Match ends, Barrow 3, Chester FC 2.
Barrow 3-2 Chester
Barrow survived a Chester fightback to win an entertaining five-goal thriller at Holker Street.
The Bluebirds made the breakthrough on 37 minutes when Chester old boy Ross Hannah capitalised on a poor back-pass by Elliott Durrell before rounding goalkeeper Liam Roberts to put his side in front.
Just two minutes later, Jordan Williams headed in a second after Roberts failed to parry Liam Hughes' shot to safety.
Williams remained on fire after the break, cutting inside before unleashing a spectacular third, on 57 minutes .
But Chester got themselves back into the contest with two goals in three second-half minutes.
James Akintunde slid in to pull one back after a goalmouth scramble, before setting up Theo Vassell to halve the deficit - but Barrow held on for maximum points to climb to 12th in the early-season table.
- 2BeeleySubstituted forParryat 46'minutes
- 18L Hughes
- 6DiarraBooked at 59mins
- 11WilliamsBooked at 73mins
- 10HannahSubstituted forBennettat 81'minutes
- 16MeikleSubstituted forHaworthat 76'minutes
- 5HudsonBooked at 67mins
- 16HuntSubstituted forLloydat 62'minutes
- 3HorwoodBooked at 89mins
- 10DurrellSubstituted forAkintundeat 62'minutes
- Ryan Johnson
Second Half ends, Barrow 3, Chester FC 2.
Evan Horwood (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Barrow. Richard Bennett replaces Ross Hannah.
Substitution, Barrow. Andy Haworth replaces Lindon Meikle.
Jordan Williams (Barrow) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Barrow 3, Chester FC 2. Theo Vassell (Chester FC).
Blaine Hudson (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Barrow 3, Chester FC 1. James Akintunde (Chester FC).
Substitution, Chester FC. Ryan Lloyd replaces Johnny Hunt.
Substitution, Chester FC. James Akintunde replaces Elliott Durrell.
Moussa Diarra (Barrow) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Barrow 3, Chester FC 0. Jordan Williams (Barrow).
Substitution, Barrow. Andrew Parry replaces Shaun Beeley.
Second Half begins Barrow 2, Chester FC 0.
First Half ends, Barrow 2, Chester FC 0.
Goal! Barrow 2, Chester FC 0. Jordan Williams (Barrow).
Goal! Barrow 1, Chester FC 0. Ross Hannah (Barrow).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.