Chester battled hard to a goalless draw at Meadow Park on a miserable Saturday afternoon against Boreham Wood.
The visiting Yellows had the ball in the net almost immediately - 17 seconds in - but Ross Hannah was flagged offside; before James Roberts headed just wide with the keeper flapping at a cross.
Boreham Wood took 12 minutes to have their first chance - a well worked corner resulted in Luke Howell blasting over from a good position.
The game was almost as lacklustre as the weather in the opening half an hour – Calum Dyson’s close range shot was blocked after Roberts pickpocketed the defender and drove into the box.
The Wood did have a chance seconds before the break – but Ricky Shakes fired wide from Charlie Macdonald’s cross.
Conditions at Meadow Park were having a bearing on chances – John Rooney whipping a corner in which had to be cleared off the line.
It really was a game of limited chances – Mauro Vilhete hitting a shot wide of Worsnop’s left hand post.
Vilhete then found himself behind the defence following a Ben Heneghan miscue, but scuffed his shot straight at Worsnop.
Late sub Junior Morias nearly broke the deadlock with a long range shot which Worsnop let squirm under his body – but recovered to make the stop.
Boreham Wood: Russell, Woodards, Doe, Shakes, Howell (Jeffery 63), Macdonald (Morias 85), Clifford, Kamdjo, Vilhete, Stephens, Devera.
Subs Not Used: Cox, Reynolds, Edwards.
Booked: Clifford, Devera.
Chester: Worsnop, Higgins, Henenghan, Sharps, Hunt, George, Shaw, Rooney (Hobson 73), Roberts (Mahon 61), Dyson (Chapell 61), Hannah.
Subs Not Used: Forth, Woodland.
Attendance: 589 (247 Chester).
Referee: Mr C Powell.