Can they do it again? Boston United Reserves set to compete in Lincs League next season after winning the title

United Reserves receive their trophy.
United Reserves receive their trophy.
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BOSTON United Reserves look set to try to emulate this season’s success in the Lincolnshire League.

The Pilgrims’ second string were presented with the league title trophy on Saturday after storming to the championship in their first campaign after being brought back to existence.

However, with there being no official promotion or relegation from the county league, United look set to stay there for the time being.

“I think we’ll still be in the Lincs League next season, so we’ll be trying to win it again,” said manager Glen Maddison.

“It hasn’t been set in stone yet, but I think that’s where we will be.”

The club had looked at moving up a level, to either the Ridgeons or United Counties leagues.

However, the further travelling costs could prove too expensive for the York Street club.

“Another problem is that a lot of leagues in the pyramid system don’t accept reserve teams,” Maddison continued.

“We looked at what it could cost to step up a level and that would be a lot more money.

“That seems unlikely at the moment.”

However, Maddison believes the Lincolnshire League will be more competitive than ever next term and is hoping to keep the majority of his team together, as well as a few local youngsters who seem likely to progress into the reserves after graduating from the under 18s.

“I think there’s suggestions that there will be five or six more teams joining the league next season, so that will make it more exciting,” Maddison added.