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Alfreton Town 0-1 Chester

Jamie Reed's first-half header ended Chester's four-match winless run at Alfreton.

The Conference Premier strugglers hit on the counter attack with Reed latching onto a Lewis Turner cross to nod past goalkeeper Ross Atkins.

John McGrath's 20-yard effort, which blazed over the bar late on, was the closest the Reds came to a leveller.

Chester hung on to record their second successive clean sheet and second victory away from home this term.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law:

"I felt for the first 30 minutes they (Chester) came with a plan, they got plenty of people behind the ball, slowed the game down and we enabled them to do that.

"I think we looked the better of the two sides for 30 minutes. We looked the more likely to score, didn't score, and then for some reason, tried to change the plan.

"Then, we have conceded a poor goal. We switched off from a free-kick. We have got five or six bodies in the box, two or three of them are not picking up. It's a poor, poor goal to give away - and then we find ourselves on the back foot."

Line-ups

Alfreton

  • 1Atkins
  • 5WyldeSubstituted forKempsonat 83'minutes
  • 3Franklin
  • 2WoodBooked at 63mins
  • 21Rowe-Turner
  • 10Bradley
  • 17McGrath
  • 8Shaw
  • 12MeadowsSubstituted forLawat 70'minutes
  • 13WishartSubstituted forAkindeat 55'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 18Akinde

Substitutes

  • 22Akinde
  • 7Law
  • 6Kempson
  • 19Andrews

Chester

  • 1DanbyBooked at 84mins
  • 20PughSubstituted forHeathat 85'minutes
  • 4Horan
  • 12Turner
  • 2Kay
  • 5LinwoodBooked at 66mins
  • 6HarrisonBooked at 30mins
  • 14McIntyre
  • 11LindfieldSubstituted forTurnerat 90+3'minutes
  • 22Titchiner
  • 7ReedSubstituted forSeddonat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 26Atkinson
  • 19Seddon
  • 9Mills
  • 3Heath
  • 15Turner
Referee:
Adrian Holmes
Attendance:
743

Match Stats

Home TeamAlfretonAway TeamChester
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home7
Away3
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home16
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Alfreton Town 0, Chester City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 0, Chester City 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Turner (Chester City).

  4. Post update

    Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester City. Nathan Turner replaces Craig Lindfield.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. John McGrath (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Alfreton Town.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester City. Gareth Seddon replaces Jamie Reed.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town).

  10. Post update

    Jamie Reed (Chester City) wins a free kick.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester City. Joe Heath replaces Lee Pugh.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  13. Booking

    John Danby (Chester City) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Alfreton Town. Darran Kempson replaces Michael Wylde.

  15. Booking

    Sam Akinde (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Sam Akinde (Alfreton Town).

  17. Post update

    Michael Kay (Chester City) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Kevin McIntyre (Chester City).

  19. Post update

    Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Paul Linwood (Chester City).

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