CHESTER boss Mark Wright rued a chance missed after his side battled to a draw with local rivals Wrexham at the Racecourse.
To use an old cliche, the former Liverpool defender admitted it was a game of two halves, with the Dragons having the better of the first period, before City came into the game more in the second 45.
“It wasn’t a good match for the spectators, but then local derbies usually aren’t,” said the Chester boss.
“I can’t recall a really exciting derby I played in, and it wasn’t a good game to watch. Defences were definitely on top/
“I think we were lucky to go in at half time 0-0, but I gave them a little talking to at the interval and after perhaps Wrexham were lucky in the second period.”
A point lifted Chester above Shrewsbury into 13th place, and Wright added: “In most seasons, a point away at Wrexham would be a good result.
“But we’re going for promotion, so we’ve got to be a little disappointed with it.
“Wrexham are fighting to stay up, and they’ve got a little work to do.”
City will suffer a further fine from the Football League after they picked up six bookings, three of which were possibly warranted. However the other trio of yellow cards seemed somewhat mystifying to the Chester staff.