IT’S the numbers game as far as in-form Chester are concerned.

One goal did the trick at Curzon Ashton to make it a stunning six wins on the bounce for the Blues.

It was also a fourth consecutive clean sheet and this fires Chester up into the National League top-seven for the first time this season.

Skipper George Glendon struck six minutes from time to seal it for Calum McIntyre’s side.

For McIntyre (pictured above), it marked a fine week’s work from his players.

He told Chester FC TV: “Really pleased for the players. Back-to-back away wins are hard to come by in this division.

“Nine points this week from three really tough fixtures.

“Curzon, who are there or thereabouts with us in terms of a points return.

“Went to Southport, who’d obviously had that really good run and we played Scunthorpe last week.

“So, to have got maximum points with three clean sheets, I think we’ve done okay.”

There was a crowd of 1,110 at the Tameside Stadium and, amazingly, around 800 of these were backing the Blues.

McIntyre added: “For nearly 700 to have been there on Tuesday night... and then that. That’s ridiculous. I’ve never seen a following like that at Curzon.”

Leaders Tamworth stretched their advantage to a healthy five points with their 2-0 home success versus Scarborough Athletic.

Scunthorpe United are back up into second spot with their 6-1 thrashing of Bishop’s Stortford and a 1-1 draw at Brackley saw South Shields drop to third.

Other results: Alfreton 2 Farsley Celtic 0; Boston 1 Gloucester 0; Buxton 2 Rushall Olympic 2; Chorley 1 Hereford 2; Darlington 1 Spennymoor 2; King’s Lynn 1 Blyth 1; Southport 0 Banbury 1; Warrington 0 Peterborough Sports 1.

Chesterfield remain two points clear at the top of the National League after a 3-1 win at Kidderminster.

Barnet, in second place, triumphed 2-0 at Oxford City.

York City, who head to Chester in the FA Cup on Saturday, warmed up with a 1-1 draw against FC Halifax.

Other results: Boreham Wood 1 Southend 1; Dorking 2 Aldershot 1; Ebbsfleet 0 Dagenham 1; Gateshead 0 AFC Fylde 4; Hartlepool 2 Rochdale 3; Maidenhead 3 Eastleigh 2; Oldham 2 Altrincham 2; Solihull 1 Wealdstone 0; Woking 0 Bromley 1.