CHESTER won their fourth game in a row on Saturday when they entertained City of York.
A penalty corner goal from Tim Davies and a strike from Barry Murphy secured the points as Chester triumphed 2-1. Man of the match was Dave Newman.
The result leaves Chester sitting in third in Division One of the North League at the Christmas break and contemplating an assault on top spot when the competitive action resumes on January 13.
Tomorrow, Chester play Northop Hall in a friendly at the Cheshire County Sports Club (12.30pm).
Playing in wintry conditions against a physical Morecambe side, Chester's second team relied on a blend of youth and experience to overcome stubborn opposition. Richard Selly opened the scoring for visitors Chester as they took a well-deserved lead into half time.
In the second half, Ian Boothroyd marshalled the Chester defence as the team launched a series of attacks.
Chris Caldwell made one count to register his first Chester goal and captain Matt Oakley drove a ball into the goal-keeper which came loose for John Bard-sley to slot home to make the final result 3-0. Man of the Match was Brian Yates.
Chester Thirds took on Winnington Park Seconds and won 3-2 thanks in part to two goals from MoM Andy Ible.
A scrappy game between Chester Fourths and Sale Seconds ended 0-0.
* Chester Ladies lost 2-0 to Preston. The last game before Christmas and New Year ended with disappointment for Chester on their travels.
An early goal from Preston set the tone and Chester failed to respond as the hosts gained momentum and added a second 14 minutes in. MoM was Rachel Thomas.
The next game will be a home tie against Poynton in the Cheshire Cup quarter finals on January 7 before the league resumes on January 27.
Chester's under 15 girls' team took on Bowdon in the third round of the National Cup and won 1-0. Their scorer was Sophie Clough.
Chester goalkeeper Jess Ollerhead prevented Bowdon from scoring with two fine saves.
Player of the match Pippa Ryan then started to dominate the midfield and coach Stuart Field made some tactical changes, introducing Hannah Morgan and Steph Newport-Booth.
The result was a second half of relentless Chester pressure which led to Sophie Clough's winning strike.