STEVE Dorrington is 'outraged' at the way Chester are giving teams a helping hand - by conceding too many penalties.
The Hare Lane club's director of rugby pinpointed the worrying trend as the main reason for their 12-6 home defeat to West Park in North One on Saturday.
Dorrington has vowed to address the problem before tomorrow's trip to Longton.
He said: 'I was outraged at the amount of penalties conceded against West Park and we need to get to the root cause of the volume of penalties given away.'
Dorrington added: 'I was obviously disappointed with the loss but I took some positives from the game.
'The defence was a big improvement of late and I was pleased with the effort demonstrated on the pitch.'
Dorrington singled out backs Steve Burke and Matt Bebbington and forwards Gareth Noon and Gav Woods for their contribution against West Park but sympathised with Chester's fans.
He said: 'There was a huge crowd who should have been entertained by a feast of rugby as both sides play the game openly. For some reason that did not happen.'
The game started slowly with both sides playing cautious rugby.
West Park were the first on the scoresheet when they kicked two penalties in quick succession through Andrew Soutar to go 6-0 up.
Despite losing ground due to being over keen in the contact area and not paying attention to the referee, Chester were still in the game and were given a simple penalty shot at goal which was duly dispatched by Bebbington to make it 6-3 at half time.
The second half was littered with penalties and it was Park who capitalised first, with Soutar making it 9-3.
Bebbington responded for Chester by slotting one over from 30m but, as the game entered the last quarter, Soutar had the final say with a 40m effort to make it 12-6.
The Walker Smith Way man of the match was Steve Burke, who led Chester's defensive charge and helped in preventing West Park from scoring a try for the first time this season. nIn South Lancs/Cheshire Four, Welshman Gwion Llywd played his final game for Christleton before his move away from the area.
Llywd was unable to sign off with a win as hosts Merseyside Police claimed a 17-7 victory.
The Police's strong backline broke through the Christleton defence twice in the first half to lead 12-0.
The Chester team fought back through a James Dathan try, converted by Dave Taylor. But with Andy Thomas and Phil Roden forced out through injury, the Police were able to add a third try. nA Waterloo development team were no match for Chester Ladies as they notched up a 31-7 away win.
Chester went ahead when Leni Smith stole the ball, broke right and passed to Meg Youdan, who sprinted 45m to score under the posts. Smith kicked the conversion.
Waterloo hit back with a converted try but Chester were back in front when the ball fell to Kate Little, who ran from her own 10m line to score under the posts. Smith converted.
An unconverted try for Chester then came from the game's best play. After a series of passes, Emma Button made a good break and offloaded for Aimee Proctor to score in the corner.
Chester extended their lead in the second half as Kim Youdan skipped through the Waterloo defence to score under the posts and Smith kicked the conversion. Rachel Smith scampered over the line to register Chester's final try and Smith duly added the extra points to round off a great win.