BOTH clubs needed a win for different reasons but Wrexham celebrated victory in what could be the last cross-border derby for the foreseeable future.

Wrexham's promotion push has been hindered by too many draws while Chester were desperate for three points to give themselves a chance of avoiding relegation.

It was game-on and Wrexham came out on top thanks to second half goals from Scott Quigley and Nicky Deverdics, registering the double over their arch rivals.

Although it was fiercely contested the first half won't be remembered as a classic as it was devoid of any real quality.

It was a scrappy affair with neither side looking like scoring, with Blues boss Marcus Bignot surely the happier of the two managers.

Chester, who had grown into the game, also began the second half brightly but when Wrexham took the lead in the 61st minute with on-loan striker Quigley's seventh goal in eight outings, there was only really going to be one outcome.

Deverdics soon made it 2-0 with his first goal for the club and Wrexham managed to see the game out.

It was a much needed win for Wrexham who had drawn nine times in their 12 game unbeaten run going into the contest, victory taking the Reds up to fourth place and still eight points behind leaders Macclesfield Town.

Dean Keates' men also set a club record by keeping a 20th league clean sheet of the season, a solid defence being the platform for the challenge for a top-seven finish.

As for Chester, relegation looms following this fourth successive defeat which leaves the Blues six points adrift of safety and running out of games.

There is still a lot to play for at both clubs and time will tell if they meet each other next season.