National League
ChesterChester1WellingWelling United1

Chester 1-1 Welling United

Tyrone Marsh's stoppage-time equaliser earned a draw for Welling at Chester.

The hosts broke the deadlock in the 10th minute when Craig Mahon's shot from the edge of the box found its way past Wings goalkeeper Jonathan Henly.

Welling started the second half brightly but they could not find a way past Chester's resolute defence until the dying moments of the match.

Marsh got on the end of substitute Malachi Hudson's pass to nod the ball past Chester goalkeeper Jon Worsnop.

On-loan Chester midfielder Jadan Hall has returned to parent club Burnley for treatment after picking up an injury in training on Thursday which could keep him for at least a fortnight.

Chester manager Steve Burr told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"It was a scrappy game in which both sides cancelled each other out, But it was two points dropped. When it's scrappy like that, it would have been a great result for us had we taken all three points."

"To concede a goal right at the end was hard to take, But we did it to Wrexham a couple of weeks ago, so we know what it's like.

"I was having a bit of a dig at Craig Mahon saying he hadn't scored yet. But he's been struggling with a bit of a niggle and he played well., him and Kingsley James, who was immense for us."

Line-ups

Chester

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Worsnop
  • 22Heneghan
  • 4Kay
  • 6Charnock
  • 3Roberts
  • 7MahonSubstituted forWinnat 81'minutes
  • 10Rooney
  • 8James
  • 25Touray
  • 9IwelumoSubstituted forHarrisonat 81'minutes
  • 16McConville

Substitutes

  • 5Brown
  • 11Winn
  • 13Roberts
  • 17Harrison
  • 19Hobson

Welling

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Henly
  • 2Fazackerley
  • 6Bush
  • 3Fyfield
  • 14JeffordBooked at 89mins
  • 16NoubleSubstituted forHudsonat 61'minutes
  • 4GallagherBooked at 45mins
  • 8Beautyman
  • 27Day
  • 33Healy
  • 11Marsh

Substitutes

  • 5Fagan
  • 13Turner
  • 20Corne
  • 23Williams
  • 24Hudson
Referee:
Jason Whiteley
Attendance:
1,997

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamWelling
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home4
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chester FC 1, Welling United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chester FC 1, Welling United 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Chester FC 1, Welling United 1. Tyrone Marsh (Welling United) header from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Malachi Hudson.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Welling United.

  5. Booking

    Ben Jefford (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ben Jefford (Welling United).

  7. Post update

    Sean McConville (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Sean McConville (Chester FC).

  9. Post update

    Ben Jefford (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Tyrone Marsh (Welling United).

  11. Post update

    Kingsley James (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Loui Fazackerley (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Danny Harrison replaces Chris Iwelumo.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Peter Winn replaces Craig Mahon.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ben Heneghan (Chester FC).

  16. Post update

    Joe Healy (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Healy (Welling United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Sean McConville (Chester FC).

  19. Post update

    Jamie Day (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jamal Fyfield (Welling United).