As soon as the full-time whistle sounded at Kellamergh Park on April 25, 2011, the celebrations started.
Chester FC had come from behind to beat AFC Fylde 3-1 as a scintillating second-half performance put them on the cusp of being crowned Evo-Stik League First Division North champions.
The 1,000-strong travelling support went wild, streaming onto the pitch and mobbing Neil Young's team, who triumphed with goals from Michael Powell, Michael Wilde and Robbie Booth.
The Blues still needed a point to be sure with second-placed Skelmersdale United three points behind and eight goals worse off, but with Garforth Town up next the title was in the bag, or so everyone thought.
Of course things didn't quite go to plan with the final afternoon turning out to be far more dramatic than anyone could have envisaged as the promotion party got into swing on the Lancashire coast.
IN PICTURES: Action from Chester's win at Flyde in 2011
With Skelmersdale on their way to a 4-1 victory at Prescot Cables, the title race looked to be taking another twist when Fylde went inot half-time leading thanks to Kevin Townson’s clinical 36th-minute finish.
A driven Paul Jarvis free kick was not cleared and the former Football League striker gave Richard Whiteside no chance from 10 yards out.
Chester could count themselves unfortunate to go in behind and levelled on 62 minutes when Booth whipped over a corner and Powell bundled the ball into the net.
Young's introduction of Chris Simm and Greg Stones proved a masterstroke and the Blues had the hosts on the rack, taking the lead four minutes later when Michael Wilde headed in a deep Chris Williams cross from the left for his 37th goal of the season.
That knocked the stuffing out of Fylde and it therefore came as no surprise when Booth killed the contest four minutes from time, acrobatically volleying home from close range.
The final whistle was the cue for an army of Chester fans to invade the pitch to celebrate with the players with the title within touching distance.
Chester: Richard Whiteside, Michael Aspin, George Horan, Michael Taylor, Chris Williams, Michael Powell, Ashley Williams, Bradley Barnes (Greg Stones), Kyle Wilson (Chris Simm), Michael Wilde, Robbie Booth. Unused subs: Adam Judge, Scott Barlow, Carl Ruffer.