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Watch: Steve Burr speaks after Chester FC hammer Aldershot Town 8-2

Blues boss cock-a-hoop after 'tremendous' team display but stresses there's still work to do to ensure National League safety

An ecstatic Steve Burr described his Chester FC side's performance in Tuesday's 8-2 hammering of Aldershot Town as 'tremendous'.

Four-goal James Alabi led the charge for the rampant Blues on a record-breaking night at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium with Sam Hughes and Ross Hannah netting two apiece.

Alabi became the first Chester player to score four in a league fixture since Andy Milner against Doncaster Rovers in February 1997.

It was the club's biggest league victory since reforming in 2010 and the first time the Blues had scored eight in a league game since an 8-2 win over Peterborough United in August 1972.

Burr's side scored six times in the first-half to lead 6-1 at the break, something last achieved 80 years ago in a 12-0 annihilation of York City.

"It was a terrific performance from every single player and to find ourselves in the position we were in at half-time was fantastic," said Burr afterwards.

In pictures: Action from Chester's 8-2 demolition of Aldershot

"We got 2-0 up with some clinical finishing and I thought Aldershot started very well and got one back and I thought 'game on' but our finishing and our overall play was tremendous and what more can I say? I've been miserable haven't I as you know and you're all smiling waiting for me but it's nice.

"I'm pleased for the supporters who came to see that performance. We won't get carried away because we've still got a lot to do but over the last five games we've seen the signs that can happen.

Read: Jim Green's verdict on Chester's 8-2 win against Aldershot

"I'm delighted for James Alabi. I had a good chat with him before the game and told him I needed more from him and he responded.

"It was fantastic and there were some great goals and I thought their first goal was tremendous too."



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