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Wrexham 0-0 Chester

Resilient Chester held Wrexham to a scoreless draw in the Anglo-Welsh derby in the National League.

Gary Mills' team dominated the first half, but Michael Bakare failed to capitalise on two good headed chances.

The other talking point was a tackle on Craig Mahon which earned John Rooney a booking, with referee Martin Coy possibly lenient.

Neither team looked capable of breaking the deadlock and the result was met with a chorus of boos from home fans.

Chester have picked up eight points from their last available 12 thanks to four successive clean sheets.

Wrexham manager Gary Mills said: "We had two or three good chances in the final third and the final ball could have been better.

"But overall we were solid again. The players have worked their socks off but unfortunately we weren't able to get that goal to win the game.

"There's no guarantees - you keep working away and we've got our game in hand on Tuesday and hopefully we can go and get a result."

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 1Jalal
  • 11Newton
  • 5Riley
  • 4Bencherif
  • 10RooneyBooked at 42mins
  • 6Tilt
  • 13CarringtonBooked at 80mins
  • 14RutherfordSubstituted forPowellat 82'minutes
  • 15EvansBooked at 14mins
  • 18HarradSubstituted forJ Evansat 38'minutes
  • 34BakareSubstituted forMcDonaghat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Edwards
  • 16J Evans
  • 17Powell
  • 20McDonagh
  • 29Harvey

Chester

  • 13Roberts
  • 17Vassell
  • 5Hudson
  • 8Shaw
  • 16HuntBooked at 90mins
  • 6AstlesBooked at 90mins
  • 10DurrellSubstituted forHughesat 90+1'minutes
  • 21Lloyd
  • 7Mahon
  • 9AlabiSubstituted forChapellat 79'minutes
  • 15RichardsSubstituted forAkintundeat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Horwood
  • 4George
  • 11Chapell
  • 12Hughes
  • 20Akintunde
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
5,058

Live Text

Match ends, Wrexham 0, Chester FC 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wrexham 0, Chester FC 0.

Booking

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

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. James Akintunde replaces Kane Richards.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Sam Hughes replaces Elliott Durrell.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Gerry McDonagh replaces Michael Bakare.

Booking

Johnny Hunt (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Callum Powell replaces Paul Rutherford.

Booking

Mark Carrington (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Jordan Chapell replaces James Alabi.

Second Half

Second Half begins Wrexham 0, Chester FC 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Wrexham 0, Chester FC 0.

Booking

John Rooney (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Jordan Evans replaces Shaun Harrad.

Booking

Rob Evans (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dag & Red1290324101427
2Forest Green1282222111126
3Barrow127321913624
4Tranmere12723159623
5Lincoln City1271423121122
6Eastleigh126422011922
7Aldershot12642179822
8Dover127142016422
9Macclesfield117041812621
10Boreham Wood12462159618
11Maidstone United125341717018
12Gateshead125252014617
13Sutton United125161315-216
14Wrexham11443912-316
15Chester124351615115
16Torquay124171318-513
17Solihull Moors123451421-713
18York123361418-412
19Woking123271724-711
20Bromley123271320-711
21North Ferriby United12318620-1410
22Braintree122371018-89
23Southport12237927-189
24Guiseley120391124-133
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