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Alfreton Town 0-1 Chester

Jamie Reed's first-half header ended Chester's four-match winless run at Alfreton.

The Conference Premier strugglers hit on the counter attack with Reed latching onto a Lewis Turner cross to nod past goalkeeper Ross Atkins.

John McGrath's 20-yard effort, which blazed over the bar late on, was the closest the Reds came to a leveller.

Chester hung on to record their second successive clean sheet and second victory away from home this term.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law:

"I felt for the first 30 minutes they (Chester) came with a plan, they got plenty of people behind the ball, slowed the game down and we enabled them to do that.

"I think we looked the better of the two sides for 30 minutes. We looked the more likely to score, didn't score, and then for some reason, tried to change the plan.

"Then, we have conceded a poor goal. We switched off from a free-kick. We have got five or six bodies in the box, two or three of them are not picking up. It's a poor, poor goal to give away - and then we find ourselves on the back foot."

Line-ups

Alfreton

  • 1Atkins
  • 5WyldeSubstituted forKempsonat 83'minutes
  • 3Franklin
  • 2WoodBooked at 63mins
  • 21Rowe-Turner
  • 10Bradley
  • 17McGrath
  • 8Shaw
  • 12MeadowsSubstituted forLawat 70'minutes
  • 13WishartSubstituted forAkindeat 55'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 18Akinde

Substitutes

  • 22Akinde
  • 7Law
  • 6Kempson
  • 19Andrews

Chester

  • 1DanbyBooked at 84mins
  • 20PughSubstituted forHeathat 85'minutes
  • 4Horan
  • 12Turner
  • 2Kay
  • 5LinwoodBooked at 66mins
  • 6HarrisonBooked at 30mins
  • 14McIntyre
  • 11LindfieldSubstituted forTurnerat 90+3'minutes
  • 22Titchiner
  • 7ReedSubstituted forSeddonat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 26Atkinson
  • 19Seddon
  • 9Mills
  • 3Heath
  • 15Turner
Referee:
Adrian Holmes
Attendance:
743

Match Stats

Home TeamAlfretonAway TeamChester
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home7
Away3
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home16
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Alfreton Town 0, Chester City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 0, Chester City 1.
Foul by Nathan Turner (Chester City).
Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester City. Nathan Turner replaces Craig Lindfield.
Attempt missed. John McGrath (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Alfreton Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester City. Gareth Seddon replaces Jamie Reed.
Foul by Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town).
Jamie Reed (Chester City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester City. Joe Heath replaces Lee Pugh.
Attempt missed. Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

John Danby (Chester City) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Darran Kempson replaces Michael Wylde.

Booking

Sam Akinde (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Sam Akinde (Alfreton Town).
Michael Kay (Chester City) wins a free kick.
Foul by Kevin McIntyre (Chester City).
Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Paul Linwood (Chester City).
Josh Law (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Paul Linwood (Chester City).
Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Chester City.
Attempt missed. Alex Titchiner (Chester City) right footed shot from outside the box.
Offside, Alfreton Town. Sam Akinde tries a through ball, but Sam Akinde is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Josh Law replaces Danny Meadows.
Foul by Jamie Reed (Chester City).
Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town).
Lee Pugh (Chester City) wins a free kick.
Corner, Chester City.
Corner, Chester City.
Corner, Chester City.
Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).
George Horan (Chester City) wins a free kick.

Booking

Paul Linwood (Chester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Paul Linwood (Chester City).
Danny Meadows (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Chester City.
Foul by Michael Kay (Chester City).
John Akinde (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Attempt missed. Alex Titchiner (Chester City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Michael Kay with a cross.
Foul by Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town).
Lee Pugh (Chester City) wins a free kick.
Foul by John McGrath (Alfreton Town).
Lewis Turner (Chester City) wins a free kick.
Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).
Michael Kay (Chester City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Sam Akinde replaces Daniel Wishart.

Second Half

Second Half begins Alfreton Town 0, Chester City 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Alfreton Town 0, Chester City 1.
Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).
George Horan (Chester City) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved.
Attempt saved. Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Foul by Jamie Reed (Chester City).
Connor Franklin (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.
Foul by Lewis Turner (Chester City).
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