THREE goals in the second half earned Chester City a deserved victory against crisis club Boston United at the Deva Stadium last night.
The Lincolnshire outfit, who owe a million pounds to the Inland Revenue, were outplayed by the home side in the second period.
Chester manager Mark Wright said: "The first half was a battle where both teams were fighting against the elements. However, in the second half we settled and thoroughly deserved our win.
"Gregg Blundell scored an outstanding goal to open the scoring, and his partnership with Jon Walters looked extremely good, and it was pleasing that Jon grabbed a goal towards the end."
City thought they’d taken the lead midway through the first period when Walters had the ball in the Boston net with an effort from 18 yards, but it was disallowed by a marginal offside decision.
Five minutes into the second period City took the lead when Wilson fed the ball into the area, where Blundell pounced like the predator he is and sweetly struck his effort from 15 yards past the despairing dive of Marriott.
Walters could have doubled City’s advantage three minutes later but his effort from 18 yards went narrowly wide of the upright.
Blundell doubled City’s lead from the penalty spot after 64 minutes after Walters had been brought down by a clumsy challenge from Miller.
The ex-Doncaster striker sent Marriott the wrong way with his well-struck penalty kick.
Walters made the score 3-0 with an excellent 20-yard low drive, which fizzed past the overworked Marriott.
The visitors grabbed a consolation goal two minutes from the end as N’Guessan bundled the ball home from close range.
CHESTER CITY: Danby, Marples, Sandwith, S Vaughan (Semple 90), Westwood, Artell, Martinez, Hand, Wilson, Blundell (Bennett 88), Walters. Subs: Bolland, Hessey, Linwood.
BOSTON UNITED: Marriott, T Ryan, Ellender, Greaves, Elding, Green, Clarke, R Ryan (Canoville 81), N;Guessan, Miller, Kennedy. Subs: Maylett, Farrell, Stevens, Rowson.
REFEREE: Clive Oliver (Northumberland).