Elliott Durrell's halfway line wonder goal saved the day for Chester FC at the weekend as they drew 1-1 at Boreham Wood.
But it had been a tough slog for much of the contest for the Blues against one of the sides fancied to do well in the National League this season.
Here's our player ratings from the weekend's clash.
LIAM ROBERTS – 7/10
Couldn't do much about the opening goal and had little to do throughout. A superb diving punch to clear lurking danger illustrated his growing confidence. A superb save to deny Adriano Moke from close range in the first half.
EVAN HORWOOD – 6/10
Solid enough down the left hand side but the hosts had obviously done their homework and put far more emphasis on the opposite flank. Communication was good.
THEO VASSELL – 5/10
Struggled again in the right back role and Boreham Wood's Morgan Ferrier gave him a rough time. He needs a performance to boost his confidence.
RYAN ASTLES – 6/10
Won pretty much every header that came his way but his skewed clearance paved the way for the hosts to open the scoring. Distribution was poor from the back.
BLAINE HUDSON – 5/10
Could have done better to snuff our Morgan Ferrier in the build up to the goal. His distribution was poor, though, and he was far too wasteful in possession.
WADE JOYCE – 6/10
Tidy if unspectacular. Tried his best to break things up in the centre of the park but couldn't provide anything meaningful going forward.
TOM SHAW – 6/10
Stifled in his attempts to get things going in the centre of the park and assert himself on the game for long periods. Was effective in restricting their midfield options.
JORDAN CHAPELL – 6/10
Worked hard but offered little going forward, although he was able to relieve some pressure by taking the ball out and winning free kicks.
CRAIG MAHON – 6/10
A late addition to the side following James Akintunde's injury in the warm up, Mahon tried to make a difference and worked hard. Came close to scoring with a well struck 25-yard effort in the second half.
RYAN LLOYD – 6/10
Tried to get the Blues further down the pitch but found himself drowned out in amongst the midfield melee, though.
KANE RICHARDS – 6/10
Felt sorry for Richards and cut a lonely figure, with balls lumped up at him not playing to his strengths. He needs a foil to be effective. Looks short on confidence but worked hard, as always.
ELLIOTT DURRELL – 8/10
Surprising that he didn't start and gave Chester a much-needed spark. While giving someone an 8/10 for 20 minutes work may seem generous anyone who scores from the halfway line to salvage a point is worthy of it. He is Chester's most potent attacking weapon and they are a better side with him on the park.
SAM HUGHES – 6/10
Came on late as a makeshift striker to try and give the Blues a presence and but himself about. He can count himself unlucky not to have been given a crack at the central midfield role so far this season.