Friday, August 22, 2008


22/ 8/2008

FC UNITED are looking forward to the prospect of the biggest away following in their three-year history visiting Gigg Lane on Monday afternoon (3pm).

When the Rebels were beginning their inaugural season three years ago, Boston United were visitors to play Bury in League Two.

Since then FC have achieved three successive promotions and the Pilgrims have been relegated to the Conference and last season demoted two divisions for failing to hit a deadline for leaving administration.

Boston are expected to bring around 200 supporters, while FC have thrown the gates open for under-18s to watch the match for free as they seek to build on an encouraging gate of 2,343 for the first home game of the season last week.

“With our attendance, and Boston’s away support, we believe this will be the biggest bank holiday fixture outside the Football League,” said an FC spokesman.

FC hope to welcome back winger and fans' favourite Jerome Wright (pictured) who has missed the start of the season with a stomach muscle strain.