CHESTER ROMANS ran riot in Doncaster as they romped to a huge win in their American football clash with the Mustangs.

The Romans’ 42-0 victory now opens up a healthy cushion over Doncaster who remain winless so far this season, and bottom of the NFC 1 South American football league.

For Chester, though, their second win of the season keeps the team in the race for the play-offs with a crucial game against Shropshire Revolution coming up next.

Speaking about the win, Chester Romans Head Coach, Levi Edwards, said: “I’m really happy.

“We performed really well, and I can’t complain at all about the effort and commitment the boys put in.

“We now have a week off to prepare for Shropshire, but I’m really happy with where we are as a team right now.”

Experienced running back Nadgy Khirat put his side 6-0 ahead in the early stages when the 35-year-old scored a 16-yard running touchdown.

Another touchdown was to follow a few minutes later, with the Romans also securing a two-point conversion to give them a 14-0 lead in Yorkshire.

Things got better for the away side when quarterback Toby McManus took things into his own hands to run in another touchdown.

Chester were unable to convert the two-point conversion this time, though, keeping the score at 20-0.

McManus then helped wide receiver Rory Mansfield continue his fine form this season with an inch-perfect assist for his teammate to score a touchdown.

Mansfield then made the catch for the two-point conversion to give the Romans a half-time score of 28-0.

The Romans eased off a little after the break, but that didn’t stop the team from extending their lead in Yorkshire.

Wide receiver Tom Morley, who recently became a father, celebrated his return to action by scoring a fifth touchdown of the game for the Romans.

Afterwards, he said: “Scoring a touchdown is always a great feeling. But when it’s a part of a strong team performance and comprehensive win, that’s the ultimate goal.

“That touchdown (against Doncaster) was the first with my son at a game, but it won’t be the last. I need to set the bar high for him to beat.”

Mike Banks scored a final touchdown for his side to give Chester a comfortable and morale-boosting 42-0 victory at the full-time whistle.

Elsewhere in the NFC 1 South American football league, Lancashire Wolverines sprang a surprise by inflicting Nottingham’s first home defeat of the season.

The Wolverines claimed a hard fought 36-16 success against the Caesars at their Midlands home to stay ahead of a chasing Romans side, and narrowly behind Shropshire.

Lancashire now host third-placed Shropshire Revolution in a crucial clash in the league’s only fixture this weekend.

Chester, meanwhile, return to action on Sunday, June 23 when they head to Shropshire for their seventh league game.