Newsham leaves Boston United

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Marc Newsham has left Boston United, moving north of the county to National League North rivals Gainsborough Trinity.

After six seasons, more than 100 goals and - when the dust settles - definite legend status at the Jakemans Stadium club, the goal-poaching fans’ favourite has pulled on the amber and black shirt for the final time.

Newsham signed for the Pilgrims in 2009 and had a debut season to remember - scoring 29 times as United won the UniBond Premier play-off final, the UniBond Knockout Cup and Lincs Senior Shield.

He also played vital roles in five Conference North campaigns, two of which saw Boston reach the play-off semi-finals.

Newsham - who also received a call up for the nation’s university side - enjoyed his most prolific season in 2012-13, bagging 30 goals.

However,this past season saw his appearances blighted by a long-running knee injury.

His deal came to an end last month and the 28-year-old has decided it is time for a change, opting to take Gainsborough’s contract offer.

In total, Newsham scored 110 goals in 242 appearances for United.

Newsham has finished as United’s leading scorer in three of his six campaigns and also scooped two Player of the Year awards in 2012 and 2013.