Preview: Boston United (H)


By Elliot Yates

Gloucester City host Boston United tomorrow for the first game of 2022 at New Meadow Park, 3pm kick off. City come into this game on the back of a 1-0 away win against Leamington on Sunday. Boston have lost their last two games, but the Lincolnshire side are still one point adrift in the play-off places sitting in 7th place and parted company with manager Craig Elliott this week

Lee Mansell’s side currently have no new injury concerns heading into tomorrow’s match. Boston will be missing five players; Jake Wright Snr, Scott Garner, Andi Thanoj, Jay Rollins and Jordan Burrow. But look to welcome back forward Jake Wright Jnr for tomorrow’s trip and Boston’s player-coach Paul Green is fit again after being kept out with a hamstring injury.

United have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last five league games and have lost their last two matches, both at home, against top of the league Brackley Town in a 3-1 defeat and their last game against Alfreton Town losing 3-2.

City haven’t lost to Boston United in their last five meetings. Gloucester have won three and drawn two against Saturday’s opponents. The last time we faced was a 0-0 draw in December 2020 and the last time we beat Boston it was a 3-0 win in August 2019 at New Meadow Park, courtesy of a Joe Parker brace and a Joe Hanks penalty.

A win would put us up to 21 points and in a good position going into next week’s trip to Blyth Spartans.