CHESTER FC manager Neil Young cut a satisfied figure after his newly crowned champions continued their relentless end-of-season form with a 3-1 win at Mickleover Sports.
Young made changes to both personnel and shape but that did not stop the Blues from racking up their 12th victory in their last 14 unbeaten outings.
Young said: “I thought the lads played well. I thought Ashley Williams did really well and I thought Marc Williams was impressive in the hole. We switched off a little bit in the second half but all in all it was a good performance.
“I thought we passed the ball very well, particularly in the first half, and if we could have got on the end of some of the moves there could have been a goal of the season contender.
“They came and had a good go but we could have scored more given the opportunities we had in the first half and later on in the game.”
Chester will finish the season with 100 goals and 100 points if they take maximum points from their final two matches and find the net four more times.
But Young said: “That’s not one of my targets although it would be nice if we achieved it. The main thing is that we keep everyone free from suspension and injury for next season because what we don’t want to do is to be planning for the first two or three games without players.
“If we get the 100 points and the 100 goals then fantastic, but the main thing now that we’ve won the league is to protect the players as best we can.”
The Blues, who face a rearranged all-ticket clash at third-placed Chorley on Wednesday (7.45pm), are now 14 points clear of Northwich Victoria in the Premier Division standings.
But second-placed Vics will not be able to take part in the play-offs after learning on Friday they are to be kicked out of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League at the end of the current campaign as a result of failing to comply with rules relating to financial matters.