Boston United can end Chester FC’s unbeaten start to the season, says Tom Ward

Tom Ward is hoping Boston can halt Chester's run. Photo: David Shipman.
Tom Ward is hoping Boston can halt Chester's run. Photo: David Shipman.

TOM Ward is confident Boston United can be the team to end Chester FC’s 100 per cent record in the Blue Square Bet North.

The fearless Blues arrive at the Jakemans Stadium on Saturday, having won all seven of their opening league contests.

Arguably their most impressive result to date came during Saturday’s 4-0 thumping of Guiseley.

But ever-confident defender Ward believes records are there to be broken.

He said: “They have to lose some time.

“With the crowd behind us and us continuing to progress, you never know what can happen.

“We have to continue doing things the right way.”

Only Brackley Town sit above Chester in the standings.

And that’s because the fellow league newcomers have scored five more goals.

With 17 goals in seven games, Chester have only shipped four to date.

Along with Brackley, they share the best defensive record in the division.

However, with Marc Newsham and Spencer Weir-Daley bagging 13 competitive goals between them so far this season, United are not short of confidence in front of goal.

And following Saturday’s 2-0 win at Colwyn Bay, Ward reckons United are back on track and should fear no-one.

He added: “We got another three points on the board and maybe it’s not as bad as everyone thought.

“We’ve got some tough games, but hopefully we can get a good result.”

Chester were formed in 2010 from the ashes of Chester City, United’s old foes from the Conference and League Two days.

After City were wound-up, the fan-owned phoenix club won successive promotions, topping the Evo-Stik Division One and Premier in consecutive seasons.

Now the Blues are looking for their third straight title, although Ward is keen to make sure their attempts don’t come at Boston’s expense.