Jamie Menagh's winner at fellow strugglers Woking moved Chester out of the Conference Premier relegation zone.

The midfielder curled the ball home in off the post after racing on to a John Rooney pass.

Home goalkeeper Mason Springthorpe recovered from an error to deny Jamie Reed and Craig Linfield also went close to doubling the half-time advantage.

Reed had an effort cleared off the line, as Chester held on to earn their first back-to-back wins this season.

It was a third goal in five games for Menagh, who scored twice on his Chester debut at home to Lincoln City just before Christmas.

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (5)

Woking

  • 21 Springthorpe Booked
  • 05 McNerney Booked
  • 15 Cestor Booked
  • 02 Newton
  • 03 Nutter (McNamee - 68' )
  • 06 Johnson (Wright - 77' )
  • 04 Ricketts
  • 20 Payne
  • 22 Goddard (Beckles - 59' )
  • 11 Betsy
  • 10 Sole

Substitutes

  • 16 Frith
  • 18 Beasant
  • 14 McNamee
  • 17 Wright
  • 34 Beckles

Chester

  • 01 Danby
  • 04 Horan Booked
  • 12 Turner
  • 27 Killock Booked
  • 34 Menagh Booked (Heath - 86' )
  • 25 Miller
  • 24 Rooney Booked
  • 14 McIntyre
  • 08 Jarrett
  • 07 Reed (Peers - 90' )
  • 11 Lindfield

Substitutes

  • 03 Heath
  • 21 Mahon
  • 13 Fearon
  • 02 Kay
  • 23 Peers
Ref: Dean Treleaven
Att: 1,124

Match Stats

Shots

6 8

On target

1 5

Corners

0 0

Fouls

10 19

Live Text Commentary

+7:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Woking 0, Chester FC 1.

90:00 +6:02 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Woking 0, Chester FC 1.

90:00 +3:45

Attempt blocked. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +2:57 Booking

Booking Joseph McNerney (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +2:32

Foul by Joseph McNerney (Woking).

90:00 +2:32

John Danby (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

90:00 +2:08

Foul by Lewis Turner (Chester FC).

90:00 +2:08

Kevin Betsy (Woking) wins a free kick.

90:00 +1:20 Booking

Booking Mason Springthorpe (Woking) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

90:00 +0:43

Corner, Woking.

89:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chester FC. Tom Peers replaces Jamie Reed.

89:17

Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).

89:17

Kevin Betsy (Woking) wins a free kick.

88:29

Corner, Woking.

85:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chester FC. Joe Heath replaces Jamie Menagh.

84:44

Attempt saved. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

84:07

Foul by Craig Lindfield (Chester FC).

84:07

Giuseppe Sole (Woking) wins a free kick.

80:35

Foul by Josh Payne (Woking).

80:35

Lewis Turner (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

79:19

Attempt missed. Giuseppe Sole (Woking) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

78:57

Foul by George Miller (Chester FC).

78:57

Josh Payne (Woking) wins a free kick.

77:52

Attempt missed. Joseph McNerney (Woking) header from the right side of the box misses to the left.

77:14

Foul by George Horan (Chester FC).

77:14

Giuseppe Sole (Woking) wins a free kick.

76:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Woking. Niall Wright replaces Brett Johnson because of an injury.

75:59

Foul by Anthony McNamee (Woking).

75:59

Lewis Turner (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

75:03

Attempt missed. Jamie Reed (Chester FC) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

72:06

Corner, Woking.

70:03 Booking

Booking John Rooney (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

69:55

Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).

69:55

Josh Payne (Woking) wins a free kick.

68:38

Foul by Jamie Reed (Chester FC).

68:38

Brett Johnson (Woking) wins a free kick.

67:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Woking. Anthony McNamee replaces John Nutter.

67:37

Attempt missed. Giuseppe Sole (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

66:49

Hand ball by John Rooney (Chester FC).

66:01

Corner, Chester FC.

65:36

Attempt missed. Jamie Reed (Chester FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Craig Lindfield with a cross.

64:42 Booking

Booking Ross Killock (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

64:04

Corner, Chester FC.

63:34

Attempt saved. Jamie Reed (Chester FC) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved.

62:44

Foul by Giuseppe Sole (Woking).

62:44

Jason Jarrett (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

59:58

Foul by Lewis Turner (Chester FC).

59:58

Mike Cestor (Woking) wins a free kick.

58:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Woking. Reece Beckles replaces John Goddard.

57:44

Corner, Woking.

57:13

Corner, Woking.

55:12

Attempt saved. Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved.

54:43

Attempt saved. George Horan (Chester FC) header from a difficult angle on the right is saved. Assisted by John Rooney.

54:10

Corner, Chester FC.

53:26

Offside, Woking. Giuseppe Sole tries a through ball, but Giuseppe Sole is caught offside.

52:05

Foul by Mike Cestor (Woking).

52:05

Lewis Turner (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

50:43

Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

49:48

Foul by Ross Killock (Chester FC).

49:48

Giuseppe Sole (Woking) wins a free kick.

46:41

Corner, Woking.

45:43

Attempt saved. Craig Lindfield (Chester FC) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by John Rooney.

45:26

Corner, Chester FC.

45:00

Second Half begins Woking 0, Chester FC 1.

45:00 +2:49 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Woking 0, Chester FC 1.

45:00 +2:33

Attempt missed. Craig Lindfield (Chester FC) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high. Assisted by John Rooney with a cross.

45:00 +1:46

Foul by Josh Payne (Woking).

45:00 +1:46

Kevin McIntyre (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

43:11

Offside, Woking. Giuseppe Sole tries a through ball, but Giuseppe Sole is caught offside.

40:33 Booking

Booking Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

40:16

Foul by George Miller (Chester FC).

40:16

John Goddard (Woking) wins a free kick.

39:34

Offside, Chester FC. Jamie Reed tries a through ball, but Jamie Reed is caught offside.

37:37

Foul by Jason Jarrett (Chester FC).

37:37

Kevin Betsy (Woking) wins a free kick.

34:00 Booking

Booking Mike Cestor (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

33:34

Foul by Mike Cestor (Woking).

33:34

Lewis Turner (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

29:43

Foul by Ross Killock (Chester FC).

29:43

Giuseppe Sole (Woking) wins a free kick.

28:30 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Woking 0, Chester FC 1. Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

27:58

Offside, Chester FC. Jamie Reed tries a through ball, but Jamie Reed is caught offside.

27:19

Offside, Chester FC. Jamie Menagh tries a through ball, but Jamie Menagh is caught offside.

24:59

Foul by George Horan (Chester FC).

24:59

Joseph McNerney (Woking) wins a free kick.

24:24

Corner, Chester FC.

22:59

Foul by Craig Lindfield (Chester FC).

22:59

Mark Ricketts (Woking) wins a free kick.

21:59

Foul by Joseph McNerney (Woking).

21:59

Jamie Reed (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

19:33

Foul by George Miller (Chester FC).

19:33

Kevin Betsy (Woking) wins a free kick.

17:15 Booking

Booking George Horan (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

17:03

Foul by George Horan (Chester FC).

17:03

Kevin Betsy (Woking) wins a free kick.

14:50

Foul by Jamie Reed (Chester FC).

14:50

Joseph McNerney (Woking) wins a free kick.

12:31

Corner, Woking.

11:51

Corner, Woking.

8:42

Foul by Mark Ricketts (Woking).

8:42

Jason Jarrett (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

6:07

Foul by Josh Payne (Woking).

6:07

Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

3:23

Offside, Chester FC. Jamie Reed tries a through ball, but Jamie Reed is caught offside.

2:34

Corner, Chester FC.

1:22

Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).

1:22

Brett Johnson (Woking) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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