FLASHBACK | Wrexham v Boston United

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Fri 14 Dec 2018

Wrexham 3-1 Boston United | League Two | May 2007

What a day of high drama for both clubs... a day both won't forget!

A second-half fightback secured Wrexham's Football League status for an extra season at least, but Boston were condemned to the drop.

Boston, who lost 3-1, entered into a Company Voluntary Arrangement before the game but it has yet to be confirmed if they have been deducted 10 points.

Francis Green gave Boston the lead but Drewe Broughton fouled Danny Williams and Ryan Valentine scored the penalty.Embed from Getty Images

Paul Ellender went close for Boston, but in the last minutes Chris Llewellyn and Mike Proctor won it for Wrexham.

A win for Boston would have kept them in the League but their dreams were ended when Llewellyn latched on to a delightful 87th-minute through-ball from the outstanding Mark Jones, got the ball on to his left foot and smashed it back across Andy Marriott to give the Dragons the lead.

On-loan Hartlepool striker Proctor completed the coup de grace with a header after good work from substitute Lee McEvilly.Embed from Getty Images

The Pilgrims' directors, knowing relegation was all but certain in the closing stages of the match, swiftly entered the club into a Company Voluntary Arrangement [CVA] before the game had ended.

The financial rescue package is similar to administration safeguarded the club's future.Embed from Getty Images

Boston chief executive Barrie Pierpoint said: "We have entered into a CVA to keep the club alive and, with myself and chairman Jim Rodwell working on new marketing and commercial strategies, we are looking at getting Boston clear of debt in a couple of years."

Boston, who had been kicked out of their own training facilities and forced to travel to away games in cars, were backed by 450 travelling supporters.

But the result ended the Pilgrims' five-year stay in the Football League and extended the membership of Wrexham into an 87th season.

Wrexham: A.Williams, Spender, Pejic, S.Evans, Valentine, Llewellyn, Mark Jones, D.Williams, Done, Roberts (McEvilly 85'), Proctor
Substitutes (not used): Michael Jones, Roche, M.Williams, Mackin

Boston United: Marriott, Stevens, Cryan, Greaves, Clarke, Ellender, Galbraith (Maylett 76'), Cooksey, Farrell, Broughton, Green
Substitutes (not used): Albrighton, Nunn, Rowntree

Attendance: 12,374
Referee: M.Halsey

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