NEIL Young refused to go overboard after Chester’s seaside stroll at Whitby Town.
The Blues boss was pleased to see his second-placed side return to winning ways yesterday but admitted they could have played better.
Young said: “I thought we did enough on the day. It wasn’t a great performance but to come away from home and win 4-0 you’ve got to be happy.
"We killed the game in the first half and although we would have liked to have carried on entertaining and creating as many chances in the second half, the main thing was to get a bit more compact and not be as open.
“Without being sparkling we’ve done what we came to do.”
The game was as good as over at half-time after Luke Holden scored his first goal for the club and top scorer Matty McGinn took his tally for the term up to 10 with a double strike.
It was left up to Iain Howard to round off a win which means Chester remain three points behind leaders Northwich Victoria.
The Blues turn their attention to the Doodson Sport Cup on Tuesday and a third-round tie at Hednesford Town (7.45pm).
Striker James Ellison, 20, will be handed his full debut after signing on a one-month loan from League Two outfit Burton Albion.
Young also hopes to include Joe Holt in his squad after confirming a deal to bring the former Wigan Athletic midfielder to the Exacta Stadium is all but done.
The 21-year-old, who was released by the Latics in the summer, has been playing at Cammell Laird after having trials with MK Dons, Plymouth Argyle and Tranmere Rovers.
Young said: “There were a lot of clubs after him but thankfully he’s signing for us.
“He was offered more money elsewhere but he’s bought into what we’re trying to do here.”