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Chester FC 1-1 Aldershot Town

Aldershot substitute Jaydn Gibbs rescued a point for his side with a 90th-minute equaliser to deny fellow strugglers Chester a much-needed win.

In a match of few chances, Adam Mekki went close for the visitors while Joe Heath headed wide in response.

A stunning 25-yard effort from Chester's Conor Wilkinson looked to have won the game for the hosts.

But Gibbs, who had only been on for two minutes, was in the right place to convert Dan Butler's centre.

The result keeps both teams in the relegation zone in the Conference Premier table.

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Aldershot Town manager Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

Andy Scott

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Post-match: Aldershot manager Scott

"I think they rarely tested our keeper and when you go 1-0 down so late on, you start to think that it's going to be one of those days, but the character was fantastic.

"To come away with nothing would have been a massive blow but we certainly played a lot better and there was good determination.

"We had two youngsters playing their debuts today and they both acquitted themselves well.

"We can go away with a lot more positives than we have been taking from the last two games. We can push on because we have got a couple of hard games coming up."

Line-ups

Chester

  • 1Danby
  • 12Turner
  • 27Killock
  • 17Higginbotham
  • 3HeathBooked at 40mins
  • 15Turner
  • 14McIntyre
  • 32Lester
  • 8JarrettBooked at 17mins
  • 11Lindfield
  • 30Wilkinson

Substitutes

  • 33Menagh
  • 7Reed
  • 19Seddon
  • 16Williams
  • 5Linwood

Aldershot

  • 27Henly
  • 15Barker
  • 28Butler
  • 6Webster
  • 5Goodman
  • 4Stanley
  • 24YoungSubstituted forPatersonat 72'minutes
  • 7MekkiSubstituted forRowlandsat 90+2'minutes
  • 12Oyeleke
  • 14RobertsSubstituted forGibbsat 87'minutes
  • 9Williams

Substitutes

  • 20Douglas
  • 21Williams
  • 22Gibbs
  • 10Paterson
  • 8Rowlands
Referee:
Amy Fearn
Attendance:
2,029

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home6
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Chester FC 1, Aldershot Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chester FC 1, Aldershot Town 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Martin Rowlands replaces Adam Mekki.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 1, Aldershot Town 1. Jaydon Gibbs (Aldershot Town) header from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dan Butler with a cross.
Corner, Chester FC.
Corner, Aldershot Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Jaydon Gibbs replaces Jordan Roberts.
Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).
Ross Killock (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Foul by Kevin McIntyre (Chester FC).
Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Kevin McIntyre (Chester FC).
Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Aldershot Town.
Foul by Chris Barker (Aldershot Town).
Conor Wilkinson (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Matthew Paterson replaces Lewis Young.
Offside, Aldershot Town. Craig Stanley tries a through ball, but Craig Stanley is caught offside.
Corner, Aldershot Town.
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