AT half-time Chester's fifth defeat in a row was looming large and fans were vowing to keep much more abreast of the nuances of the UniBond League for next season.
At two-nil down things looked cut and dried for the Deva outift, with Steve West scoring an impressive double for Woking.
But there was a bright spark in Chester's second-half display where they did enough to take something from the game as Martyn Blackburn's goal spurred them on.
However, demotion to the UniBond does look a strong possibility, especially on Chester's first-half display where they really didn't match Geoff Chapple's Woking.
Non-league stalwart Chapple's side looked a far more complete unit, and centre-half West, pushed up into attack, made his presence felt on the quarter-hour mark, meeting a Steve Perkins cross and burying the ball past Wayne Brown.
Returning striker Mark Beesley tested the Woking defence before West underlined his class, scoring from a Barry Moore corner after guiding his header through a crowd of bodies.
It couldn't get much worse for the Blues and they slowly managed to make a mark on the game, Beesley again coming close as the half-time whistle neared.
After an interval roasting, Chester started the second half in bright fashion, Michael Rose firing in a free-kick that keeper Tony Tucker tipped onto the bar.
They were rewarded for their efforts when Beesley's deep free-kick was knocked on by Chris Malkin for Blackburn to loop home.
They piled on the pressure for a draw, with Rose firing a good chance over, but in the end Chester couldn't get on level terms and need to find any sort of scrappy point to stop the rot.
Woking: Tucker, Piper, Pitman, Saunders, Smith, Moore, Perkins, Fowler (Reeks 84), Kadi (Haughton 53), West, Sharpling. Subs: Hibburt, Steele, Baverstock.
Chester: Brown, Ruscoe, M Rose, Porter, Halford, Lancaster, S Rose, Blackburn, Malkin (Williams 78), Beesley, Carden (M O'Brien 79). Subs: Kerr, Woodyatt, Wright.
Referee: L Probert (Bridgewater).