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Watch: Chester FC boss Steve Burr on victory over FC Halifax Town

Blues boss believes his side were full value for the three points despite poor final 15 minutes and paid tribute to goal-scorer James Roberts

Chester FC boss Steve Burr believes his side should have won far more comfortably after their 2-1 home success over struggling FC Halifax Town.

A goal either side of the break from James Roberts and Johnny Hunt looked to have Chester cruising to back-to-back wins in the National League but they were made to sweat the last 15 minutes after Jordan Burrow pulled one back for the Shaymen.

But Burr believes that his side deserved the spoils despite their poor showing towards the end of the contest.

Re-read: All the blow-by-blow action from Chester FC 2 FC Halifax 1 via our live matchday blog

He said: "Those last 15 minutes were nervy. We should have gone on and won comfortably.

"Up to that point I thought we totally dominated the game. I thought we'd go on and get a few more. Apart from that 15 minute spell at the end I thought that we thoroughly deserved to win the game."

And Burr was delighted to see loan striker Roberts return from compassionate leave following the death of his 16-year-old brother a fortnight ago, net on his second appearance for the Blues to hand them the lead on 44 minutes.

"It was quite fitting today, it's been a difficult time for the lad," said the Blues boss.

"I thought he took his goal very well. Our supporters gave him a great reception."

Look: Action from Chester's win against Halifax



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