CHESTER CITY’S push towards the Coca Cola League Two play-off places continued on Saturday, when they extended their recent impressive run to three consecutive League victories.
 
The win against Peterborough United flattered the home side, and City may well have extended their margin of victory had it not been for an outstanding display from Mark Tyler in the Posh goal.
 
The game was a return to London Road for Chester manager Mark Wright, who was controversially dismissed from the Peterborough hot seat earlier this year.
 
However, after the match the former Liverpool and England defender was quick to praise his players. "This is not about Mark Wright, it is about a good performance and three deserved points for my team," he said.
 
"The players produced a first class display, and that is all I care about."
 
Chester got off to an excellent start. Tyler made top-class saves to deny Hand and Martinez before they deservedly took the lead after 10 minutes.
 
Stephen Vaughan delivered an excellent cross from the right and Jon Walters moved majestically to head past the over-worked Tyler for his ninth goal of the season.
 
The home keeper then made excellent saves to deny Paul Linwood, Sean Hessey and Gregg Blundell.
 
Nine minutes from the break City doubled their lead. Lawrence Wilson tried a long-range effort, and Mark Arber trying to clear the danger, sliced the ball into his own net.
 
Peterborough were reduced to 10 men towards the end. Having already utilised three substitutes, Tyler suffered an ankle injury, which forced him to retire. Captain Dean Holden donned the keeper’s jersey.
 
City couldn’t take advantage but they were delighted to have gleaned the win which lifted them to 10th place in the table.
 
Meanwhile, Chester will submit written observations to the FA on last Tuesday’s FA Cup replay against Bury. The Gigg Lane outfit have been accused by the FA of playing an ineligible player (Steve Turnbull) in the match, and the FA will decide on Wednesday whether to eject Bury from the competition .
 
PETERBOROUGH UNITED: Tyler, Holden, Futcher, Morgan, Arber, Newton, Butcher, Sterling (Yeo, 56), Hulse (Smith, 46), Opara (Benjamin, 46), Crow. Subs: Gain, Davies.
 
CHESTER CITY: Danby, Linwood, Bolland, Westwood (Artell, 85), Hessey (Sandwith, 80), S Vaughan, Hand, Martinez, Wilson, Blundell (Steele, 90), Walters. Subs: Palethorpe, Semple.
 
REFEREE: Darren Drysdale (Lincolnshire).
 
ATTENDANCE: 4,491.