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FC Halifax Town 0-2 Chester

Matty Brown and Tom Peers scored as Chester ended Halifax's three-match unbeaten run at home in the Conference.

The visitors, lively in the early exchanges, took the lead when Brown headed Kane Richards' cross into the bottom-right corner early on.

James Bolton went close to equalising with a well-struck long-range effort, while Scott Boden hit the crossbar for Halifax late on.

Substitute Peers made the hosts pay, heading home Jamie Menagh's corner.

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 27Glennon
  • 2BoltonBooked at 57mins
  • 3McManus
  • 4Roberts
  • 15Roberts
  • 20Maynard
  • 7SmithSubstituted forPeniketat 46'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 22Schofield
  • 36HatfieldSubstituted forPearsonat 71'minutes
  • 9JacksonSubstituted forMarshallat 51'minutes
  • 19Boden

Substitutes

  • 1Senior
  • 5Pearson
  • 8Marshall
  • 12Peniket
  • 14Williams

Chester

  • 1Worsnop
  • 25TourayBooked at 76mins
  • 5Brown
  • 6Charnock
  • 22Heneghan
  • 14Menagh
  • 10RooneyBooked at 38mins
  • 8James
  • 16McConville
  • 19HobsonSubstituted forPeersat 66'minutes
  • 15RichardsSubstituted forMahonat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kay
  • 7Mahon
  • 13Roberts
  • 18Riley
  • 21Peers
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
1,901

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamChester
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home8
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, FC Halifax Town 0, Chester FC 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 0, Chester FC 2.

Attempt missed. Tom Peers (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Kingsley James (Chester FC).

Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town).

Matty Brown (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Foul by Scott Boden (FC Halifax Town).

Matty Brown (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Foul by Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town).

Ibou Touray (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Foul by Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town).

Kingsley James (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 0, Chester FC 2. Tom Peers (Chester FC) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jamie Menagh with a cross.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Scott Boden (FC Halifax Town) hits the bar with a header from the right side of the box.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Attempt saved. James Bolton (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Mahon replaces Kane Richards.

Foul by Kingsley James (Chester FC).

Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Booking

Ibou Touray (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ibou Touray (Chester FC).

Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town).

Tom Peers (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ben Heneghan (Chester FC).

Scott Boden (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Matty Pearson replaces Will Hatfield.

Foul by Kane Richards (Chester FC).

Kevin Roberts (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Tom Peers replaces Craig Hobson.

Attempt missed. Will Hatfield (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Corner, Chester FC.

Attempt saved. Ben Heneghan (Chester FC) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Sean McConville.

Corner, Chester FC.

Attempt saved. Sean McConville (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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