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Altrincham 0-3 Chester

Chester earned a comfortable win to go eight points clear of the bottom four and leave Altrincham hovering above it.

The visitors hit the post early on through Jordan Chapell's shot and then opened the scoring when Danny O'Brien latched on to Ryan Lloyd's cross.

Ryan Astles doubled the lead from John Rooney's cross but Ross Hannah missed a penalty after a foul on Chapell.

Hannah made up for his miss and gifted Chester their third with a close-range finish following Sam Hughes' set-up.

The visitors moved up to 16th place in the table while Altrincham lie just three points above 21st-placed Halifax, who also have a game in hand.

Line-ups

Altrincham

  • 17Deasy
  • 4Moult
  • 12Heathcote
  • 28HolnessBooked at 65mins
  • 19CrowtherSubstituted forReevesat 63'minutes
  • 27MargettsSubstituted forLawrieat 80'minutes
  • 15Ginnelly
  • 8RichmanSubstituted forO'Keefeat 31'minutes
  • 3Griffin
  • 9Rankine
  • 6Leather

Substitutes

  • 7Lawrie
  • 10Reeves
  • 14O'Keefe
  • 22Cain
  • 23Williams

Chester

  • 13Thompson
  • 6Sharps
  • 17AstlesBooked at 88mins
  • 10Rooney
  • 7MahonSubstituted forRichardsat 90+2'minutes
  • 22Heneghan
  • 12Hughes
  • 26Lloyd
  • 4O'BrienSubstituted forHigginsat 85'minutes
  • 9HannahSubstituted forAlabiat 90'minutes
  • 11Chapell

Substitutes

  • 1Worsnop
  • 2Higgins
  • 3Hunt
  • 15Richards
  • 23Alabi
Referee:
Stephen Ross
Attendance:
1,442

Match Stats

Home TeamAltrinchamAway TeamChester
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home7
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away8
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Altrincham 0, Chester FC 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Altrincham 0, Chester FC 3.

Foul by Ian Sharps (Chester FC).

Jake Moult (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Adam Griffin (Altrincham).

James Alabi (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Kane Richards replaces Craig Mahon.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. James Alabi replaces Ross Hannah.

Attempt blocked. Michael Rankine (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Ryan Astles (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan Astles (Chester FC).

Michael Rankine (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ryan Lloyd (Chester FC).

Josh Ginnelly (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Corner, Altrincham.

Attempt saved. James Lawrie (Altrincham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Scott Leather.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Ryan Higgins replaces Danny O'Brien.

Attempt missed. Sam Heathcote (Altrincham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. James Lawrie replaces Jonathon Margetts.

Foul by Ross Hannah (Chester FC).

Sam Heathcote (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Altrincham 0, Chester FC 3. Ross Hannah (Chester FC) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

Attempt blocked. Ross Hannah (Chester FC) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny O'Brien.

Corner, Chester FC.

Foul by Danny O'Brien (Chester FC).

Adam Griffin (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Scott Leather (Altrincham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Josh Ginnelly.

Corner, Altrincham.

Attempt saved. Ross Hannah (Chester FC) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).

Josh Ginnelly (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ben Heneghan (Chester FC).

Michael Rankine (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Offside, Altrincham. Michael Rankine tries a through ball, but Michael Rankine is caught offside.

Foul by Danny O'Brien (Chester FC).

Jake Moult (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Booking

Marcus Holness (Altrincham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Marcus Holness (Altrincham).

Tony Thompson (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Corner, Altrincham.

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