After a rapid rise up into the Football League, it wasn’t too long before Boston United came back down to earth with a bump; relegation in 2007 resulting the Pilgrims being demoted more than one division. After last meeting us during their 2001-2 promotion-winning campaign, we didn’t get a reunion; them going straight down into Conference North stopped from that happening. And we’re not going to get into how the Pilgrims gained promotion from the Conference in the first place amid dubious circumstances.
Boston United: The Facts
The Jakemans Community Stadium
York Street, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 6JN
Boston United Travel Information – Distance: 86 miles
Go north on the A1(M) and A1 up to Peterborough. Come off the A1(M) at Junction 17, which puts you on the Fletton Parkway (A1139). Stay on here for seven miles until you come to a roundabout. Take the third exit to remain on the A1139, then it’s the third exit at the next roundabout for the A47.
In under a mile with a McDonalds and Esso on your left as you come to a roundabout, take the first exit onto Crowland Road. Keep going straight for about four miles in total. You’ll come to another roundabout, at which point take the third exit for the A16. Stay on the A16 for around seven miles.
As the road bends around to the left, turn right onto Mill Drove North. Go up here for two miles, before turning left onto Weston Hills Road (B1165). In under a mile on the outskirts of Spalding, take the third exit at the roundabout to rejoin the A16 north.
Stay on the A16 all the way to Boston now; crossing the River Witham and snaking round to the right and then left. Turn right onto Main Ridge East, then right onto York Street. It’s then another right onto Spayne Road.
With no parking at the ground unless you’re lucky enough to be a permit holder, you’ll have to make do with local Pay and Display options – or find some on-street parking.
Services to: GRANTHAM (for STEVENAGE)
The walk from the station is around a mile and can be done in under 20 minutes. Go east from the station on Station Road; turning left onto Tower Street and following it round to the right. This brings you out onto the riverside. Turn right and follow the path to the first bridge you come to.
Go across the river here and turn right onto Church Street. Keep following the river down towards the Guildhall. Next, turn left onto John Adams Way at the end of this stretch. The next step is to follow the road around to the left and take a right into Spayne Road.
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