NOT for the first time this season, Chester City had to come from behind at the Deva Stadium to collect three more points in their quest for the Nationwide Conference title.
It was another hesitant home performance from City against a modest Burton side, but in the end they were worthy winners and Albion could have no complaints.
Said City manager Mark Wright: 'I know we had a bad start but I think we could have scored three or four goals in the first half.
'We pressed the ball, did the right things and deserved the victory.'
Nigel Clough's outfit must have thought it was going to be their day when Robbie Talbot lobbed them into the lead on eight minutes following some nervy defending by Phil Bolland and Scott Guyett, which put goalkeeper Iain Turner in trouble.
But City again showed their championship pedigree by refusing to panic, for even though they went behind, they had started well and threatened goals with the excellent Kevin McIntyre in the thick of the action.
His free-kick in the second minute nearly caught out goalkeeper Matt Duke and then he provided the cross for Darryn Stamp to head against the woodwork.
With Alex Smith calling the tune in midfield for City, it was only a matter of time before they would get back in the game and it was a typical piece of opportunism from the razor-sharp Daryl Clare which provided the goal, when he deftly touched in another, hard, low cross from man-of-the-match McIntyre.
With their tails up, City weren't in the mood to let this slip and, three minutes later, they were in the lead when Guyett met a Smith cross to head firmly past Matt Duke.
Turner had to make a fine save at Jon Howard's feet just before the break to keep Chester in front, but in the second half he had little to do as Chester took control.
Clare and Darryn Stamp missed good chances to have increased the lead as City pressed for a third goal, and it arrived in the 70th minute when Clare displayed his ability to conjure a goal from unpromising situations. He caught the Burton defence by surprise by turning sharply two yards inside the box, from Smith's pass, to beat the unsighted Duke low down.
Chester: Turner, Collins, Guyett, Heard, Bol-land, Carden, McIntyre, Williams (Carey 45), Clare, Smith, Stamp. Subs: Rapley, Davies, Lane, Twiss.
Burton Albion: Duke, Wright (Hoyle 77), Wassall, Howard, Shilton, Ducros (Henshaw 70), Webster, Anderson (Corbett 62), Talbot, Dudley, McMahon. Subs: Robinson, Clough.
Referee: S J Bratt, Walsall. Attendance: 3,318.