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Match Preview :- Boston United - Tuesday October 30th, 2012 (19:45:00)

Celtic take on Boston United on Tuesday (Kick off 7:45pm). Boston are currently fourteenth in the table, on fifteen points, three points, and seven places behind Celtic, with a game in hand. There will be a match centre for this game.

Boston have yet to draw this season, and have won five, lost six of their opening eleven matches. Their best result this season was a 6-0 win over Histon at home, whilst their worst result was a 4-2 defeat at Oxford. In the past ten meetings between the two clubs, the away team has never won. Celtic came closest with the only draw between the two clubs back in 1992, but since then, the home team have won every game. In the last meeting, at Boston at the end of last season, Boston won 3-2, whilst Celtic won the reverse fixture in December, 3-0. Six of the last ten games have seen three or more goals, and with both teams having a reputation for attacking football, that pattern could well be repeated.

Boston's top scorer this season is a three way tie between Marc Newsham, Spencer Weir-Daley and Mark Jones, all of whom have scored five goals each. Boston have scored twenty goals this season (eight away) at a rate of 1.7 goals per game (1.1 away from home) with their most dangerous period being in the opening fifteen minutes where they have scored six goals. At the other end, Boston have conceded seventeen goals (eight away) at a rate of 1.4 goals per game (1.1 away) with their most vulnerable period being just after the restart, where they have conceded four.

Boston's last match was a 2-1 home defeat to Worcester City. In that match, Boston lined up as:
1. Dan Haystead
2. Conor Marshall
3. Tom Ward
4. Nathan Stainfield
5. Gareth Jellyman
6. Ben Fairclough
7. Ben Milnes
8. Ian Ross
9. Marc Newsham
10. Mark Jones
11. Spencer Weir-Daley

Celtic's last match was a 0-0 draw away at top-four side Oxford City. In that match Celtic lined up as:
1. Alex Cairnes
2. Prince Haywood
3. Jonny Lindsay
4. Kristian Platt
5. Mark Lees
6. Jordan Barrow
7. Jamie Mullan
8. Callum Warburton
9. Byron Walker
10. Corey Gregory
11. Tom Buckley

A win for Celtic could put them up as high as sixth, but a loss could see Celtic drop to mid-table. Boston's topsy-turvey season so far gives no indication of how this particular game will pan out.

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