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Chester 2-3 Macclesfield Town

Ollie Norburn grabbed a late winner as Macclesfield overcame Chester 3-2 at the Deva Stadium.

James Alabi netted for the Blues early on after taking Elliott Durrell's cross with a deft touch before turning and rifling home.

John Askey's men equalised against the run of play when right-back Andy Halls made a forward run and played a neat one-two before placing past Chester goalkeeper Alex Lynch.

Jack Mackreth's superb cross then allowed Anthony Dudley to put Macc ahead with a firm header.

Alabi hit the post in the second half, but Kane Richards did eventually stab Chester level from another Durrell ball in.

Norburn, however, took on Rhys Browne's ball and struck in low from outside the area with five minutes remaining.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Chester

  • 1Lynch
  • 12Hughes
  • 5HudsonSubstituted forRichardsat 46'minutes
  • 26Dawson
  • 25O'BrienSubstituted forVassellat 46'minutes
  • 6Astles
  • 8Shaw
  • 21Lloyd
  • 16Hunt
  • 10DurrellBooked at 48mins
  • 9Alabi

Substitutes

  • 3Horwood
  • 13Roberts
  • 14Joyce
  • 15Richards
  • 17Vassell

Macclesfield

  • 22Flinders
  • 2Halls
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 15NorburnBooked at 85mins
  • 6McCombe
  • 4Byrne
  • 7Browne
  • 19Mackreth
  • 23WhitakerBooked at 67mins
  • 29DudleySubstituted forHolroydat 88'minutes
  • 30Summerfield

Substitutes

  • 5Pilkington
  • 9Holroyd
  • 11Haworth
  • 13Ross
  • 33Thorne
Referee:
Thomas Bramall
Attendance:
1,802

Live Text

Match ends, Chester FC 2, Macclesfield Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chester FC 2, Macclesfield Town 3.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Chris Holroyd replaces Anthony Dudley.

Booking

Ollie Norburn (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 2, Macclesfield Town 3. Ollie Norburn (Macclesfield Town).

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 2, Macclesfield Town 2. Kane Richards (Chester FC).

Booking

Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Elliott Durrell (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Theo Vassell replaces Danny O'Brien.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Kane Richards replaces Blaine Hudson.

Second Half

Second Half begins Chester FC 1, Macclesfield Town 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Chester FC 1, Macclesfield Town 2.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 1, Macclesfield Town 2. Anthony Dudley (Macclesfield Town).

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 1, Macclesfield Town 1. Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town).

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 1, Macclesfield Town 0. James Alabi (Chester FC).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forest Green38229779463375
2Lincoln City35226767343372
3Tranmere36217855322370
4Dag & Red382141363461767
5Gateshead391812965392666
6Aldershot3918111053341965
7Dover371961268541463
8Barrow381614855381762
9Macclesfield351761249371257
10Wrexham391411143849-1153
11Boreham Wood391313134033752
12Eastleigh391313135151052
13Bromley38147174557-1249
14Solihull Moors38139165355-248
15Chester371210155654246
16Guiseley391210174656-1046
17Sutton United37129164050-1045
18Braintree39129184763-1645
19Woking39118205469-1541
20Maidstone United37118184564-1941
21Torquay38109194354-1139
22York37715154159-1836
23North Ferriby United39103262564-3933
24Southport3887234484-4031
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