WATERLOO ............. 15 CHESTER ................. 38 WATERLOO endured an unhappy afternoon, going down in front of their own fans to league leaders Chester.
But although the result was perhaps to be expected, there was disappointment at the inconsistency of performance by the Merseysiders.
Yet that can be worked on and should not detract from the solid start to the campaign made so far.
Waterloo did have early chances, but missed two kickable penalties and failed to exploit a two on one overlap.
Chester did not need any further invitation to make the home side pay for their profligacy.
Two tries from Rhys Hayes, who controlled the game throughout, and Mike Craven – all converted by Lloyd Hayes – to a penalty from Liam Reeve, afforded the visitors a 21-3 half-time lead.
Waterloo raised their game in the second period and, following a break down the right by Jack Weir, and with Freeman Payne setting up an attacking ruck after breaking through a series of tackles, Dan King was on hand to finish off with a try close to the posts.
It was converted by James O’Brien.
Chester responded with a try from Lloyd Hayes and, although Weir replied in kind for the home side, further tries by Hugh Goodwin, converted by Lloyd Hayes and Will Goodman, sealed the win in the league leaders favour.
This Saturday Waterloo are away to Bradford and Bingley (kick-off 3pm).