Chester FC joint-manager Anthony Johnson was full of praise for his and Bernard Morley’s Blues side after an encouraging display against Football League opposition on Tuesday night, report The Chester Chronicle.

The Blues put in an impressive performance in a 2-2 draw with League Two outfit Morecambe, where a Steve Howson header and a late Gary Roberts penalty cancelled out Andrew Fleming’s opener and a Jason Oswell spot kick in the second half.

John Pritchard missed a first half penalty for Chester in a game where they more than matched their Football League opponents, especially in the second half.

And with just one friendly remaining for the Blues before the big National League North kick off on August 4 against Spennymoor Town, Johnson was pleased with what he saw and believes the side are ahead of schedule.

He said: “The last half an hour you wouldn’t know which side was full time and which one wasn’t. I’m not talking about fitness I’m talking about organisation, what we look like with the ball and what we look like without the ball.

“We’re pleased with the performances, and pleased with the performance on Saturday (against Bury) as well. Competing with two League Two sides and looking the part.

“The main job is keeping our feet on the ground, it’s always the case where the side playing that little bit lower competes that little bit more.”

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