CHESTER'S winning run came to an end at Cleckheaton, but they will be disappointed in that they had this game won only to see a spirited revival win the game in the final 20 minutes.
Chester took the game to Cleck from the off and for 30 mins they camped in the Cleck half, but their only reward was a drop goal by Murray King.
Penalties were awarded against Chester for numerous infringements which allowed Cleck to clear their line time after time.
It came has no surprise that the only time Cleck managed to get into the Chester half, a fine break by John Bentley saw their winger score, which was converted.
A King penalty reduced the score to 7-6 and a fine tackle by Parsley stopped a certain try just on half time.
The second half started with Gavin Taylor replacing the injured Will Potts and once again Chester were asking all the questions, but a fine break by Johnson saw the final pass go to ground.
Chester were now in Cleck territory and quick ball allowed Parry to break their line to put Johnson under the posts, King converted.
An up and under by Johnson caused problems for Cleck and Chester were awarded a penalty which King slotted to make the score Cleck 7 Chester 16.
Everyone at the game felt that Chester now had this game won, but someone forget to tell the Cleck players.
From a Chester scrum they won the ball and soon after their number seven made a fine break to put their MOM Dudley in for a score, which was converted.
Cleck now had belief that they could win this game and Chester were finding it difficult to stop their forwards.
A rolling maul from 30 yards out ended in Cleck crossing the white-wash for the winning score. A penalty just on full time made the score Cleckheaton 24 Chester 16
The Walker Smith and Way MOM for Chester was the skipper Geraint Parry.
Chester's next game is against Morley on November 8, 2.30pm kick-off.