After losing their 100 per cent start to the season at Boston, the Blues have been itching to set the record straight in the league.
The midweek cancellation due to the weather only added to the frustration.
Stalybridge Celtic felt the full force of that frustration as they were swept aside by a rampant Chester side at Bower Fold.
Antoni Sarcevic opened the scoring early on after some good Chester pressure. The Blues then dominated much of the first half and doubled their lead in the 33rd minute when Nathan Jarman popped up to rifle the ball home from the edge of the box.
It got better for Chester only two minutes later when Iain Howard grabbed a third.
Stalybridge were already on the ropes when Iain Howard grabbed his second and Chester’s fourth right on the stroke of half time.
Neil Young’s men started the second half as they finished the first with Antoni Sarcevic making it 5 – 0 almost from the restart.
The rest of the second half was slightly more balanced and Stalybridge came back into the game bagging a goal to make it 5 – 1.
The Blues hit back almost immediately though as Howard completed his hat-trick. Howard was then substituted to make way for new signing Tony Grey.
Neil Young might be disappointed with the fact that the Blues conceded a second before full time but he’d be hard pushed to be unhappy with the attacking football his side played.
Next up for the Blues it’s Gainsborough Trinity in the FA Cup Second Qualifying Round Replay on Tuesday night at the Exacta stadium.