HOCKEY: CHESTER made it three wins in three with a 2-1 home victory over table-topping Leeds at Upton on Saturday.
The hosts dominated the first half and went ahead thanks to a great individual goal from Matt Hyden.
His partner up front, Tim Hewson, and the central midfield duo of Tim Davies and Stu Fields dominated throughout.
Davies doubled Chester's lead off a short-corner drag-flick and the hosts went on to create, but not take, several other chances.
Leeds applied plenty of pressure in the closing 15 minutes and pulled a goal back.
They almost equalised in the last minute but Chester keeper Dafydd Jones pulled off a sublime save.
Chester's third team defeated Northop Hall 7-1 while the fourths lost 4-1 to Llandudno.
Simon Kawcyz and Roger Thompson were on target for Chester Fifths in their 3-2 loss to Oxton.
In the ladies' section, Chester's first team ran league leaders Sunderland close at Durham on Saturday, only to finish up on the wrong end of a heart-breaking 4-3 scoreline.
The start of the match was delayed by 90 minutes as the teams waited for the frosted pitch to become playable but, once the contest got under way, Sunderland wasted no time in taking the lead.
Chester then raised their game and Michelle Daltry's double sent them into holding a surprise 2-1 lead.
After the restart, Sunderland hit back to make it 2-2 but Chester regained the lead when Donna Jones lobbed the keeper.
The hosts had the final say, however, as they made it 3-3 with eight minutes to go and snatched a winner with just two seconds remaining.
Chester's seconds saw off Macclesfield 3-1
After falling behind, Chester responded well and some excellent play down the right by Jill Proctor and Jill Parkinson created two chances which were finished off by Claire Gledhill.
The second half was even closer but Chester were able to consolidate their lead when Debbie Painter scored from close range.
Free-scoring Chester Thirds broke the 100-goal barrier for the season in their 6-1 win against Daten. The goals came from Sarah Mallion, Christine Warden (2), Clare Martin and Holly Strube.
A Chester boys development team defeated a touring side from Dunston Hall School in Staffordshire 8-1 on Sunday.