Match ends, Chester FC 2, Tamworth 0.
Chester eased their Conference Premier relegation fears with two second-half goals to plunge Tamworth nearer the drop.
After having to rely on a string of saves by keeper Aaron Chapman to stay on level terms, City needed a slice of luck to go ahead on 62 minutes.
Tamworth defender Ben Richards-Everton lucklessly diverted Lewis Turner's low cross into his own net.
Debutant Danny Carlton then scrambled home the clincher five minutes later.
With Aldershot losing at home to Gateshead, Chester are now five points clear of danger, but Tamworth are 10 points adrift of safety.
Chester assistant manager Carl Macauley told BBC Radio Merseyside:
"It was really important that we got a result tonight. We started off positively and then they had a spell when they kept possession well, but then we finally broke them down.
"Whoever got the first goal would go on to win the game and we got it."
- 5LinwoodSubstituted forCarltonat 52'minutes
- 21MahonSubstituted forTurnerat 79'minutes
- 34MenaghSubstituted forLindfieldat 90'minutes
- 12CapriceBooked at 78mins
- 32MahonSubstituted forHaworthat 82'minutes
- 8BakerSubstituted forPeniketat 68'minutes
- 26Barnes-HomerSubstituted forBatis-Candeat 76'minutes
- Anthony Backhouse
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Chester FC 2, Tamworth 0.
Foul by Amido Batis-Cande (Tamworth).
Michael Kay (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth).
Danny Carlton (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Richard Peniket (Tamworth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.
Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Lindfield replaces Jamie Menagh.
Attempt missed. Nathan Turner (Chester FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.
Corner, Chester FC.
Attempt blocked. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Jordan Keane (Tamworth).
Craig Hobson (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Substitution, Tamworth. Andy Haworth replaces Gavin Mahon.
Corner, Chester FC.
Substitution, Chester FC. Nathan Turner replaces Craig Mahon.
John Rooney (Chester FC) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left from a direct free kick.
Jake Caprice (Tamworth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Jake Caprice (Tamworth).