Chester were relegated from the Conference Premier after conceding a late equaliser to Salisbury.

The home side opened the scoring when Jason Jarrett's shot was re-directed by Danny Carlton into the bottom corner.

Salisbury levelled through Charlie Sheringham's near-post header but John Rooney made it 2-1 with a wonderful curling shot from the edge of the area.

With five minutes to go Elliot Frear's cross was headed in by Jamie White and Chester could not respond.

Hereford's dramatic 2-1 win at Aldershot meant that they escaped the drop on goal difference.

Salisbury City manager Mikey Harris told BBC Wiltshire:

Post-match: Salisbury manager Harris

"I feel for Chester. Relegation must be a bitter pill to swallow, particularly on goal-difference.

"I was delighted with the way my lads performed today and I thought both teams had a right go.

"That was a positive way to end the season - hard work, endeavour and little bits of quality at the right time.

"I'm delighted with the way the season has gone. I'm proud of each and every one of the players for what they've achieved."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Chester

  • 31 Chapman
  • 02 Kay
  • 14 McIntyre
  • 08 Jarrett
  • 05 Linwood (Mahon - 46' )
  • 17 Brown
  • 12 Turner
  • 16 Bond
  • 24 Rooney
  • 26 Carlton (Hobson - 77' )
  • 34 Menagh (Seddon - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Danby
  • 07 Hobson
  • 10 Ashworth
  • 19 Seddon
  • 21 Mahon

Salisbury City

  • 01 Puddy
  • 30 Amankwaah (Fitchett - 89' )
  • 04 Brett
  • 14 Sinclair
  • 16 Dutton (MacDonald - 74' Booked )
  • 06 Wilson
  • 10 Lewis Booked
  • 07 McPhee (Sinclair - 62' )
  • 31 Sheringham
  • 09 White
  • 11 Frear

Substitutes

  • 08 Wellard
  • 13 Sinclair
  • 20 Fitchett
  • 23 MacDonald
  • 29 Roberts
Ref: Adrian Holmes
Att: 3,588

Match Stats

Shots

9 9

On target

2 6

Corners

0 0

Fouls

9 9

Live Text Commentary

+5:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Chester FC 2, Salisbury City 2.

90:00 +4:10 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Chester FC 2, Salisbury City 2.

90:00 +3:57

Corner, Salisbury City.

90:00 +3:24

Offside, Chester FC. Kevin McIntyre tries a through ball, but Kevin McIntyre is caught offside.

90:00 +3:00

Attempt saved. Rob Sinclair (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

90:00 +2:05

Attempt missed. Andrew Bond (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

90:00 +1:35

Offside, Salisbury City. Rob Sinclair tries a through ball, but Rob Sinclair is caught offside.

89:30

Foul by Angus MacDonald (Salisbury City).

89:30

Gareth Seddon (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

88:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Salisbury City. Dan Fitchett replaces Kevin Amankwaah.

87:43

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

85:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chester FC 2, Salisbury City 2. Jamie White (Salisbury City) header from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Elliott Frear with a cross.

85:11

Attempt missed. Gareth Seddon (Chester FC) right footed shot is too high.

80:45

Offside, Chester FC. Gareth Seddon tries a through ball, but Gareth Seddon is caught offside.

79:01 Booking

Booking Angus MacDonald (Salisbury City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

78:14

Foul by Angus MacDonald (Salisbury City).

78:14

Craig Hobson (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

76:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Hobson replaces Danny Carlton.

73:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Salisbury City. Angus MacDonald replaces Brian Dutton.

72:19

Offside, Chester FC. Gareth Seddon tries a through ball, but Gareth Seddon is caught offside.

68:45

Foul by Theo Lewis (Salisbury City).

68:45

Danny Carlton (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

67:30

Attempt saved. Jamie White (Salisbury City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

67:04

Corner, Salisbury City.

62:28

Offside, Salisbury City. Charlie Sheringham tries a through ball, but Charlie Sheringham is caught offside.

62:02

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

61:25

Foul by Michael Kay (Chester FC).

61:25

Charlie Sheringham (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

61:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Salisbury City. Rob Sinclair replaces Chris McPhee.

60:44

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

57:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chester FC 2, Salisbury City 1. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jason Jarrett.

53:07

Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).

53:07

Theo Lewis (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

51:59

Attempt missed. Chris McPhee (Salisbury City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

49:15 Booking

Booking Theo Lewis (Salisbury City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

49:09

Foul by Theo Lewis (Salisbury City).

49:09

Andrew Bond (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

47:15

Foul by Theo Lewis (Salisbury City).

47:15

Michael Kay (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

46:46

Corner, Salisbury City.

45:44

Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).

45:44

Theo Lewis (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Mahon replaces Paul Linwood.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chester FC. Gareth Seddon replaces Jamie Menagh.

45:00

Second Half begins Chester FC 1, Salisbury City 1.

45:00 +1:19 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Chester FC 1, Salisbury City 1.

44:44

Foul by Michael Kay (Chester FC).

44:44

Elliott Frear (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

43:29

Attempt missed. Charlie Sheringham (Salisbury City) header from the left side of the box is too high.

42:59

Attempt saved. Theo Lewis (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

42:29

Offside, Chester FC. Danny Carlton tries a through ball, but Danny Carlton is caught offside.

41:02

Offside, Chester FC. Andrew Bond tries a through ball, but Andrew Bond is caught offside.

38:09

Foul by Chris McPhee (Salisbury City).

38:09

Jason Jarrett (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

35:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chester FC 1, Salisbury City 1. Charlie Sheringham (Salisbury City) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stuart Sinclair.

35:13

Corner, Salisbury City.

31:19

Offside, Chester FC. Danny Carlton tries a through ball, but Danny Carlton is caught offside.

29:53

Foul by Jamie White (Salisbury City).

29:53

Paul Linwood (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

26:26

Foul by Jason Jarrett (Chester FC).

26:26

Theo Lewis (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

20:02

Foul by Jason Jarrett (Chester FC).

20:02

Theo Lewis (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

19:31

Foul by Theo Lewis (Salisbury City).

19:31

John Rooney (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

17:20

Corner, Salisbury City.

16:28

Foul by Paul Linwood (Chester FC).

16:28

Charlie Sheringham (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

15:57

Offside, Chester FC. Danny Carlton tries a through ball, but Danny Carlton is caught offside.

13:53 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chester FC 1, Salisbury City 0. Danny Carlton (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jason Jarrett.

12:07

Hand ball by Jamie White (Salisbury City).

11:14

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

10:58

Offside, Chester FC. Danny Carlton tries a through ball, but Danny Carlton is caught offside.

10:05

Foul by Paul Linwood (Chester FC).

10:05

Jamie White (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

9:49

Offside, Chester FC. Danny Carlton tries a through ball, but Danny Carlton is caught offside.

8:24

Corner, Chester FC.

7:30

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

6:38

Attempt missed. Elliott Frear (Salisbury City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

5:04

Attempt saved. Jamie White (Salisbury City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

2:23

Offside, Chester FC. Danny Carlton tries a through ball, but Danny Carlton is caught offside.

0:57

Foul by Andrew Bond (Chester FC).

0:57

Stuart Sinclair (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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