Boston United v Darlington
Saturday 16th October 2021, 3pm
Vanarama National League North
Jakemans Community Stadium, Pilgrim Way Wyberton, Boston Lincolnshire PE21 7NE (01205) 364406 Twitter: @bostonunited
Formed in 1887, as Boston Utd from 1933; beat Derby
County 6-1 away in FA Cup, 1955. Promoted to Football League in
2002 although they were docked points for player registration violations - the then manager Steve Evans later received a suspended jail sentence. The Pilgrims were relegated in 2007 - followed by a further demotion due to the club's then chairman putting them in administration. They were further demoted in 2008 after remaining in administration. They started the road back with promotion through the play-offs and had been challenging under boss Dennis Greene over a couple of seasons. The last two seasons under Craig Elliott have seen solid mid-table finishes. The new out-of-town community stadium opened in December 2020.
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Ticket prices (2021/22):
Adults: £14 on the East Stand terrace; concessions: £11; 16 years and under £5.
Fans are encouraged to buy e-tickets online in advance for presenting for scanning at the turnstiles. The new stadium is a mix of seats and terrace, with three ends of the ground currently open. Away fans have been given part of the East Stand terracing.
From the North (153 miles from Darlington, approx 3hrs): Leave the A1 on the A17 at Newark, with the exit towards Newark/Lincoln/Sleaford. Carry on the Sleaford road, before eventually joining the A1121 (left) at Swineshead. There's a right turn onto the A52, just after a BMW dealership. Follow the road until you take a left turn onto the A16. The ground is on the retail park ahead.
There should be plenty of parking at the new stadium - the cost is £3.
FC Supporters' Club Star Taxis 01205 355055
Star Taxis 01205 355055
A tricky ground to get to - and especially back from - if you're travelling by train, thanks to Boston's location to the rest of the rail network; even the rail network in the rest of Lincolnshire.
Walking: The new Boston stadium is in Wyberton, south of the town on the A16 and is just under two miles away from the railway station. It will take about 35-45 minutes to walk.
A taxi is suggested. There is no real bus service to speak of, apart from a very infrequent one serving the nearby village.
Boston United website has information about the club and stadium.
Pubs in town:
The Eagle 144 West Street A short walk from the station - and if you've travelled by train, you'll need a drink! This two-room bar has up to eight real ales including by owners Castle Rock brewery. Also has Sky screens. DAFTS recommended.
The Britannia Inn 4 Church Street Town centre Bateman's pub close to the Assembly Rooms. Serves food at lunchtimes, plus Sky Sports.
The Coach and Horses 86 Main Ridge Football-friendly real ale bar, on the small side though. Visiting fans welcomed but it gets full.
The Pincushion Inn, 289 London Road, Wyberton, PE21 7DD This is 15 minute walk from the stadium, less than a mile from the ground.
As well as the stadium catering, there is a Burger King, Costa and Starbucks close to the ground.