IT seems the days of matches being completed in 90 minutes are long gone.

Games are now often well in excess of 100 minutes and this has been a point stressed by boss Calum McIntyre, whose Chester side returns to National League North action away to Boston United tomorrow.

With a fifth of the campaign completed, the Blues find themselves sitting in 14th spot in the table, three points behind Boston, who are ninth.

Chester are also into the third qualifying round of the FA Cup having recovered from a 1-0 interval deficit to see off Tadcaster Albion 3-1 in front of the BBC cameras.

McIntyre (pictured left) told Chester FC TV: “The message right at the end of half-time was if we’re 1-0 down in the 92nd minute, you need to keep believing that the referee’s going to put 13 (minutes) on and we might score one, we might score two.

“That mentality... that positivity isn’t me coming out here like one of them little dolls with clapping cymbals.

“It’s like really clear that when it grips the club and grips the team, it’s difficult and it’s challenging.

“So, I’ve tried to come from day one and go ‘right, this is where we can go’.

“So I think we’re good. Maybe I’m in a minority, I don’t know, but I think we’re good.”

Leaders Tamworth pay a visit to Southport tomorrow, while second-placed Scunthorpe United are at Chorley.

Other fixtures: Blyth v Alfreton; Brackley v Curzon Ashton; Buxton v Spennymoor; Darlington v Gloucester; Farsley Celtic v Banbury; Hereford v Bishop’s Stortford; Peterborough Sports v South Shields; Rushall Olympic v Scarborough; Warrington v King’s Lynn.

National League leaders Chesterfield, who beat Halifax 3-2 on Tuesday, host Wealdstone tomorrow while second-placed Solihull Moors welcome Bromley.

Other fixtures: Woking v York; Altrincham v Ebbsfleet; Barnet v FC Halifax; Boreham Wood v Aldershot; Dagenham v Hartlepool; Dorking v Rochdale; Eastleigh v Kidderminster; Gateshead v Maidenhead; Oldham v Oxford; Southend v AFC Fylde.