It's rare that you'll come away from a 5-2 home loss feeling anything but despondent.
Lincoln City may have ended their side's nine-game unbeaten league run with a five-star display.
Yes there were gripes about the goals conceded, another woeful referee, and the desire for a striker as good as Lincoln's two-goal talisman Matt Rhead.
But overall the mood among the fan base was fairly upbeat.
What supporters said on Facebook
Fans took to our Chester FC Facebook page after the defeat.
Andy Moulton said: "I thought we played ok until the last 20 minutes. Better side won in the end though. Sometimes you've got to hold your hands up and move on."
Tom Jones said: "Well, that's the first time I've enjoyed watching a 5-2 defeat."
Julian Davison said: "Plenty of effort and nice to see some set plays, beaten by a much stronger team. In desperate need of someone like Rhead up front, don't come cheap tho, hopefully stay up."
Michael Davison PT said: "Beaten by a better team."
Guy Lister said: "2-5 does not reflect the game accurately. We matched them for much of the game but just got undone a few times due to inexperience! No shame today. Push on now and we will be okay. Well done blues!"
Grahame Rhodes said: "They are a very good side. Definitely be up there at the business end of the season. Rhead is a monster!"
Liam Kenny said: "Learn a lot from the game time to move on to the next game now and let's keep going and time to move onto Tranmere away next Saturday."
Richard Jones said: "Get a striker who knows where the net is!!"
Lee Turner said: "We need a proven goal scorer upfront and get the lads working on how to defend set pieces in training."
Mark Worrall said: "Rhead outstanding, but everyone knew he would be their dangerman and we couldn't deal with him."
Alison Dean said: "Lincoln were just too strong for us today, but good on the lads for trying and making a good game of it"
Matt Irwin said: "We were excellent first half today but we have had big reminder of how tough this league is on a small budget"
Andrew Wilton said: "Much respect Chester u got good manager there u do well with him."
Anne Salmon said: "At least their heads didn't go down, like last season. They kept on trying."