Return of the Nomads

18 Nov 2019 in News

Return of the Nomads Return of the Nomads

Anstey Nomads' visit to the DWB Stadium at the weekend will be their first for more than half a century!

Not since 1965-66 have they been in the same league as Boston Town.

Boston Town historian Simon Ashberry said: "It’s certainly one of the longest gaps between competitive league fixtures that I can think of. The last time Anstey Nomads came to our ground was in May 1965, at the very end of what was only the second season since our formation. 

"We ran away with the Central Alliance title that year with a squad that boasted stars such as Bert Linnecor and Harry Godbold and then moved on to the Eastern Counties League.

"It's remarkable to think that a young Harold Wilson was Prime Minister at the time and we were still a few weeks away from Geoff Hurst’s heroics at Wembley to win England the World Cup."

Now that Anstey have joined the United Counties League, they're scheduled to visit the DWB Stadium this Saturday (23 November, 3pm KO) a mere 53 years later!

Since then, there’s been just one other game between the two clubs - in the FA Vase in 1984 when a Martyn Boyers brace helped us to a 2-1 win at Anstey’s Cropston Road ground, with the Poachers side that afternoon also including the likes of Steve Shipp and Shaughan Farrow. 

Photo: Boston's team line-up from 1984, the season when we last played Anstey Nomads


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