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FC Halifax Town 0-1 Chester

Chester's Jordan Chapell scored the only goal as they maintained their winning start to the National League season with victory against FC Halifax.

Chapell opened the scoring in a quiet opening half when he fired past Halifax keeper Matt Glennon from 18 yards.

James Bolton was unlucky not to restore parity when Jon Worsnop was forced to tip his effort wide of the post.

Ross Hannah almost put the visitors two up but Glennon saved as Steve Burr's side held on to seal all three points.

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 27Glennon
  • 2Bolton
  • 5Hutchison
  • 8WhitehouseSubstituted forHughesat 59'minutes
  • 4James
  • 3McManus
  • 6Bencherif
  • 16Hibbs
  • 17MacDonaldSubstituted forHattersleyat 46'minutes
  • 9BurrowSubstituted forBishopat 86'minutes
  • 18Tuton

Substitutes

  • 1Porter
  • 7Hattersley
  • 10Bishop
  • 15Roberts
  • 24Hughes

Chester

  • 1Worsnop
  • 6Sharps
  • 2Higgins
  • 8Shaw
  • 3Hunt
  • 22Heneghan
  • 5George
  • 10Rooney
  • 7MahonSubstituted forKayat 85'minutes
  • 11ChapellSubstituted forThomsonat 89'minutes
  • 9HannahSubstituted forPeersat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kay
  • 13Forth
  • 14Thomson
  • 18Tonge
  • 21Peers
Referee:
Wayne Barratt
Attendance:
1,732

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamChester
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home14
Away14
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, FC Halifax Town 0, Chester FC 1.

Full Time

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

Attempt missed. Jake Hibbs (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).

Kingsley James (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Tom Peers replaces Ross Hannah.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. George Thomson replaces Jordan Chapell.

Attempt missed. Graham Hutchison (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jake Hibbs.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Attempt saved. Ryan Higgins (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Corner, Chester FC.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Andy Bishop replaces Jordan Burrow.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Michael Kay replaces Craig Mahon.

Attempt saved. Jordan Chapell (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Corner, Chester FC.

Attempt saved. Ross Hannah (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Jordan Chapell (Chester FC) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the left.

Corner, Chester FC.

Attempt missed. Danny Hattersley (FC Halifax Town) header from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Sean Tuton with a cross.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Attempt saved. Jordan Burrow (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Jordan Chapell (Chester FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Corner, Chester FC.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Burrow (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jordan Burrow (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jake Hibbs.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Attempt saved. James Bolton (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Tom Shaw (Chester FC).

Jordan Burrow (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Danny Hattersley tries a through ball, but Danny Hattersley is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Connor Hughes replaces Elliot Whitehouse.

Corner, Chester FC.

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

Foul by Jake Hibbs (FC Halifax Town).

Luke George (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Corner, Chester FC.

Foul by Craig Mahon (Chester FC).

Jake Hibbs (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Luke George (Chester FC).

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