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Welling United 1-3 Chester

John Rooney scored twice as Chester claimed their third win in a row against 10-man Welling United.

The home side took the lead through Reece Harris's strike but the Blues were back level when Oliver McBurnie headed home.

Just before the break Jake Gallagher's challenge on McBurnie saw him see red.

Striker Rooney, brother of Manchester United captain Wayne, got his first from the penalty spot after a handball and secured the win with a free-kick.

Chester are now just four points outside of the Conference play-off places, while Welling are six points above the drop.

Line-ups

Welling

  • 1Henly
  • 23Williams
  • 32PurseBooked at 45mins
  • 6Bush
  • 3Fyfield
  • 33HealySubstituted forSt Aimieat 75'minutes
  • 4GallagherBooked at 39mins
  • 37Duguid
  • 27VineSubstituted forCorneat 54'minutes
  • 19Harris
  • 8VoseSubstituted forCarmichaelat 55'minutesBooked at 74mins

Substitutes

  • 5Fagan
  • 10St Aimie
  • 11Carmichael
  • 20Corne
  • 26Zerafa

Chester

  • 1Worsnop
  • 3Roberts
  • 22Heneghan
  • 4KayBooked at 29minsSubstituted forCharnockat 62'minutes
  • 23Higgins
  • 18AbbottBooked at 22minsSubstituted forThomsonat 63'minutes
  • 10Rooney
  • 7MahonSubstituted forRichardsat 77'minutes
  • 16McConvilleBooked at 83mins
  • 27Hughes
  • 17McBurnie

Substitutes

  • 2Thomson
  • 6Charnock
  • 13Viscosi
  • 15Richards
  • 25Touray
Referee:
Christopher Powell
Attendance:
619

Match Stats

Home TeamWellingAway TeamChester
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Welling United 1, Chester FC 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Welling United 1, Chester FC 3.

Corner, Chester FC.

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

Corner, Chester FC.

Corner, Welling United.

Corner, Welling United.

Foul by Oliver McBurnie (Chester FC).

Barney Williams (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Jamal Fyfield (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Sean McConville (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sean McConville (Chester FC).

Josh Carmichael (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Kane Richards (Chester FC).

Barney Williams (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Corner, Welling United.

Offside, Welling United. Reece Harris tries a through ball, but Reece Harris is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Kane Richards replaces Craig Mahon.

Corner, Welling United.

Gareth Roberts (Chester FC) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Kieron St Aimie replaces Joe Healy.

Booking

Josh Carmichael (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Josh Carmichael (Welling United).

John Rooney (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Joe Healy (Welling United).

Matty Hughes (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Barney Williams (Welling United) hits the woodwork with a left footed shot from the right side of the box.

Foul by Karl Duguid (Welling United).

Craig Mahon (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Sean Francis replaces Brad Abbott.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Kieran Charnock replaces Michael Kay.

Foul by Brad Abbott (Chester FC).

Darren Purse (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Matty Hughes (Chester FC).

Barney Williams (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Corner, Chester FC.

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

Corner, Chester FC.

Corner, Chester FC.

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