BOBBY WILLIAMSON offered no excuses after Chester slumped to their second successive League Two home defeat on Saturday.
Second-half strikes from Lee Thorpe and young Sammy Moore handed the Bees the points and so eased the pressure on Brentford manager Terry Butcher.
And Butcher’s opposite number Williamson admitted his side got exactly what they deserved.
The City manager said: “We didn’t do enough to win the game by any stretch of the imagination.
“We had lots of possession but our quality in the box wasn’t good enough, and when we did create opportunities we weren’t capable of taking them.
“You’re not going to win football matches by playing like that.”
Up until Thorpe’s 53rd-minute opener Chester were very much in the game, and they would have been ahead at the break had it not been for the wasteful finishing of their forwards.
Simon Yeo, having earlier had an effort deflected onto the post, should have done better than shoot straight at Simon Brown after latching on to Adrian Pettigrew’s slip.
Yeo’s strike partner John Murphy was equally as guilty moments before half time as he headed Mark Hughes’ cross into Brown’s arms when it seemed easier to score.
Brentford, not playing like a team who had lost their last three matches, had plenty of opportunities of their own in an enthralling first half.
But City’s misery was completed a minute from time when the impressive Moore raced on to Charlie Ide’s through ball and coolly hit the first goal of his career.