Ross Hannah had no second thoughts about taking the penalty which kick-started Chester FC's comeback against Kidderminster Harriers - but he might not have had the choice had John Rooney been on the pitch.

Hannah and Rooney agreed pre-season that if one of the missed from the spot the other would take over penalties.

Given Hannah, who won the penalty when Harriers defender Kelvin Langmead was ruled to have pulled him back, skied his effort in the win over Altrincham in the previous game, the responsibility was due to pass back to Rooney but he was substituted at half-time.

There were no doubts in Hannah's mind that he wanted it and the striker made up for his midweek miss, this time going for placement over power to take him to 19 goals for the season.

"It obviously went through my head," said Hannah afterwards, who insisted referee Rob Whitton, who had earlier gave a penalty against Chester's Ryan Lloyd for handball, got the decision right despite Kidderminster boss Colin Gordon's complaints.

"John's a penalty taker himself and we had an agreement that if one of us missed the other one would take it but he wasn't on the pitch.

"I wanted it regardless but with John not being on the pitch I felt it was a great chance for me to put things right, which I did.

"You could probably argue that both penalties were soft if you were being critical but I felt ours was.

"The ball went over the top and I got the better of the defender. I was in on goal and I might not have scored from there but I was in behind him and he gave me a tug and it's a penalty because he was nowhere near the ball so I felt it was the right decision."

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Chester found themselves 2-0 down at half-time to goals from Arthur Gnahoua and Harry White with Hannah agreeing the first-half performance was far from good enough.

Blues boss Steve Burr made two changes for the second-half and changed to a 4-4-2 with James Alabi alongside Hannah and the big forward scored a sensational equaliser with 15 minutes to go.

Hannah had a chance to put his side ahead late on before Chester keeper Tony Thompson made a fine save from Tyrone Williams to ensure the game finished level.

Hannah said: "I think it was important for us to turn up and carry on from Tuesday night and come out of the traps but we didn't do that for some reason and Kidderminster had the better of us. They seemed to have an extra man and obviously we conceded two poor goals from our point of view and gave ourselves a bit of a mountain to climb.

"The gaffer had a few words at half-time and we came out and changed the shape slightly and we knew that if we got one back early we'd get back in it and that's how it went.

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"They are a young team and they are far from the worst team in the league, I'll give them that. They played some football, some really good stuff at times and if they play like that I'm sure they'll give themselves a really good chance of staying up.

"From our point of view, we did feel if we got one back their heads would drop and we would be able to impose ourselves and looking at the chance I had at the end I thought it was going to creep in but unfortunately it didn't and we had to take the point.

"It was a great strike from James and as soon as it left his foot you could see it was going in. I'm pleased for him because he's come in and he's worked hard and was unfortunate to get injured but he's been patient in the last couple of games and he's come on and made a difference.

"I had a chance after that and it sat up nicely to hit first time but I couldn't get control of it so I managed to turn on the defender and hit it with my weaker right foot. Sometimes you see them shank into the bottom corner and sometimes they are the best ones but unfortunately it went the other side of the post.

Ross Hannah brings the Blues back to 2-1 with a penalty
Ross Hannah brings the Blues back to 2-1 with a penalty

"Thommo made a fantastic save at the end and he made a fantastic save against Altrincham when he didn't have much to do and that's how you've got to be as a goalkeeper. You've got to be switched on and although he was busier this time it was a great save and Ben Heneghan made a fantastic last-ditch tackle which shouldn't go unnoticed.

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"Don't get me wrong, we're disappointed at how we started the game because after Tuesday we should have gone about our business a lot better and started as we finished on Tuesday night but we didn't do that.

"We managed to turn it around in the second-half and showed great character and got a good point because Kidderminster are not a bad side and the table probably does lie to a certain extent given how they are playing at the minute."