The Mather Cup

Mather Cup

The Boston United Benevolent Cup, or as it is more commonly known - The Mather Cup, is a trophy that is owned by Boston United. It can be used as a trophy to be given to the winners of a challenge match between Boston United and any another club, the match to be played at York Street. It was presented to the club by Mrs A. Louise Mather of the White Hart Hotel. I have tried to get the results of the Mather Cup challenge matches over the seasons and these are presented below. I dare say there are some gaps (and possibly mistakes!) so if you can help fill in any missing information then please send me an E-Mail (Ken Fox:

Mather Cup Games

Season Opponents Attendance Winners Result
46/7 Sheffield United 4890 Boston United 3-2 (aet)
47/8 Leeds United 6219 Boston United 4-3
48/9 Leeds United 5749 Boston United 5-2
50/1 Southampton 4712 Boston United 1-0
51/2 Barnsley 3150 Barnsley/Boston United 1-1
52/3 West Bromwich Albion 4266 West Bromwich Albion 1-2
55/6 Wrexham 4025 Boston United 3-2
58/9 Gravesend & Northfleet 3111 Boston United 2-0
66/7 Lincoln City   Lincoln City 3-4
75/6 Lincoln City   Lincoln City 2-2 (Lincoln won 7-5 on penalties)
80/1 Lincoln City 972 Boston United 1-0
96/7 Boston Town 759 Boston United 4-1
98/9 Derby County 630 Boston United 3-1

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