Daggers pretty much perfect season continued on Saturday as the result came
through from the Racecourse Ground, Wrexham at around ten to five on a
gloriously sunny Spring afternoon. Wrexham 3 Boston United 1 in the "loser
goes down" bowl means that the Pilgrims have ceased to be a Football League
club after five years of pain and embarrassment for all involved.
Shortly after Steve Evans appeared on Sky Sports News, just as I was opening
champagne in Chez Hardy, to whine about how terrible it all was and how his team
hadn't deserved to lose and how brave the players were for soldiering on unpaid
for so long. All of which would have been great had he not been the greater part
of the problem that left the sorry club out of money in the first place.
In a typical Bostonish move the club decided to enter a CVA at the absolute
11th hour when it was all but over when the second Wrexham goal went in. By
doing this it hopes to take the automatic ten point deduction this season and
avoid it at the start of next, wherever it ends up.
The Guardian yesterday summed up the situation with a report on the match
entitled "Insolvent Boston take relegation with a smirk and no credit",
which concludes with "People, even managers occasionally, say that justice evens out over a season. For Dagenham and Redbridge, who missed out to Boston's shenanigans in 2002, it has taken five seasons. By beautiful symmetry they can proudly take their place in the league in August. Few will mourn the Pilgrims' regress."