A TABLE-topping clash saw Chester Wheelchair Jets 'steel' the points from league leaders Sheffield in a 54-42 win after being level in the first quarter.
The Steelers had only lost one game all season and came to Darland with a winning attitude. But Chester applied pressure which was rewarded with baskets from Christine Doyle, Dave Robertson and Caroline Ballard.
Coach Peter Barron said: 'I'm thrilled with the win. This was impressive and the players found the fans to be their sixth man.'
The game tipped off with Dane Tscherniawsky scoring the first basket in the second minute. Robertson replied for the Jets but the Steelers used their height advantage to take a 8-2 lead.
A time-out calmed Chester nerves and the second quarter remained even on 11-11 until some astute substitutions tipped the balance in the Jets' favour.
New signing Paddy Forbes from Dublin Celts also came on, and the five-pointer made the Jets more aggressive, finishing 30-21 up.
Robertson and Doyle again struck in the fourth as the Jets lived off their luck and pulled away.
The next home game is against Bradford Bears at Darland Sports Centre, Rossett, on Saturday December 16 at 3pm. Entry is £1.