CHESTER must keep the scoreboard ticking this weekend, says head coach Jan Van Deventer.

The Hare Lane club host National League Two rivals Tynedale on Saturday looking for a return to winning ways after last week’s frustrating draw at Huddersfield.

An absorbing contest ended 27-all and left Van Deventer rueing his side’s defensive frailties and the number of attacking opportunities that went unconverted.

The South African has called for a stronger all-round display on home turf against opposition he rates highly.

“We’ve got the second best defensive record in this league, but we’re fourth-lowest in terms of points scored,” he said.

“If we weren’t creating chances and were struggling in games I’d be worried.

“But we are dominating these matches and playing some good attacking rugby, so it’s a case of us needing to be more clinical in the opposition’s final third.

“The league table doesn’t lie and we need to deliver a big performance where we capitalise in those dominant periods of the game and show how good we can be.

“We’ve had some good battles with Tynedale over the years and we have to expect an open and physical game against them.

“They’re a little way ahead of us in the table and we have to be looking to close that gap on them and the teams around them.”

Scrum-half Tom Holloway returns for Chester after being away on international duty with Malta while Kyle Joseph should also be available.

League leaders Caldy will be out to preserve their 100 per cent winning record against Huddersfield while second-placed Fylde go to Otley.

Other fixtures: Hull v Scunthorpe; Loughborough Students v Wharfedale; Sheff Tigers v Sedgley Park; Luctonians v Preston Grasshoppers; Hinckley v Stourbridge.