Can Boston United end Farsley Celtic’s unbeaten start to league season at The Citadel?

Luke Shiels. Photo: Oliver Atkin.Luke Shiels. Photo: Oliver Atkin.
Luke Shiels. Photo: Oliver Atkin.
Pilgrims return to action tomorrow...

Boston United head to Farsley Celtic tomorrow eager to end their hosts’ unbeaten home start to the campaign.

The Celt Army have won two and drawn four of their six National League North contests at The Citadel so far, beating Gateshead and AFC Telford United, while holding York City, Kidderminster Harriers, Chester and Leamington.

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But the Pilgrims are in fine form themselves, making it five unbeaten with Boxing Day’s 2-0 win against Alfreton Town.

“It'll be a difficult pitch, but we’re ready,” manager Craig Elliott said.

“It’s a quick turnaround, but hopefully three more points.”

Tomorrow’s contest pits the side whose only home defeat this campaign was a 3-1 reverse against AFC Fylde in the FA Cup, against the Pilgrims, whose only away defeat in five matches was a 2-1 loss, incidentally, at Fylde.

“They’ve got a really strong starting XI and one of the best centre forwards in the league in (Jimmy) Spencer,” Elliott said of Celtic.

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“They’ve got some good players so it’ll be a difficult game.

“They’ve got a decent home record. We’ve just got to keep building, we’re five unbeaten now.”

Question marks remain whether skipper Luke Shiels will be fit after injuring his knee on Saturday, while Andi Thanoj is ruled out due to injury.

Mitch Rose and Jordan Thewlis will complete their three match bans.

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United won 4-2 at the Citadel last season, finishing the game with nine men after the sendings off of Martyn Woolford and Demeaco Duhaney.

Kick off will be at 3pm.

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