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Chester 1-2 Dartford

Dartford kept their Conference survival hopes alive with a dramatic last-minute win at Chester.

It looked to be heading for a draw, but Blues defender Kingsley James turned into his own net in the 89th minute.

Earlier, after a goalless first half, Oliver McBurnie headed the hosts ahead before Nathan Green poked home an equaliser just 70 seconds later.

Harry Crawford struck the bar for the visitors before James's error gave the Darts all three points.

The victory for Tony Burman's side, their first in five games, sees them move to within nine points of safety with at least a game in hand over the sides above them.

Line-ups

Chester

  • 1Worsnop
  • 23Higgins
  • 4Kay
  • 18AbbottSubstituted forRichardsat 79'minutes
  • 25Touray
  • 22HeneghanBooked at 90mins
  • 7Mahon
  • 8James
  • 27Hughes
  • 17McBurnie
  • 10RooneySubstituted forMcConvilleat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Charnock
  • 13Viscosi
  • 15Richards
  • 16McConville
  • 19Hobson

Dartford

  • 21Ibrahim
  • 19Driver
  • 4McAuley
  • 12Green
  • 3Richards
  • 18Dallison-Lisbon
  • 5Bradbrook
  • 8NobleBooked at 84mins
  • 16Sweeney
  • 17CrawfordBooked at 79minsSubstituted forDaleyat 90+2'minutes
  • 11Harris

Substitutes

  • 7Hayes
  • 9Daley
  • 13Kessell
  • 15Collier
  • 20Burns
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
1,603

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamDartford
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home16
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home13
Away13
Fouls
Home8
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Chester FC 1, Dartford 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chester FC 1, Dartford 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Luke Daley replaces Harry Crawford.

Booking

Ben Heneghan (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ben Heneghan (Chester FC).

Harry Crawford (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Own Goal by Kingsley James, Chester FC. Chester FC 1, Dartford 2.

Corner, Dartford.

Foul by Kane Richards (Chester FC).

Callum Driver (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Booking

Lee Noble (Dartford) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Corner, Chester FC.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Kane Richards replaces Brad Abbott.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Sean McConville replaces John Rooney.

Booking

Harry Crawford (Dartford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Harry Crawford (Dartford).

Ben Heneghan (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Matty Hughes (Chester FC) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Craig Mahon.

Corner, Chester FC.

Foul by Harry Crawford (Dartford).

Ben Heneghan (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Corner, Chester FC.

Attempt blocked. Kingsley James (Chester FC) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Craig Mahon.

Corner, Chester FC.

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

Attempt saved. Rory McAuley (Dartford) header from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Ibou Touray (Chester FC).

Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Oliver McBurnie (Chester FC) header from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Kingsley James (Chester FC).

Lee Noble (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Harry Crawford (Dartford) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Dartford.

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

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 1, Dartford 1. Nathan Green (Dartford) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Callum Driver.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 1, Dartford 0. Oliver McBurnie (Chester FC) header from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Craig Mahon with a cross.

Foul by Nathan Green (Dartford).

Ibou Touray (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Kingsley James (Chester FC) header from the left side of the box is saved.

Corner, Chester FC.

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