Alex Whitmore believes the 4-1 scoreline in the win against Torquay United was a fair reflection of Chester FC's dominance and reckons the visitors couldn't have complained had the winning margin been even greater.

Ross Hannah's hat-trick and a Ryan Higgins strike wrapped up the points for the Blues , who controlled the game from the opening minute to the last.

John Rooney had a penalty saved before hitting the post with the rebound and the woodwork denied Hannah and Danny Hattersley too.

Whitmore, who lined up in a three man defence with Ben Heneghan and captain Ian Sharps worked, was thrilled with the performance.

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"It's the best I've seen us play during my time at the club and I think the scoreline reflected that," said the centre back, who is on loan from Championship club Burnley.

"We fully deserved to win and it could have been a lot more because we were a bit unlucky hitting the post and things like that.

"I think the three at the back worked well, especially for me playing with Sharpy and Ben who are two very good and experienced players.

"I think we set up well, worked it right and limited Torquay to very few chances so I would say it was a success.

"Torquay didn't create much and we kept them to a minimum and when you do that you're always going to have a chance at the other end and at the moment Ross is on fire and everything that comes to him he's putting in the back of the net, which is always helpful.

"It was nice to see Ryan chipping in with one too so it was an excellent team performance from everyone."

Alex Whitmore made his Chester debut in the draw with Dover
Alex Whitmore made his Chester debut in the draw with Dover

Newcastle-born Whitmore was particularly delighted to give the supporters plenty to cheer after a disappointing run which saw Chester go five league games without a win.

He sat out the FA Trophy first round victory at AFC Telford United with illness but is optimistic the Blues can build on those back-to-back wins over the Christmas period.

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"It was terrific for the fans because that's what they come to see and I'm glad we could deliver that," said Whitmore.

"It's two wins on the bounce after a little drought and it's great for the confidence. We've got a nice run of games coming up now and we'll look to take maximum points."

Alex Whitmore went close to scoring his first goal for the club in the defeat at Cheltenham
Alex Whitmore went close to scoring his first goal for the club in the defeat at Cheltenham

Whitmore's initial one-month loan ends following the Boxing Day game at Altrincham and while he said it had not been spoken about yet, he has indicated he'd been happy to extend his spell at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium.

"Nothing has been discussed yet about extending the loan but I'll keep my ear to the ground and see if anything comes up," he said.

"I love it here and the competitive side is different to what I've been used to so here's to many more games."