Gareth Seddon scored the only goal as Chester beat relegation rivals Dartford.

Neither side managed to get a shot on goal until Seddon volley past Darts keeper Alan Julian after the break.

Mikel Suarez threatened for the hosts, but he failed to finish past Aaron Chapman after going on a mazy solo run into the box.

Chapman ensured victory, parrying Lee Noble's stinging effort around the post five minutes from time.

Victory lifts Chester to 19th in the table, six points above the relegation places, while Dartford remain in 22nd and four points from safety.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Dartford

  • 01 Julian
  • 14 Mitchell-King
  • 38 McAuley
  • 04 Sterling
  • 06 Cornhill (Suarez - 74' )
  • 30 Woodyard (Noble - 62' )
  • 31 Stevenson (Collier - 82' )
  • 10 Bradbrook
  • 20 Burns
  • 40 Wall
  • 11 Harris

Substitutes

  • 15 Collier
  • 23 Ibrahim
  • 05 Clark
  • 08 Noble
  • 37 Suarez

Chester

  • 31 Chapman
  • 27 Killock Booked
  • 12 Turner
  • 03 Heath
  • 05 Linwood
  • 24 Rooney
  • 16 Bond
  • 15 Turner
  • 21 Mahon (Lindfield - 92' )
  • 19 Seddon
  • 10 Taylor (Daniels - 93' )

Substitutes

  • 34 Menagh
  • 11 Lindfield
  • 20 Daniels
  • 01 Danby
  • 25 Bridge
Ref: Kevin Johnson
Att: 1,610

Match Stats

Shots

10 7

On target

3 1

Corners

0 0

Fouls

8 13

Live Text Commentary

+5:00 Full time

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

90:00 +3:56 Full time

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

90:00 +2:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chester FC. Brendon Daniels replaces Matty Taylor.

90:00 +1:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Lindfield replaces Craig Mahon.

89:35

Foul by Craig Mahon (Chester FC).

89:35

Lee Noble (Dartford) wins a free kick.

87:21

Attempt saved. Alex Wall (Dartford) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

85:24

Corner, Dartford.

85:07

Attempt saved. Lee Noble (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

84:11 Booking

Booking Ross Killock (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

83:52

Foul by Ross Killock (Chester FC).

83:52

Alex Wall (Dartford) wins a free kick.

81:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dartford. Nathan Collier replaces Jim Stevenson.

80:58

Attempt missed. Rory McAuley (Dartford) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Lee Noble with a cross.

80:25

Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).

80:25

Tyrone Sterling (Dartford) wins a free kick.

79:31

Attempt missed. Gareth Seddon (Chester FC) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Heath with a cross.

76:18

Attempt missed. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

75:10

Foul by Andrew Bond (Chester FC).

75:10

Tyrone Sterling (Dartford) wins a free kick.

74:09

Foul by Alex Wall (Dartford).

74:09

Paul Linwood (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

73:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dartford. Mikel Suarez replaces Max Cornhill.

73:01

Corner, Chester FC.

72:38

Corner, Chester FC.

72:18

Attempt blocked. Joe Heath (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

71:51

Corner, Chester FC.

70:00

Attempt missed. Danny Harris (Dartford) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

67:11

Attempt saved. Lee Noble (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

66:08

Attempt missed. Jim Stevenson (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

65:46

Foul by Matty Taylor (Chester FC).

65:46

Alan Julian (Dartford) wins a free kick.

63:09

Attempt missed. Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

61:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dartford. Lee Noble replaces Alex Woodyard.

61:18

Corner, Chester FC.

60:12

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

55:39

Corner, Chester FC.

55:08

Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).

55:08

Tyrone Sterling (Dartford) wins a free kick.

54:32

Foul by Andrew Bond (Chester FC).

54:32

Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.

52:45

Hand ball by Matty Taylor (Chester FC).

52:15

Offside, Dartford. Danny Harris tries a through ball, but Danny Harris is caught offside.

50:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dartford 0, Chester FC 1. Gareth Seddon (Chester FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner.

48:25

Attempt missed. Gareth Seddon (Chester FC) header from the centre of the box is too high.

47:57

Hand ball by Alex Wall (Dartford).

46:18

Offside, Dartford. Danny Harris tries a through ball, but Danny Harris is caught offside.

45:00

Second Half begins Dartford 0, Chester FC 0.

45:00 +0:57 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Dartford 0, Chester FC 0.

42:10

Corner, Dartford.

41:17

Offside, Dartford. Danny Harris tries a through ball, but Danny Harris is caught offside.

40:14

Foul by Craig Mahon (Chester FC).

40:14

Alex Woodyard (Dartford) wins a free kick.

38:15

Foul by Lewis Turner (Chester FC).

38:15

Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford) wins a free kick.

36:31

Foul by Jim Stevenson (Dartford).

36:31

Paul Linwood (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

35:49

Corner, Dartford.

34:06

Foul by Danny Harris (Dartford).

34:06

Craig Mahon (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

31:47

Attempt missed. Gareth Seddon (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

25:14

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Dartford).

25:14

Joe Heath (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

24:08

Attempt blocked. Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

23:34

Foul by Ross Killock (Chester FC).

23:34

Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.

22:55

Attempt missed. Alex Wall (Dartford) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

21:50

Attempt missed. Jim Stevenson (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

19:53

Corner, Chester FC.

17:45

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Dartford).

17:45

Andrew Bond (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

17:08

Foul by Alex Wall (Dartford).

17:08

Lewis Turner (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

16:32

Corner, Chester FC.

15:46

Foul by Danny Harris (Dartford).

15:46

Ross Killock (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

11:11

Offside, Dartford. Alex Woodyard tries a through ball, but Alex Woodyard is caught offside.

10:52

Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).

10:52

Tyrone Sterling (Dartford) wins a free kick.

10:12

Offside, Dartford. Danny Harris tries a through ball, but Danny Harris is caught offside.

9:01

Offside, Dartford. Danny Harris tries a through ball, but Danny Harris is caught offside.

4:54

Foul by Lewis Turner (Chester FC).

4:54

Alex Wall (Dartford) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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