Melton Town to entertain Boston on Saturday

Melton Town play the seventh of their eight consecutive home games on Saturday as they entertain Boston Town at Sign Right Park.

A 3-3 draw with Loughborough Students at the weekend snapped a streak of frustrating back to back defeats versus Leicester Nirvana and Sleaford Town. A two match winning streak preceded the previous two defeats and Melton will be hoping that their good play will translate in to three points on Saturday before they face Boston away a fortnight later.

The Poachers got off to a fast start this season and were among the early pace-setters, however, they have struggled recently, slipping to fifth in the table with Skegness Town, Deeping Rangers and ourselves not too far behind.

Melton Town are in action on Saturday afternoon. Photo: NEMM.

Boston have won only once in their past eight matches, a 2-1 victory at home to Newark in late January. Their last away win was also against Newark, back in November 2021, however, they did pick up a good point on the road in their most recent contest, coming from 4-2 down away to Quorn at the weekend to snatch a 4-4 draw. Prior to that they had lost three straight without a scoring a goal.

Away from home, Boston have won six, drawn three and lost three, scoring 32 and conceding 24. Overall they have won 12, drawn five and lost eight with a plus five goal difference.

Harry Limb is undoubtedly the dangerman, scoring 22 goals in 30 matches so far this season. The potent forward has been kept off the scoresheet in the previous four matches, not hitting the back of the net since the home win against Newark.

Tickets are available on the gate, £7 for Adults, £5 for Concessions and £3 for Under 13s.

Before kick off there will be a minutes applause in honour of Melton legend Dave ‘Sketch’ Skerritt who passed away recently. Sketch played for Holwell Sports and Pedigree Petfoods as well as Melton Town in the 1960s and 1970s.

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