scorer for the previous three seasons. Formerly had experience with Division One Grimsby Town and Immingham Town. Returned to Boston Town after failing to get a regular first team place. Later moved on to Shepshed Dynamo. Born 15/3/1970.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 96/7    8+ 22   2     0+  1   1     0       0     2+  6   1     3+  1   1
Totals   8+ 22   2     0+  1   1     0       0     2+  6   1     3+  1   1

Smith Defender (45)


Adam Smith Defender (07) Joined the Pilgrims on a three month loan from Peterborough United in September 2007. Had previously been with King's Lynn. Born 11/9/1985. Debut: 29th September 2007 vs Buxton (H), FA Cup.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 07/8   11       0     3       0     1       0     0       0     2       0
Totals  11       0     3       0     1       0     0       0     2       0

Colin Smith Forward (61-64) Top scorer for Boston United in their Central Alliance Championship winning season in 1961/2 with 58 goals. Signed from Rotherham United, previously with Hull City where he had been top scorer with 26 goals in the season they gained promotion to the Third Division. Moved on to Boston FC. Born 3/3/1936 in Doncaster.


Derek Smith Forward (74-75)


Don Smith Forward (49-55) Made his first team debut for the Pilgrims as a 16 year old in the Midland League match against Lincoln City Reserves on 27th December 1949. He lived in Wyberton and was employed as a junior clerk with Ranks Mill.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 54/5    8       2     1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 57/8    1       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   9       3     1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

J Smith (49) Forward Centre forward signed from Central Alliance side Teversal. A colliery technician.


Jim Smith Midfield (69-72) Took over from Don Donovan as Player-Manager. Previous clubs included Sheffield United, where he was a goal getting forward, Aldershot, Halifax Town and Lincoln City. As well as being player manager he also had to perform the Secretarial duties, run the club lottery, dig new drains, concrete the car park and decorate the Boardroom. Whilst at Boston, his teams never finished out of the top four, conceded only three home league goals all season in 1969/70 and the side were some forty games into an unbeaten run of 51 league games (a British professional record) when he left the Pilgrims to join Colchester in October 1972. Went on to lose a lot of hair and manage Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City, Oxford United, QPR, Newcastle United and Derby. He was appointed as assistant manager at Coventry City in January 2002. Born 17/10/1940 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 72/3   18       1     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0
Totals  18       1     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0

Mark Smith Utility (95-96) Left sided player who was signed in July 1995 after being released by Third Division Scunthorpe United. With over 250 Football League appearances, he has appeared in the colours of Rochdale, Huddersfield Town, Grimsby and Scunthorpe. Left to join Gainsborough Trinity. Born 19/12/1961 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 95/6    4+  1   0     1       0     0       0     0       0     1+  1   0
Totals   4+  1   0     1       0     0       0     0       0     1+  1   0

Mel Smith Forward (63-64) Signed from Sunderland, where he had been playing in the reserve side. Was top scorer for Boston in 1963/4 with 36 goals. Previously played for Derwent Valley. Born in Westwood. Later played for Boston FC and Spalding United.


R Smith (49-50)


Ray Smith Midfield (58-59) Born in Boston, signed from Lincoln City.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 58/9    4       2     5       0     0       0     2       0     1       0
Totals   4       2     5       0     0       0     2       0     1       0

Vic Smith Midfield (52-55) Licensee of the Three Crowns. Started out with Walsall, then moved on to Notts County, where he had three seasons. Joined Boston in September 1952.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 53/4   46       3     5       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
 54/5   42       0     7       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
Totals  88       3     7       0     0       0     0       0     4       0

Geoff Snade Defender (53-66) Geoff started his career with Mansfield Town from school but after completing his national service, he joined his home town club, Chesterfield FC before signing for United at the start of the 1953-54 season at the start of a long and illustrious career with The Pilgrims. Geoff made over 130 consecutive appearances over the next four seasons, figuring in the great 6-1 FA Cup victory at Derby and the subsequent 4-0 defeat at Spurs. His time with United was interrupted by short spells at Spalding, where he played in the side which beat Boston 14-0 in the FA Cup, and Skegness as United hit bad times in the early 60's. He soon returned to play again for United under Don Donovan before his career was cut short by a knee injury in 1966. Geoff is the only member of the Boston team that played in that historic Cup run that still lives in the town. In 1983, he suffered a heart attack and had to undergo by-pass surgery but recovered fully and returned to work. Born 28/03/1933 in Holmewood near Chesterfield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 54/5   43       0     4       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
 56/7   26       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
 58/9   34       0     8       0     0       0     5       0     8       0
 66/7    3       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals 106       0    12       0     0       0     5       0    11       0

Tony Sorrell Midfield (92) Began his career at Bishops Stortford, before moving on to Barking and Maidstone United. Had spells at Peterborough, Colchester, Barnet and Brentford. Moved into the non-league scene via Dagenham and Redbridge and Romford. Born 17/10/1966 in Hornchurch.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Southerden Midfield (49-50)


Aubrey Southwell Defender (57-58) Signed from Notts County, who he had been with all his football career. Played 328 League games and was club captain at Notts County in his last season for them. A qualified physiotherapist and a keen golfer. Born 21/8/1921 in Grantham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 57/8   33       2     3       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals  33       2     3       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Jeff Sparkes Forward (74-75) An amateur who graduated from the reserve side. Born in Cleethorpes.


Speight Forward (33-34)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4    1       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   1       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Spence Defender (51) From Alford.


David Staff Forward (04-05) David Staff joined Boston United in August 2004 after impressing in pre-season trials. A versatile striker and a free-kick specialist, who can also play as a sweeper, in midfield or as a right back. He began his footballing career with Rushden & Diamonds before being snapped up by Stamford in 1998. He transferred to Dr Martens League side King's Lynn in March 2002 and he was their top scorer in 2003/4 with 23 goals. He returned to King's Lynn after failing to become a regular in Boston's first team. Debut: 21st August 2004 vs Macclesfield Town (H), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 8/11/1979 in Northampton.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 04/5    0+  4   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   0+  4   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

George Stafford Defender (57-58) Previously with Peterborough United.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 57/8    9       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   9       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Staite Forward (60-61)


Andrew Stanhope Midfield (97-01) Local lad signed from King's Lynn. Previously a trainee with Peterborough United. Moved on to Gainsborough Trinity. Later returned to play for King's Lynn before moving on to Spalding United. Debut: 29th January 1997 vs Farsley Celtic (H), President's Cup. Born 2/1/1976 in Boston.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 96/7   14+  5   3     0       0     0       0     3       0     1+  1   0
 97/8   28+ 11   1     2       0     1+  1   0     3+  1   0     3+  1   0
 98/9   37+  3   9     1       0     8       0     6       1     2       0
 99/00  42       9     4       1     1       0     0+  1   0     2       0
 00/1   17+  5   2     1+  1   1     0+  1   0     1       0     3+  1   0
Totals 138+ 24  24     8+  1   2    10+  2   0    13+  2   1    11+  3   0

Derek Stansfield Goalkeeper (55-56) Signed from Haworth Colliery as cover for Ray Middleton. Had also previously played for Doncaster Rovers Reserves.


William Stark Forward (69-70) Previously with Rangers, Crewe Alexandra, Carlisle United, Colchester United, Luton Town, Chesterfield and Newport County. Born 27/5/1937 in Glasgow.


David Stenson Utility (85-86) Signed from Spalding United who he had been with for four seasons. Also had a spell in New Zealand with Manawate United and with Rotherham United. Moved on to Gainsborough Trinity. Born in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 85/6   29       0     3       0     1       0     1       0     3       0
Totals  29       0     3       0     1       0     1       0     3       0

Geoff Stephenson Defender (90-91) Signed from Grimsby Town for whom he made 20 Football League appearances. Left to play for Eastwood Town. Later moved on to King's Lynn, Grantham Town, Whitley Bay, Harrogate Town, Durham City, Morpeth Town, South Shields, Dunstan Federation Brewery and Consett. Debut: 1st August 1990 vs Grimsby Town (H), Lincs Senior Cup. Born 28/4/1970 in Tynemouth.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 90/1   16+  1   0     2       0     0       0     2       0     1       0
Totals  16+  1   0     2       0     0       0     2       0     2       0

Mel Sterland Defender (94-96) Mel joined the Pilgrims in May 1994 after leaving Leeds United, where his career was curtailed by an ankle injury. He had a distinguished playing career, joining Sheffield Wednesday as an apprentice and making 279 appearances, scoring 37 goals. He was then transferred to Glasgow Rangers, making 9 appearances before returning to Yorkshire, linking up with Howard Wilkinson at Leeds United, where he made 114 appearances, scoring 16 goals. He won one Full International cap against Saudi Arabia and also enjoyed 7 Under-21 plus several "B" International appearances. After leaving the Pilgrims he moved on to Denaby United as a player, where he added a Northern Counties East League Championship winners' medal to his collection. Took over as manager of Stalybridge Celtic at the end of 97. He moved on to play for Hallam after Stalybridge were relegated from the Conference. Born 1/10/1961 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 94/5   28+  3   5     2       0     1       0     0       0     2       0
 95/6    1       0     1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  29+  3   5     3       0     1       0     0       0     2       0

Jamie Stevens Defender (06) Youngster who came up through the youth team set up at Boston. Scored on his debut after coming on as a substitute. Moved on to Crawley Town. Born 25/2/1989. Debut: 4th November 2006 vs Notts County (H), Coca-Cola Football League Two.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 06/7   11+  1   2     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  11+  1   2     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Jon Stevenson Forward (07-08) Former England schoolboy international Jon Stevenson joined the Pilgrims from Hinckley United in September 2007. He had scored against Boston for Hinckley three weeks earlier. He scored in each of his first three games for the Pilgrims. Had previously been with Leicester City, Swindon Town, Alfreton Town and Tamworth. Moved on to Corby Town. Born 13/10/1982 in Leicester. Debut: 15th September 2007 vs Redditch United (H), Blue Square Conference North.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 07/8   20+ 13   9     1+  1   0    1       0     0       0     1       0
Totals  20+ 13   9     1+  1   0    1       0     0       0     1       0

Gerry Stewart Goalkeeper (75-80) Signed from Barnsley, previously with Preston North End. Represented the English Non-League Eleven against their Italian counterparts. Regarded as the top goalkeeper in the Northern Premier League. "Player of the Year" in 76/77. Born 2/9/1946 in Dundee.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 75/6   46       0     2       0     2       0     8       0     2       0
 76/7   44       0     2       0     2       0     1       0     4       0
 77/8   46       0     1       0     2       0     5       0     6       0
 78/9   44       0     7       0     3       0     3       0     6       0
 79/80  31       0     5       0     6       0     2       0     2       0
Totals 211       0    17       0    15       0    19       0    20       0

Harry Stocks Forward (34-35) Signed from Humber United. An inside right. Unusually he didn't play any football as a schoolboy as it didn't hold any interest for him. When he was eighteen he was pursuaded to turn out for the YMCA side in Grimsby and it was during his three seasons with them that his footballing talent blossomed. He next joined Humber United and was part of the side that won four trophies in one season. After leaving Boston he later played for Scunthorpe. He was also a keen weight-lifter, wrestler and cyclist.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4    4       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       1
Totals   4       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       1

Jack Stone Forward (46-51) Signed from Sheffield United for £250 - this was the first time that Boston had paid a transfer fee to a League club for a player. Ran a local grocery store in Wrangle. Used to run a supporters' bus to away matches. Later became the "local professional coach" at schools in Boston. Also a cricketer, playing in the Yorkshire League.


Mick Stone Goalkeeper (62) Previously with Notts County. Took over as first choice keeper after Jimmy McDowell was transferred to Scunthorpe. Born 23/5/1938 in Hucknall.


Stephen Stoutt Midfield (89, 91-93) Signed for the Pilgrims in July 91 after leaving Lincoln City by mutual agreement. Joined the Imps for 9,000 from Grimsby Town. Also played for Huddersfield Town and Wolverhampton Wanderers. After leaving the Pilgrims he came out of retirement to play and then manage Grantham Town for a short spell. Debut: 18th November 1989 vs Enfield (A), GM Vauxhall Conference. Born 5/4/1964 in Halifax.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 89/90   7       3     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 91/2   34+  3   7     3       0     3       0     3       0     2       0
 92/3   23+  7   1     1       0     3+  2   1     1       0     1+  1   0
Totals  64+ 10  11     4       0     6+  2   1     4       0     3+  1   0

Geoff Street Midfield (69-71) Signed from Barrow. Started playing football with Manchester City from school. Then moved on to play for Southport, Plymouth and Altrincham. After playing for Boston he moved on to Morecambe. Born 20/4/1948 in Manchester.


Ian Stringfellow Midfield (98-99,00) Ian Stringfellow joined Mansfield Town as an apprentice and soon graduated to the first team. After making over 160 League appearances for the Stags he was transferred to Kettering Town for £5,000 in 1994. He only stayed with the Poppies for a year before going to Dagenham and Redbridge, then King's Lynn, where he was top scorer in 96/7. He scored on his debut for the Pilgrims. Moved on to become player manager at Wisbech Town. Later played for Bury Town. Debut: 17th October 1998 vs Dorchester Town (H), Dr. Martens League. Born 8/5/1969 in Nottingham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 98/9   29       6     0       0     7       2     3       0     1       1
 99/00   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  30       6     0       0     7       2     3       0     1       1

Greg Strong Defender (04-05) Defender Greg Strong joined Boston United from Hull City in March 2004. A former England schoolboy and youth international, Greg started his footballing career with Wigan Athletic in 1992. He then moved to Bolton Wanderers, but after failing to establish himself in the first team he moved north of the border to play for Scottish League Premier Division side Motherwell. He returned to England in 2002 when he was signed up by Hull City. He then had loan spells with Cheltenham Town, Scunthorpe United and Bury before joining the Pilgrims. After a loan spell with Macclesfield Town he then joined Scottish Premier League side Livingston. Debut: 7th August 2004 vs Oxford United (H), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 5/9/1975 in Bolton.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 04/5    8+  1   0     1       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   8+  1   0     1       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Colin Strodder Defender (63-64) Signed from Halifax Town. Previously with Huddersfield Town. Born 23/12/1941 in Leeds.


G W Surgey Defender (37-38) Right back. Formerly played for Sutton-in-Ashfield. Transferred to Nottingham Forest.


Daryl Sutch Defender (03-04) Daryl Sutch was signed up from Southend United in the summer of 2003. A former England Youth and Under-21 international, Daryl had previously been with Norwich City for thirteen seasons, having joined them as a trainee in 1990. He made a total of 365 first team appearances for the "Canaries" and the "Blues", scoring 10 goals. He was a member of the Norwich City team that beat Bayern Munich in the second round of the UEFA Cup in November 1993, before being narrowly beaten by eventual champions Inter Milan in the following round. He joined King's Lynn in August 2004, but left by mutual consent two months later. He then signed up with Ridgeons League side Wroxham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 03/4    6       0     0+  1   0     0       0     1       0     0+  1   0
Totals   6       0     0+  1   0     0       0     1       0     0+  1   0

Bobby Svarc Forward (71-72) Signed from Lincoln City for 2,000. Former clubs included Leicester City and Barrow. Followed Jim Smith to Colchester United for a transfer fee of £6,000 after scoring 21 goals in 28 matches. Later followed Jim Smith to Second Division Blackburn - where he was top scorer in 76/7, and had a loan spell with Watford, but his career was halted by a serious injury. Went on to become a Jehovah's Witness. Born 8/2/1946 in Leicester.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 72/3   23      17     2       1     2       1     0       0     1       2
Totals  23      17     2       1     2       1     0       0     1       2

Chris Swailes Defender (91-92) Signed on loan from Peterborough United, formerly with Ipswich Town. Transferred to Kettering. Later played for Doncaster, Ipswich and Bury. Born 19/10/1970 in Gateshead.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 91/2   28+  2   1     3       0     3       0     2       0     0       0
Totals  28+  2   1     3       0     3       0     2       0     0       0

Howard Swain Forward (65-66) An inside forward. Was a PE master in Grimsby.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 66/7    2       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   2       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Colin Symm Forward (75-78) Signed from Lincoln City, previously with Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland. Born 26/11/1946 in Gateshead.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 75/6   35+  2   3     1+  1   0     1       0     7+  1   0     2       0
 76/7   33+  1   4     2       0     2       0     0       0     3       2
 77/8   21       2     1       0     2       0     1       0     5       0
Totals  89+  3   9     4+  1   0     5       0     8+  1   0    10       2

Paul Tait Forward (06) Striker Paul Tait joined the Pilgrims from Chester City in the summer of 2006. He had started his footballing career as a trainee with Everton before moving to Wigan Athletic. He then had spells with Runcorn, Northwich Victoria, Crewe Alexandra, Hull City, Bristol Rovers and Rochdale. He left the Pilgrims to join Southport on-loan in November 2006 - a move which was made permanent in January 2007. He later played for Northwich Victoria and Barrow. Born 24/10/1974 in Newcastle. Debut: 5th August 2006 vs Grimsby Town (A), Coca-Cola Football League Two.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 06/7    9+  5   2     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0
Totals   9+  5   2     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0

Stewart Talbot Midfield (05-09) Midfielder Stewart Talbot joined Boston United from Brentford in June 2005. The 33 year old signed a two year deal with the club after requesting a free transfer from the Bees. He began his footballing career with Moor Green, helping the Beazer Homes League side to win the Midland Floodlit Cup. A move into the Football League to Port Vale followed in 1994. After six seasons with the "Valiants" he joined Rotherham United in July 2000 and he had three seasons with them before having a loan spell with Shrewsbury and then a free transfer to Brentford in February 2004. He was team captain for Brentford in 2004/5 and saw his side reach the League One play-offs, only to be beaten in the semi-final by Sheffield Wednesday. Born 14/6/1973 in Birmingham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 05/6   28+  2   2     3       0     0       0     1       0     2       0
 06/7   16+  2   1     0       0     0       0     1       0     0+  1   0
 07/8   22+  3   1     1       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals  66+  7   4     4       0     0       0     2       0     3+  1   0

Neil Tarrant Forward (02) Neil Tarrant joined Boston United on loan from Scottish League Division One side Ross County in January 2002. Later played for Barrow. Born 24/6/1979 in Darlington.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 01/2    4+  6   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   4+  6   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Andy Taylor Defender (99) Signed up from Crawley Town ater his contract expired. Based in Cambridge, Andy had joined Crawley after playing with Cambridge City for three seasons. Prior to that he had played for Bury Town and Sudbury Town, both sides being in the Eastern Counties League. Later returned to Cambridge City before moving on to Diss Town.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 99/00   0+  3   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   0+  3   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Freddie Taylor Defender (74-78) Signed from Gainsborough Trinity for a substantial fee. He jointly led a players' co-operative, with Gordon Bolland, to run team affairs for the second half of the 1976/7 season after the departure of Howard Wilkinson. Later joined Boston FC.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 75/6   46       0     2       0     2       0     8       1     2       0
 76/7   40       1     2       0     2       0     1       0     4       0
 77/8   31       0     0       0     2       0     4       0     5       1
Totals 117       1     4       0     6       0    13       1    11       1

George Taylor Goalkeeper (33-38) Went on to play for Notts County. Played for Grimsby Town during the war in the Regional League East Midland Division in 39/40. Born in Boston in 1916.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
 34/5   25       0     5       0     0       0     0       0    10       0
 35/6   39       0     2       0     0       0     0       0    15       0
 36/7   33       0     6       0     0       0     0       0     3       0
 37/8   42       0     5       0     0       0     0       0    15       0
Totals 140       0    18       0     0       0     0       0    45       0

Jeff Taylor Forward (48) Signed from Lincoln City, who would receive a payment of £250 if he played six Midland League games for Boston, but was released after playing just five. Previously with Norwich and Reading. An outside left. Born 22/1/1923 in Henstead, Suffolk.


Leigh Taylor Midfield (98-00) Local youngster who rapidly graduated from Wyberton Colts via the "Football for Life" scheme into United's reserve team side and finally made it into the first team in January 98, aged just sixteen. Moved on to Holbeach United. Later played for Spalding United and Bourne Town. Debut: 21st January 1998 vs Blyth Spartans (H), President's Cup. Born 30/4/1981 in Boston.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 97/8    1+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0+  2   0
 98/9    2+  6   0     0+  1   0     0+  3   0     1+  2   0     0       0
 99/00   0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   3+  8   0     0+  1   0     0+  3   0     1+  2   0     0+  2   0

Tommy Taylor Manager (07-08) Taylor joined the Pilgrims from Peterborough United where he had been chief scout. In a long and successful playing career he made 230 appearances for Orient and 340 appearances for West Ham United - where he received an FA Cup winners medal in 1975 following a 2-0 win over Fulham. He also played abroad with Team Hawaii in the Pacific Conference and with Belgian side Germinal Beershot. When his playing career finished he switched to management and became manager of New Zealand side Hamilton, then he returned to England to become assistant manager of Maidstone United then manager of Cambridge United, Leyton Orient, Darlington and Farnborough Town. He went abroad again to coach Jamaican side Seba in Montego Bay before returning to England to manage King's Lynn. Left the club by mutual consent in November 2008 following a poor run of results. Born 26/9/1951 in Hornchurch.


Arthur Teanby Defender (38) A full back from the Grimsby area. Had experience with New Brighton and Gillingham before joining Boston United.


Matt Tees Forward (73-74) Signed from Grimsby Town after he was released. Formerly with Airdrieonians, Charlton and Luton. Born 13/10/1939 in Johnstone.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 73/4   21+  4   8     1+  1   2     0       0     3       3     2       1
Totals  21+  4   8     1+  1   2     0       0     3       3     2       1

Alan Tewley Midfield (73-75) Born in Leicester. Signed from Crewe, previously with Leicester City and Bradford Park Avenue. Will always be remebered for almost putting the Pilgrims into the history books when in the closing minutes of the FA Cup game against Derby County, with the score at 0-0 he met a cross from Howard Wilkinson with a diving header which beat the goalkeeper, hit the post, rolled towards the goal, but then got stuck in the mud on the goal-line. Later played for Worksop Town. Born 22/1/1945 in Leicester.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 72/3   14       6     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
 73/4   42      10     5       1     4       1     5       1     1       0
Totals  56      16     5       1     4       1     5       1     2       0

Bradley Thomas Defender (07) Centre half Brad Thomas joined Boston United from Yeovil Town in January 2007. Started his career as a trainee with Peterborough United before moving on to Kettering Town, Aldershot, Heybridge Swifts, Weymouth, Eastleigh and Tamworth. Later played for Crawley Town. Debut: 20th March 2004 vs Bristol Rovers (H), Nationwide Football League Division Three. Born 29/3/1984 in Forest Green.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 06/7   11       2     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  11       2     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Danny Thomas Midfield (04-06) Left sided midfielder Danny Thomas joined Boston United from AFC Bournemouth in March 2004. He made an immediate impact, scoring with a spectacular long range free kick on his debut, with two more goals following in his next match. Later played for Shrewsbury, Hereford United and Macclesfield Town. Debut: 20th March 2004 vs Bristol Rovers (H), Nationwide Football League Division Three. Born 1/5/1981 in Leamington Spa.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 03/4    8       3     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 04/5   32+  7   3     4       0     0       0     0+  1   0     1       0
 05/6   15+ 20   2     0+  3   0     0       0     1       0     1+  1   0
Totals  55+ 27   8     4+  3   0     0       0     1+  1   0     1+  1   0

Alex Thompson Defender (49-50) Signed from Tranmere Rovers, previously with Lincoln City and Sheffield Wednesday. When at Lincoln he had kept Albert Watford, who he was now playing with at Boston, out of the team. Born 8/12/1917 in Sheffield.


Craig Thompson Forward (79) Brother of Steve Thompson. Previously an apprentice at Rotherham United.


Lee Thompson Midfield (02-05,07-08) Was signed up from Sheffield United on a month's loan in October 2002. A former England Schoolboy international, he had yet to make a first team appearance for the "Blades". He scored a spectacular winning goal in his second match for Boston, when a long range shot from the right wing curled over the keeper and into the net. He was also the first Boston United player to score a hat-trick in a League game when he accomplished the feat in a match at Darlington a fortnight after his debut. Debut: 5th October 2002 vs Macclesfield Town (A), Nationwide League Division Three. Born 25/3/1982 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 02/3   12+  3   4     1       0     0       0     0       0     2       2
 03/4   20+ 15   5     1       0     0       0     0       0     3       0
 04/5    8+ 37   3     1+  3   1     0       0     0+  2   2     1       0
 07/8   17+ 15   4     2       1     0+  1   0     0       0     0+  1   0
Totals  57+ 70  16     5+  3   2     0+  1   0     0+  2   2     6+  1   2

Neil Thompson Defender (01-04) Joined the club from Scarborough to help with the coaching. Was drafted into the Boston first team after all the regular defenders were ruled out due to injury or suspension. He was given the managerial reins when Steve Evans was suspended by the club after charges were brought against Evans by the FA. Previous clubs included: Nottingham Forest, Hull City, Scarborough, Ipswich Town, Barnsley, Oldham and York City as a player and York City and Scarborough as manager. He left Boston following the takeover of the club by Jon Sotnick's consortium. Born 2/10/1963 in Beverley.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 01/2    4       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 02/3    3       0     0       0     0       0     2       0     0       0
Totals   7       0     0       0     0       0     2       0     0       0

Peter Thompson Forward (67-69) Top scorer with 31 goals in 67/8. Signed from Hartlepools United. Had been at Hartlepools when Ray Middleton was manager. A former England amateur international. Had originally signed up with Harlepools after leaving the Forces, but had been transferred to Derby County for £5,000 three months later. After three seasons with Derby he joined Bournemouth for a season before rejoining Hartlepools in 1963. He was Derby's top scorer in 59/60 with 12 goals in 23 matches and Hartlepools' top scorer in 64/5 with 20 goals. Born 16/2/1936 in Blackhall, Durham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 66/7   37      38     4       2     0       0     2       3     3       1
Totals  37      38     4       2     0       0     2       3     3       1

Steve Thompson (76-80) Signed from Northern Premier League Club Worksop Town. Represented the Northern Premier League XI. Sold to Lincoln City for 15,000. Later moved on to play for Charlton Athletic and Sheffield United before returning to Lincoln City where he took over as player-manager. Since then he has had management spells at Southend United, Notts County and Sheffield United. Born 28/7/1955 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 76/7   39       0     2       0     2       0     1       0     4       0
 77/8   41       1     1       0     2       0     5       0     5       1
 79/80  25       2     5       0     7       0     2       0     2       0
Totals 105       3     8       0    11       0     8       0    11       1

Brian Thomson Forward (84-87) Started his career with West Ham United playing in the Football Combination side. Transferred to Mansfield Town for 10,000. He joined Southern League side King's Lynn at the start of the 1983 season but left shortly after to go into business. Played in our FA Trophy Final appearance at Wembley. An insurance consultant. Born 1/3/1959 in Paisley.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 84/5   27+  1   7     1       0     8       2     1+  1   0     2       0
 85/6   38+  2   2     3       0     1       0     2       0     3       1
 86/7   13+  3   2     3       1     0       0     1       0     2       0
Totals  78+  6  11     7       1     9       2     4+  1   0     7       1

Kenny Tiler Midfield (81-83) Signed on a free transfer from Rotherham. Over 350 Football League appearances with Chesterfield, Brighton and Hove Albion and Rotherham United. Born 23/5/1950 in Maltby.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 81/2   39       0     5       0     1       0     4       0     3       0
 82/3   32+  1   1     4       0     3       0     1       0     2       0
Totals  71+  1   1     9       0     4       0     5       0     5       0

Peter Till Midfield (06) Right winger Peter Till joined Boston United on-loan from Birmingham City in January 2006. The 20 year old came up through the Academy at Birmingham and was included on the first team subs' bench on a few occasions in 04/5 without playing. However, he finally made it on to the pitch for the last five minutes of Birmingham's 2-0 win over Scunthorpe United in the Carling Cup second round. A loan spell with Scunthorpe followed that had seen him make 10 appearances for the Iron. He later played for Leyton Orient and Grimsby Town. Born 7/9/1985.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 05/6   10+  6   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  10+  6   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Neil Timby Utility (95-97) One of the first products of United's successful reserve side. Neil was a regular member of the first team squad in 95/96 and showed his versatility by acquitting himself very well in a variety of positions when called upon to do so. Left to join Boston Town.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 95/6    3+  5   0     0       0     0       0     1+  1   0     2+  2   0
 96/7    0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0     1       0
 99/00   0       0     0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   3+  6   0     0+  1   0     0       0     1+  2   0     3+  2   0

Paul Todd Manager (61-64) Was manager of the Boston United side that won the Central Alliance League in the 1961/2 season - the club's first league title. He even played in one match that season, stepping in when Colin Smith failed to arrive on time. Previously manager of King's Lynn. His footballing career started as a forward with Doncaster Rovers just after the war. Later played for Blackburn Rovers and Hull City. Went to school with Dave Miller. Went on to become the first manager of Boston FC when they were formed in 1964, taking them to a Lincolnshire League title in their first season and a Central Alliance title the following season. Later managed Worksop Town. Born 8/5/1920 in Middlesbrough.


Tomlinson Forward (33)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Dave Tomlinson Forward (90-91) Signed in August 90 after having previously been at Gainsborough Trinity and Rotherham United. Scored an FA Cup hat-trick against VS Rugby. Sold to Barnet for 20,000. Debut: 1st August 1990 vs Grimsby Town (H), Lincs Senior Cup. Born 13/12/1968 in Rotherham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 90/1   16+  1   4     8       3     1       0     2       1     1       0
Totals  16+  1   4     8       3     1       0     2       1     1       0

Richard Toone Midfield (90-92) Signed from Lincoln United for a fee of 1,500 in July 90. A Lincolnshire county player. Debut: 1st August 1990 vs Grimsby Town (H), Lincs Senior Cup. Born 31/3/1969 in Lincoln.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 90/1   15+  3   0     4       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
 91/2    9+  9   2     1       0     1       0     0+  1   0     2       0
 92/3    2+  1   0     0+  1   0     0       0     1       0     0       0
Totals  26+ 13   2     5+  1   0     1       0     1+  1   0     3       0

Brian Topley Forward (61-62) An inside forward from Sunderland. Had been a regular for Sunderland reserves in the Northern Regional League before signing up with Boston. Later played for Arnold Town.


Steve Towle Defender (77-79)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 77/8   22       0     1       0     0       0     1       0     4       0
 79/80   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0
Totals  23       0     1       0     0       0     1       0     4+  1   0

Bernard Towler Forward (46-47) An inside left. Previously with Lincoln City and Notts County. Born 13/3/1912 in Ipswich. Died 1992.


David Town Forward (01-03) David Town was signed up by Boston United after Rushden & Diamonds released him just before the transfer deadline at the end of the 2000-01 season. Previously with AFC Bournemouth and Hayes. Moved on to play for Havant & Waterlooville. Debut: 31st March 2001 vs Telford United (A), Nationwide Conference. Born 9/12/1976 in Bournemouth.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 00/1    6+  1   3     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 01/2    5+ 17   4     0+  1   0     0+  1   0     0       0     0+  1   0
 01/2    0+  8   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  11+ 26   7     0+  1   0     0+  1   0     0       0     0+  1   0

Chris Townsend Forward (85-86) Signed from Arnold for £2,000. Left the Pilgrims in controversial circumstances by signing up with Alfreton, then a day later with Arnold. Debut: 30th November 1985 vs Kidderminster Harriers (A), Gola League.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 85/6   11       5     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  11       5     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Joe Troth Defender (46-48) Signed from Arkwright Colliery for £40.


Dean Trott Forward (92-94) Previously with Ossett Albion and Frickley Athletic. Went on to play for Northampton Town, where he made 20 League appearances, Gateshead, Stalybridge Celtic and Leek Town. Born 13/5/1967 in Barnsley.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3    9+  5   4     0       0     4       0     0       0     2       1
 93/4   17+  5   8     3       1     0       0     0+  1   0     1       0
Totals  26+ 10  12     3       1     4       0     0+  1   0     3       1

Freddy Tunstall Forward (36-46) Former Sheffield United and England winger. Made seven appearances for England between 1923 and 1925 and was England captain for matches against Canada and France. Scored the only goal in the 1925 FA Cup Final when Sheffield United beat Cardiff City at Wembley Stadium in front of 91,763 fans. He went to Sheffield United from Scunthorpe in 1922 for £1,000 and later from Sheffield United to Halifax Town. He is arguably the most famous player ever to pull on a United shirt. He became player manager before the war and then manager for two spells, in between which he was the trainer. His career with Boston lasted from 1936 until he retired as "trainer", aged 65 in 1962, before coming out of retirement to manage the club for a season whilst they played in the Boston & District League in 1964/5. He is Boston's longest serving manager - having been in charge for a total of almost 10 seasons over the years. He was revered in Sheffield so much so that "fetch Tunstall" was still the cry in the early sixties if a home player missed a penalty. His shot was so hard that legend has it that if he hit the old wooden crossbar on a Saturday afternoon at Bramall Lane (home of Sheffield United), the residents would claim they couldn't sleep on Saturday nights because the woodwork was still creaking! Born 28/5/1897 in Gravesend. Died 1971.


Turner Midfield (33) Right winger from Lincoln City. Had trial with Leicester City.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Andrew Turner Midfield (00) A left sided midfielder with Premiership experience with Tottenham Hotspur, Andrew Turner joined the Pilgrims on a month's loan from Rotherham United in November 2000. Previously with Tottenham Hotspur, Wycombe Wanderers, Doncaster Rovers, Huddersfield Town, Southend United, Portsmouth, Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers. Later played for Yeovil Town, Tamworth, Northampton Town and Northwich Victoria. Debut: 11th November 2000 vs Scarborough (H), Nationwide Conference. Born 23/3/1975 in Woolwich.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 00/1    4       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   4       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Billy Tyson Forward (38-39) Had already played in the Central League, Irish League and the Second and Third Divisions when he joined Boston as a 20 year old. Previously played for Accrington Stanley and Blackburn Rovers. Returned to Accrington after only four games for Boston. Later played for Southport. Born 1916 in Skerton.


Upsall Forward (34)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Upsall Goalkeeper (38-39)


Bryan Utteridge Goalkeeper (67-69)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 66/7    3       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   3       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Vallance Forward (33)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Imre Varadi Forward (95) Imre was signed at the start of the 95/96 season from Mansfield Town. Had a distinguished playing career including spells at Sheffield Utd, Everton, Newcastle Utd, Sheffield Wednesday, West Bromwich Albion, Manchester City, Leeds United, Luton Town, Oxford Utd, Rotherham and Mansfield Town. Transferred to Scunthorpe United. Later was player-manager at Matlock Town but he left after they were relgated from the Unibond Premier Division in 95/6. Then had a spell with Guiseley before joining Denaby United. Born 8/7/1959 in Paddington.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 95/6    5+  3   1     1       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals   5+  3   1     1       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

David Vaughan Defender (87-91) Experienced non-league player signed in October 87 for a small fee from Burton Albion after captaining them in the FA Trophy final at Wembley in the previous season. He had previously turned out for Boston FC. Also played for Mossley in the 1980 FA Trophy final against Dagenham. Left to play for Matlock Town. Debut: 3rd October 1987 vs Maidstone United (H), GM Vauxhall Conference. Born 16/7/1956 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 87/8   25+  3   0     0       0     4       0     0       0     1       0
 88/9   36+  1   0     3       0     4       0     1       0     3       0
 89/90  27       0     5       0     0       0     1       0     0       0
 90/1   20+  1   2     6       1     2       0     0       0     1       0
Totals 108+  5   2    14       1    10       0     2       0     5       0

Stephen Vaughan Defender (07) Joined Boston from Chester City in January 2007. Had been a trainee at Liverpool. Returned to Chester after Boston were relegated from the Football League. Later had a loan spell with Droylsden. Born 22/1/1985 in Liverpool. Debut: 20th January 2007 vs Swindon Town (H), Coca-Cola Football League Two.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 06/7    6       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   6       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Willie Vaughton Midfield (35-36) Player manager. Took over after James Cringan resigned as manager in November 1935. Previously with Huddersfield Town and Sheffield United. Went on to play for New Brighton. Born 20/1/1911 in Sheffield.


Dave Venables Midfield (98-99) Dave Venables was signed from Cambridge City after having a loan period with Stamford. Venables started his footballing career with Eastbourne United, before moving on to Crawley Town, Wealdstone and Stevenage Borough. He helped Borough to promotion to the Conference and then a Conference title. He gained five England semi-professional caps whilst playing for Stevenage before signing up with Kettering Town for £9,000. Moved on to Stamford AFC. Debut: 31st October 1998 vs Hastings Town (H), Dr. Martens League. Born 6/11/1967.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 98/9    9+  6   2     0       0     2+  2   2     2+  1   0     0       0
Totals   9+  6   2     0       0     2+  2   2     2+  1   0     0       0

Alan Vest Forward (62-63) Signed on leaving the Forces. Had been with Barnsley before his stint with the Forces, and had played a few games for King's Lynn while signed-up. Worked for the Electricity Board. After leaving Boston he played for Spalding United and scored four goals for them in the record 14-0 win against Boston United in the FA Cup in 1964/5.


Mick Vinter Forward (70-71) Went on to play for Notts County, Wrexham, Oxford United, Mansfield Town, Matlock Town, Oakham United and Hucknall Town. Was an insurance salesman. Born 23/5/1954 in Boston.


G Voskins Goalkeeper (69)


Mick Waitt Forward (89) Former Notts County striker, signed after being released by Lincoln City. Soon moved on to Hong Kong side Lee Sang FC. Born 25/6/1960 in Hexham.

Season    League
        Apps   Gls
 89/90   2       0
Totals   2       0

Walker Defender (33)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4    3       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   3       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

John Walker Midfield (99) Signed up from Kingstonian as midfield cover in October 99 following injuries to key players. He started his footballing career by signing up with Glasgow Rangers, but left to join Clydebank without making any first team appearances. He made 27 appearances for Clydebank before moving across the border to play for both Grimsby and Mansfield. He made 74 League appearances, scoring 4 goals before moving on to Kingstonian at the start of the 99/2000 season. Moved on to Rothwell Town. Born 12/12/1973 in Glasgow.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 99/00   3+  1   0     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0
Totals   3+  1   0     0       0     0       0     1       0     0       0

Michael Walker Forward (74-75) Previously with Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham, Chesterfield, Los Angeles Wolves, Macclesfield, Altrincham and Bradford Park Avenue. Left to manage Burton Albion. Later played for Gainsborough Trinity before returning to Boston as manager. Also a coach at Derbyshire County Cricket Club. Born 10/4/1945 in Harrogate.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 75/6    1+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Phil Walker Goalkeeper (74-75)


Vic Walker Defender (54-55)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 54/5   40       0     7       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals  40       0     7       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Walkley Goalkeeper (33-34)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     2       0

D. Wallace Defender (49-52)


Wallbanks Forward (49-50)


Phil Waller Midfield (73-74) Signed from Ilkeston Town, where he was manager. Previously with Derby County and Mansfield. Later played for Matlock Town, Burton Albion and Belper Town. Born 12/4/1943 in Leeds.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 72/3   18       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
 73/4   19       0     4       0     0       0     0+  1   0     1+  1   0
Totals  37       0     4       0     0       0     0+  1   0     2+  1   0

Walmsley Defender (64-65)


Gary Walters Midfield (98-00) Came through the "Football for Life" youth scheme. Moved on to Spalding United. Debut: 30th September 1998 vs Ilkeston Town (H), Dr. Martens League.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 98/9    0+  5   0     0       0     0       0     2       1     0       0
Totals   0+  5   0     0       0     0       0     2       1     0       0

Alec Wands Defender (48-49) Previously with Gateshead, Sheffield Wednesday and Doncaster Rovers. Born 5/12/1922 in Cowdenbeath.


Ray Warburton Defender (02) An experienced central defender, signed from Rushden & Diamonds in March 2002. Since joining Rotherham as an apprentice in 1985 he had made over four hundred League appearances, scoring 31 goals, playing for York City, Northampton Town and Rushden & Diamonds. He scored Boston's second goal in their final Conference match of the season against Hayes, just seconds after coming onto the pitch from the subs' bench. The goal clinched the win for the Pilgrims and gave them the points they required to clinch the Conference title and promotion to Division 3. Moved on to Aldershot Town. Born 7/10/1967 in Rotherham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 01/2    5+  1   1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 02/3   16       0     1       0     0       0     2       0     0+  1   0
Totals  21+  1   1     1       0     0       0     2       0     0+  1   0

Warren Ward Forward (86-89) Signed after being released by Lincoln City after making 15 Football League appearances and scoring 8 goals. Also had a loan period with Exeter City making 14 Football League appearances and scoring 3 goals. Previous experience with York City and Guiseley. Left to play for King's Lynn, later moved to Spalding United, Lincoln United, Grantham Town (where he was player-manager), Boston Town and Wisbech Town. A coach with the Lincolnshire FA. Born 25/5/1962 in Plympton.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 86/7   25+  3   9     2       2     5       4     2       2     0       0
 87/8   35+  3  12     1       0     4       2     2       0     1       1
 88/9   15+  8   4     0+  2   1     2       1     0       0     2       0
Totals  75+ 14  25     3+  2   3    11       7     4       2     3       1

George Warnes Goalkeeper (52-53) Signed from Aldershot. Previously with Rotherham United, where he played in the team that won promotion to the Second Division in 1951. Born 4/12/1925 in Worksop.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 53/4   27       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  27       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Albert Watford Defender (49-51) Signed from Scunthorpe United, previously with Chesterfield and Lincoln City. Had only missed one match through injury in his entire career. Born 12/9/1917 in Chesterfield. Died 1982.


Paul Watts Forward (97-00) Youngster who broke into the first team squad at the end of the 96/97 season. A Lincolnshire County Schoolboy player. Moved on to Gainsborough Trinity after failing to agree terms at the start of the 2000/1 season. Later played for King's Lynn and Spalding United. Born 11/4/1978 in Pontefract.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 96/7    5+  3   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 97/8   10+ 10   1     0+  1   0     0+  2   0     2       2     1+  1   1
 98/9   25+ 11   8     1       0     6+  2   4     5+  1   3     0+  2   0
 99/00   5+ 15   4     0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  45+ 39  13     1+  2   0     6+  4   4     7+  1   5     1+  3   1

Ross Weatherstone Defender (01-03) Ross Weatherstone was signed up by Boston United, along with his brother Simon, from Oxford United on a free transfer in February 2001. An instant hit with the Boston supporters. A fearless tackler, he was knocked unconscious and picked up a large gash across his forehead following a challenge in his debut match. Moved on to Nuneaton Borough, then Farnborough Town and Stevenage Borough. Debut: 24th February 2001 vs Northwich Victoria (H), Nationwide Conference. Born 16/5/1981 in Reading.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 00/1    6+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 01/2   19+  5   1     1       0     1       0     0       0     0       0
 02/3    2+  5   0     0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0
Totals  27+ 11   1     1+  1   0     1       0     0       0     0+  1   0

Simon Weatherstone Forward (01-04) Simon Weatherstone was signed up by Boston United, along with his brother Ross, from Oxford United on a free transfer in February 2001. Was transferred to Yeovil Town for a small fee. Later played for Hornchurch, then Stevenage Borough. Debut: 17th February 2001 vs Yeovil Town (A), Nationwide Conference. Born 26/1/1980 in Reading.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 00/1   13       5     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 01/2   33+  1  12     1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 02/3   43+  2   6     0       0     0       0     2       1     2       1
 03/4   14+  3   4     0       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
Totals 103+  6  27     1       0     0       0     2       1     4       1

Eric Weaver Forward (70-71) Previously with Trowbridge Town, Swindon Town, Notts County and Northampton Town. Born 1/7/1943 in Rhymney.


Simon Weaver Defender (07-08) Joined the Pilgrims in December 2007 after recovering from a foot injury that had stopped him playing at the start of the season. He began his footballing career as a trainee with Sheffield Wednesday. After a short spell with Doncaster Rovers he dropped down to non-league level to turn out for Ilkeston and Nuneaton before being spotted by Keith Alexander who brought him to Lincoln City in 2002. A loan spell with Macclesfield followed in 2004 before he once again returned to non-league to play for Scarborough and Tamworth. Moved on to King's Lynn. Born 20/12/1977 in Doncaster. Debut: 15th December 2007 vs Worcester City (A), Blue Square Conference North.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 07/8   13       3     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  13       3     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Ronnie Welch Forward (78-79) Previously with Burnley, Brighton & Hove Albion and Chesterfield. Born 26/9/1952 in Chesterfield.


Steve Welsh Manager (08-09) Appointed manager in December 2008 after being caretaker manager for the month following the departure of Tommy Taylor. Central defender Steve Welsh began his footballing career at Cambridge United after joining them from the Army. After two seasons with the U's where he only managed one first team appearance he switched to Peterborough United in 1991 and was a first team regular for the next three years as well as captaining the side. He then had a brief loan-spell with Preston North End before heading back to his native Scotland to play for Partick Thistle, Dunfermline Athletic and Ayr United. In the summer of 1999 Ayr released him on a free transfer and he was snapped up by Lincoln City. He retired from professional football in 2001 and went on to play for King's Lynn while working as Football in the Community officer at Sincil Bank. He had a spell as manager of Spalding United between February and October 2005 before joining Boston United as youth team coach. He took charge of the club's Centre of Excellence after Neil Richardson left the club. After achieving just eleven wins in thirty four games in charge his contract was not renewed beyond the end of the season. Born 19/4/1968 in Glasgow.


Rob Wesley Defender (07-08) Joined the Pilgrims on non-contract terms in July 2007 after impressing in pre-season games. He hit the headlines in the Tabloids when it was revealed that not only was he an inmate at the North Sea Camp prison, but he was serving his sentence for being part of a gang that carried out sophisticated raids on cash machines at supermarkets and that he had also been involved in a revenge attack that ended up with the death of a horse in an horrific slashing incident. Previously a trainee with Wolverhampton Wanderers and Northampton Town. Born 2/9/1983 in Rugby. Debut: 25th July 2007 vs Scunthorpe United (H), Lincs Senior Cup.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 07/8    0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0
Totals   0+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0

Dean West Defender (93-94,04-05) Right back Dean West joined Boston United in September 2004 from Lincoln City in a swap deal that saw Martin Carruthers heading for Sincil Bank. It was the second time that West had joined Boston - he originally had a loan spell with the club back in 1994 when he turned out as a striker, netting seven goals in eight appearances before returning to Lincoln. He joined Bury in 1995 before switching to Burnley on a free transfer in 1999. He rejoined Lincoln at the start of the 2004/5 season, but failed to re-establish himself in the first team. Born 5/12/1972 in Morley.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 93/4    6       5     1       0     0       0     0       0     1       2
 04/5   22+  2   0     2       0     0       0     1       0     0       0
Totals  28+  2   5     3       0     0       0     1       0     1       2

Gary West Midfield (93) Previously with Sheffield United, Lincoln City, Gillingham, Port Vale and Walsall. Born 25/8/1964 in Scunthorpe.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3    9       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   9       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

H West Midfield (39) Previously with Doncaster Rovers, where he had played in their reserve side in the Midland League. From Newcastle.


Bill Whare Defender (60) Signed from Nottingham Forest. Left after two months to become licensee of a public house in Nottingham. Born 14/5/1924 in Guernsey.


David Wharton Midfield (89-91) Signed for the Pilgrims from Stafford Rangers for a small fee. Previously with Kettering Town. Left to play for Eastwood Town. Is now a senior physiotherapist in Orthopaedics at Kings Mill Hospital. Born 13/4/1960 in Bolsover.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 89/90  13       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 90/1   28+  1   4     0       0     1       0     1       0     1       0
Totals  41+  1   4     0       0     1       0     1       0     1       0

Steve Wheatley Forward (54-56) Signed from Derby County. Previously with Hinckley Athletic. Was transferred to Chesterfield where he made three League appearances before returning to Boston. Born 26/12/1929 in Hinckley.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 54/5   32       2     5       1     0       0     0       0     2       0
Totals  32       2     5       1     0       0     0       0     2       0

Alf Wheeler Midfield (51-53) Was with Jimmy Ithell at Swindon. Previously with Blackburn Rovers. Born 6/4/1922 in Fareham.


Noel Whelan Forward (05) In June 2005 Boston United signed up former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan on a two year deal after he was released by Scottish Premier League side Aberdeen. The 30 year old had 23 starts for Aberdeen in 2004/5, picking up five goals and seven yellow cards. He started his footballing career with his local side - Leeds United - before moving on to Coventry City in a £2 million deal. A further £2 million transfer to Middlesbrough followed before spells with Crystal Palace, Millwall and Derby County. He joined Aberdeen at the start of 2004/5 on a free transfer. Whelan's time at Boston ended after just six months when his contract was terminated by mutual consent when he checked into the Sporting Chance alcohol rehabilitation centre in January 2006. Born 30/12/1974 in Leeds.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 05/6    8+  7   4     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0     1       0
Totals   8+  7   4     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0     1       0

Peter Whitaker Midfield (57-58)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 57/8   10       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  10       1     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Alan White Defender (05-06) Experienced central defender Alan White signed up for Boston United in March 2005 to plug the gap made by the departure of Lee Beevers to Lincoln City. He started his footballing career on schoolboy terms with Derby County before joining Middlesbrough as a trainee in 1995. After making one first team appearance for Middlesbrough he was transferred to Luton Town for £40,000 in 1997. After two seasons with the Hatters he joined Colchester United where he was very popular, being made Player of the Year three times and captaining the side. He joined Leyton Orient in June 2004. Before arriving at Boston he had made 250 League appearances, scoring 7 goals. Was voted Boston United "Player of the Year" for 2005/6. Left Boston to play for Notts County. Later played for Peterborough United and Darlington. Debut: 5th March 2005 vs Darlington (A), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 22/3/1976 in Darlington.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 04/5   11       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 05/6   37       4     3       0     0       0     1       0     1       1
Totals  48       4     3       0     0       0     1       0     1       1

Andy White Forward (03) Andy White was signed up on a month's loan in September 2003. He started his footballing career with Hucknall Town, but was soon snapped up by Mansfield Town. He had scored 11 goals in 66 appearances for Mansfield before joining Boston. When his loan period ended he returned to Mansfield. He joined Crewe Alexandra when his contract with Mansfield came to an end. Born 6/11/1981 in Derby.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 03/4    3+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   3+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Chris White Defender (92) Signed on-loan from Peterborough. Later played for Exeter City, Doncaster Rovers and Yeovil Town. Born 11/12/1970 in Chatham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3   10       0     0       0     4       0     0       0     0       0
Totals  10       0     0       0     4       0     0       0     0       0

Devon White Forward (85-87) Signed from Lincoln City after making several first team appearances and scoring six goals. Previously with Arnold Town. Went on to play for Bristol Rovers, Cambridge United, QPR, Notts County, Watford, Shrewsbury and Ilkeston Town. Born 2/3/1964 in Nottingham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 85/6    4+  3   2     2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 86/7    9+  3   2     0       0     0       0     0       0     2       0
Totals  13+  6   4     2       0     0       0     0       0     2       0

Malcolm White Goalkeeper (68-74) Signed from Los Angeles Wolves after several years league experience with Halifax, Bradford City, Lincoln and Grimsby. Once played as centre forward for the Pilgrims in an Eastern Professional Floodlight Competition match and scored a goal! Born 24/4/1941 in Wolverhampton.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 72/3   45       0     2       0     2       0     1       0     4       0
 73/4   41       0     1       0     2       0     5       0     1       0
Totals  86       0     3       0     4       0     6       0     5       0

Maurice White Defender (61-62) A left back who had played 19 times for Doncaster Rover's first team before signing up for Boston. Previously with Scunthorpe. Born 29/1/1938 in Keadby.


Carl Whitehouse Goalkeeper (86) Young goalkeeper signed from Nuneaton Borough after playing in Sweden, where he returned. Debut: 8th November 1986 vs Enfield (A), GM Vauxhall Conference.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 86/7    5       0     2       0     1       0     1       0     0       0
Totals   5       0     2       0     1       0     1       0     0       0

Jimmy Whitfield (55-56) Played for Grimsby Town at wing half. Was transferred to Scunthorpe United for £900 in February 1949. Had a season with Southport before returning to Scunthorpe in September 1952. Signed up with the Pilgrims for 55/6. He scored two goals in the FA Cup game against Northwich Victoria. Later played for Brigg Town and Alford United. Born 18/5/1919 in Hull. Died 1984.


Peter Whittaker (77-78) A Sheffield student who had played for Burnley reserves.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 77/8    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Alan Whitworth Defender (61-62) Came from Peterborough.


Peter Wilkey Midfield (76-77) Signed from Skelmersdale United, formerly an apprentice with Oldham Athletic. Scored a cracking goal when we beat Graham Taylor's Lincoln City in the final of the Lincs Senior Cup in September 76.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 75/6    0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       1
 76/7    8+  5   0     0+  1   0     0       0     1       0     1       1
Totals   8+  5   0     0+  1   0     0       0     1       0     2       2

George Wilkins Forward (49-50) An inside right, signed on-loan from Nottingham Forest. He had been on-loan at Leeds United in the month before signing for Boston. Had also played for Hayes, Brentford and Bradford Park Avenue. The father of Ray Wilkins the England international and star of Chelsea and Manchester United (not to be confused with the Ray Wilkins below who played for Boston United in the mid 50's). Born 27/11/1919 in Hackney.


Ray Wilkins Forward (54-56) Centre forward signed from Derby County. Previously with Moira United. Scored a hat-trick on his debut for Boston in the Midland League against Lincoln City Reserves, a performance which the local newspaper described as follows. "Wilkins proved that he is a real capture. He is a cool and calculating player, who knows how and when to hold the ball. And he is without doubt the best player with his heading that the United has had for many years. When Wilkins heads the ball he knows where it is going. A two footed 90 minutes man, Wilkins should be in the first half-dozen top scorers in the Midland League this season." He finished that first season with a total of 31 goals from 54 appearances. He scored two goals in the FA Cup game at Derby County. He was leading scorer in 56/57 with 21 goals in 37 games. Was a physical education school teacher. In order to arrive at the match in time for kick-off for early evening games, he sometimes had to travel to Boston by plane from Derby where he worked. Went on to become a deputy headmaster. Later played for Wrexham, Oswestry Town, Macclesfield Town, Gresley Rovers, Wilmorton and Alvaston. Born 16/8/1928 in Creswell.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 54/5   44      28     7       1     0       0     0       0     3       2
 56/7   37      21     2       0     0       0     0       0     2       2
Totals  81      49     9       1     0       0     0       0     2       2

Alan Wilkinson Defender (93) Started his career as a trainee with Barnsley before joining the Pilgrims. Moved on to play for Stevenage Borough, Boreham Wood, Baldock Town, Hertford Town, Ware, Potters Bar Town and St Margaretsbury. Born in Barnsley.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 92/3    2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0
Totals   2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0

Howard Wilkinson Forward (71-76) Joined from Brighton. Previous clubs included Sheffield Wednesday. Played for the England Youth team. Qualified FA Staff Coach. Took over as Player-Coach when Jim Smith left in 72. Was a school teacher before taking up management full time. Favourite Food: Steak. Favourite Actor: Marlon Brando. Favourite Actress: Glenda Jackson. Favourite Singers: Frank Sinatra, Blood, Sweat and Tears. Took United to two consecutive Northern Premier League Championships. Went on to manage Mossley, the England Semi-Professional side, Notts County, Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United. Whilst with Leeds United he took them from the third bottom of the Second Division in 1988 to a First Division title in 1992 - the last season before it became the Premiership. Went on to become the FA Technical Director. Took over as caretaker England manager following the departure of Glenn Hoddle. After six years at the FA he returned to club management with Sunderland. Born 13/11/1943 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 72/3   40       3     2       0     2       0     1       0     4       1
 73/4   39       7     6       0     4       2     5       0     2       2
 75/6   46      12     2       1     2       0     8       4     2       0
 76/7   17+  1   4     2       0     0       0     1       0     4       0
Totals 142+  1  26    12       1     8       2    15       4    12       3

Les Williams Goalkeeper (58-60) From Sheffield. Signed from Rotherham. Previously with Sheffield Wednesday and Swindon. Born 27/3/1935 in Thurcroft.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 58/9   33       0     8       0     0       0     4       0     7       0
Totals  33       0     8       0     0       0     4       0     7       0

Peter Williams Forward (54-55,56) Previously with South Normanton and Derby County. Was transferred to Chesterfield where he scored four goals in thirteen League appearances, but he soon returned to Boston. Later played for Arnold Town. Born 21/10/1931 in Nottingham.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 54/5   42       9     7       4     0       0     0       0     2       3
Totals  42       9     7       4     0       0     0       0     2       3

Steve Williams Forward (96-97) Signed in August 1996 having previously been with Lincoln City as a YTS player. Whilst there he made a number of first team appearances before being released midway through the 95/96 season. Subsequently joined rivals Peterborough United and has had trials with Cambridge United. Left to join Stamford FC of the United Counties League. Later moved on to Corby Town, King's Lynn, Gainsborough Trinity, Stamford, Kettering Town, Spalding United and Hucknall Town. Debut: 24th August 1996 vs Runcorn (A), Unibond League. Born 3/11/1975 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 96/7   24       8     5       6     1       1     3       0     2+  1   0
Totals  24       8     5       6     1       1     3       0     2+  1   0

Roger Willis Forward (90) Scored on his debut for Boston after being signed on loan from Grimsby Town. He returned to Grimsby at the end of his loan spell. Later played for Barnet, Watford, Birmingham City, Southend United, Peterborough United and Chesterfield. Debut: 7th February 1990 vs Fisher Athletic (H), Bob Lord Trophy. Born 17/6/1967 in Sheffield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 89/90  10       5     0       0     0       0     2       1     0       0
Totals  10       5     0       0     0       0     2       1     0       0

Albert Wilson Forward (48-49) Previously with Stafford Rangers, Derby County, Mansfield Town, Crystal Palace, Rotherham United and Grimsby Town. Later played for Scunthorpe and Goole. Born 28/1/1915 in Rotherham.


Andy Wilson Forward (69-70) Was at Sheffield United with Jim Smith, before moving on to play for Doncaster, Chesterfield, Scunthorpe United and Aldershot. Born 27/9/1940 in Rotherham.


G Wilson Defender (36-39) Came to Boston after spending two seasons with Bradford City.


Ian Wilson Forward (56-57) Signed from Rotherham United, where he had been top scorer. Previously with Forfar Athletic, Preston North End, Burnley and Leicester City. Born 11/2/1923 in Kennoway, Fife.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 56/7   20       8     9       0     0       0     0       0     2       2
Totals  20       8     9       9     0       0     0       0     2       2

Paul Wilson Forward (87-89) Signed from Frickley Athletic where his goalscoring exploits attracted Football League attention and an England semi-professional cap in 1986 against Wales. Scored on his debut. Had a short spell in Australia in 86/87 with Heidleburgh Alexandra. Transferred to Yeovil Town for 13,000. Made one League appearance for Scunthorpe United. Debut: 22nd August 1987 vs Kidderminster Harriers (H), GM Vauxhall Conference. Born 16/11/1960 in Doncaster.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 87/8   38+  1  16     2       2     3+  1   3     2       0     0       0
 88/9   41+  1  15     3       5     4       1     1       0     1       0
Totals  79+  2  31     5       7     7+  1   4     3       0     1       0

Paul Wilson Defender (99-00) Signed from Ryman League side Aylesbury United. Previously with Huddersfield Town, Norwich City, who signed him up for £30,000 in July 1987, Northampton Town, Halifax Town, Burnley, York City, Scunthorpe United and Cambridge United. Made a total of 369 League appearances, scoring 20 goals. Moved on to Bedford Town. Born 2/8/1968 in Bradford.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 99/00  36+  2   5     4       2     1       0     1       0     2       0
Totals  36+  2   5     4       2     1       0     1       0     2       0

Paul Wilson Defender (00-01) Signed up for the Pilgrims from Barnet in October 2000 following a month's loan spell. At Barnet he had made over 300 appearances, scoring 24 goals since joining them from Barking in 1988. Debut: 9th September 2001 vs Leigh RMI (A), Nationwide Conference. Born 26/9/1964 in Forest Gate.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 00/1   18       7     2       0     1       0     1       0     0       0
Totals  18       7     2       0     1       0     1       0     0       0

C Windsor (69-70)


Ian Winters Forward (48-49) Previously with Earswick and York City. Was signed up from York for £1,000. Was transferred to Gateshead and later played for Workington. Born 8/2/1921 in Renfrew. Died 1994.


Scott Wiseman Defender (05) Scott Wiseman was signed up on a month's loan from Hull City in February 2005 as defensive cover following a spate of injuries in Boston's ranks. He had made six first team appearances for Hull, five of which were as a substitute. Debut: 19th February 2005 vs Bristol Rovers (A), Coca Cola Football League Two. Born 13/12/1980 in Hull.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 04/5    1+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   1+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Chris Withe Defender (96-98) Signed from Shrewsbury Town where he made 41 Football League appearances in 95/96. Hugely experienced player having appeared in the colours of Newcastle United, Bradford City, Notts County, Mansfield Town and Bury. Brother of former Aston Villa and England striker Peter Withe. Voted "Player of the Year" and "Player's Player of the Year" in 96/7. Debut: 31st July 1996 vs Scunthorpe United (H), Lincs Senior Cup. Born 25/9/1962 in Liverpool.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 96/7   42       2     6       0     1       0     8       0     4       1
 97/8   41       1     2       0     2       0     3       0     3       0
 98/9   11       0     1       0     1       0     0       0     2       0
Totals  94       3     9       0     4       0    11       0     9       1

Charlie Withers Defender (58-59) Signed from Tottenham Hotspur, who he had been with since 1947. A stalwart of the Tottenham defence where he played alongside Alf Ramsey. Played for the England "B" side against Holland. Born 6/9/1922 in Edmonton.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 58/9   32       0     8       0     0       0     5       0     1       0
Totals  32       0     8       0     0       0     5       0     1       0

Ian Wood Defender (83-84) Joined the Pilgrims from Aldershot after going into the family butchery business in Nottingham. Previously spent five seasons at Mansfield Town making 113 League appearances. Went on to play for Wellingborough, King's Lynn, Kettering, Corby and Gainsborough Trinity. Born 24/5/1958 in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 82/3   19       1     0       0     4       1     0       0     0       0
 83/4   29       1     2       0     2       0     2       0     0       0
Totals  48       2     2       0     6       1     2       0     0       0

Michael Wood Defender (07-) A product of the youth team. Born 13/1/1990. Debut: 29th December 2007 vs Alfreton Town (H), Blue Square Conference North.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 07/8    7+  3   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   7+  3   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Tim Wooding Defender (00-01) Tim Wooding joined Boston United from his local side Rushden & Diamonds in the summer of 2000. Was transferred to Cambridge City in February 2001. Previously with Rushden Town, Norwich City, and AFC Bournemouth. Later played for Grantham Town. Debut: 26th July 2000 vs Scunthorpe United (H), Lincs Senior Cup. Born 5/7/1973 in Wellingborough.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 00/1   12       0     2       0     1       0     1       0     3       0
Totals  12       0     2       0     1       0     1       0     3       0

Woods Defender (63-64)


Alan Woodward Forward (74-75) Previously with Alfreton Town and Grimsby Town. At Grimsby he played alongside Matt Tees and Dave Worthington. Joined Boston after a two year break from football after picking up a leg injury whilst at Grimsby. Born 19/6/1947 in Sutton-in-Ashfield.


Clive Worthington Defender (84)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 83/4    1+  2   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 84/5    1+  1   0     0       0     0       0     2       0     1+  1   0
Totals   2+  3   0     0       0     0       0     2       0     1+  1   0

David Worthington Midfield (82-83) Previously with Halifax Town, Barrow, Grimsby Town and Southend United. The brother of England international Frank Worthington. Born 28/3/1945 in Halifax.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 80/1    1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0
 81/2    2+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 82/3    2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   5+  1   0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0+  1   0

Chris Wright Goalkeeper (05-06,07-08) Chris Wright joined Boston United as a third year scholar from Arsenal in 2005 after impressing in trials with the reserves. As well as providing goalkeeping cover for the first team he was also eligible to play for the Youth team in the Youth Alliance. He returned to the Pilgrims in July 2007 after a season away playing for Bishop's Stortford. He was then released midway through the 2007/8 season, but he rejoined the club following Simon Rayner's recall to Torquay. Born 27/9/1986 in colchester.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 05/6    1       0     1       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
 07/8   16       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     1       0
Totals  17       0     1       0     0       0     0       0     1       0

Cliff Wright Midfield (70-75) Bought from Darlington after spells with Middlesbrough and Hartlepool. Born 18/10/1944 in Lingfield, Yorkshire.

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 72/3   34       8     2       0     2       0     1       0     3       0
 73/4   29+  1   2     6       0     4       0     5       0     2       0
Totals  63+  1  10     8       0     6       0     6       0     5       0

Ernie Wright Midfield (37-39) Came to Boston from Mansfield. A centre-half, but for a time was a highly successful forward, scoring a hat-trick of hat-tricks in January 1939. Previously with Huddersfield Town and Bradford City. Born in 1912.


Wykes Midfield (34)

Season    League        FA Cup      FA Trophy     League Cup      Other
        Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls    Apps   Gls
 33/4    2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0
Totals   2       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0

Eddie Yeardley Defender (54-55) Won an Amateur FA Cup winners medal with Bishop Auckland before coming to Boston.


Young Forward (64-65)


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