Author: Doug Lowe
page paperback, 189 x 246mm
Boston United were formed in 1933 and joined the
Midland League. Their first venture
in the FA Cup followed in 1934-35, with a trip to Ollerton Colliery.
Doug Lowe’s book recounts all their highs and lows in the competition
since then; opponents have included Tottenham Hotspur and Derby County,
alongside lesser-known names such as Glapwell and Marfleet.
After a narrative account of Boston United’s achievements in the
competition, the book includes results, scorers and line-ups for all their FA
Cup games. Full details of the
opposing team are also given. Match
reports of important games are included. A
number of appendices include United’s players’ records (appearances and
goals) and, for Boston’s opponents, an account of ‘where are they now’ and
the leagues they were in when the clubs met in the competition.
book is illustrated with action photographs, player portraits, programmes and
match tickets. John Motson kindly
contributed the foreword.
Chapter 3: The Matches
Chapter 6: Match Details
Chapter 11: Missing Information - Can you help?
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