AN ABSOLUTE screamer from Mark Jones and a debut strike from Lee Roche ensured Wrexham got their League Two campaign off to a winning start on Saturday, writes Paul Wheelock.
The goals, either side of half-time, were the least the Dragons deserved for overrunning one the division's biggest summer spenders.
At the back, new man Dave Bayliss, along with regulars Dennis Lawrence and Shaun Pejic, never gave Boston's former Premiership strike duo Noel Whelan and Julian Joachim an inch.
The classy Jones was a joy to watch in midfield while the new strike force of Lee McEvilly and Jon Walters showed plenty of promise.
No wonder Wrexham boss Denis Smith was beaming after the game.
He said: 'It was an excellent display. We could have had it finished earlier than we did but, overall, it was a super performance.
'Once we got going, we got control of the game and achieved what we wanted to achieve. We made them change their play in the second half and that was very pleasing.
'The clean sheet was important and Dave Bayliss was my man-of-the-match. He was organised and read the game so well.
'Our goalkeeper Michael Ingham has not had a serious save to make but what he's done, he's done well.
'The first goal was an excellent strike. If there's anybody in this team who can produce a bit of brilliance, it's Mark Jones. He's matured tremendously and I think he's going to have a super season.
'I was delighted for Lee Roche as well. Anybody who can still make that distance up towards the end of the game deserves credit. He got up there and finished it well.
'The result didn't flatter us.' All five of Smith's pre-season captures had starting berths while opposing boss Steve Evans handed six players their Boston debuts.
And for 20 minutes, the two sides looked like they were getting to grips with their new line-ups, as apart from a series of corners, neither Ingham or United's Nathan Abbey were tested.
And so it was no surprise that the first goal came from a corner.
Captain Darren Ferguson's delivery was cleared only as far as Pejic, who turned the ball back inside to Jones.
The Welsh Under 21 international didn't hesitate, firing a tremendous drive that arched away from keeper Abbey and into the corner of the net.
The goal lifted Wrexham and Jones in particular, who ran the Boston midfield ragged.
Jones was linking well with McEvilly and Walters who, as the half wore on, began to look more dangerous.
And the trio produced the first real chance after the break, as Jones played in McEvilly, whose cross-shot was turned into the path of Walters who slipped with the goal gaping.
Walters claimed he was pulled down but referee Gary Lewis was not interested - to the frustration of the home faithful.
Walters came even closer on 66 minutes when he latched on to a clever pass by last season's Player-ofthe-Year Andy Holt.
Bearing down on goal, the former Bolton and Blackburn frontrunner lifted the ball over Abbey, only to see his chip rebound off the post.
The longer Wrexham went without adding the second, the more it felt there might be a sting in the tail.
But with Bayliss and company in such commanding form at the back, Boston were seldom given a chance to equalise.
And the result was put to bed seven minutes from time thanks to the industrious Roche.
Substitute Dean Bennett, on for McEvilly, raided down the left on a mazy run. And despite losing his balance in the box, he stayed composed to find wing-back Roche to fire the ball into the roof of the net.