Sam Pickup's late strike sealed a 2-1 comeback win for Chester FC Women against Wallasey Wanderers at Kingsway on Sunday.
The Blues found themselves having to come from behind after being punished for a slow start, which manager Richard Smith later described as the 'most disjointed' 45 minutes his side have produced this season.
However, Chester improved after the break and drew level on 75 minutes through Lucy Adderley before Pickup score direct from a corner with 88 minutes gone to secure a third straight win.
Chester were very slow to get out the the blocks and looked panicked on the ball. The hosts paid the price when a well-hit Wallasey effort from 30 yards struck the crossbar and with the defence slow to react to the rebound, the visitors fired home to take the lead on 17 minutes.
The Blues made hard work of the rest of the half and could not find a leveller before the turnaround.
Chester showed far more urgency in the second-half and played with an increased tempo as the Wallasey keeper pulled off a fine save to turn a Charlotte Costello strike over the crossbar.
With the visitors pinned back, it looked a matter of time before the home side would find a goal and it arrived with 15 minutes remaining when Adderley pounced from a corner.
Wallasey came under ever increasing pressure with a fantastic double save denying Phoebe Graham and Steph Oscroft's deflected attempt striker the crossbar.
Time was running out but with two minutes left on the clock Pickup sent over a corner that evaded everyone and dropped into the net to give Chester the three points.
Following the game, Smith said: "The first-half was possibly the most disjointed 45 minute performance we have had this season but in the second-half we found our feet and took the game to them.
"A draw would of been a fair result but one thing we have instilled into the squad is we play until the final whistle and yet again that has paid dividends."
Chester travel to Crewe Alexandra next weekend.