AFTER the euphoria of watching England become world champions it was going to be difficult for the players to produce a classic North 1 rugby match.
Chester began the game in a determined mood and put the hosts on the back foot with a King penalty, only for it to be cancelled by a West Park penalty.
A super break by Bellamy saw Parry gain inroads but a poor pass from quick ball saw a certain try go begging. This was to hurt Chester because immediately the West Park scrum half made a super break and quick ball saw their winger cross the whitewash.
Chester forwards drove back into West territory and another King penalty reduced the arrears to 8-6.
West Park forwards were now asking questions of the Chester defence and after a missed penal-ty, their number five peeled off the back of a maul and he was able to score a simple try, which was converted.
Just on half time Chester were penalized for handling and the penalty was successful to end the half at West Park 18 Chester 6
With the coach's words still ringing in their ears a powerful run by Burke saw the ball in the West 22 and King was able to score from his own kick and chase, with a successful conversion.
Aldersey and Germishuys were brought on for Ellis and Hughes. Chester now threw everything at West and it appeared that they may break the West defense, but solid tackling from West plus poor decision making kept them from securing the win.
Chester's next game is at home to Aspatria on Saturday, kick off 2.15pm.