Marc Newsham wants to repeat Boston United’s historic success at Bradford Park Avenue

Marc Newsham.
Marc Newsham.

MARC Newsham admits that Boston United will not be able to replicate the emotional high of their last trip to the Horsfall Stadium – but he is aiming to match the result.

It was May 1, 2010 the last time the Pilgrims faced Bradford Park Avenue... the contest finishing with Pilgrims fans rushing the pitch to celebrate captain Lee Canoville hoist a vase above his head.

On that day, Newsham and Anthony Church found the net as United came from a goal down to win the UniBond Premier play-off final

Only Newsham and Weir-Daley remain at York Street since that day.

But the striker is eager for victory.

“We go to Bradford full of confidence,” said Newsham after Saturday’s third consecutive win.

“The last time I was there was the play-off final - and I scored - so happy memories.”

It took Park Avenue two seasons to put that defeat behind them and finally gain promotion to the Blue Square Bet North.

And now they’re here, Newsham believes they’ll be looking for revenge over the Pilgrims.

He added: “They’re a tough side and they’re doing pretty well this season.

“They’ve come into the league and they’ll want to prove a point.

“I’ll snap your hand off for a 1-0 win.

“For us it’s all about momentum.

“Last season teams like Guiseley and Hyde were winning, winning, winning.

“That’s the mind-set we need and, hopefully, it’ll come.”

Saturday’s clash (KO 3pm) will be followed by Tuesday’s derby clash against Gainsborough Trinity.

The Blues arrive at York Street (KO 7.45pm) looking to match last season’s victory over Boston.

On that occasion, Trinity - with ex-Boston players Jamie Yates, Dominic Roma and Shane Clarke in their side - won 2-1.

However, United won their previous two clashes against Trinity, leaving the Northolme with 3-1 and 2-1 victories.

The 2-1 victory came in the Lincs Senior Shield, with Kevin Holsgrove and Mikel Suarez on target.

Newsham, Jason Lee and Ben Milnes struck in the league encounter.

l BOSTON United have been drawn away to face Tadcaster Albion in the third qualifying round of the FA Cup.

The Brewers currently sit ninth in the Northern Counties East League.

On Saturday, Boston beat Kettering Town 1-0 and Tadcaster eased past Skelmersdale United 4-1.

The tie is scheduled to be played on Saturday, October 6 (KO 3pm).

Prize money for the winners will be £7,500.