Chester made it five wins on the spin after they got a tough November schedule off to a triumphant start.
The youthful Hare Lane outfit put in an assured and professional display to claim a 30-18 success over visiting Birmingham & Solihull and further enhance their credentials as serious National League Two North contenders.
Director of rugby Nic Corrigan had said prior to the game against the Midlands side on Saturday that November would provide a huge test for his young side against seasoned National League sides and expressed his delight at the manner of their win in front of a home crowd.
“The reality is that October was gone and we needed to start November well,” he said.
“I was more worried about the Birmingham & Solihull game as they have been struggling but they are a big, strong side that have plenty of experience at this level.
“I was happy with the way we applied ourselves to get the win. We knew we had to deal with our five games this month with maturity and we have started in the right way.”
Ross White, Guy Ford, Will Goodwin and Pete Rees all crossed the whitewash for Corrigan’s men in the victory over the third-from-bottom visitors and helped steer the hosts to third place in the league.
With the club aiming to marry success on the field with a thriving youth set up, Corrigan has been pleased with the impact the young players at the club have made when they have been given their chance but stressed that care must be taken in nurturing young talent.
“We want to see continued development from our younger players but that doesn’t mean simply throwing caution to the wind,” said Corrigan.
“Transition is never easy but there are some players who have come in that have done exceptionally well and we have some difficult decisions to make in terms of selection.”
Chester face a trip to mid-table Preston Grasshoppers on Saturday (3pm) with Corrigan expecting a tough test.
“Preston are a pedigree National League side and it will be a tough game but we are going into it in confident mood,” he said.
“We are on a good run of form but we have to guard against complacency as we have a big month ahead of us.”
Corrigan’s charges host second-placed Hull Ionians a week on Saturday and also face clashes with Leicester Lions and Harrogate before the month is out.
Chester 2nds dropped to fourth in the Bateman BMW Premier Division after their winning run was halted at league-leaders Sedgley Park 2nds who claimed a 36-10 triumph.
Christleton remain top of the Division Three South table after their registered an impressive 59-7 home success over Wilmslow 3rds at Plough Lane. They face a trip to Lymm 3rds in the cup on Saturday (3pm).
Rock-bottom Helsby suffered a 53-5 defeat at the hands of home side Ellesmere Port in their South Lancs/Cheshire Three encounter.