Mo Jammeh and Isaac Bello struck in the first half before Bello added a second after the break and Emmett Dunn wrapped things up late on in this A27 derby as Miles Rutherford’s men recorded a seventh win and clean sheet on the bounce.

Josh Clack, missing from the starting XI against Sheppey last week, returned in place of Ethan Prichard who dropped to the bench.

In a match-up between fourth and fifth place it was the hosts who were caught offside in the opening minute.

Jimmy Wild then earned his team a throw-in three minutes later which Bello launched, as is his way, and captain Connor Cody tried his luck from distance, but to no avail.

Next, the Lancers’ Knory Scott and Lukas Franzen-Jones hooked up and won a corner which the latter took and Chi cleared easily enough.

Moments later, at the other end, Dunn won a set-piece that Clack delivered and keeper Louis Rogers saved Wild’s header.

Rogers was also on hand to claim a Wild nod on to Jammeh before Franzen-Jones was flagged offside as Lancing pressed.

Dunn did well after a strange refereeing decision and Chi won a goal kick.

Rob Hutchings and Clack then combined down the left flank but Wild, scoring for fun in the recent run, couldn’t get a shot off.

George Taggart was booked for a heavy challenge on Joe Moore in the 16th minute before Dunn found Moore for a pass that unfortunately no one made.

Nicholas D’Arienzo then joined Taggart in the notepad for an infringement on Jammeh.

Clack eventually took the free-kick, although Dunn couldn’t keep the ball in.

Jammeh was wiped out in a clash with Samuel Michael Bull on 23. Both players were ok in the end after a bit of treatment, and it was the Chi player who opened the scoring, at the second time of asking, on 25 minutes after a slip by Bull.

And three minutes later the visitors doubled their advantage as Bello tucked home from close range, again at the second time of asking, when Hutchings delivered from the left.

Joe Clarke challenged effectively and set Clack up for a cross to Wild.

This came to nothing before Andrew Briggs bought a free-kick around the half hour mark.

Wild then had a go from distance which was well-off target.

Wild and Jammeh linked up for a cross that Lancing cleared before Clack, Wild and Bello combined up top.

Next came a decent touch from Rogers and clearance before Moore, Jammeh and Wild all made important contributions.

It was all Chi now with Clack, Hutchings and Moore involved in probing moves, and then Clarke hit a decent effort narrowly wide.

On 44 Chi won a corner which led to a Clack half-chance, although the ball wouldn’t sit up.

Referee Tom Baines dismissed someone from the Lancing dugout in the early stages of the second half for some reason, and then Chi won a strange corner which Hutchings almost whipped straight in.

Jammeh and Bello nearly combined but Lancing cleared their lines.

Four minutes in, after good work from Clack and Jammeh, Wild smacked the ball hard against the post before Cody earned Chi a throw.

Next, a Hutchings’ slip nearly presented the home side a chance but Magee recovered, and then a neat piece of skill by Jammeh almost got Wild in.

Moments later, super control by Wild teed up a shot which was blocked and then Bello made it 3-0 after an impressive move.

Moore played another lovely pass to Bello on the hour before Hutchings got clattered after a move involving Jammeh and Clack.

The hosts made a triple substitution in the 63rd minute and then Rogers punched a cross clear as Wild, Jammeh and Clack hooked up.

Lancing won a set-piece in a good position on 66 which Franzen-Jones struck just wide before Lloyd Rowlatt replaced Jammeh.

Silky play by Bello then led to the home side clearing the ball out for a throw-in on 68 minutes.

And then Mr Baines waved away penalty appeals as the Lancers carved an opportunity and the ball bounced up before being hacked away.

Nice play by Scott forged another chance but the free-kick went Chi’s way.

Wild couldn’t get the final ball under control as Rowlatt and Bello got the visitors going again and then Olly Munt and Kaleem Haitham came on for Bello and Wild on 78 after Clarke was cautioned.

Haitham’s first pass to Munt was a bit heavy and then Clarke picked Haitham whose effort went wide.

His next shot off Hutchings’ set-piece wasn’t far away however, after Rowlatt was challenged unfairly by Ben Pope.

Clack tried an ambitious volley on 88 before a minute or so later tremendous skill from Rowlatt allowed him to spin one opponent and then another and find Dunn for Chi’s fourth at the ground the Canadian grabbed his first Chi goal back in the County league.

So, that’s eight clean sheets on the spin now for Chichester.

They welcome Littlehampton to Oaklands Park on Easter Monday 1st April (Kick Off 3pm).

Chichester – Magee, Dunn, Hutchings, Moore, Da Costa, Cody, Clack, Clarke, Wild, Jammeh, Bello. Subs – (O’Brien, Munt, Prichard, Rowlatt, Haitham).