CHESTER director of rugby Steve Dorrington admits he may have a few selection headaches when the season kicks off next month.
Dorrington was so impressed with the Hare Lane outfit's strong performance in Friday's pre-season friendly victory over Walsall that he's not sure which names will feature when the season opens with the Powergen Trophy tie at Drif-field on September 3.
Chester had Walsall under pressure right from the off and turned the screw with tries throughout the match.
Ian Brookes led the scoring with three tries, with Matt Bellemy and Gavin Woods weighing in with a try apiece.
Colt Ben Taylor, 18, caught the eye of Dorrington with a try-scoring debut while summer signing Mike Gallimore grabbed two tries and completed the scoring with a series of conversions.
Dorrington said: 'We played very well. I was pleased with the standard of rugby we played as well as with the fitness levels, attainment levels and the stamina of our players.
'We were dominant throughout. We were so dominant in the scrummage that they asked for unopposed scrummages in the second half.
'I have to be honest and say that I may have some huge selection headaches and some stiff competition for places come the start of the season because the guys are really competing well.
'Mike Gallimore is looking like a good acquisition. Steve Bellis was captaining the team for the first time and he led us very well, while Gareth Noone also had an exceptional game.
'Ben Taylor did well scoring on his debut and two other youngsters Tom Platt and Chris Edwards have im-
pressed making their debuts in pre-season. I think they will all be making themselves known throughout the season.
'The preparations for the Powergen tie at Driffield are going very well and I would say I am optimistic about our chances in that game.'
Dorrington was trying to arrange a final friendly for tomorrow.
Chester play Driffield in the Powergen Trophy on Saturday, September 3, before opening their Powergen North One campaign at home to Birkenhead Park on September 10.