Paul Bastock's record-equalling Boston United shirt sold for more than £1,000

Football League shirt worn on final day of 2002-03 season...
Paul Bastock's shirt went for more than £1,000Paul Bastock's shirt went for more than £1,000
Paul Bastock's shirt went for more than £1,000

A shirt worn by Boston United all-time appearance record holder Paul Bastock has been sold for more than £1,000.

The green jersey - worn as Bazza equalled Billy Howells' club record of 572 appearances away at Cambridge United on the final day of the 2002-03 Division Three season - was auctioned off online.

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The shirt was signed after the game by teammates and the Pilgrims management of Neil Thompson and Neil Redfearn.

By Friday evening's deadline, the winning bid had reached £1,170.

"Wow, can't believe this but massive thanks to the man that has won my match shirt," Bastock, now part of the management staff at National League King's Lynn, wrote on Twitter.

Bastock - who went on to play 625 times for the Pilgrims and overtake Peter Shilton's record of 1,249 competitive club matches - donated the shirt to ex-Pilgrims teammate and current United director Chris Cook, who set up the auction to raise funds for the club.

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"Incredible support from a lovely, lovely man," Cook said. "To say he (Bastock) loves the club would be an understatement."

Bastock recently donated a Champions-branded champagne bottle, which he swigged from as Boston won the 2001-02 Nationwide Conference title, a signed photo and signed gloves to the club, also to help raise funds.

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