CHESTER coach Jan Van Deventer has targeted his first ever victory at league rivals Otley on Saturday.

Currently second in the Division Two North standings, title-chasing Chester have been in fine form this term.

An impressive 24-12 comeback victory over Sedgley Park last weekend enhanced their title credentials further, with Van Deventer’s side now pursuing a 10th win of the season in West Yorkshire.

He said: “We’d never beaten Sedgley at home until last weekend and, since I’ve been in charge, we haven’t won at Otley.

“So that’s something we’re looking to put right now.

“This division is unrelenting in terms of difficult games and this is going to be another tough one.

“We know Otley are a very physical side, but there’s a lot more to their game and they can play great rugby when given the chance.

“They’ve found a bit of form and come good of late in the league so we need another big performance .

“The win last weekend put us six points clear of Hinckley and the bonus point we got edged us that little bit nearer Hull at the top of the table.”

The manner of last weekend’s victory epitomised Chester’s resurgence this season, with second half tries from Alick Croft, Guy Ford (2) and Josh Morris overturning a 12-0 half-time deficit.

And Van Deventer is delighted that an impressive record at Hare Lane has now been unified with some strong showings on the road.

“The most pleasing aspect of the season so far is that we seem to have found consistency to our game” he added.

“Our home form has been excellent and we’ve managed to combine that with some important away wins too.

“The Sedgley game was a real arm wrestle.

“We certainly weren’t as clinical as we can be in the first half, but after the break we were just exceptional and I was pleased with how we changed the tempo.”

Chester have no fresh injury concerns for the game, with Andy Baston and Jonny Charmley their only absentees.

Pacesetters Hull Ionians head to Leicester Lions, while title rivals Hinckley visit Sheffield Tigers.

Basement side Peterborough Lions are in action at Tynedale, Preston Grasshoppers host South Leicester, Sedgley Park entertain Fylde, while Huddersfield and Macclesfield have home advantage over Wharfedale and Stourbridge respectively.