CHESTER gave a strong second-half performance to save a point which seemed to be slipping away on Saturday night.
City were failing another screen test - they have never won in front of Sky cameras- until manager Mark Wright's half time talk changed the game.
Barnet had taken the lead after only four minutes when poor defending allowed skipper Greig Heald to shoot home.
Ryan sugden and Ben Davies went close to equalising, but it was unconvincing performance by City who lacked inspiration from midfield.
Chester, who gave a debut to on-loan right-back Mark Clifford, from Boston and young substitute Adam Griffin from Oldham, looked much more threatening after the break and Daryl Clare deservedly equalised on 71 minutes from Ben Davies's cross.
There was only going to be one winner and it needed two fantastic saves from goalkeeper Danny Naisbitt to keep out goalbound shots from a Scott Guyett header and then from a 20 yarder from Jimmy Kelly.
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