Chester triumphed in their penultimate pre-season friendly with a 3-1 success at Northern Premier League side Trafford FC.

Goals from Brad Jackson and Simon Grand put the Blues 2-0 up at the interval, with an own-goal from Sam Baird securing the result after the Trafford centre back had initially reduced arrears.

Jackson put the visitors ahead on eight minutes when he pounced at the back post to clip the ball over the Trafford keeper and into the net after some neat build-up play.

The hosts pushed for a leveller but were unable to seriously trouble Chester stopper Russ Griffiths, whose side doubled their lead on the half hour mark.

A pinpoint delivery from Gary Roberts' free-kick found the lurking Grand, who slid in and expertly found the bottom corner of the net.

Griffiths was called into action soon afterwards when Harry Sheridan's powerful header was well claimed by the recently-signed Blues stopper.

Trafford halved Chester's advantage early in the second half when Baird rose highest at a corner to head home.

But Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley's side were not to be denied, with the result settled on 77 minutes when Baird inadvertently steered into his own net from substitute Matty Waters' dangerous corner.

The Blues wrap up their pre-season campaign at FC United of Manchester on Tuesday evening, before their National League North opener at Boston United on August 3.