Looking ahead towards our final preseason fixture against Boston United, we’ll look back into the past to see how these two sides have matched up in history and how there summers have unravelled.
Over the years the two clubs have come across each other six times, splitting equally into home and away legs. The last meeting seen The Pilgrims visit the MBi Shay Stadium and take home a point, as neither side could break the deadlock. This season seen the Shaymen gain promotion into the National League via the Play-Offs after finishing the campaign in 3rd position. Boston on the other hand slumped to finish in 16th position although the season before (2015/16) they had finished in the play-offs.
FC Halifax Town 0-0 Boston United – Saturday 4th May 2017.
Boston United 1-4 FC Halifax Town – Saturday 22nd October 2016.
Boston United 1-2 FC Halifax Town – Saturday 13th October 2013.
FC Halifax Town 1-2 Boston United – Saturday 13th October 2012.
FC Halifax Town 3-2 Boston United – Monday 9th April 2012.
Boston United 0-0 FC Halifax Town – Monday 29th August 2011.
Preseason for both clubs have seen their ups and downs but both have taken plenty away from their summer fixtures so far. Boston United’s summer encounters started off with a 3-2 away defeat to Basford United before only one week later picking themselves back up to march to victory over Tadcaster Albion, which seemed to spark a good result against former EFL, newly joined National League side Chesterfield, which concluded as a draw, 0-0. But back to back defeats against two sets of Lincoln sides which saw themselves step out of the Lincolnshire Senior Cup as Evo-Stik side Lincoln United won 3-2. Next up for the Pilgrims was another home tie against another Lincoln this time the EFL side Lincoln City. The game ended 4-1 to the visitors leaving a sour feeling on Craig Elliot’s Pilgrims, who will want to end the summer on a high note ahead of their opening game of the season against Guiseley at home.
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