AFTER hitching a ride to London Road with the fans, Blues boss Simon Davies was satisfied with his team’s performance against Peterborough on Easter Monday.
The team coach broke down about five miles outside Peterborough, but Davies and his players made it to the ground on time after being rescued by the official supporters’ club bus.
Although City lost 1-0 to their promotion-chasing hosts, they turned in a battling display and had chances late on to steal an unlikely draw.
Davies later praised his players for the way they refused to let their disrupted journey to London Road knock them out of their stride.
The City manager said: “Always expect the unexpected!
“To be fair, the lads didn’t let any of that affect them. They just got on with it and put a good performance on.”
Experienced midfielder Tony Dinning was sent off two minutes from time after he picked up a second yellow card for an altercation with Charlie Lee.
Davies added: “It’s looked like their heads have gone quite close, but the only thing the referee said was that he (Dinning) didn’t touch him (Lee). I’ll have to look at the rule book on that one. I’d rather concentrate on the performance itself.”
Monday’s London Road setback came just two days after City had beaten another promotion-chasing side – Darlington – at the Deva Stadium.
It was Davies’ first win as Chester manager – but he was happy to let his players take all the praise.
“It was a good performance, but I don’t want to take anything from that. It was the lads who did that,” said the Chester boss, who began his reign with four straight defeats.
“The lads have put it in under my management, but not had the rub of the green. We haven’t had any luck whatsoever but with the performance and a touch of luck against Darlington it all went our way.
“I’m glad to see that the law of averages is still about.”