THE LOWDOWN: Tamworth v Boston United

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Michael Hollingsworth. Danny Meadows and David Fallah - it’s your day of reckoning.

Today Boston United make the journey to the Lamb Ground to face Tamworth.

In the Lambs’ current squad are former Pilgrims Danny Sleath and Shane Clarke, along with striker Leon Mettam, who previously turned out for the likes of Worksop Town and Gainsborough Trinity.

That trio were among Dennis Greene’s main summer targets, and had they all agreed to join the Pilgrims, rather than Tamworth, then perhaps things would have panned out very differently for the aforementioned United trio.

But instead, with gaps to be filled and impressive performances in pre-season matches, Hollingsworth, Meadows and Fallah did enough to persuade Greene to offer them deals.

Now, they are preparing to go head-to-head with Messrs Clarke, Mettam and Sleath, perhaps each with a point to prove.

Although Tamworth were relegated from the Conference Premier last season, United did make one appearance at the Lamb Ground during the previous campaign - in a 2-0 FA Trophy defeat.

Had right back Liam Marrs not skewed a close-range effort over the crossbar,. things may have been different that day.

But as it was, Tamworth were good value for the victory that day.

Now things are different. Very different.

The two sides are once again league rivals and there is all to play for - with the spine of the Pilgrims’ squad remaining at York Street while the Lambs have been through a overhaul in playing staff this summer.

The Pilgrims curently sit in third spot with three wins and one defeat - Saturday’s loss against North Ferriby - but have won both their matches away from home, at Colwyn Bay and Brackley.

In contrast, Tamworth are in 11th with five points from four contests.

On the road they have earned points against stuttering Harrogate Town and Worcester City.

At home they were beaten 1-0 by Stockport County, but beat Gloucester City 2-1.

Marc Newsham and Jay Dowie remain injury doubts for the Pilgrims.