CHESTER 18 – 13 PERCY PARK
Having beaten Chester at Preston Avenue, Park were in with a chance of the double in this re-arranged league fixture, which had fallen foul of the weather on two previous occasions. The hosts were top of National 3 North going into the match with Harrogate hot on their heels for the automatic promotion spot. Last season Chester let their promotion chances slip in the final few games, but have led the league for most of this season.
Percy Park fielded much the same team as last week against Burnage, with the exception of Brett Sylph and James Ponton who were unable to travel. The visitors had an early try chance disallowed for a forward pass, but it was Chester that scored first from a catch and drive with Gill going over following a penalty for a high tackle.
Chester added to their lead with a penalty in front of the posts, then went further ahead when Craven finished off another driving maul for 13 – 0. Mackenzie scored for the home side after some sloppy Park tackling and at half time the Cheshire outfit were 18 – 0 to the good.