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Chester 1-0 Gateshead

John Rooney's goal handed Chester all three points against high-flying 10-man Gateshead, to lift them to 14th in the Conference table.

Alex Rodman and Matty Pattison both forced Chester's Jon Worsnop into two smart saves early into proceedings.

Rooney settled the game midway through the second half when he slotted the ball into the bottom corner from range.

Gateshead finished the match a man down after James Curtis was dismissed following a foul on Josh O'Keefe.

Rooney's winning goal, on the same day brother Wayne won his 100th England cap, sealed a fine day for the Rooney family.

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Burr on Chester v Gateshead

Chester manager Steve Burr told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"It was a great finish, and that's what he (Rooney) is capable of. I'm really delighted with the three points.

"We didn't get what we deserved on Tuesday and I think these (Gateshead) are the best side we've seen this season.

"We had to do things tactically at half-time to nullify their three in the middle and I thought it worked very well for us.

"We've got a lot of hard work ahead of us, it's about getting stronger and improving and I think we're doing that."

Line-ups

Chester

  • 1Worsnop
  • 22Heneghan
  • 5BrownBooked at 71mins
  • 6CharnockSubstituted forKayat 90+3'minutes
  • 3Roberts
  • 8James
  • 10Rooney
  • 7Mahon
  • 19HobsonSubstituted forTourayat 46'minutes
  • 12O'Keefe
  • 9Oates

Substitutes

  • 4Kay
  • 13Roberts
  • 14Menagh
  • 21Peers
  • 25Touray

Gateshead

  • 1Bartlett
  • 12RamshawSubstituted forHeardmanat 66'minutes
  • 5CurtisBooked at 90mins
  • 6Clark
  • 21Anderton
  • 7OsterSubstituted forFinniganat 71'minutes
  • 16Baxter
  • 8Turnbull
  • 23Rodman
  • 25PattisonBooked at 41mins
  • 29WrightSubstituted forShawat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Jones
  • 9Shaw
  • 11Finnigan
  • 19Rankine
  • 22Heardman
Referee:
Stephen Ross
Attendance:
2,308

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamGateshead
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Chester FC 1, Gateshead 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chester FC 1, Gateshead 0.

Foul by Jon Shaw (Gateshead).

Ben Heneghan (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Michael Kay replaces Kieran Charnock because of an injury.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to James Curtis (Gateshead) for a bad foul.

Foul by James Curtis (Gateshead).

Josh O'Keefe (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Jon Shaw (Gateshead) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Corner, Gateshead.

Carl Finnigan (Gateshead) hits the bar with a header from the right side of the box.

Foul by Nick Anderton (Gateshead).

Ben Heneghan (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Matty Pattison (Gateshead) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Craig Mahon (Chester FC).

Alex Rodman (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Jon Shaw replaces Daniel Wright.

Foul by Craig Mahon (Chester FC).

Daniel Wright (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Carl Finnigan replaces John Oster.

Booking

Matty Brown (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matty Brown (Chester FC).

Daniel Wright (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 1, Gateshead 0. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Craig Mahon.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Tom Heardman replaces Rob Ramshaw because of an injury.

Attempt saved. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Hand ball by Craig Baxter (Gateshead).

Corner, Gateshead.

Attempt missed. Matty Pattison (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Josh O'Keefe (Chester FC) header from a difficult angle on the left is too high.

Corner, Gateshead.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Ibou Touray replaces Craig Hobson.

Second Half

Second Half begins Chester FC 0, Gateshead 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Chester FC 0, Gateshead 0.

Offside, Gateshead. Alex Rodman tries a through ball, but Alex Rodman is caught offside.

Foul by Craig Mahon (Chester FC).

Craig Baxter (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. James Curtis (Gateshead) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).

Alex Rodman (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

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