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Chester FC manager Jon McCarthy was a pleased man after watching his side take apart one of the National League's promotion favourites at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium last night.

Goals from Elliott Durrell, Tom Shaw and James Alabi brought Chester a deserved 3-0 success over John Still's Dagenham & Redbridge side, banishing the memory of Chester's 3-0 defeat at Gateshead on the opening day.

And McCarthy expressed his delight at his players' display, believing that they are on to something special.

Tom Shaw celebrates with Evan Horwood after making it 2-0

"We wanted a little bit of an extra spark at home," said McCarthy.

"To see all of that, to see a spirit and a work rate and a belief, there is something good around the place and I recognise it because I have seen it. There is something special here. It has given everybody a massive lift at the club.

"But it's results. When we win, everything I say is right but when we lose, everything I say is wrong."

Chester are back in National League action on Saturday when they welcome newly-promoted Maidstone United to the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium (3pm).