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Boston United to keep points despite Histon turmoil

By Boston Target  |  Posted: November 21, 2012

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BOSTON United are breathing a sigh of relief after fears they could lose three points and six goals were allayed.

The future of the Pilgrims' Blue Square Bet North rivals Histon was plunged into doubt when they were forced to call off last Saturday's trip to Colwyn Bay amid growing financial uncertainty.

It was feared former Histon directors would try to reclaim hundreds of thousands of pounds, plunging the future of the Stutes into doubt.

Boston hammered Histon 6-0 in August, with striker Mark Jones hitting his first goals for the club with a hat-trick.

If the Stutes went out of business, United would lose those points and goals, damaging their play-off hopes.

However, Histon will return to action this weekend after former directors agreed to write off loans that could have potentially forced the club out of existence.

"We have breathed a sigh of relief," Histon chairman Russell Hands told the Cambridge News this week.

"We met former directors and spoke to a lot of people and got letters of intent that they will not come after the club for reimbursement for money invested into the club over the last 20 years.

"This puts us in a much safer position.

"We can get back to playing football now."

The news means Boston will keep their points and goals, which could be crucial come the end of the season.

"The points are more important than my goals," said Jones following Saturday's 3-1 defeat to Guiseley.

The Pilgrims are due to travel to Histon's Glass World Stadium on Saturday, April 20.

Meanwhile, Boston's home match with Altrincham has been brought forward to Saturday, December 1 (3pm).

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