Unreliable History

To be written.


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Club Records

Formed 1933

Turned Professional 2001

Became a Limited Company 29 July 1935

Previous names

Previous grounds



Club Colours HOME :   Gold shirts with black trim, black shorts with gold trim, gold socks with black trim

AWAY :  All White

Record Football League Win 6-0  v  Shrewsbury Town  (Division 3)    21.12.2002

Record Football League Defeat 0-5  v  Mansfield Town  (Conference)    11.03.2016

Record Cup Win 10-0  v  Bilsthorpe Colliery (FA Cup Second Round)    18.09.1937

Record Fee Paid £60,000 to Scarborough for Paul ELLENDER (2001)

Record Fee Received £125,000 from Northampton Town for Andy KIRK (2005)

Record Appearances (includes non-league appearances) 679  –  Paul BASTOCK  (1992-2012)

Record League Appearances 192  –  Paul ELLENDER  (2002-2007)

Record League goal-scorer 20  –  Andy KIRK  (2004-2005)

Record all-time goal-scorer 181  –  Chris COOK  (1978-1998)

Record goal-scorer in a League season ??

Most goals scored in a match 5  –  Wilf NOTLEY  v  Bilsthorpe Colliery  (FA Cup Preliminary Round)  (Home)     18.09.1937
5  –  Jack STONE  v  Skegness  (FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round)  (Away)    02.09.1950

Record Home Attendance (Boston Community Ground)

Record Home Attendance (York Street) 11,000  v  Derby County   (FA Cup Third Round replay)     09.01.1974

Record total of goals in a League season 61  –  League Two  (2005-2006)

Record total of goals in a season 61  –  Frank BUNGAY   (1934-1935)

Record League points total 3 points for a win  :  62  –  League Two  (2004-2005)  (46 games)

Most Capped Player while at club ??  –  ??  (??)

Youngest Player Nathan FORBES  –  16 years and 226 days  v  Darlington   (Division ??)  12.08.2006

Oldest Player Neil THOMPSON  –  38 years and 347 days  v  Oxford United   (Division ??)  14.09.2002


Stadium details 

Address :   Boston Community Stadium, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 6JN

Telephone :  01205 364406
Ticket Office :  01205 364406

Capacity :  5,061
Away Allocation :  ??
Pitch size :  105m x 68m  (115 yards  x 74 yards)
Official website :   bostonunited.co.uk


There are good directions to the Boston Community Stadium on the Football Ground Guide website.


Conference Champions  (Fourth Tier) 2001-2002

Southern League Champions  (Seventh Tier) 1999-2000

FA Trophy Finalists 1984-1985



Jimmy CRINGAN 1934 – 1935

Willie VAUGHTON 1935 – 1936

Arthur GREAVES 1936 – 1937

Fred TUNSTALL 1937 – 1939

Fred TUNSTALL 1945 – 1947

Jimmy McGRAHAM 1948 – 1949

Jimmy ITHELL 1950 – 1952

Fred TUNSTALL 1952 – 1954

Ray MIDDLETON  1954 – 1957

Ray KING 1957 – 1960

Ray MIDDLETON  1960 – 1961

Paul TODD 1961 – 1964

Fred TUNSTALL 1964 – 1965

Don DONOVAN 1965 – 1969

Jim SMITH 1969 – 1972

Keith JOBLING 1972 – 1975

Howard WILKINSON 1975 – 1976

Freddie TAYLOR/Gordon BOLLAND (Joint Managers) 1976 – 1977

Mickey WALKER 1977 – 1979

Albert PHELAN 1979 – 1981

John FROGGATT 1981 – 1984

Arthur MANN 1984 – 1986

Ray O’BRIEN 1986 – 1987

George KERR 1987 – 1990

Dave KUSACK 1990 – 1992

Peter MORRIS 1992 – 1994

Mel STERLAND 1994 – 1996

Greg FEE 1996 – 1998

Steve EVANS 1998 – 2002

Neil THOMPSON 2002 – 2004

James RODWELL (Caretaker) 2004

Steve EVANS 2004 – 2007

Tommy TAYLOR 2007 – 2008

Steve WELSH 2008 – 2009

Rob SCOTT/Paul HIRST (Joint Managers) 2009 – 2011

Jason LEE/Paul CANNOVILLE (Joint Managers) 2011 – 2012

Jason LEE 2012

Graham DRURY 2012 – 2013

Dennis GREENE 2013 – 2016

Adam MURRAY 2016 – 2017

Craig ELLIOTT 2017 – 


League Record

The Football League structure has historically been as follows …

1888-1892 1892-1920 1920-1921 1921-1958 1958-1992 1992-2004 2004 to date
First tier Football League Division One Division One Division One Division One Premiership Premier League
Second tier Division Two Division Two Division Two Division Two Division One Championship
Third tier Division Three Division Three
(North) and (South)
Division Three Division Two  League One
Fourth tier Division Four Division Three League Two

Promoted to Division Three  (Third Tier) 2002

Division Three  (Third Tier) 2002-2004

League Two  (Fourth Tier) 2004-2007

Demoted to Conference North  (Sixth Tier)  (Financial reasons) 2007-2008

Northern Premier League  (Seventh Tier) 2008-2010

Conference North (Sixth Tier) 2010-2015

National League North (Sixth Tier) 2015-


Spurs v Boston United full results history

Date Venue Competition Score Spurs Scorers Boston United Scorers Attendance Notes

07.01.1955 H FA Cup R3 4 – 0 Duquemin, R. Smith, R. Smith, Robb 46,185

Spurs v Boston United match reports

07.01.1955 Spurs faced Boston United in the Third Round of the FA Cup at White Hart Lane and beat the Pilgrims 4-0 in front of a crowd of 46,185.

Special train services were run from Lincolnshire to White Hart Lane and the big crowd contained 10,000 Boston fans, who ended up disappointed when Len Duquemin, Bobby Smith (2) and George Robb scored the goals to take Tottenham through to the Fourth Round of the competition.

The non-league club had set a record in beating a league side in Derby County 6-1 in the previous round, so it was no surprise when the Pilgrims started the match quickly, with their players using their pace to unsettle the Tottenham defence on a pitch with a slippery top.

Reg Howlett was the first to test Ron Reynolds, with a shot that the keeper did well to keep out, before Johnny Birkbeck saw his shot evade Reynolds, but roll agonisingly across the goal and wide of the far post.  With 30 minutes gone, Spurs started using the firmer ground on the wings and Bobby Smith, signed two weeks before the match, was on the spot to turn the ball into the net, reacting quickest to Johnny Brooks’ shot that came out off the foot of the post.

Minutes before the interval, Brooks provided Len Duquemin with the ball and the forward fired a shot that beat the goalkeeper from 18 yards out.

Following the re-start, Boston attempted to get back into the game and won a string of corners, but could not make anything from them.  They fell further behind, when a free-kick routine saw Duquemin step over the ball, leaving Blanchflower to square it to Micky Dulin.  His cross picked out Bobby Smith’s head and he put it out of Middleton’s reach to make it 3-0.  

George Robb completed the scoring in the 78th minute, but the visitors came close to a deserved goal as the match reached the final minute, when Reg Harrison crashed a shot against the crossbar.

Teams :
Spurs –
Ron Reynolds, Maurice Norman, Mel Hopkins, Danny Blanchflower, Harry Clarke, Tony Marchi, Micky Dulin, Johnny Brooks, Len Duquemin, Booby Smith and George Robb.
Boston United – Ray Middleton, Ralph Robinson, Geoff Snade, Don Hazeldine, Dave Miller, Tommy Lowder, Reg Harrison, Geoff Hazeldine, Ray Wilkins, Johnny Birbeck and Reg Howlett

Attendance : –   46

(with thanks to Lionel for the information and to the http://www.bufc.drfox.org.uk/ website)



Spurs v Boston United Notes

07.01.1955 The only match that Boston United have played against Spurs remains their biggest away attendance.

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They are linked with both

Peter Corder Spurs youth product goalkeeper who left without making a first team appearance to join Peterborough United.  Moved to Nuneaton Borough, from where he spent a spell on loan at Boston United in December 1986, playing three times.

David Galbraith Academy winger who left Spurs to find first team football with Northampton Town, where he played 37 times (1 goal) before going on loan to Boston in November 2005.  Later made permanent in a swap that saw Jason Lee move to Northampton.  Represented the Pilgrims over 60 times and scored six times, then joined Kettering Town in 2008.

Paul Gascoigne Talented midfielder that Tottenham signed from Newcastle United in 1988 for £2.2 million.  Instrumental in Spurs’ journey to the FA Cup win in 1991, but injured knee ligaments in the final.  Left for SS Lazio in a deal that helped Tottenham survive financial ruin, but injuries plagued his career thereafter.  Moved clubs and in July 2004, he signed for Boston as player-coach.  Only made five appearances before pursing coaching options elsewhere.

Andy Turner Became the youngest scorer in the Premier League (aged 17 years and 166 days) for a while shortly after making his debut in 1992.  Came through the youth system at Spurs and scored four times in 23 first team appearances, but went out on loan frequently before leaving for Portsmouth.  He was hit by injuries that saw him move around before going into coaching.  Spent a month on loan at Boston United from Rotherham United in November 2000, when he played five matches.

Imre Varadi A Junior at Tottenham, Varadi went on to have a long and varied career, which included a time at York Street scoring once in 10 games after signing from Mansfield Town in the summer of 1995.  Left for Scunthorpe United later that year.

Charlie Withers Had been at Tottenham for eleven years before he moved to Boston United, playing 164 times and scoring twice before leaving in 1958.  Made 48 appearances in his one season at York Street.

Thanks to the http://www.bufc.drfox.org.uk/ website for some of the information on former players.


Debuts against Boston United


Last game for the club – played against Boston United



First goal scored for the club – scored against Boston United



Last goal scored for the club – scored against Boston United








Transfers from Tottenham to Boston United

Name Date Fee

Charlie WITHERS Summer 1958


Transfers from Boston United to Tottenham

Name Date Fee