Can Boston United make the most of Vauxhall Motors’ poor away record?

Returning? Weir-Daley and Miller.
Returning? Weir-Daley and Miller.

Boston United are looking to make the most of Vauxhall Motors’ poor away record when the two sides meet this afternoon.

The Motormen haven’t travelled well this season, picking up just two wins and two draws while losing seven times away from Ellesmere Port in the Skrill North.

And one of those victories (at Workington) and one of those draws (against Harrogate Town) both came within the opening three matches of the season.

Since then the Motors have endured a relatively torrid time on their travels.

And from a total of 15 contests on the road in all cup competitions, they have only managed one further victory - an FA Cup qualifier against Carlton Town.

The Motors’ other positives away from home were a victory at Histon and a 1-1 draw at Gainsborough Trinity.

While Boston have enjoyed success at York Street - recording six wins and three draws from 10 home games to date - victory is certainly not guaranteed.

They are without a win in their past five matches in all competitions, their most barren spell of the campaign.

Vauxhall have also enjoyed reasonable success at York Street, winning 1-0 and 2-1 at Boston’s expense during the past two seasons.

They also humbled the managerless Pilgrims 4-0 at Rivacre Park last season.

Marc Newsham and Spencer Weir-Daley both netted as Boston came from 2-0 down to earn a point in the reverse fixture earlier this season.

Strikers Weir-Daley and Ricky Miller are both hoped to be available for United following recent injuries.

Kick of is at 3pm.