Saturday's 3-1 home win for Chester FC over Eastleigh has restored a little belief.
And while staying in the National League still appears a tall order there is at least a chink of light for Marcus Bignot's side.
Leyton Orient are the visitors to the Swansway Chester Stadium this evening as the Blues look to make it back to back wins in the league for the first time since December 2016.
A win tonight could drag Orient back into the mix and three points could, if results go Chester's way, bring them to within two points of safety.
We'll bring you all the build-up, match action and reaction throughout the evening.
HERE is how the action panned out. No lack of effort but lack of quality where it mattered.
Full time: Chester 0 Leyton Orient 1
Blues outdone in the second half. Gap is now six points.
Brophy shown a yellow for kicking ball away
Bonne can’t connect with a low cross across the box. Orient looking to kill this off
What a miss!
Macauley Bonne puts over from TWO yards after quick Koroma break and low cross. Wow
Chester subs: Akintunde and Waters on for Anderson and Mahon.
Chester lost their edge here at the moment. Orient back line have been pretty untroubled.
Rash challenge on Clay.
GOAL! Chester 0 Leyton Orient 1
James Brophy heads home a cross to hand Orient the lead. 68 mins.
Harry White on for Jordan Archer - 64 mins
Koroma teed up on the edge of the box and fires low at Hornby
Glanced well wide
Astles glances a header well wide from a Roberts corner.
Brophy takes a tumble and Mahon sees yellow
Long ball from Astles finds Hannah, he tries to fashion room for a strike then looks to thread pass to Vose in box but Orient clear
Second half kicks off
Come on Blues!
The teams are back out
Hopefully a second half like Saturday will see us right.
Great work, guys
Half time: Chester 0 Leyton Orient 0
Chester 0 Leyton Orient 0. Good first 45 from the Blues is met with warm applause.
Koroma breaks down the right and gets into the area but low cross can’t find anyone lurking Dangerous
Halls cross into box sees Brill spill ball under pressure but Astles can’t find a way through.
Brophy advances into box but 15 yard effort saved by Hornby
Some good possession from the Blues. Using the ball well, here. Refreshing
Ross Hannah free kick from the right tries to catch out Brill but goes narrowly over
End to end and open stuff so far. Both sides looking keen.
Gary Roberts sees yellow for a rash tackle on Brophy