Boston United v Gloucester City
\r\n\r\n\r\nDate: Saturday 20 September, 2014\r\nCompetition: Vanarama North\r\nVenue: York Street, Boston\r\nKick-off: 3pm\r\n\r\nOpponents: Formed in 1933 after an original Boston football club went out of business, the Pilgrims, named after the Pilgrims Fathers who fled Lincolnshire to Boston, Massachusetts, spent much of their early history in the Midland and Southern Leagues.\r\n\r\nThe club were founding members of both the Northern League (which they won four times) and the Conference, which they won in 2002.\r\n\r\nThey also were runners-up in the FA Trophy in 1984-85 losing to Wealdstone 2-1 in the final, and famously played Tottenham Hotspur away in the FA Cup Third Round in 1956, losing 4-0; but 10,000 Boston supporters travelled to White Hart Lane.\r\n\r\nIn their recent history, the club competed in the Football League from 2002 to 2007, before suffering a final day relegation to the Conference and financial troubles forcing them down to the Northern Premier League where they finished 16th in their debut season. But after beating Bradford Park Avenue in the playoff final the club bounced back to the Conference North where they have remained since.\r\n\r\nBoston United play at the magnificent York Street stadium, which holds over 6,000 fans.\r\n\r\nHistory: Gloucester City and Boston United first battled way back in 1959 where almost 4,000 fans saw a 1-1 draw between the sides in the Southern League North Western Zone, this was followed two months later by the Tigers demolishing the Lincolnshire side 6-2 at Longlevens.\r\n\r\nAfter an almost 40 year absence the clubs reignited their relationship spending two seasons together in the Southern League Premier Division.\r\n\r\nFrom 2010 the clubs have partaken in the Conference North, and also once in the FA Trophy where City won 1-0 at York Street. The last meeting ended Tim Harris’ unbeaten run as new Gloucester City manager with a 2-0 defeat.\r\n\r\nTeam news: New signings Paul White, Nathan Modest and George Miller are all poised to be making their first competitive appearances, with Joe Parker re-debuting pending international clearance following his loan move from Newport County.\r\n\r\nLewis Hogg is also likely to make his return to the City fold after being injured through the start of the season.\r\n\r\nAdam Mann is a doubt for the Tigers after suffering back spasms following the 3-1 victory at Lydney Town midweek, and Matt Groves won’t be available due to being an usher at a friend’s wedding.\r\n\r\nYou’ll be able to catch full coverage of Boston United v Gloucester on Twitter (@GCAFCofficial) and Facebook (GCAFCofficial),
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