Chester recorded a fifth successive win with a hugely impressive performance against high-flying FC St Helens.
The Blues ended St Helens’ year long unbeaten run at the Leap76 Stadium earlier in the season, and completed the double with a stunning display in West Lancashire yesterday to leapfrog their opponents into third.
The tone was set from the off, Molly Wood shooting just wide on three minutes, before moments later assisting Ellie Bradley who scored the opener.
Wood made it two on 16 minutes, ‘keeper Sophie Foster found her with a kick up the pitch, and the Blues’ top scorer made no mistake from the edge of the box.
A solid half of football with plenty of attacking threat was complete in style when Rach Lloyd tapped home from close range after Wood had hit the crossbar from a free kick to make it three going into the break.
The Seals kept on in the second half and made the game completely safe on 71 minutes when Sarah Redman curled into the bottom corner of the net.
There was still time for a fifth to put the gloss on a terrific afternoon, as sub Evie Halliwell found the net just six minutes after coming off the bench.
Chester: Foster, Sands, Adderley, Randles, Dowell (Riley 66), Locke (Gill 88), Lloyd, Redman (Morris 82), Bradley (Halliwell 82), Wood, Gray (Jones 65).
Scorers: Bradley 7, Wood 16, Lloyd 38, Redman 71, Halliwell 88.
Photo by Luke Reynolds Photography.