Can Boston United end 29 years of waiting in Nuneaton?

Dennis Greene.
Dennis Greene.

Boston United are looking for their first victory in Nuneaton for almost 30 years.

It was September 29, 1986 when the Pilgrims left Manor Park with a 5-1 success in the Nationwide Confererence.

On that day, a Chris Cook double and further goals from Paul Casey, Greg Fee and Warren Ward settled the contest.

Since then, the Nuneaton club was liquidated and reformed, switching their name from Borough to Town and moving to the Liberty Way stadium.

But the results have remained the same as United have tried and failed on six occasions to claim another victory on the road.

Of those contests, four have ended in stalemates, with Nuneaton winning twice, including the last time the two sides met, a 2-0 scoreline in the 2011-2012 season.

This Saturday, Dennis Greene’s side will be looking to put that right and get their National League North campaign back on track.

Nuneaton and Boston haven’t locked horns since the 2011-12 campaign, when The Boro won promotion to non-league’s top tier.

But following last season’s relegation, the two old non-league rivals are ready to do battle again.

Victory would also see the Pilgrims end a six-match winless streak against their opponents, through both their guises.

United’s last victory came towards the end of their 2001-12 Conference-winning season when Ross Weatherstone, Mickey Brown, Daryl Clare and Jamie Cook all found the net in a 4-1 result.

The six meetings since that day have seen four draws and two Nuneaton wins.

The Boro currently sit third in the standings, having won six and drawn three of their 11 matches to date.

They have also picked up seven points from their last three league contests.

Pilgrims winger Kaine Felix has been forced to withdraw from an England C training camp due to his ongoing ankle injury.

He will be unlikely to feature for United on Saturday (KO 3pm).