First ever game against Newark

Boston Town and Newark will meet in a competitive match for the first time in their history this weekend.

It’s remarkable given that the two towns are just 36 miles apart.

Known as the Highwaymen, the current Newark club’s roots go back to 1901 when they were formed as AJ Simpson and Co playing in the Newark Ironmongers’ League. But it’s only in recent years that they’ve become a senior non-league side.

They were known as Newark Flowserve for a number of years before becoming just Newark FC in 2020.

Don’t confuse them with rivals Newark Town, who play in the lower-grade Central Midlands League Premier Division North.

And to confused things further, the Highwaymen don’t actually play in Newark at the moment – they’re currently ground-sharing with Basford in north Nottingham – more than 20 miles away.

Kick-off at Greenwich Avenue on Saturday is 3pm.

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