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Chester 0-0 Cambridge United

Kwesi Appiah missed from the penalty spot as Conference Premier leaders Cambridge were held to a goalless draw at Chester.

Luke Berry went close for the U's before Appiah forced a decent save from Chester keeper John Danby.

Appiah then fired his spot-kick wide just before half-time after Harrison Dunk was brought down in the box by George Horan.

Nathan Arnold and Adam Cunnington went close after the break.

Cambridge, who are six points clear of second-placed Kidderminster, are now unbeaten in their last 15 games.

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Chester manager Neil Young told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"A point is probably a fair result on the day.

"We want to win games at home but you've got to realise what you're up against and they're as well-organised as I've seen in this division.

"It's another good point for the boys. There was no quarter given and they battled hard."

Cambridge United boss Richard Money told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

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Cambridge United boss Richard Money

"If I said to them on the bus before we went to Grimsby, we would have four points and two clean sheets this week, they'd have snapped my hand off. It was another good effort from the team.

"We haven't been able to make the breakthrough, but I thought we played well enough to do it. Profligate is our famous word at the moment. We'd like to score more from the chances we're creating but it's another good performance and another good point.

"I think it's very important that people realise that we defend as a team and we attack as a team. The team has won another clean sheet not just the back four and the goalkeeper."

Line-ups

Chester

  • 1Danby
  • 2Kay
  • 12TurnerBooked at 87mins
  • 5Linwood
  • 4HoranSubstituted forHigginbothamat 54'minutes
  • 20Pugh
  • 6Harrison
  • 14McIntyre
  • 11LindfieldSubstituted forTurnerat 58'minutes
  • 7ReedBooked at 27mins
  • 22TitchinerSubstituted forSeddonat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 17Higginbotham
  • 3Heath
  • 15Turner
  • 19Seddon
  • 18McDonald

Cambridge

  • 1Maxwell
  • 4Coulson
  • 6Miller
  • 14Tait
  • 3Taylor
  • 18Berry
  • 8Champion
  • 11Dunk
  • 21AppiahSubstituted forSam-Yorkeat 66'minutes
  • 10ElliottSubstituted forCunningtonat 60'minutes
  • 17L HughesSubstituted forArnoldat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 24Arnold
  • 19Sam-Yorke
  • 9Cunnington
  • 13Norris
  • 5Bonner
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
2,530

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home2
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Chester City 0, Cambridge United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chester City 0, Cambridge United 0.

Attempt missed. Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Nathan Turner (Chester City).

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Nathan Turner (Chester City).

Delano Sam-Yorke (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

Booking

Lewis Turner (Chester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lewis Turner (Chester City).

Nathan Arnold (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Delano Sam-Yorke (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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

Foul by Kevin McIntyre (Chester City).

Nathan Arnold (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Kevin McIntyre (Chester City).

Richard Tait (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Nathan Arnold (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Richard Tait (Cambridge United).

Jamie Reed (Chester City) wins a free kick.

Foul by Paul Linwood (Chester City).

Delano Sam-Yorke (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester City. Gareth Seddon replaces Alex Titchiner.

Foul by Delano Sam-Yorke (Cambridge United).

Danny Higginbotham (Chester City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Nathan Arnold replaces Liam Hughes.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Delano Sam-Yorke replaces Kwesi Appiah.

Foul by Danny Harrison (Chester City).

Luke Berry (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Greg Taylor (Cambridge United).

Jamie Reed (Chester City) wins a free kick.

Foul by Danny Harrison (Chester City).

Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Adam Cunnington replaces Tom Elliott.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester City. Nathan Turner replaces Craig Lindfield.

Offside, Cambridge United. Tom Elliott tries a through ball, but Tom Elliott is caught offside.

Corner, Cambridge United.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester City. Danny Higginbotham replaces George Horan.

Corner, Cambridge United.

Foul by Lewis Turner (Chester City).

Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

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