National League
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Chester 2-1 Alfreton Town

Bumpers Lane, Chester

Craig Mahon scored an injury-time winner as Chester came from behind to beat struggling Alfreton.

The away side went ahead through Tom Shaw, who received a pass from Joe Ironside to prod the ball past former Alfreton keeper Jon Worsnop.

Tom Davies then headed a great chance over for Alfreton before Chester's Matty Hughes equalised from 10 yards.

Sean McConville shot narrowly wide, but the hosts won it when Mahon diverted Jamie Menagh's cross into the net.

After losing three of their first four home games this season, Chester are now unbeaten in five at Bumpers Lane, in which they have taken 13 points out of a possible 15.

City are now up to 13th, seven points shy of the play-offs, while Alfreton remain second from bottom, now just three points clear of backmarkers Telford.

Chester manager Steve Burr told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"We played them off the park. Alfreton scored off the run of play, but our lads got what they deserved and we could have and should have scored more.

"We carried on where we left off against Aldershot and we're starting to make this a difficult place to come.

"I felt the way we were pressing that we were going to score, but you never want to leave it that late because it would have been a completely different dressing room with two points lost."



Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Worsnop
  • 22Heneghan
  • 4Kay
  • 6Charnock
  • 3RobertsBooked at 90mins
  • 7Mahon
  • 10Rooney
  • 8JamesBooked at 81mins
  • 16McConville
  • 19HobsonSubstituted forMenaghat 75'minutes
  • 27Hughes


  • 11Winn
  • 13Roberts
  • 14Menagh
  • 17Harrison
  • 25Touray


Formation 4-4-2

  • 20Dawson
  • 2Wood
  • 5Graham
  • 25DaviesBooked at 12mins
  • 3Rowe-Turner
  • 12Shaw
  • 4Courtney
  • 11Howell
  • 24MellorSubstituted forBradleyat 49'minutes
  • 23HawleySubstituted forKeaneat 79'minutes
  • 18IronsideSubstituted forMcDonaldat 63'minutes


  • 10Bradley
  • 14Sheridan
  • 15Keane
  • 17McDonald
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Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamAlfreton
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chester FC 2, Alfreton Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chester FC 2, Alfreton Town 1.

  3. Booking

    Gareth Roberts (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Alfreton Town.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Chester FC 2, Alfreton Town 1. Craig Mahon (Chester FC) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Menagh with a cross.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Chester FC. Jamie Menagh tries a through ball, but Jamie Menagh is caught offside.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Duane Courtney (Alfreton Town).

  8. Post update

    Kingsley James (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Chester FC. Matty Hughes tries a through ball, but Matty Hughes is caught offside.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Massiah McDonald (Alfreton Town).

  11. Post update

    Craig Mahon (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Chester FC.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Danny Bradley (Alfreton Town).

  15. Post update

    Gareth Roberts (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  16. Booking

    Kingsley James (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Kingsley James (Chester FC).

  18. Post update

    Luke Graham (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Alfreton Town. Jordan Keane replaces Karl Hawley.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Massiah McDonald (Alfreton Town).