Despite dominating from minute one, Hartlepool United could only take a point from Chester at the Vic this evening.
But how did the players rate in the 1-1 draw? Liam Kennedy has his say...
Pools XI (4-4-2)
Scott Loach - Will be disappointed to have conceded the early goal. Could probably have held on to it... 5
Carl Magnay - Armband is really bringing the best out of the full-back. Delivery was second to none... 7
Scott Harrison - Error early on but settled thereafter... 6
Louis Laing - Does a lot of things well and does a lot of the physical stuff well but a few too many mistakes... 6
Blair Adams - Played in his usual position on the left of defence but had his evening cut short by injury... 6
Ryan Donaldson - Much more involved than in recent weeks. A livewire down the right... 7
Conor Newton - Much more influential. Got forward a lot more than we have seen in recent weeks... 6
Nicky Featherstone - Solid enough return to action. Definitely looks a leaner, fitter version of himself in the Pools midfield... 6
Nicky Deverdics - Hit the bar twice. Underlined why, in many people's eyes, he should have started earlier... 8
Padraig Amond - Literally never stops running. Nothing is a lost cause... 7
Jake Cassidy - Looks like a real find by Harrison. Can do everything - hold it up, run in behind and looks a threat in front of goal... 8
Liam Donnelly (for Adams 46) - Much improved display... 7
Jack Munns (for Deverdics 65) - Made a difference, even if his introduction was not well received... 7
Devante Rodney (for Featherstone 90)... N/A
Subs not used: Michael Woods, Lewis Hawkins.
Goal(s): Cassidy 71
Chester XI: Conor Mitchell, Andy Halls, Lathaniel Rowe-Turner, James Kingsley, John McCombe, Ryan Astles, Craig Mahon (Wade Joyce 83), Paul Turnbull, Ross Hannah (Harry White 63), Lucas Dawson, James Akintunde (Jordan Chapell 72).
Subs not used: Alex Lynch, Liam Davies.
Yellow: Turnbull 85
Goal(s): Akintunde 1
Referee: Glen Hart - A couple of early errors that angered the home crowd... 4
Att: 3,071 (191 away)