Boston United

York Street Ground

Boston United, who first played the Lilywhites in the league in 1998/99, were founded in 1934 as a result of a public meeting in which Ernest Malkinson rescued the old Boston Town Club. So really their history goes back further, Boston Town was one of two clubs that starting using the current Boston United Ground, York Street ground, in the late 1800s, the other being Boston Swifts. At that time the ground had no facilities, so the Swifts used the Indian Queen Public House as their base and the Town, the Coach and Horses. After the First World War, only Boston Town survived.

Amongst the players to have played for both Boston United and the Lilywhites are David Hercock, Andy Kiwoya, Andy Taylor and David Venables. 



Southern Premier (NL 2)

14.11.1998            Cambridge City 1 - 4 Boston United

1.1.1999                 Boston United 2 - 2 Cambridge City                                                                                                                This match on New Year's Day was overshadowed by the sudden departure of the Lilywhites manager, Graham Daniels, the day before. Two down at half-time, they pulled themselves together in the second half finishing the match all sqaure. One of the two goals for the Lilywhites was scored from the penalty spot by Andy Kiwomya, who later that month joined Nuneaton Borough before in the summer of 1999 he joined Boston.

16.8.1999               Cambridge City 0 - 2 Boston United

27.10.1999             Boston United 5 - 0 Cambridge City