The FA Cup - Second Round
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Barnsley 0-0 Chester

Conference club Chester came close to shocking League One side Barnsley, earning a well-deserved replay and a place in Monday's third round draw.

City winger Craig Mahon's effort was tipped onto the bar by Reds keeper Ross Turnbull and Craig Hobson's header was cleared off the line by Joe Dudgeon.

Turnbull did well again to parry Mahon's drive and Kieran Charnock was denied by another goal-line clearance.

Jon Worsnop foiled Conor Hourihane with a smart save in the hosts' late rally.

Substitute Dale Jennings fired across the face of goal with no Tykes player close enough to capitalise and Kane Hemmings failed to find the net from close range when he should have scored for the home side.

Chester keeper Worsnop played almost the entire match with a cracked cheekbone, having also lost a tooth following an early first-half collision.

Chester keeper Jon Worsnop told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"We could have nicked it. We created the better goalscoring chances, to be honest. And some of the lads thought Hobby's chance in the first half.

"We have a great set of lads who worked really hard for one another. Ad it t was great to see Craig Mahon doing so well and managing to run Barnsley ragged. They looked terrified of him.

"We seemed to be the better team. If you were a neutral, you wouldn't have known who was in League One and who was in the Conference."

Line-ups

Barnsley

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Turnbull
  • 6Cranie
  • 16RamageSubstituted forBrownat 20'minutes
  • 5Nyatanga
  • 3Dudgeon
  • 4Berry
  • 17AbbottSubstituted forJenningsat 57'minutes
  • 8Hourihane
  • 33LitaSubstituted forTreacyat 76'minutes
  • 10Hemmings
  • 31Trotta

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 7Treacy
  • 11Jennings
  • 12Davies
  • 14Digby
  • 27Holgate
  • 28Cowgill

Chester

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Worsnop
  • 4Kay
  • 5Brown
  • 6Charnock
  • 3Roberts
  • 10Rooney
  • 8James
  • 22Heneghan
  • 16McConville
  • 7Mahon
  • 19Hobson

Substitutes

  • 13Roberts
  • 14Menagh
  • 17Harrison
  • 18Riley
  • 20Blake
  • 25Touray
  • 26Greenop
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
7,227

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamChester
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home20
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnsley 0, Chester FC 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnsley 0, Chester FC 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Matty Brown.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kane Hemmings (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kane Hemmings (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Keith Treacy.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matty Brown (Chester FC) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Heneghan following a set piece situation.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ben Heneghan (Chester FC) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sean McConville following a set piece situation.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Lewin Nyatanga (Barnsley).

  9. Post update

    Craig Hobson (Chester FC) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Mahon (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by John Rooney.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lewin Nyatanga (Barnsley) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Reece Brown.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Marcello Trotta (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Berry.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dale Jennings (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Dudgeon.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Kane Hemmings.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dale Jennings (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kane Hemmings.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marcello Trotta with a through ball.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Martin Cranie (Barnsley).

  18. Post update

    Sean McConville (Chester FC) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kane Hemmings (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Dale Jennings with a cross.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Keith Treacy (Barnsley).