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Chester 1-2 Barrow

Barrow kept their National League promotion hopes alive with their second away win inside four days.

The Bluebirds climbed three places to sixth as goals from Richie Bennett and Jordan Williams sentenced poor Chester to a fifth straight home defeat.

Bennett latched onto a defence-splitting through ball to put the visitors ahead after just three minutes. And, but for two good saves by home keeper Alex Lynch, it could have been more.

Chester responded towards the end of the first half, as top scorer James Alabi and captain Tom Shaw both had shots blocked.

But, fresh from Saturday's 4-2 win at Solihull, Barrow continued to look the greater threat after the break. And they clinched all three points 14 minutes from time when Williams cut in from the left to fire a low shot which Lynch allowed to slip under his body.

Shaw pulled a goal back in the 88th minute but it was too little, too late.

Chester remain only eight points clear of danger ahead of Saturday's trip to 20th-placed Torquay, while Barrow next face a third successive away game at another struggling side Maidstone.

Line-ups

Chester

  • 1Lynch
  • 17VassellSubstituted forJoyceat 90+1'minutes
  • 6Astles
  • 16Hunt
  • 5Hudson
  • 10Durrell
  • 3HorwoodSubstituted forDawsonat 68'minutes
  • 8Shaw
  • 15Richards
  • 9Alabi
  • 21Lloyd

Substitutes

  • 12Hughes
  • 13Roberts
  • 14Joyce
  • 19Waters
  • 26Dawson

Barrow

  • 40Flatt
  • 25PlattBooked at 25mins
  • 6Diarra
  • 18L Hughes
  • 21Rowe
  • 8HarveySubstituted forWrightat 56'minutesBooked at 60mins
  • 5Livesey
  • 17Turnbull
  • 16MeikleBooked at 57minsSubstituted forHannahat 64'minutes
  • 9BennettSubstituted forTutonat 76'minutes
  • 11WilliamsBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 7Tuton
  • 10Hannah
  • 12Coughlin
  • 23Wright
  • 26Effiong
Referee:
Peter Wright

Live Text

Match ends, Chester FC 1, Barrow 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chester FC 1, Barrow 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Wade Joyce replaces Theo Vassell.

Booking

Jordan Williams (Barrow) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 1, Barrow 2. Tom Shaw (Chester FC).

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Shaun Tuton replaces Richard Bennett.

Goal!

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

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Lucas Dawson replaces Evan Horwood.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Ross Hannah replaces Lindon Meikle.

Booking

Lindon Meikle (Barrow) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Akil Wright replaces Alex-Ray Harvey.

Second Half

Second Half begins Chester FC 0, Barrow 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Chester FC 0, Barrow 1.

Booking

Matthew Platt (Barrow) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 0, Barrow 1. Richard Bennett (Barrow).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City37237771363576
2Tranmere38237857322576
3Forest Green39229880493175
4Dag & Red392241364461870
5Aldershot4019111055342168
6Barrow401814861412068
7Gateshead401813966402667
8Dover392061372551766
9Macclesfield37176145042857
10Wrexham401412143950-1154
11Eastleigh401314135252053
12Boreham Wood401313144034652
13Chester391310165856249
14Sutton United391310164652-649
15Bromley39147184558-1349
16Solihull Moors40139185560-548
17Guiseley401210184660-1446
18Braintree40129194764-1745
19Maidstone United38128184966-1744
20Torquay401110194555-1043
21Woking40118215673-1741
22York39815164461-1739
23Southport3997234584-3934
24North Ferriby United40103272669-4333
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