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Welling United 1-3 Chester

John Rooney scored twice as Chester claimed their third win in a row against 10-man Welling United.

The home side took the lead through Reece Harris's strike but the Blues were back level when Oliver McBurnie headed home.

Just before the break Jake Gallagher's challenge on McBurnie saw him see red.

Striker Rooney, brother of Manchester United captain Wayne, got his first from the penalty spot after a handball and secured the win with a free-kick.

Chester are now just four points outside of the Conference play-off places, while Welling are six points above the drop.

Line-ups

Welling

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Henly
  • 23Williams
  • 32PurseBooked at 45mins
  • 6Bush
  • 3Fyfield
  • 33HealySubstituted forSt Aimieat 75'minutes
  • 4GallagherBooked at 39mins
  • 37Duguid
  • 27VineSubstituted forCorneat 54'minutes
  • 19Harris
  • 8VoseSubstituted forCarmichaelat 55'minutesBooked at 74mins

Substitutes

  • 5Fagan
  • 10St Aimie
  • 11Carmichael
  • 20Corne
  • 26Zerafa

Chester

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Worsnop
  • 3Roberts
  • 22Heneghan
  • 4KayBooked at 29minsSubstituted forCharnockat 62'minutes
  • 23Higgins
  • 18AbbottBooked at 22minsSubstituted forThomsonat 63'minutes
  • 10Rooney
  • 7MahonSubstituted forRichardsat 77'minutes
  • 16McConvilleBooked at 83mins
  • 27Hughes
  • 17McBurnie

Substitutes

  • 2Thomson
  • 6Charnock
  • 13Viscosi
  • 15Richards
  • 25Touray
Referee:
Christopher Powell
Attendance:
619

Match Stats

Home TeamWellingAway TeamChester
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Welling United 1, Chester FC 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Welling United 1, Chester FC 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Chester FC.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sean McConville (Chester FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Chester FC.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Welling United.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Welling United.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Oliver McBurnie (Chester FC).

  9. Post update

    Barney Williams (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamal Fyfield (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  11. Booking

    Sean McConville (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Sean McConville (Chester FC).

  13. Post update

    Josh Carmichael (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Kane Richards (Chester FC).

  15. Post update

    Barney Williams (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Welling United.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Welling United. Reece Harris tries a through ball, but Reece Harris is caught offside.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Kane Richards replaces Craig Mahon.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Welling United.

  20. Post update

    Gareth Roberts (Chester FC) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from outside the box.

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