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Chester0Wrexham0

Chester 0-0 Wrexham

Chester boosted their survival hopes with a hard-fought point in the Anglo-Welsh derby against Wrexham.

The Dragons' Joe Anyinsah was lucky not to be sent off early on, receiving a yellow card for a late, high challenge on Chester's Kevin McIntyre.

Wrexham's Dean Keates and Neil Ashton had efforts saved in a scrappy encounter short of goalmouth action.

Chester are two points clear of the relegation zone with two matches left, while Wrexham are 15th.

Wrexham manager Kevin Wilkin told BBC Radio Wales:

"It was never a sending off. Yeah maybe his [Anyinsah] foot's high and I think the boy's kicked the bottom of his foot, but if you're getting sent off for things like that then I think you're in trouble.

"It was a fantastic atmosphere. Clearly we'd have liked to have won it but I felt we stayed disciplined and organised.

"It was a scrappy affair and probably overall a draw was a fair result."

Line-ups

Chester

  • 31Chapman
  • 12TurnerBooked at 39minsSubstituted forMenaghat 87'minutes
  • 14McIntyre
  • 30GriffinBooked at 48mins
  • 5Linwood
  • 4HoranSubstituted forAshworthat 63'minutes
  • 8Jarrett
  • 24Rooney
  • 26CarltonBooked at 78mins
  • 19Seddon
  • 16BondSubstituted forMahonat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Danby
  • 7Hobson
  • 10Ashworth
  • 21Mahon
  • 34Menagh

Wrexham

  • 1Mayebi
  • 29Carrington
  • 3Ashton
  • 6Clarke
  • 28Artell
  • 5Livesey
  • 25Bailey-Jones
  • 12Keates
  • 26AnyinsahBooked at 10minsSubstituted forReidat 63'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 9Bishop
  • 16Hunt

Substitutes

  • 2Wright
  • 11Williams
  • 14Tomassen
  • 21Evans
  • 22Reid
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
4,326

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamWrexham
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home5
Away6
Shots on Target
Home0
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Chester FC 0, Wrexham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chester FC 0, Wrexham 0.
Corner, Chester FC.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Jamie Menagh replaces Lewis Turner.
Hand ball by Neil Ashton (Wrexham).
Foul by Joe Clarke (Wrexham).
John Rooney (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Foul by Gareth Seddon (Chester FC).
David Artell (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Foul by Danny Carlton (Chester FC).
Danny Livesey (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Offside, Wrexham. Andy Bishop tries a through ball, but Andy Bishop is caught offside.

Booking

Danny Carlton (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Danny Carlton (Chester FC).
Danny Livesey (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Dean Keates (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Bradley Reid (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Bradley Reid (Wrexham).
Kevin McIntyre (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Corner, Chester FC.
Offside, Chester FC. Danny Carlton tries a through ball, but Danny Carlton is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Craig Mahon (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Chester FC.
Corner, Chester FC.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Mahon replaces Andrew Bond.
Offside, Wrexham. Andy Bishop tries a through ball, but Andy Bishop is caught offside.
Foul by Bradley Reid (Wrexham).
Luke Ashworth (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Theo Bailey-Jones (Wrexham) header from a difficult angle on the left is too high.
Foul by Gareth Seddon (Chester FC).
David Artell (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Foul by Andy Bishop (Wrexham).
Andy Griffin (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Foul by Kevin McIntyre (Chester FC).
Andy Bishop (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Offside, Wrexham. Andy Bishop tries a through ball, but Andy Bishop is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Bradley Reid replaces Joe Anyinsah.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Luke Ashworth replaces George Horan because of an injury.
Offside, Chester FC. Gareth Seddon tries a through ball, but Gareth Seddon is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Dean Keates (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Foul by George Horan (Chester FC).
Andy Bishop (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Corner, Chester FC.
Corner, Wrexham.
Attempt blocked. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by David Artell (Wrexham).
Gareth Seddon (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Booking

Andy Griffin (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Hand ball by Andy Griffin (Chester FC).
Corner, Chester FC.

Second Half

Second Half begins Chester FC 0, Wrexham 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Chester FC 0, Wrexham 0.
Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).
Joe Clarke (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Hand ball by John Rooney (Chester FC).
Attempt missed. Joe Clarke (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Lewis Turner (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Lewis Turner (Chester FC).
Neil Ashton (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Foul by Jason Jarrett (Chester FC).
Neil Ashton (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
goal

As It Stood

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1Luton44281156395
2Cambridge44231384082
3Halifax442210122876
4Grimsby442111121874
5Gateshead442013111873
6Braintree44219141872
7Kidderminster44201014770
8Barnet44191114568
9Alfreton4421716-367
10Forest Green44199161766
11Woking4419817-465
12Salisbury4418917-863
13Nuneaton44171116-862
14Lincoln City44161315061
15Wrexham44161018158
16Macclesfield4417720058
17Welling44151217057
18Southport44131120-1850
19Aldershot44151316748
20Chester44111419-2247
21Hereford44111221-2145
22Dartford4412824-2244
23Tamworth449926-3736
24Hyde United441736-7910
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