CHESTER were forced to settle for a point from their home clash with University of Durham Seconds on Saturday - despite playing some of their best hockey of the season.
They failed to repeat the 5-1 scoreline from the last time the two sides met, but can take confidence from their level of perfor mance.
Club captain Paddy Bingham said: 'We played some superb hockey but we just couldn't make our chances count. Defensive errors in the first half cost us a goal but we soon dragged it back. It's just a shame we couldn't go on and win.'
A single strike from Peter Evans made sure honours ended even at 1-1. MoM award went to inside forward Tim Davis, who was superb throughout.
Third-placed Chester continue to chase the top two sides in Division One of the Northern Counties League, including leading rivals Deeside Ramblers, when they travel to Stockton tomorrow.
Chester Seconds' hotshot striker Selley was their hero in their five-star performance at Brooklands MU. His hat-trick was added to by strikes from MoM Bowles and Hewson to seal a memorable 5-2 victory on the road.
Having fallen behind to an early goal, Chester replied immediately with a counter attack and Selley slotted in from close range. With Brooklands pushing forward, Selley found himself in space and was able to expertly round the keeper and slot in the second just before half-time.
Chester came out strongly in the second half and a well-worked goal from Hewson saw them gain a two-goal cushion and control of the game. A fortunate ricochet handed Brooklands a simple goal but Chester moved further ahead when Hewson slid the ball to a surging Selley to complete his hat-trick.
Chester sealed the win as Bowles lured the keeper with some clever skills and slotted home.
John Bardsley's brace proved vital as Chester Thirds won a thrilling encounter with Triton. His double and goals from Keith Roper, Phil Roper and Chadwick
sealed the 5-3 verdict. Chester's third team travel to the undefeated City of Manchester at Belle Vue tomorrow.
Chester Fourths enjoyed a convincing win over visiting Bowdon Sixths. Excellent goals from Blain, Nicholas (2) and Done completed the 4-1 triumph.
Chester Ladies Seconds took a break from league action and faced Cannock Seconds in a friendly. Goals from Emma Blair (2), Claire Gledhill, Phillipa Brooking and Sarah Underhill sealed a 5-1 win.