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Boston United Football Club is an association football club, based in Boston, Lincolnshire. Founded 90 years ago in 1933, the team currently compete in the National League North, the 6th tier of English football.

They play their home matches at Jakemans Community Stadium, and are nicknamed "The Pilgrims".

The team's playing kit is manufactured by adidas and is made of 100% polyester.


Boston United Football Club was established in 1933 but football had been played in the town since the late 1800s.

They achieved major success under the management of Ray Middleton in the 1950s, winning the Midland League and reaching the second round of the FA Cup.

They joined the Southern League in 1958 and the Northern Premier League in 1968, winning the championship four times and the League Cup twice.

In 1977, the ground was deemed not suitable for the Football League and the directors vowed to make it suitable.

They achieved this in 1979 and joined the Alliance Premier League (now the National League) as founder-members.

They won the Conference title in 2002 and were promoted to the Football League, but were relegated back to the Conference seven years later and were demoted to the Northern Premier League.

In 2010, they won promotion back to the Conference via the play-offs and reached the play-offs again in 2015-16 and 2018-19, but lost both times.

They moved to their new Community Stadium at The Quadrant in 2020, but were relegated back to the National League North after losing the promotion final to York City in May 2021.