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Chester 0-2 York City

York climbed out of the National League relegation zone after a 2-0 win at mid-table Chester.

Both sides spurned chances early on but it was the Minstermen who took a 25th-minute lead thanks to Vadaine Oliver, who collected possession from Amari Morgan-Smith's through ball before slotting home.

Elliott Durrell went through on goal but was denied by York goalkeeper Scott Loach while at the other end Jon Parkin's long-range effort struck the inside of the post before bouncing clear.

Either side of half-time, Lynch expertly saved twice from Morgan-Smith, who struck the post on the hour mark, but the visitors guaranteed victory 15 minutes from time courtesy of Danny Holmes' half-volley.

York move up to 19th in the table and a point above the bottom four after Torquay and Woking were held to draws at Aldershot and Barrow respectively while Braintree were beaten at home to Dover.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Chester

  • 1Lynch
  • 8ShawBooked at 68mins
  • 5HudsonSubstituted forGeorgeat 64'minutes
  • 21Lloyd
  • 16HuntSubstituted forVassellat 64'minutes
  • 10Durrell
  • 6Astles
  • 12Hughes
  • 26DawsonBooked at 29minsSubstituted forRichardsat 64'minutes
  • 19Waters
  • 9Alabi

Substitutes

  • 4George
  • 13Roberts
  • 14Joyce
  • 15Richards
  • 17Vassell

York

  • 1Loach
  • 3Whittle
  • 33Newton
  • 17Hall
  • 36Parslow
  • 35Holmes
  • 8Heslop
  • 37Bencherif
  • 29Oliver
  • 31Parkin
  • 9Morgan-SmithBooked at 66minsSubstituted forMokeat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Rooney
  • 12Connolly
  • 21Fenwick
  • 24Muggleton
  • 34Moke
Referee:
David Rock
Attendance:
2,235

Live Text

Match ends, Chester FC 0, York City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chester FC 0, York City 2.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Adriano Moke replaces Amari Morgan-Smith.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 0, York City 2. Danny Holmes (York City).

Booking

Tom Shaw (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Amari Morgan-Smith (York City) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Luke George replaces Blaine Hudson.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Theo Vassell replaces Johnny Hunt.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Kane Richards replaces Lucas Dawson.

Second Half

Second Half begins Chester FC 0, York City 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Chester FC 0, York City 1.

Booking

Lucas Dawson (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 0, York City 1. Vadaine Oliver (York City).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City40267775363985
2Tranmere41267870343685
3Forest Green41239981503178
4Dag & Red422441472492376
5Aldershot4220121058352372
6Dover412261376562072
7Barrow421815964451969
8Gateshead4218131167442367
9Macclesfield40196155749863
10Boreham Wood421413154640655
11Bromley42167195162-1155
12Wrexham421412164255-1354
13Eastleigh421314155257-553
14Chester411410175958152
15Sutton United421311185159-850
16Maidstone United40148185368-1550
17Guiseley421310194761-1449
18Solihull Moors42139205571-1648
19York421015174963-1445
20Woking42129216076-1645
21Braintree42129214869-2145
22Torquay421111204657-1144
23North Ferriby United42113282973-4436
24Southport4298254889-4135
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