BATTLING Storm Dennis and Chester’s smash and grab tactics, Ben Rhydding were gutted to come away with a 1-1 draw after having the visitors under pressure for large patches of the game.

Chester turned a Rhydding corner into a counter-attack and scored on the break to go 1-0 up in the first five minutes.

Rhydding then spent an hour chasing the game. They had dozens of circle entries in the second half and Chester had very little of the ball, but Rhydding just could not make those final connections to convert.

Ross McMillan came close on several occasions and it was a cruel injustice that he did not score given the work he put in.

A naïve yellow card for Rhydding just when they had Chester under the pump gave the visitors a reprieve until they too got a player sent off.

Rhydding upped the anti again and Will Musgrave converted a corner to level the scores to put the home team back in the game.

The storm raged on and so did Rhydding, as McMillan came a whisker away from sliding on to a cross and Charlie Smith hit the post.

Rhydding then had the frustration of a McMillan goal being disallowed.

Rhydding continued to pepper the goal and Chester’s keeper must have been exhausted.

With two corners in the dying minutes, Rhydding should have claimed their well-deserved victory but they failed to convert and had to settle for a draw.