FC Halifax Town will complete pre-season games with a home match tomorrow against Vanarama National League North side Boston United at the MBi Shay Stadium.
Here are 10 Things you may or not know about our visitors.
- The club is one of only 12 in the country to run a Centre of Excellence, provides a Study Support Centre and is also the basis of the ‘Boston United Football in the Community Scheme’.
- Boston United were members of the Football League from 2002 up until 2007. 
- The club is known as ‘the Pilgrims’ about the Pilgrim Fathers, who left England and sailed to North America and founded Boston, Massachusetts.
- The club’s crest, the pilgrim fathers’ ship ‘The Mayflower’, is also a reference to them.
- They were the first club to ever start a season on less than 0 points after financial problems seen them get deducted points.
- York Street, currently styled as The Jakemans Stadium for sponsorship purposes, is the home ground of Boston United and holds around 6,643 spectators.
- Was formerly managed by Steve Evans, the Scottish manager was prosecuted for tax evasion while managing the Pilgrims.
- Boston United won the Conference (National League) back in the 2001/02 season.
- Boston’s neighbours include Lincoln City, Scunthorpe United and Grimsby Town.
- Paul Gascoigne, the former England International, played four times for Boston United in 2004, his final club.
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