Friday, April 16, 2010

Boston United set for massive FC United clash


Friday, April 16, 2010, 07:00

With York Street set to welcome more than 2,000 fans tomorrow and with the advent of modern technology, joint-manager Paul Hurst's desire not to know the scores of Boston United's title rivals may fall on deaf ears.

The Pilgrims shot to the top of the UniBond League Premier Division table on Wednesday night, with a thumping 5-1 win at Worksop Town, and entertain the other big guns of the division, FC United tomorrow.

United are level on points with second-placed Guiseley, with Bradford Park Avenue in third a further two points back, but crucially both sides have a game in hand.

Guiseley host Marine and Bradford travel to Frickley at the weekend and Hurst is hoping to avoid any news filtering through to his players, via mobile phones and the Internet, in what will be a pressure cooker atmosphere.

"The lads realise how close they are to the prize. It's in our hands one way or another, whether it's automatic promotion or the play-offs," said Hurst, who should have a full-strength team to pick from, following the return from injury of Mark Camm (hernia) and Liam Parker (rib).

"We're not bothered what's going on in the other games, but I'm sure if something happens, it will filter through.

"With mobile phones and the Internet, there's not a lot you can do about that. The only thing we can do is ask our stadium announcer not to reveal the other teams' scores."

For the full story, read today's Lincolnshire Echo.