Chester are the in-form team in SSE National League Two North and find themselves on a seven-game winning streak.
Saturday’s victory against Sheffield Tigers extended their unbeaten run but, with a tough set of fixtures ahead, it really is make or break for the side.
This Saturday, Chester entertain fourth-placed Sedgley Park (2.30pm), who are the league's dark horses, winning four of their last five games, including an impressive 23-19 away victory over second-placed Macclesfield.
A second-half comeback resulted in Sedgley coming home with the points after finding themselves losing 19-5 at half-time.
Chester director of rugby Nic Corrigan said: “We are excited for the game at the weekend and I am sure it will be a tough game for us.”
Looking back at the Sheffield match, he added: “It was a close game and I thought we did really well. It is an interesting time for us at the moment because we are seeing a lot of the lads developing and growing into the game.
“We have a good squad here and injuries have meant junior lads have had to step up and they have done well.”
Chester will look to continue their winning form but the next four weeks see them play opposition who have all beaten them earlier in the season, including Sedgley Park, who won 42-22 last time round.
Corrigan said: “The next four weeks are going to be a real test for us because we are playing against sides who have beaten us earlier in the season and it will really be a test to see if we have learnt from our mistakes and to see how far we have progressed.”
An injury-hit Chester squad took on Sheffield Tigers and Corrigan was impressed with how the team ground out the victory.
“We were really pleased especially with the current injury-storm within the squad. I think it really shows the strength we have here.” Corrigan said.
He added: “We have really focused on simplifying the game lately, which has very much been down to the hard work of the players and coaching staff. It has very much been a team effort and we will need that again at the weekend.”
Chester are still struggling with a few injuries and will have to utilise their squad if they are to continue their recent surge.
Chester 2nds lost 14-10 at Altrincham Kersal 2nds in the Bateman BMW Conference B, while Christleton defeated visitors Wirral 3rds 31-5 in Division Three South.
Helsby lost 46-3 at Ellesmere Port in South Lancs/Cheshire Three.