ANTHONY JOHNSON felt his Chester side were “absolutely superb” after they won 2-1 at fellow play-off rivals Telford..

The victory at the New Bucks Head Stadium took the Blues up to third place and Johnson’s side were good value for their win and impressed throughout, yet they found themselves behind against the run of play as Aaron Williams put the hosts in front on the 18th minute mark.

Captain George Glendon got his side level with a superb goal, playing a sharp one two with Anthony Dudley before calmly placing the ball into the corner.

Dudley continued his current scoring form as he converted John Johnston’s cross to score the winning goal.

“I thought we were absolutely superb,” said joint-boss Johnson after the game.

“You’ve got to take into consideration the fact we’ve had a couple of injuries in the game, it didn’t affect our rhythm, big players getting injured and lads coming in, I thought we were absolutely brilliant.

“I said to the lads when we went one nil down, don’t worry about this, we always score, we’re a good side, we’ll come back.

“It’s not a fluke when you’re playing the way we’re playing, that you get chances and opportunities, we were fantastic.

“We’ve come to a team that are in the play-offs, we’re not playing bottom of the league. It’s a tough place to come and to perform the way we did, as a squad, was brilliant. I’m really made up with the lads.”

Despite the fact his side went a goal down early in the first half, Johnson had no worries about it affecting his side.

“We’ve been in that position before,” he said. “We talk about it a lot, resilience. The games we have lost have all been by a goal, when we’re in the game. We bang on about resilience, especially to the young lads, the way we train, it’s all about resilience. So, if someone scores, we’ve got 70 minutes to get back into it, but we were superb.

“That first goal is as good as anything I’ve ever been involved in, it was absolutely beautiful, and it was well deserved.

“Again, just when you need it, when you’re down, your captain’s in there, driving you along, scoring goals.

“We score good goals, any goal we score is a top goal. We have to work hard to score goals. Teams respect us, they get men behind the ball, are compact and we have to work hard to score our goals.

“We never get cut open, I was clapping Alty’s first goal last week, nothing you can do about it. Our goals are consistently well worked goals and that’s because we’ve got quality in the team, who all back each other.”

The only negative for Johnson was the potential injuries to key men in the shape of Brad Jackson and Paddy Lacey.

He said: “Paddy’s done his knee; we think. So bad news. I think Brad’s was more prevention than cure, in the sense of he’s felt something, it was the injury he was out with, but we won’t know till tomorrow.

“Paddy’s had numerous issues with his knees, he’s gone for a tackle, his foot is stuck, and his knee has moved so that’s a big concern for us. We’ll see what that looks like for us, heading into Monday.”

Chester today host a Chorley side whose confidence will be high after a 3-1 derby win at home to AFC Fylde.

They have signed former Connah’s Quay Nomads striker Andy Owens, who has joined on a dual registration deal from Radcliffe.

“I’d like to thank Radcliffe manager Lee Fowler for giving the move the green light on Andy, who’s a big, strong centre forward with plenty of experience,” said Chorley boss Jamie Vermiglio.

Owens scored against Fylde along with Connor Hall and Harvey Smith.