CHESTER Ladies are still searching for a win in the league for 2009-10 after falling again, 4-2 at Wigton.
The long trip to the Scottish borders proved fruitless as the hosts took the lead within 35 seconds.
Chester immediately hit back with an equaliser through experimental forward Rhi Bowles, playing up-front after impressing in training.
She finished an excellent team move to level the scores just 90 seconds into the game.
Third-placed Wigton re-established control in the remainder of the half, their forwards coolly putting their side 3-1 up despite goalkeeper Jess Ollerhead’s heroics, including a penalty save.
Claire Gedhill’s penalty stroke reduced the deficit early in the second period but a decisive Wigton breakaway made the game safe.
Chester Ladies 3rds lost 6-1 at home to Warrington in driving rain.
Juliette Old scored a cracking goal from a short corner in the first half but no other chances were converted for Chester.