WHAT a way for Chester to end their year in National League North!

A goal in each half made sure the Blues will head into 2024 full of confidence following a 2-0 home triumph over Warrington Town, managed by by ex-Chester striker Mark Beesley.

Kole Hall set up Declan Weeks to smash in the opener after 12 minutes and Charlie Caton put the game to bed with the second goal deep in stoppage time.

Reflecting on the win, boss Calum McIntyre told Chester FC TV: “I thought we played well.

“I thought we started really well. I can’t believe we’ve only scored two goals and we played a very, very good team there, with a very good manager.”

It proved to be a big day for Kevin Roberts.

The Chester stalwart made his 150th appearance for the reformed Blues during the home side’s 11th league triumph of the campaign.

This came in front of a crowd of almost 3,000 at the Leap76 Stadium.

With half of their campaign now completed, Chester sit fifth in National League North and well set to reach the play-offs for the second consecutive season.

The Blues, now eight matches without defeat, are three points ahead of eighth-placed South Shields and with a game in hand.

Leaders Scunthorpe eased to a 2-0 home win over Farsley Celtic while second-placed Tamworth stayed level on points with The Iron after beating Rushall Olympic 2-1.

Other results: Alfreton 2 Buxton 1; Banbury 0 Brackley 1; Bishop’s Stortford 0 Peterborough Sports 2; Curzon Ashton 3 Southport 2; Gloucester 2 Hereford 3; King’s Lynn 1 Boston 2; Scarborough 2 Darlington 0; South Shields 1 Blyth 3; Spennymoor 0 Chorley 2.