WITH no league fixture last weekend, Christleton made the short trip to Hare Lane for a floodlit friendly against Chester Veterans.
The hosts came out on top in a 22-21 victory.
Christleton were the more hungry team at the start, securing plenty of early possession leading to Gwion Llwyd's opening try.
Dave Taylor added the two points but Chester responded with two converted tries coming from slick back-row moves. The hosts extended their lead to 22-7 before the end of the first half with two tries down the wings.
Christleton improved after the break and, after some great forward work from Roden and Thomas, winger Matt Alwin received the ball and jinked his way through to cross the whitewash for a try converted by Taylor.
The visitors moved to within a point of Chester when, with 10 minutes remaining, Mark Holt flew up the wing and under the posts for a great solo try.
Taylor kicked the extra points but Christleton were unable to add to their tally.
Christleton travel to Helsby for a bottom-of-the-table clash tomorrow. Kick-off is 2.30pm.