CHESTER outclassed newly-formed Welshpool last weekend and were frustratingly short of racking up a century of points.
They got off to a good start and a probing run from Kirsty Marshall led to Daisy Mankee scoring, converted by Leni Smith.
Soon after Marshall had another good run and scored an unconverted try herself before a turn-over in the scrum allowed Catherine Nixon to cross the line for an unconverted try.
From the kick-off Sally Lowther gathered the ball and after a good run passed to Meg Youdan who ran 30 metres to score under the posts, converted by Smith.
Chester were awarded a number of penalties in an attacking position and Smith crossed the line for another score, converted by Smith.
Marshall was in again for an unconverted try and then Colleen White scored and converted her own try before Marshall completed her hat-trick. Rachel Smith also touched down with White converting one of the tries to make it 55-0 at the break.
Plucky Welshpool came back in the second half and defended well for 10 minutes preventing Chester from scoring an early try, but a strong run from White created the first try of the half which was converted.
Good hands and support work from Rachel Broderick put Youdan over for her second try, converted by Leni Smith, who scored herself soon after with Mankee increasing the lead. Neither try was converted.
After being put under pressure on their line Chester won back possession, Leni Smith kicked down the pitch and Youdan chased, kicked it 10 metres and then picked it up and scored under the posts. Leni Smith added the conversion.
In the dying moments, against a tired Welshpool team who had spent most of the match tackling, good team work led to Rachel Nixon scoring in the corner, converted by White, followed by a final solo effort from Marshall which was unconverted.
Welshpool nominated Chester's Sally Lowther as player of the match
The return will be at Chester on April 3.