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The League 2 Ground Guide

Boston United's York Street

Pending Updates
Barnet's Underhill
Boston United's York Street
Bristol Rovers' Memorial Stadium
Bury's Gigg Lane
Carlisle United's Brunton Park
Cheltenham Town's Whaddon Road
Chester City's Deva Stadium
Darlington's "Let's change the name every season" Stadium
Grimsby Town's Blundell Park
Leyton Orient's Matchroom Stadium
Macclesfield Town's Moss Rose
Mansfield Town's Field Mill
Northampton Town's Sixfields
Notts County's Meadow Lane
Oxford United's Kassam Stadium
Peterborough United's London Road
Rochdale's Spotland
Rushden and Diamonds' Nene Park
Shrewsbury Town's Gay Meadow
Stockport County's Edgeley Park
Torquay United's Plainmoor
Wrexham's Racecourse
Wycombe Wanderer's Causeway

League 2 > Boston United


DATES VISITED THIS GROUND : 24/8/2002, 26/12/2003, 16/2/2005


This was the big one, the first league meeting between the two sides, as soon as the fixture lists were announced, this was the first fixture everyone looked for (other than the obvious opening day). Weeks of preparation went into the game and it was antipated to be a good day however, the day didn't start well when bad traffic in Boston saw a 45 minute trip turn into an hour and a half. Upon entering the ground I found it a bit bland and that ever unreliable "ready to fall down" look to it.

The away end was quite a  large terrace and it provided an otherwise excellent view of the action, the only problem being the advertising boards prevented you from seeing the goalline. The stand to the Imps right was the main terrace at York Street and the obvious preferable choice of the Boston folk. This terrace, although small ran the length of the pitch and I imagine it'd provide an excellent view of the action. The stand behind the opposite goal was the oldest looking of the 4 with a small terraced section at the bottom with a wooden seated section above this. The final stand was an evelated seating. Another thing of note is that the Boston United dugout is a proper dug out with nice plastic seats that you'd find at Sincil Bank and everything but the away dugout was fulled with those really hard chairs you get in primary schools, now that hospitality for you.

The programme was quite poor and wasn't really worth the 2. Crowd trouble marred the whole game with several fans being arrested and one Lincoln fan being walked down the pitch with blood pouring after being hit over the head with something. That was about as much atmosphere as the game produced as it was quite a poor game with a bad atmosphere from both sides but Boston went on to win 2-0 which was deserved.

Overall I didn't particully enjoy my trip to Boston, I found it a very uncomfortable position to be in because of the violence and it doesn't have the local derby feel, maybe this will change down the years but I doubt it. However, Boston are soon to move to a new ground so hopefully that will improve the local atmosphere feel.



Overall Ground Quality : 4

Ease of getting there : 4

Atmosphere : 2

Programme : 7

View of Action : 8

Terrace Nutterage Factor : 10

The "football" feeling : 8

Friendliness of Home Supporters : 4

Quality of the game : 5

Chances of Coming Here Again for a Random Game : 7


Overall :  60/100