Striker Spencer Weir-Daley says Boston United’s defence have been a ‘breath of fresh air’.
The Pilgrims brought in a completely new back line this summer, with the arrival of Ashley Timms, Peter Bore, Netan Sansara, Carl Piergianni, Scott Garner and Stefan Galinski.
In fact, only Conor Marshall remains from last season’s rearguard.
And Weir-Daley believes that this season’s defence are helping to ease the pressure on the club’s attackers.
He said: “The back five, no disrespect to the older players, but they’ve been a breath of fresh air.
“I think this is the strongest defence we’ve had since probably the days of Shaun Pearson and Lee Canoville.
“Scott Garner, Pidge, Borey, Netan and Ashley, it’s been a whole new back five - but maybe we won’t have to score three every game now.
“We can’t always be on top of our game as strikers, so it’s been really good so far and we hope it continues all season.”