A POTENT attacking performance helped the Chester Romans to a stunning 60-point victory in front of their home fans in their final league game of the season.

Their 60-0 success over Doncaster at the Cheshire County Sports Club is the second biggest win by any team in the division so far, only behind Sandwell Steelers’ 66-0 victory over the same opponents back in May.

The impressive display concludes Chester’s fairy-tale return to Division One, in which they avoided relegation by finishing fifth, meaning they will once again be a part of the NFC 1 South division next campaign.

But Geraint Griffiths, Senior General Manager of the Chester Romans, is hoping to build upon the platform that the team have built for themselves this year.

He said: “It was a great game and performance for the lads to finish on, and one that shows what we can do.

“The season was harder than we expected, and it’s clear that there is a big difference between Division One and Division Two. But it was a learning curve for us.

“Now we can take some time to prepare ourselves again, but this time knowing what to expect. We’ll be ready to make our mark next season after showing glimpses of what we’re capable of this season.”

Ash Wainwright got the Romans off to a fast start when he scored a touchdown following Sam Moscrop’s powering 50-yard drive forward.

Toby McManus then claimed his sixth assist of the season as his pass found Nathan Jewkes for another score before two points after touchdown (PAT) made it 14-0.

Another two PAT came after Wainwright claimed his second touchdown of the game with a rushing score to extend the lead to 22-0.

That play brought an abrupt end to the first half with match officials reducing the game time in each quarter due to Doncaster’s low player numbers.

Chester were in scintillating form in the second half, though, with Aaron Powell running the length of the field to make it 30-0 after another the Romans converted another two PAT.

Quarterback Byron Ward picked up his fifth assist of the campaign when he helped Alan King to a touchdown, with yet another two PAT increasing the lead to 38 points.

Benjamin Frese then bounced straight back from having a touchdown chalked off because of an earlier block to impressively run home a score on the very next play.

Another marauding run by Aaron Powell – this time around 65 yards – led to yet another touchdown which made it 52-0 to the Romans.

Samson McLean completed the rout minutes later when he capitalised on a fumble by the Doncaster Mustangs before driving the ball home for a touchdown to make it 60-0.

The win concludes Chester Romans’ 2019 season, with the team now turning their attentions to training and preparing for the next campaign.