Boston United look to end their year on a high against Eastwood

Nathan Stainfield has been recalled by Boston United.
Nathan Stainfield has been recalled by Boston United.

BOSTON United will look to end their year on a high as they face Eastwood Town in their final match of 2011.

This afternoon’s clash at the Jakemans Stadium (KO 3pm) will see Pilgrims attacker Ben Fairclough pitted against the side he began the season with.

Fairclough switched to United after becoming frustrated at the lack of chances available to him with the Badgers.

It could be said he hasn’t really earned the amount of game time he would have wished with the Pilgrims.

However, the forward is still getting chances from the bench instead of being stuck in the stands.

“I wasn’t getting in at Eastwood and I wasn’t happy there,” said Fairclough, cousin of Boston defender Jordan.

“I knew I needed a change. I had a word with Jordan and then I ended up moving here.”

United will begin life without defender Alan White, who has left the club for Blue Square Bet North rivals Harrogate Town.

In his place, the Pilgrims have recalled Nathan Stainfield from his loan at Hinckley.

United may also offer a debut to Jacob Joyce, the Peterborough United loanee currently at the club on work experience.

United also hope to give a run out to a new striker, yet to be named, who is expected to be available in time for today’s match.

With just 13 points on the board, Eastwood are in 21st place in the table, in the drop zone.

Boston sit 10 places ahead, with 28 points.

Eastwood are without a win in seven games, losing six of them.

Their last win came on October 29, a 2-1 success at Vauxhall Motors.