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Boston Town 0, Boston United 4
Town's Paul Goodhand threatens with a free-kickin the 2004 game
A first half hat-trick by Jason Lee eased the Pilgrims to vistory in what was only the fifth ever meeting between the two sides.
The Poachers, including a number of new faces, competed bravely in the second half in particular but never looked like causing an upset.
But fans will have been heartened to see Lee Orrey - sporting a mohican - and Danny Matson in the line-up ahead of the new season.
Town: Swann, Lambley, Thompson, Jones, Baker, Vaughan, Brader, Brooks, Nuttell, Collins, Goodhand. Subs: Harris, Orrey, Matson, Don-Duncan, Scotney
July 9, 2005
Boston Town 1, Boston United 3
Late goals saw the Pilgrims secure a win by a flattering margin in their latest friendly against the Poachers.
The home team deservedly led 1-0 at half-time thanks to a goal by debutant Danny Matson.
United fans in the crowd, estimated at 1,000, were quiet in the opening period as James Brader and Lee Orrey caused them problems.
Bob Don-Duncan's side played some crisp passing football against their Coca Cola League 2 opponents who included former Nottingham Forest Premiership star Jason Lee in a strong-looking line-up.
Steve Evans' highly-paid men finally equalised after a half-time ear-bashing through Paul Ellender with 25 minutes to go and triallist Matt O'Halloran put United in the lead shortly afterwards.
Simon Rusk's last minute strike made the scoreline unduly harsh on Town.
Boston Town 0, Boston United 2
Ian Shooter and Danny Matson remain the only Poachers ever to have scored against rivals Boston United.
But Town gave their League Two neighbours a fright after holding them for over an hour.
United fielded all their first team squad but were thwarted for much of the game by a resolute rearguard display by the hoem team.
Paul Ellender and Paul Tait eventually netted second half goals in front of a healhty crowd.
Town: Hurst, Parker, Spafford, Baker, Price, Brader, Goodhand, Collins, Basker, Bull, Rowan. Subs (all used): Nuttell, Harris, Lawrence, Lovas, Lovelace, Iley, Matson, Sutton, Fraser
July 15, 2006
Boston Town 1 Boston United 0
Jez Ashberry reports from Tattershall Road
It's the scoreline Poachers fans have waited 43 years to see.
And though this was only a pre-season friendly the heartfelt post-match celebrations in the Boston Town dressing room showed what the result meant to the home side.
A game of few chances was settled 19 minutes from time when full-back Liam Parker - brother of Pilgrims target Wes - crashed a towering header into the United net from substitute Liam Ogden's left-wing corner.
It set up Town's first ever victory over their neighbours in seven attempts and sparked jubilant scenes at Tattershall Road.
The winning goal was a rare highlight in a mostly torpid affair which was dominated by two sets of defenders.
Town forwards Gary Bull - scorer of 57 goals last term - and Mickey Nuttell got little change out of United's centre-back pairing of Paul Ellender and Matt Bloomer while at the other end the composed Shaun Baker marshalled the Town back three in admirable fashion.
For United Ludovic Quistin, the Guadaloupe international winger and cousin of Arsenal defender William Gallas, caught the eye on the left flank while his opposite number Laszlo Lovas kept former Hull City defender busy.
After a goalless first half Tommy Taylor rang the changes but his new-look United team was soon on the back foot.
Town could have taken the lead soon after the interval when the impressive Jon Rowan's effort was hacked off the line by Tom Matthews.
The goal did come on 71 minutes when Ogden's corner was headed home by Parker arriving through a crowd at the far post.
But the Pilgrims squandered a chance to draw level seconds later when Nibiyeye Medine was left with the goal at his mercy only for Bart Griemink to claw his shot over the crossbar.
Technically neat but toothless in attack, United pressed forward in the closing minutes but the home defence hung on for a memorable win.
United boss Taylor now has some thinking to do after four warm-upmatches in which his team has failed to score from open play.
Town: Griemink, Parker, Spafford, Appleby (Stares 84) , Baker, Rowan, Brader (Ogden 60), Gray, Nuttell, Bull, Lovas (Goodhand 72)
United: Wright, Matthews, Green, Ellender, Bloomer, Talbot, Galbraith, Nicholls, Clarke, Froggatt, Quistin
July 31, 2007
Boston Town 1, Boston united 3
Liam Parker became the first player to score for both sides in Boston derbies.
Two years ago he netted to give the Poachers a historic first ever win over their rivals.
But in the latest encounter between the two sides, he scored United's opener in a 3-1 victory.
Town equalised through a Paul Goodhand penalty but goals by Mikel Suarez and James Cullingworth sealed the visitors' win.
Town: Conroy, Hocking, Baker, Brown, Lambley (Ogden), Lovas (Stares), Goodhand (Foster), Rowan, Revill, Bull, Pemberton. Subs not used: Lowe, Blakey
July 18, 2009