Chester boss Steve Burr was disappointed to only go into the break one goal ahead yesterday against Bromley.

The narrowness of the advantage allowed Bromley back into the game in the second half – with the game finishing 1-1.

Speaking to, he said: “If we’d have taken our chances in the first half we would have had a better margin going into half time.

“We started off well – we played some good stuff yesterday – but after the equaliser a bit of anxiety and nervousness set in. That comes with not winning games.

“But if we’d have taken those first half chances we would have won comfortably.”

The Blues went into the break a goal up courtesy of Ross Hannah’s 20th strike of the season; and Steve was full of praise for his leading scorer.

“He was good again. He took his goal really well. He had a great chance to double the lead when the ball came to him quickly; I’m sure he’ll be disappointed he missed that.

“But it’s nice to have a striker here who’s been banging the goals in.”

Burr believes the equaliser changed the game – and the inexperience of his side made life difficult at the end of the game in the sunshine at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium.

He said: “When we conceded, you could just see the anxiety of the players. There’s a lot of young lads here who didn’t want to make any mistakes in front of the home crowd.

“Sometimes that nervousness can just set in a bit. We’ve got to deal with that.”

In the context of form, this was actually a good point for the Blues; stopping Bromley’s excellent winning run at three in a row: “They came here on the back of three straight wins so it was always going to be difficult. Tuesday now is a must win game.

“We’re on 40 points now and we need another three or four wins as quickly as possible.”

Losing Ian Sharps early was a big blow last weekend against Tranmere, but Ben Heneghan and Ryan Astles were solid yesterday in the absence of the Captain.

Steve said: “Ben was the skipper and he’s had a good week personally; of course he got picked for England C and he was good again today alongside Ryan Astles who also did very well today at the back.

“Up until conceding against Bromley, everything was good. You’ve just got to try and get that second goal which we didn’t do.”


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