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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.

Line-ups

Barrow

  • 1Dixon
  • 2BeeleySubstituted forParryat 46'minutes
  • 3Wilmer-Anderton
  • 18L Hughes
  • 19Murray
  • 6DiarraBooked at 59mins
  • 8Harvey
  • 11WilliamsBooked at 73mins
  • 10HannahSubstituted forBennettat 81'minutes
  • 20Harrison
  • 16MeikleSubstituted forHaworthat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Parry
  • 7Haworth
  • 9Bennett
  • 12Coughlin
  • 17Turnbull

Chester

  • 13Roberts
  • 17Vassell
  • 5HudsonBooked at 67mins
  • 14Joyce
  • 6Astles
  • 16HuntSubstituted forLloydat 62'minutes
  • 3HorwoodBooked at 89mins
  • 8Shaw
  • 10DurrellSubstituted forAkintundeat 62'minutes
  • 11Chapell
  • 15Richards

Substitutes

  • 1Worsnop
  • 7Mahon
  • 12Hughes
  • 20Akintunde
  • 21Lloyd
Referee:
Ryan Johnson
Attendance:
1,251

Live Text

Match ends, Barrow 3, Chester FC 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barrow 3, Chester FC 2.

Booking

Evan Horwood (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Richard Bennett replaces Ross Hannah.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Andy Haworth replaces Lindon Meikle.

Booking

Jordan Williams (Barrow) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Barrow 3, Chester FC 2. Theo Vassell (Chester FC).

Booking

Blaine Hudson (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Barrow 3, Chester FC 1. James Akintunde (Chester FC).

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Ryan Lloyd replaces Johnny Hunt.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. James Akintunde replaces Elliott Durrell.

Booking

Moussa Diarra (Barrow) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Barrow 3, Chester FC 0. Jordan Williams (Barrow).

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Andrew Parry replaces Shaun Beeley.

Second Half

Second Half begins Barrow 2, Chester FC 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Barrow 2, Chester FC 0.

Goal!

Goal! Barrow 2, Chester FC 0. Jordan Williams (Barrow).

Goal!

Goal! Barrow 1, Chester FC 0. Ross Hannah (Barrow).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Tranmere440071612
2Gateshead4301122109
3Macclesfield43018359
4Dag & Red43016339
5Boreham Wood42116337
6Sutton United42117527
7Maidstone United42116427
8Solihull Moors42116427
9Aldershot42115327
10Dover42117617
11Forest Green42113217
12Barrow42115507
13Wrexham42114407
14Lincoln City420210646
15York412148-45
16Eastleigh411268-24
17Torquay411225-34
18North Ferriby United4112410-64
19Chester410369-33
20Southport4103310-73
21Braintree402236-32
22Woking401348-41
23Bromley401326-41
24Guiseley4004510-50
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