CHESTER CITY manager Mark Wright was satisfied with his team's performance against the UniBond League division one newcomers last night, however, he thought his team could have won by a greater margin.
"We could have won by a lot more, I gave them a verbal hammering at half-time, because I thought at times we were sloppy.
"Games are there to be won, a fair reflection would have been 6-0."
Wright continued: "I was pleased with a number of individual performances, but quite frankly, there is a hell of a lot more to come from this squad.
"We are still two or three players short, and I am hopeful of filling those gaps in the near future."
However, Wright did have praise for the three first-year professionals who were on show.
"Chris Holroyd was quick and I was very pleased with him, he could break through this season. Robert Marsh Evans did well, he's fit, quick and dominant which is pleasing, while young Paul Rutherford buzzes around and causes opponents all sorts of problems."
City played three trialists in the second half, 6ft 7ins Polish goalkeeper Wojtek Kaczmarek came on for John Danby in the second period while former Stockport County midfielder Michael Wolski, and ex-Bury striker Jon Newby also had run outs.
City registered their first goal of their pre-season campaign after 38 minutes through Drewe Broughton from 10 yards.
City doubled their advantage three minutes into the second period, new signing Jermaine McSporran scoring from close range.
Former Wrexham striker Jon Walters made it three after 74 minutes when he took advantage of a delightful crossfield pass, from Simon Marples, Walters beating three tackles before placing the ball into the net.
CHESTER CITY: Danby; Vaughan, Wilson, Allen, Lynwood, Artell, McSporran, Hand, Broughton, Blundell, Bennett. Subs (used) Kaczmarek, Walters, Holroyd, Newby, Marples, Sandwith, Marsh-Evans, Rutherford, Wolski.
* Chester's proposed transfer of Doncaster Rovers midfielder Ricky Ravenhill has collapsed.
City are still on the lookout for a goalkeeper, and now that the Ravenhill deal has been called off, a midfield player.
City's next friendly fixture is on Saturday when Chesterfield visit the Deva Stadium.