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Chester 2-1 FC Halifax Town

Halifax succumbed to their third straight National League defeat at the hands of improving Chester.

On-loan striker James Roberts gave Chester the lead when he linked up with Tom Shaw and his long-range effort found the top corner.

Johnny Hunt doubled the hosts' advantage when he slotted home following a good team move.

Jordan Burrow's long-range strike gave the Shaymen hope but Chester held on and climb up to 14th in the table.

Defeat for Halifax leaves them still in 23rd, two points above bottom club Kidderminster.

Line-ups

Chester

  • 1Worsnop
  • 10RooneySubstituted forHughesat 90+4'minutes
  • 22Heneghan
  • 4Kay
  • 8Shaw
  • 17RobertsSubstituted forRichardsat 53'minutes
  • 3Hunt
  • 7Mahon
  • 2Higgins
  • 9HannahSubstituted forHobsonat 90+2'minutes
  • 6Sharps

Substitutes

  • 11Chapell
  • 12Hughes
  • 13Forth
  • 15Richards
  • 19Hobson

Halifax

  • 27Glennon
  • 2Bolton
  • 14Brown
  • 34Brown
  • 37BantonSubstituted forTutonat 46'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 3McManus
  • 36SadlierSubstituted forBencherifat 83'minutes
  • 4JamesBooked at 49mins
  • 9Burrow
  • 35Wroe
  • 39HamiltonSubstituted forRobertsat 46'minutesBooked at 80mins

Substitutes

  • 1Porter
  • 6Bencherif
  • 15Roberts
  • 17MacDonald
  • 18Tuton
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
2,088

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home6
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Chester FC 2, FC Halifax Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chester FC 2, FC Halifax Town 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Sam Hughes replaces John Rooney.

Foul by Kingsley James (FC Halifax Town).

Kane Richards (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Hobson replaces Ross Hannah.

Corner, Chester FC.

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

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Hamza Bencherif replaces Kieran Sadlier.

Attempt missed. Kieran Sadlier (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Offside, Chester FC. Kane Richards tries a through ball, but Kane Richards is caught offside.

Foul by Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town).

Craig Mahon (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Booking

Kevin Roberts (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kevin Roberts (FC Halifax Town).

Craig Mahon (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Kevin Roberts (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Booking

Sean Tuton (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sean Tuton (FC Halifax Town).

Johnny Hunt (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Jordan Burrow (FC Halifax Town) header from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Ross Hannah (Chester FC).

Matty Brown (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Chester FC. Kane Richards tries a through ball, but Kane Richards is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 2, FC Halifax Town 1. Jordan Burrow (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sean Tuton.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Attempt missed. Jordan Burrow (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Attempt saved. Jordan Burrow (FC Halifax Town) header from the left side of the box is saved.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Sean Tuton tries a through ball, but Sean Tuton is caught offside.

Corner, Chester FC.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 2, FC Halifax Town 0. Johnny Hunt (Chester FC) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ross Hannah.

Foul by Kingsley James (FC Halifax Town).

Michael Kay (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Kane Richards replaces James Roberts because of an injury.

Booking

Kingsley James (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kingsley James (FC Halifax Town).

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