Can Boston United earn their first win at Worcester City since 2000?

Dennis Greene.
Dennis Greene.

Boston United are looking to record their first victory at Worcester City in 13 years today.

The Pilgrims are hoping they can slay the Dragons and put to bed their recent run of poor form at St George’s Lane.

Since dropping out of the Football League in 2007, United have faced Worcester eight times.

They have won just once and drawn a solitary time in those meetings.

City, meanwhile, have won all four home matches against Boston convincingly - 2-1, 2-0, 3-0 and 2-1.

This season the Dragons left York Street with a 2-1 league win, Marc Newsham netting for Boston.

The Pilgrims’ last victory at St George’s Lane came at the end of the 1999-2000 season - March 27 to be exact - when goals from Micky Nuttell and Mark Rawle saw saw them record a 2-1 victory on the road.

Three contests later and United were crowned Dr Martens League champions, following a 3-1 victory over Grantham Town.

The team on that day was Paul Bastock, Joby Gowshall, Lennie Curtis, Colin Hoyle, Peter Costello, David Rennie, Andrew Stanhope, Gary Childs, Nuttell, Rawle and Paul Raynor, with Adie Hayes, Paul Watts and Lee Power on the bench.

But after revitalising United’s fortunes since joining the club, new manager Dennis Greene is hoping his team can make it three wins in a row.

He said: “At the moment we can actually go above Worcester (if United win).

“A week ago Worcester weren’t even in our sights.”

The Blues, as they are also known, currently sit in 12th in the Blue Square Bet North, a place above Boston.

The two opponents are level on points, but United have played two extra matches.