Next season will be a step into the unknown for Boreham Wood, who have never competed at the top tier of non-league football.
But that's unlikely to be too much of a concern for the Hertfordshire club, who have enjoyed a relatively rapid rise through the pyramid.
Wood - who have been going for less than 70 years - finished second to Bromley in the Conference South but defeated Havant & Waterlooville and then Whitehawk to gain promotion through the play-offs.
Their success has been built on solid foundations: president Bill O'Neill was one of the founders, the club has a thriving academy, a long-standing relationship with Arsenal, chairman Danny Hunter has been in charge since 1999 and Ian Allinson was appointed manager in 2008.
Meadow Park boss Allinson, who had a long career in the Football League with Colchester United and Arsenal, has said finishing fifth from bottom next season would be an acheivement.
And the ex-Arsenal winger admits he will need to add more experience to his squad, but the 57-year-old won't be ditching the youthful formula that has worked so well.
Hunter has been more forthright in his opinion and insists the club will take satisfaction in proving those writing them off as 'relegation fodder' wrong.
Who are they?
Boreham Wood were formed in 1948 through the merger of amateur clubs Boreham Rovers and Royal Retournez, progressing through the Mid-Herts League, Parthenon League, Spartan League and Athenian League before joining the Isthmian League in 1974.
The Wood have spent most of last 40 years at that level, winning the Division One championship three times and at times challenging at the Premier Division's top end.
Non-league reorganisation resulted in them switching to the Southern League in 2004, winning the Eastern Division title and reaching the FA Trophy semi-finals in 2006, but the club was then moved back to the Isthmian League.
The Wood won promotion to the Conference South via the play-offs in 2010 and gradual improvement followed, culminating in another successful promotion play-off this term, meaning the club will be competing at the highest level in its history next season.
Last meeting with the Blues
Perhaps not surprisingly given the level at which the two clubs have competed historically, next season will be the first time Chester and Boreham Wood have faced each other.
Players to watch
On-loan Lee Angol was Wood's star man with 25 league goals but his future is unclear at present as parent club Luton Town are eager to keep hold of the 20-year-old forward. Left-footer Graham Montgomery will be one to keep an eye on as he contributed 10 league goals from midfield last term. He can operate out wide or in the middle and has Football League experience from his time at Dagenham & Redbridge. Montgomery moved to Meadow Park in 2012 and the 27-year-old has been a key part of Wood's success.
The experienced Ricky Shakes started his career at Bolton Wanderers and has more than 100 Football League appearances to his name from spells with Swindon Town and Brentford. Holding international caps for both Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana, the 30-year-old was with Ebbsfleet United and Kidderminster Harriers before joining Wood in 2013. He suffered a snapped Achilles in his first training session but recovered to establish himself as an integral part of the midfield. He combines his playing duties with working as a coach in the club's academy.