CHRISTLETON claimed a victory over their close neighbours on Friday, in a friendly played under floodlights at Hare Lane.
Conditions were not perfect under foot and the pitch turned into a mud bath, but both teams managed to play some good rugby.
After an even start, Chester broke through the visitors' defence for a converted try. Christleton man of the match Matt Lewis then replied, crashing over the line after receiving a perfect pass from Carl Noble. Dave Taylor added the two points.
Christleton's captain for the night, Dave Bluff, led the battle-cry at half time and his team responded well in the second period.
They forged ahead with tries from Noble, who went over in the corner, and Ant McCarthy, who finished off his own kick through. Taylor was successful with one of his two conversion attempts.
Skipper Bluff was full of praise for his team.
He said: 'It was a fantastic victory, made all the more sweeter putting one over on our local rivals.'