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Grimsby Town 1-2 Chester

Chester secured their National League safety with a shock win at play-off bound Grimsby Town.

Kane Richards saw an effort cleared off the line before John Rooney's fifth goal in as many games put the visitors in front.

Ryan Astles headed home Rooney's free-kick to double the lead and ultimately secure the points for the visitors.

Craig Disley struck a late consolation following a far-post scramble for the hosts, but Chester held on.

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Tait
  • 5Pearson
  • 8Disley
  • 32Horwood
  • 22NsialaSubstituted forRobertsonat 76'minutes
  • 23East
  • 31Nolan
  • 11MonkhouseSubstituted forJenningsat 70'minutes
  • 9BogleSubstituted forPittmanat 70'minutes
  • 10Amond

Substitutes

  • 3Robertson
  • 16Clay
  • 18Pittman
  • 28Henderson
  • 34Jennings

Chester

  • 13ThompsonBooked at 87mins
  • 2Higgins
  • 17Astles
  • 8Shaw
  • 3Hunt
  • 22Heneghan
  • 10Rooney
  • 26Lloyd
  • 11ChapellSubstituted forGeorgeat 88'minutes
  • 15RichardsSubstituted forHannahat 67'minutes
  • 23AlabiSubstituted forHobsonat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Worsnop
  • 5George
  • 7Mahon
  • 9Hannah
  • 19Hobson
Referee:
Simon Bennett
Attendance:
4,575

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamChester
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Chester FC 2.

Full Time

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

Offside, Chester FC. Craig Hobson tries a through ball, but Craig Hobson is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Padraig Amond (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jon Nolan.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Luke George replaces Jordan Chapell.

Booking

Tony Thompson (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Attempt blocked. Ross Hannah (Chester FC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 1, Chester FC 2. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).

Richard Tait (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).

Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt blocked. Craig Hobson (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Hobson replaces James Alabi.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Gregor Robertson replaces Aristote Nsiala because of an injury.

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

Foul by Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town).

Ryan Lloyd (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jon-Paul Pittman replaces Omar Bogle.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ryan Jennings replaces Andy Monkhouse.

Attempt missed. Andy Monkhouse (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Richard Tait with a cross.

Offside, Chester FC. James Alabi tries a through ball, but James Alabi is caught offside.

Corner, Chester FC.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Ross Hannah replaces Kane Richards.

Attempt saved. James Alabi (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt blocked. Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Jordan Chapell (Chester FC).

Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Grimsby Town. Andy Monkhouse tries a through ball, but Andy Monkhouse is caught offside.

Hand ball by Tom Shaw (Chester FC).

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 0, Chester FC 2. Ryan Astles (Chester FC) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by John Rooney.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town).

Kane Richards (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Foul by Evan Horwood (Grimsby Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham452911584295598
2Forest Green452511968422686
3Grimsby452214982443880
4Dover4523111175522380
5Braintree4522121153381578
6Tranmere4521121260441675
7Eastleigh4521121263511275
8Wrexham452091671541769
9Gateshead451910165766-967
10Macclesfield451981859471265
11Barrow451614156271-962
12Lincoln City451613166865361
13Bromley45179196669-360
14Woking451610196967258
15Southport451413184961-1255
16Aldershot45158225171-2053
17Chester451312206369-651
18Torquay451312205172-2151
19Boreham Wood451114204149-847
20Halifax451211225481-2747
21Guiseley451016194367-2446
22Altrincham451014214870-2244
23Kidderminster45813244568-2337
24Welling45811263570-3535
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