CHESTER started their National League North season the right way - with a 2-1 victory at Kidderminster Harriers.

Having beaten Worksop Town on penalties in the FA Cup on Saturday, it was back to the bread and butter of the league at Aggborough.

And Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley’s men made sure they were heading back to Chester will all three points.

Danny Elliott opened the scoring for Chester, who had pressured the home side’s goals early on with efforts from the striker and Danny Livesey.

Left-back Joel Taylor was the creator midway through the first period, his cross converted by his team-mate.

The lead lasted just six minutes, however, Kidderminster levelling as Ashley Hemmings was on the end of an Omari Sterling cross.

Kidderminster’s night took a turn for the worse shortly after as Amari Morgan-Smith was shown a straight card.

A melee in the dugout followed Morgan-Smith’s dismissal, two members of the Chester backroom staff and one of the home side’s being shown yellow cards.

Chester made their numerical advantage count within quarter of an hour of the restart as Declan Weeks scored his first goal for the club.

The midfielder, signed by the Blues ahead of the weekend’s FA Cup tie, lashed the ball into the top corner after John Johnston’s cross arrived at his feet.

Chester’s night was made a little more difficult as they had Paddy Lacey dismissed for a reckless tackle in the middle or the park.

Kidderminster put Chester under some intense late pressure, but the Blues backline held firm.