THIS was a terrific win for Chester in the North One clash of the day at Hare Lane.
Ionians remain top but Chester are now just two points behind with a game in hand. Skipper Colin Ellis at scrum-half was man of the match for the winners but there was also terrific work from Sean Green, Simon Verbickas and Gavin Taylor in a fine team performance.
Verbickas, Neil Parsley and Ellis gained first-half tries for Chedster and Verbickas landed two penalties. Ionians struck with two tries, a conversion and a penalty but a Verbickas penalty edged Chester to success.