Source: Newcastle Evening Chronicle
Mar 5 2010
DURHAM CITY, still searching for their first point of the season, face a tough double over the next two weekends.
Richard Ord’s side host former Football League club Boston United tomorrow having lost 10-0 in Lincolnshire on January 23rd.
Next Saturday sees the return game against FC United of Manchester at Bury’s Gigg Lane stadium.
Both Boston and FC United have hit their straps of late with Boston looking for a fifth straight win and a fourth consecutive league double.
FC United, meanwhile, have taken 13 points out of 15 since they won 2-1 at Durham earlier this year and attract 2,000 strong crowds for their home games.
Durham’s Director of Football Austin Carney said: “Boston and FC United are two big games as they are well supported clubs whose aim is to play at a higher level.
“We were obviously well beaten at Boston but only lost narrowly against FC United and these are games we look forward to.
“It is the second time Boston have made the trip to Durham as the first occasion in October saw the game postponed due to high winds.”
Durham introduced a trio of new signings in a 2-0 defeat at fifth top Guiseley last week; striker Kesandu Okike and Dan and Adie Sanders from Easington.
Boston recall regular experienced goalkeeper Tom Evans, who spent nine years at Scunthorpe United, but midfielder Gareth Davies is suspended and Mark Camm injured.
While Durham’s rookies are rock bottom on -6 points the Pilgrims have moved up to third after last week’s 7-0 win over Ossett Town.
Boston, who play title rivals Retford United on Tuesday, have scored 16 goals in their last four games and 60 in total in the league – a record bettered only by leaders Bradford PA.