CHESTER CITY extended their excellent pre-season run to three consecutive victories on Saturday, when they comprehensively defeated Cymru Alliance side Buckley Town 4-1 at Globe Way.
Danny Collins, playing against his old club, rattled the home post early on and Paul Carden went narrowly wide with an effort from just inside the area.
Transfer-listed striker Steve Brodie eventually broke the deadlock with an excellent individual goal after 40 minutes, the former Swansea City player beating three players before sliding the ball home.
Carden doubled City's advantage a minute from the break, with an exquisite strike from 20 yards which left the home keeper floundering. City dominated proceedings in the second period and a Jamie Heard header and a Danny Byrne goal gave the scoreline a realistic look.
Chris Hughes scored a consolation goal for the home team in injury time, but the afternoon belonged to the impressive Chester side, who are competently building towards the first Nationwide Conference game of the season at Stevenage Borough on August 9. Chester's reserve side travelled to League of Wales club Caernarfon Town on Saturday, and came away with a 2-2 draw. Dean Buckley registered both City goals.