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Watch: Steve Burr on Chester FC win over Eastleigh

Blues boss pleased with three points but says side have to kill teams off

While pleased to see his side pick up three points following a 1-0 home win over Eastleigh, Chester FC boss Steve Burr says his side need to be more clinical in front of goal and get in the habit of killing teams off.

Ben Heneghan's header on 11 minutes from a John Rooney free-kick was enough to seal the points but the Blues could have added more to their tally if it wasn't for some profligacy in front of goal, with Ross Hannah, Craig Hobson, George Thomson and Jordan Chapell all wasting good chances.

And when Lee Cook's free-kick looked destined for the top corner until Jon Worsnop acrobatically turned it away, it ensured Blues fans were left living on their nerves in the dying stages, just as they had been during the 1-1 draw with Grimsby in midweek, when they conceded a late, late equaliser.

Burr said: "It's nice to get back to winning ways but we have to kill teams off. At 1-0 we are a bit edgy at the minute because we're not scoring at the other end. We're creating a lot of chances but we really have to kill teams off.

"But I thought the boys at the back were terrific as some of there set plays were excellent today. We knew what Eastleigh are all about and we know what a good side they are and it was important after Tuesday, with disappointment which felt like a defeat against Grimsby, to get three today."

Terry Marland Ben Heneghan heads Chester in front
Ben Heneghan heads Chester in front

Burr admitted he thought it was going to be case of deja vu for his side when former QPR man Cook stepped up to take a dangerously positioned free-kick on the edge of the box in the 94th minute, but was thankful to see Worsnop be equal to it.

"I thought it was going to be the dreaded four minutes for us but it was a terrific save by Jon (Worsnop)," he added. "But you do think those sort of things because of the way it panned out the other night."

Look: Images of the Blues' win over Eastleigh


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