IN PICTURES: Boston United v Chorley

Reece Thompson in action at Chorley last season. Photo: Eric Brown.
Reece Thompson in action at Chorley last season. Photo: Eric Brown.

Boston United travel to Chorley on Saturday, ready to rekindle an intense rivalry.

The Pilgrims and Magpies have met 12 times in the previous four seasons, both teams claiming four wins and the remaining four contests ending in draws.

Kaine Felix and Dayle Southwell netted in Boston's 2014-15 win at Victory Park.

Kaine Felix and Dayle Southwell netted in Boston's 2014-15 win at Victory Park.

However, it was Chorley who were left celebrating in the most memorable clash between the two sides, winning through 5-4 on penalties in the 2014-15 play-off semi-final in Lincolnshire.

This recent rivalry began earlier that season following the Magpies’ promotion to the National League North.

Dayle Southwell and Kaine Felix were on target in the first meeting, Boston leaving Victory Park with a 2-1 success.

The two sides then played out a goalless stalemate at the Jakemans Stadium the following week, that scoreline replicated in Lancashire in the play-off first leg.

Chorley celebrate their shootout success.

Chorley celebrate their shootout success.

Scott Garner and Kaine Felix put Boston 2-0 up in the second leg, but a 95th-minute overhead kick from Adam Roscoe took the game into extra time and penalties.

Chorley were beaten by Gusieley in the play-off final.

The 2015-16 season saw the Magpies win 2-1 at York Street (Jay Rollins scoring) and 2-0 at Victory Park.

They added a 2-0 home win early in the 2016-17 campaign, but Boston responded with a 3-1 win at home, Lewis Hilliard, Adam Chapman and Jan Yeomans on the scoresheet.

A battered and bloodied Carl Piergianni following the penalty defeat.

A battered and bloodied Carl Piergianni following the penalty defeat.

Last season saw the rivals meet another four times.

Ashley Hemmings and Kabongo Tshimanga secured a 2-0 win in Boston before the two sides drew 0-0 at Chorley in an FA Cup clash.

Nick Haughton proved the difference in the replay, grabbing a hat-trick as Chorley won 4-3 in extra time.

Gregg Smith, James Clifton and Tshimanga scored for Boston.

The Magpies progressed to the 2014-15 play-off final following penalties.

The Magpies progressed to the 2014-15 play-off final following penalties.

United have won the most recent meeting between the two, Reece Thompson scoring the only goal in March as Boston - in Craig Elliott’s ony game against Chorley as Boston manager - held on for a 1-0 away success.

The stakes are high for both sides again on Saturday as Chorley are looking to regain top spot in the National League North, while Boston are looking for points to aid their return to the top seven.

The match kicks off at 3pm.

Kabongo Tshimanga gets a sight of goal.

Kabongo Tshimanga gets a sight of goal.

Back of the net! Kabongo Tshimanga on target against Chorley.

Back of the net! Kabongo Tshimanga on target against Chorley.

Jay Rollins in action at Victory Park last season. His last start for the Pilgrims. Photo: Eric Brown.

Jay Rollins in action at Victory Park last season. His last start for the Pilgrims. Photo: Eric Brown.

Reece Thompson celebrates his winner.

Reece Thompson celebrates his winner.