BEN Fairclough scored a brace as Boston United ended Chester’s 100 per cent start to the Blue Square Bet North season.
After seven straight wins they had no answer to the Pilgrims on Saturday.
Ben Milnes also scored as Boston held a 3-2 half-time lead.
However, two quickfire goals from sub Iain Howard reduced the arrears to one goal in the 49th minute.
However, from then n the United defence held firm.
“I would have loved Ben to have got his hat-trick,” said Boston boss Jason Lee.
“He’s one person who really does deserve what he’s getting right now.
“His work ethic is great and you can see how popular he is by how the players celebrate his goals with him.
“Inside our changing room we believed we could win the game. We weren’t negative we went forward.
“Spencer Weir-Daley was brilliant and worked hard, Newsham did the same.
“There’s no ‘I’ in team. We worked hard and got our rewards.
“I was really pleased that, after they got two goals back, we regrouped and worked hard.
“The defenders had their tin hats on as they repelled every ball.”
Keeper Dan Haystead added: “Being 3-0 up was never in the game plan, but we’ve got nothing to be frightened of.
“We’re a good side who just had a bad spell.
“We needed that confidence all-round, including myself, I’ve been nowhere near my best in the last few games.
“But it’s nice to get a win.
“We started very well and combated what they looked to do.
“We worked very hard, the two in midfield and the two centre halves, the full backs, everyone.
Then we had a four-minute spell in the second half where they got in behind us.
“We just held the pressure after that.”
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