Boston United chairman “vindicated” by court victory

BOSTON United chairman David Newton has said he feels that yesterday’s court victory over Grimsby Town and former managers Rob Scott and Paul Hurst vindicated the club’s decision to persue the case.

At Sheffield County Court yesterday the Mariners and Boston’s former managerial duo were ordered to pay £10,400 in damages, £10,500 costs and £510 in interest.

The case related to the controversial departure of Scott and Hurst from the Pilgrims last March.

Speaking to the club’s website, Mr Newton said: “We are obviously pleased that the judge found in our favour — vindicating the position adopted by Boston United in pursuing this case.

“We did try to settle this matter some months ago at a figure less than the damages now awarded and hence remain very sad that the matter had to be concluded in court.

“We had a great relationship with Rob and Paul and it was not pleasant sat on opposite sides of a courtroom.

“We are pleased the matter has now been concluded and hope that good relations can once again be restored with all the people at Grimsby Town Football Club.”