The FA Cup - Replay

Chester 0-3 Barnsley

By Ged ScottBBC Sport at the Deva Stadium

Dale Jennings struck twice as non-league Chester's hopes of another FA Cup upset were clinically ended by League One side Barnsley.

After an initial 0-0 draw, Kane Hemmings calmly stroked home from 12 yards to give the Tykes a first-half lead in the replay.

Jennings then slotted in a neat right-foot curler from 15 yards.

And he sealed it late on after a superb dribble to book a home third-round tie against Middlesbrough.

Jennings could even have completed his hat-trick, but was denied by a fingertip save from City keeper Jon Worsnop.

Old acquaintances
Chester have a better head-to-head record against Barnsley down the years - but the last time they hosted the Tykes in the FA Cup in 1981, it was an away win that day too.

Conference play-off outsiders Chester wasted their chance when they had the better of the 0-0 draw at Oakwell 10 days before.

This time, in the rematch, the two-tier gulf between the sides showed as Barnsley's three changes from Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Walsall had the right effect.

Although, territorially speaking, City matched the Tykes before the break, it was the visitors who created the majority of the chances.

Even after Hemmings' 16th-minute opener, James Bailey had a shot brilliantly turned aside by Worsnop full length.

And more chances went begging before Hemmings set up Jennings to steer home the second just inside the right post.

Jennings' solo effort for the third - a goal that bore a resemblance to Ricky Villa's famous Cup final replay winner in 1981 - was the icing on the cake for Danny Wilson's men.

Kane Hemmings celebrates scoring for Barnsley against Chester
Barnsley were able to celebrate Kane Hemmings' third goal of the season



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Worsnop
  • 4KayBooked at 48mins
  • 5Brown
  • 6Charnock
  • 3Roberts
  • 8James
  • 10Rooney
  • 22HeneghanSubstituted forGreenopat 67'minutes
  • 16McConville
  • 7Mahon
  • 19HobsonSubstituted forWinnat 89'minutes


  • 11Winn
  • 13Roberts
  • 14Menagh
  • 17Harrison
  • 20Blake
  • 25Touray
  • 26Greenop


Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Turnbull
  • 27Holgate
  • 16Ramage
  • 6Cranie
  • 2Brown
  • 32BaileySubstituted forDigbyat 89'minutes
  • 4Berry
  • 8Hourihane
  • 44ColeSubstituted forLitaat 84'minutes
  • 10Hemmings
  • 11JenningsSubstituted forBoakye-Yiadomat 90+2'minutes


  • 7Treacy
  • 12Davies
  • 14Digby
  • 17Abbott
  • 23Boakye-Yiadom
  • 28Cowgill
  • 33Lita
Keith Hill

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamBarnsley
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chester FC 0, Barnsley 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chester FC 0, Barnsley 3.

  3. Post update

    Craig Mahon (Chester FC) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Nana Boakye-Yiadom (Barnsley).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Nana Boakye-Yiadom replaces Dale Jennings.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Jon Worsnop.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dale Jennings (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Leroy Lita.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Paul Digby replaces James Bailey.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Peter Winn replaces Craig Hobson.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Chester FC 0, Barnsley 3. Dale Jennings (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Reece Brown.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Chester FC. Craig Hobson tries a through ball, but Michael Kay is caught offside.

  13. Post update

    Craig Hobson (Chester FC) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Martin Cranie (Barnsley).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Leroy Lita replaces Devante Cole.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matty Brown (Chester FC) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by John Rooney following a corner.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Chester FC. Conceded by Mason Holgate.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Offside, Barnsley. James Bailey tries a through ball, but Kane Hemmings is caught offside.