National League
Chester1Braintree0

Chester 1-0 Braintree Town

Jonny Hunt scored on his debut to give Chester an opening-day victory over Braintree Town.

Wing-back Hunt beat two Braintree defenders before curling into the far corner to give the hosts an early lead they did not relinquish.

Ross Hannah had an effort cleared off the line and Jordan Chapell hit the bar as Chester looked to double their lead.

Dan Sparkes had Braintree's best chance when one-on-one with Chester keeper Jon Worsnop but failed to score.

Line-ups

Chester

  • 1Worsnop
  • 23Higgins
  • 22HeneghanBooked at 86mins
  • 5George
  • 3Hunt
  • 6Sharps
  • 8ShawBooked at 47minsSubstituted forMahonat 64'minutes
  • 10Rooney
  • 11ChapellSubstituted forTongeat 88'minutes
  • 9Hannah
  • 19HobsonSubstituted forPeersat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Mahon
  • 13Forth
  • 14Thomson
  • 18Tonge
  • 21Peers

Braintree

  • 1Norris
  • 7BrundleSubstituted forWalkerat 86'minutes
  • 2Clerima
  • 4Isaac
  • 3HaberghamBooked at 45mins
  • 6Fry
  • 30WoodyardSubstituted forMarksat 81'minutes
  • 8Davis
  • 14MilesSubstituted forCheekat 69'minutes
  • 10Akinola
  • 11Sparkes

Substitutes

  • 5Paine
  • 9Marks
  • 15Phillips
  • 23Cheek
  • 25Walker
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
2,256

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home8
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Chester FC 1, Braintree Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chester FC 1, Braintree Town 0.

Offside, Braintree Town. Kenny Davis tries a through ball, but Kenny Davis is caught offside.

Offside, Chester FC. Ross Hannah tries a through ball, but Ross Hannah is caught offside.

Corner, Chester FC.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Dale Tonge replaces Jordan Chapell.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Jeremy Walker replaces Mitch Brundle.

Booking

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

Foul by Ben Heneghan (Chester FC).

Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Sean Marks (Braintree Town).

Ryan Higgins (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Sean Marks replaces Alex Woodyard.

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

Attempt missed. Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Foul by Luke George (Chester FC).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Jordan Chapell (Chester FC) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Michael Cheek replaces Taylor Miles.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Tom Peers replaces Craig Hobson.

Attempt missed. Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Offside, Chester FC. Ross Hannah tries a through ball, but Ross Hannah is caught offside.

Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).

Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ben Heneghan (Chester FC).

Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Mahon replaces Tom Shaw.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Attempt saved. Ben Heneghan (Chester FC) header from the right side of the box is saved.

Offside, Braintree Town. Simeon Akinola tries a through ball, but Simeon Akinola is caught offside.

Offside, Chester FC. John Rooney tries a through ball, but John Rooney is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Craig Hobson (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Tom Shaw (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tom Shaw (Chester FC).

Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ian Sharps (Chester FC).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Chester FC 1, Braintree Town 0.

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