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Woking 0-1 Chester

Jamie Menagh's winner at fellow strugglers Woking moved Chester out of the Conference Premier relegation zone.

The midfielder curled the ball home in off the post after racing on to a John Rooney pass.

Home goalkeeper Mason Springthorpe recovered from an error to deny Jamie Reed and Craig Linfield also went close to doubling the half-time advantage.

Reed had an effort cleared off the line, as Chester held on to earn their first back-to-back wins this season.

It was a third goal in five games for Menagh, who scored twice on his Chester debut at home to Lincoln City just before Christmas.

Line-ups

Woking

  • 21SpringthorpeBooked at 90mins
  • 5McNerneyBooked at 90mins
  • 15CestorBooked at 34mins
  • 2Newton
  • 3NutterSubstituted forMcNameeat 68'minutes
  • 6JohnsonSubstituted forWrightat 77'minutes
  • 4Ricketts
  • 20Payne
  • 22GoddardSubstituted forBecklesat 59'minutes
  • 11Betsy
  • 10Sole

Substitutes

  • 16Frith
  • 18Beasant
  • 14McNamee
  • 17Wright
  • 34Beckles

Chester

  • 1Danby
  • 4HoranBooked at 18mins
  • 12Turner
  • 27KillockBooked at 65mins
  • 34MenaghBooked at 41minsSubstituted forHeathat 86'minutes
  • 25Miller
  • 24RooneyBooked at 71mins
  • 14McIntyre
  • 8Jarrett
  • 7ReedSubstituted forPeersat 90'minutes
  • 11Lindfield

Substitutes

  • 3Heath
  • 21Mahon
  • 13Fearon
  • 2Kay
  • 23Peers
Referee:
Dean Treleaven
Attendance:
1,124

Match Stats

Home TeamWokingAway TeamChester
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home6
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Woking 0, Chester FC 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Woking 0, Chester FC 1.
Attempt blocked. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Joseph McNerney (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Joseph McNerney (Woking).
John Danby (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Foul by Lewis Turner (Chester FC).
Kevin Betsy (Woking) wins a free kick.

Booking

Mason Springthorpe (Woking) is shown the yellow card for dissent.
Corner, Woking.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Tom Peers replaces Jamie Reed.
Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).
Kevin Betsy (Woking) wins a free kick.
Corner, Woking.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Joe Heath replaces Jamie Menagh.
Attempt saved. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Foul by Craig Lindfield (Chester FC).
Giuseppe Sole (Woking) wins a free kick.
Foul by Josh Payne (Woking).
Lewis Turner (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Giuseppe Sole (Woking) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Foul by George Miller (Chester FC).
Josh Payne (Woking) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Joseph McNerney (Woking) header from the right side of the box misses to the left.
Foul by George Horan (Chester FC).
Giuseppe Sole (Woking) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Niall Wright replaces Brett Johnson because of an injury.
Foul by Anthony McNamee (Woking).
Lewis Turner (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Jamie Reed (Chester FC) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.
Corner, Woking.

Booking

John Rooney (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).
Josh Payne (Woking) wins a free kick.
Foul by Jamie Reed (Chester FC).
Brett Johnson (Woking) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Anthony McNamee replaces John Nutter.
Attempt missed. Giuseppe Sole (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.
Hand ball by John Rooney (Chester FC).
Corner, Chester FC.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Luton2716923457
2Cambridge2616822856
3Alfreton2916112-249
4Gateshead301389947
5Grimsby2513661445
6Kidderminster2714310645
7Halifax3012810944
8Nuneaton281288244
9Salisbury261349343
10Barnet291199642
11Macclesfield2712510641
12Wrexham2811611539
13Welling281099339
14Braintree251159838
15Forest Green26114111037
16Hereford279810135
17Lincoln City288812-832
18Woking279513-932
19Aldershot2711610629
20Chester2761011-1328
21Southport287615-2027
22Tamworth256613-1924
23Dartford296419-2622
24Hyde United291424-537
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