Resolute Tigers will prove stern test for Boston United

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BOSTON United host Gloucester City on Saturday - knowing victory is far from guaranteed.

BOSTON United host Gloucester City tomorrow - knowing victory is far from guaranteed.

The Pilgrims and Tigers were involved in three closely-constested clashes last season, each being won by the game’s solitary goal.

Spencer Weir-Daley (pictured) grabbed the winner as United earned a 1-0 victory in the south west in early January last year.

But seven days later, Gloucester gained some revenge as they dumped the Pilgrims out of the FA Trophy with a win at the Jakemans Stadium.

United had the final laugh - yet another 1-0 win - when Shaun Pearson headed home the match winner in March, a game where the Tigers defended resolutely throughout.

Now the two opponents will meet for the first time this campaign at York Street on Saturday (KO 3pm).

Gloucester have only lost once in 2012 - a 4-3 reverse at Histon.

Their other matches have seen them earn home wins against Worcester City (3-1), Solihull Moors (1-0), Eastwood Town (2-0) and Vauxhall Motors (2-1).

Away from home, they held leaders Hyde to a goalless draw.