CHESTER'S place in the Nationwide Conference promotion play-offs was confirmed on Saturday, but their performance left much to be desired.
Even manager Mark Wright admitted Woking deserved to win and it needed a huge effort in the last few minutes to salvage a point.
City had no answer to Woking's on-loan striker from Bournemouth, Amos Foyewa, who scored both goals and gave central defenders Phil Bolland and Scott Guyett a torrid afternoon.
They couldn't handle his pace and it was as well for the Blues he chose not to go for his hat-trick from the penalty spot with three minutes left.
Leading 2-1, a successful spot kick after Kevin McIntyre had felled him in the box would have wrapped up victory and it was left to Martin Williams to take on goalkeeper Wayne Brown from 12 yards, but his shot went high over the bar.
That was the lifeline City needed and substitute Michael Twiss grabbed the equaliser just a minute later.
Carl Ruffer had put City back in the game on 87 minutes from a McIntyre corner, but before then it had looked Woking's day.
They led after 29 minutes when Foyewa took advantage of some poor defending following a run by Raphael Nade and although Mark Quayle missed a good chance to score for City the hosts had to thank Brown for two great saves from Scott Canham and Foyewa.
Ashley Bayes denied Quayle in the second half, but it was Foyewa who struck again on 74 minutes when he darted past Bolland to shoot beyond Brown.
As City salvaged a point Ben Davies could have grabbed a dramatic winner, but City hardly deserved to take all three points.
City meet Farnborough at the Deva on Tuesday and Wright has promised changes as he involves the rest of his squad ahead of the play-offs.