Match ends, Alfreton Town 0, Chester City 1.
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."
- 5WyldeSubstituted forKempsonat 83'minutes
- 2WoodBooked at 63mins
- 12MeadowsSubstituted forLawat 70'minutes
- 13WishartSubstituted forAkindeat 55'minutesBooked at 79mins
- 1DanbyBooked at 84mins
- 20PughSubstituted forHeathat 85'minutes
- 5LinwoodBooked at 66mins
- 6HarrisonBooked at 30mins
- 11LindfieldSubstituted forTurnerat 90+3'minutes
- 7ReedSubstituted forSeddonat 89'minutes
- Adrian Holmes
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 0, Chester City 1.
Foul by Nathan Turner (Chester City).
Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.
Substitution, Chester City. Nathan Turner replaces Craig Lindfield.
Attempt missed. John McGrath (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Alfreton Town.
Substitution, Chester City. Gareth Seddon replaces Jamie Reed.
Foul by Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town).
Jamie Reed (Chester City) wins a free kick.
Substitution, Chester City. Joe Heath replaces Lee Pugh.
Attempt missed. Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
John Danby (Chester City) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Alfreton Town. Darran Kempson replaces Michael Wylde.
Sam Akinde (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Sam Akinde (Alfreton Town).
Michael Kay (Chester City) wins a free kick.
Foul by Kevin McIntyre (Chester City).
Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Paul Linwood (Chester City).