Boston United are the visitors to St James Park on Tuesday evening in a re-scheduled National League North fixture.

In one of only four games in the division to survive the weather at the weekend, Saints picked up a valuable point at Darlington, Simeon Maye’s 78th minute goal, his first for the club, equalising a first half penalty.  The draw moved The Quakers into 10th place while Saints dropped a place to 6th as Altrincham’s win at Hereford lifted them above Kevin Wilkin’s side.

Boston edged out Saints at The Jakeman Stadium in January.  Having dominated the game but failed to score, Saints succumbed to a late Boston goal allowing The Pilgrims to leap-frog Saints in the league table and their form has continued to be strong, including wins in their last three away games.

Saints follow the visit of Boston with another home game as Blyth Spartans are the visitors next Saturday so after tough games on the road at Chester and then Darlington, a real opportunity to strengthen the league position presents itself with back-to-back home games.

When the sides met last season, Saints won both games, 2-0 at home and 3-1 away.  Games between the two teams have often been lively and high-scoring affairs so, as somebody said, "expect a nil-nil on Tuesday!".

Glenn Walker’s injury sustained at Chester may continue to rule him out although Wilkin spoke more optimistically about Walker’s possible return following the draw at Darlington.


If you cannot get to the game you can follow the action via the club Twitter feed with pre-match, half-time and full-time reports live on BBC Radio Oxford.


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