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Chester 0-0 Southport

Southport stretched their unbeaten National League run to eight matches with a goalless draw at Chester.

John Rooney had an early opportunity for the home side, but failed to test Southport goalkeeper Max Crocombe, instead hitting the side netting.

Southport's Luke Foster then fired straight at home keeper Jon Worsnop after Chester failed to clear a corner.

The hosts had the best chance of all, but top scorer Ross Hannah fired over from six yards after Crocombe fumbled.

Chester, in 17th, are just eight points clear of trouble, having now failed to win in four National League games. Southport are two places, and three points, above them in 15th,

Chester manager Steve Burr told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"That's probably as good a 0-0 draw as you'll see. I was a lot more pleased with the way we played, following our win in the FA Trophy against Hungerford last week.

"But you can tell Southport have lots of confidence. You can see that from the results they've been having.

"The chances we did create we just didn't finish them. But, at the end, there was also a concern that they might go and pinch it."

Line-ups

Chester

  • 1Worsnop
  • 2Higgins
  • 22HeneghanBooked at 43mins
  • 11Chapell
  • 3Hunt
  • 10Rooney
  • 5George
  • 17AstlesBooked at 84mins
  • 9Hannah
  • 7Mahon
  • 26Lloyd

Substitutes

  • 6Sharps
  • 8Shaw
  • 12Hughes
  • 13Thompson
  • 20Gilchrist

Southport

  • 25Crocombe
  • 2ChallonerBooked at 40mins
  • 5Thompson
  • 11Jones
  • 12BlakemanBooked at 73mins
  • 6Foster
  • 16Rutherford
  • 8WrightSubstituted forNolanat 70'minutes
  • 22PhenixBooked at 26mins
  • 17AlmondSubstituted forRyanat 89'minutes
  • 7Allen

Substitutes

  • 4Nolan
  • 15McCarthy
  • 18Jones
  • 19Viscosi
  • 24Ryan
Referee:
Adrian Holmes
Attendance:
2,228

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamSouthport
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home5
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Chester FC 0, Southport 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chester FC 0, Southport 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Jack Ryan replaces Louis Almond.

Corner, Southport.

Attempt saved. Ross Hannah (Chester FC) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Johnny Hunt with a cross.

Booking

Ryan Astles (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Craig Mahon (Chester FC).

Michael Phenix (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by Louis Almond (Southport).

Jordan Chapell (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Corner, Southport.

Attempt blocked. Louis Almond (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Southport.

Attempt saved. Louis Almond (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Corner, Southport.

Booking

Adam Blakeman (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ross Hannah (Chester FC).

Luke Foster (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Liam Nolan replaces Andrew Wright.

Foul by Luke George (Chester FC).

Gary Jones (Southport) wins a free kick.

Corner, Chester FC.

Attempt blocked. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ross Hannah (Chester FC) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high.

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

Foul by Josh Thompson (Southport).

Ryan Lloyd (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Michael Phenix (Southport) header from the centre of the box is saved.

Offside, Chester FC. Johnny Hunt tries a through ball, but Johnny Hunt is caught offside.

Foul by Andrew Wright (Southport).

John Rooney (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Foul by Luke George (Chester FC).

Jamie Allen (Southport) wins a free kick.

Corner, Chester FC.

Attempt saved. Luke Foster (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Corner, Southport.

Foul by Louis Almond (Southport).

Ryan Higgins (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Chester FC 0, Southport 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Chester FC 0, Southport 0.

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