Matty Waters and Nathan Brown secured a hard-fought 2-1 win for Chester FC Youth over Prescot Cables at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium.
With six games to go, the NWYA Premier Division leaders took another step towards the title in a tight contest, gaining revenge for a 1-0 defeat in the reverse fixture.
Youth team boss Calum McIntyre said: “It was a game of very few chances, but the moment of quality for the second goal has done enough for us to win it.
“We have some very talented players and it was a great move to get the goal which has ultimately sealed it for us. It’s hard for the boys currently as our league position means that teams set up a certain way and get plenty of men behind the ball. I suppose the challenge for our players is to adapt to that.”
Neither side could find a breakthrough with chances at a premium in the first-half but the game came to life after the break.
Chester broke the deadlock before the hour when Kevin Exell was bundled over in the area and the referee pointed to the spot with Waters converting for his 20th goal of the season.
Cables levelled inside six minutes through Oliver Sanderson but the Blues got what proved to be the winner on 70 minutes as Exell found Niall Dawson who put Brown through on goal and he squeezed the ball into the far corner.