CHESTER coach Jan Van Deventer wants to eradicate the late lapses that have cost his side points this season.

Last weekend’s 28-24 defeat to Sedgley Park followed a galling 18-17 reverse at Otley, both results confirmed by last-gasp tries from the opposition.

The results saw Chester slip to ninth in the table as they struggle to recapture the form that earned them a play-off final spot last term.

“Losing in the last play of the game against Sedgley was hard to take,” said Van Deventer.

“Our last two games have been really close, but we’ve seen the result get away from us in the final few minutes, which has been disappointing.

"Those fine margins play a big part and we need to manage games better in the closing stages.

Chester will be out to secure a return to winning ways at high-flying Fylde on Saturday.

The unbeaten Lancashire club have climbed to second in the league standings and head into the clash buoyed by a 41-7 away win over Hinckley last weekend.

“They’re flying at the moment after a really strong start to the season,” added Van Deventer.

“Winning six of their first seven has given them a really strong foundation and I’m sure they will be looking to keep this run going for as long as possible.

“We know what it’s like to have that winning habit. We had it in spells last season and it gives you great confidence heading into big games.

"Fylde will be full of confidence and we’ll have to go there and match their intensity for the full 80 minutes.”