The Non-League Football Paper - - NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH - By Rob Sin­gle­ton

IT WAS a clas­sic tale of two con­trast­ing halves as Ch­ester pock­eted max­i­mum spoils.

The Blues served up a well-or­gan­ised and res­o­lute dis­play in the open­ing 45 min­utes and then flour­ished as an at­tack­ing force.

It all meant that Bos­ton suf­fered their third straight 2-0 home loss on the back of goals by Steve How­son and Dan Mooney.

Ch­ester’s plat­form for suc­cess was laid when keeper Grant Shen­ton pro­duced three ex­cel­lent first-half saves to twice thwart Nicky Walker and also Nathan Arnold.

The vis­i­tors sprang to life in the sec­ond pe­riod, with sub Matty Hughes fir­ing inches too high

But then came the break­through goal when Mooney’s 51st-minute cor­ner was met by How­son, whose thump­ing header flew past Ge­orge Wil­lis.

Eight min­utes later, Mooney broke free down the right and coolly beat the ad­vanc­ing Wil­lis.

Vic­tory could have been greater but for ex­cel­lent Wil­lis saves to deny Hughes and Mooney while a Craig Ma­hon power header flashed over.

Bos­ton tried to re­spond and had a Walker goal ruled out for off­side.

Mean­while, blocked shots by Walker and Max Wright were all that the Pil­grims had to show for their ef­forts in the game.

STAR MAN: Dan Mooney (Ch­ester) EN­TER­TAIN­MENT: ★★★★★

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