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Chester 1-2 Dartford

Dartford kept their Conference survival hopes alive with a dramatic last-minute win at Chester.

It looked to be heading for a draw, but Blues defender Kingsley James turned into his own net in the 89th minute.

Earlier, after a goalless first half, Oliver McBurnie headed the hosts ahead before Nathan Green poked home an equaliser just 70 seconds later.

Harry Crawford struck the bar for the visitors before James's error gave the Darts all three points.

The victory for Tony Burman's side, their first in five games, sees them move to within nine points of safety with at least a game in hand over the sides above them.

Line-ups

Chester

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Worsnop
  • 23Higgins
  • 4Kay
  • 18AbbottSubstituted forRichardsat 79'minutes
  • 25Touray
  • 22HeneghanBooked at 90mins
  • 7Mahon
  • 8James
  • 27Hughes
  • 17McBurnie
  • 10RooneySubstituted forMcConvilleat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Charnock
  • 13Viscosi
  • 15Richards
  • 16McConville
  • 19Hobson

Dartford

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Ibrahim
  • 19Driver
  • 4McAuley
  • 12Green
  • 3Richards
  • 18Dallison-Lisbon
  • 5Bradbrook
  • 8NobleBooked at 84mins
  • 16Sweeney
  • 17CrawfordBooked at 79minsSubstituted forDaleyat 90+2'minutes
  • 11Harris

Substitutes

  • 7Hayes
  • 9Daley
  • 13Kessell
  • 15Collier
  • 20Burns
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
1,603

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamDartford
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home16
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home13
Away13
Fouls
Home8
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chester FC 1, Dartford 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chester FC 1, Dartford 2.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Dartford. Luke Daley replaces Harry Crawford.

  4. Booking

    Ben Heneghan (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ben Heneghan (Chester FC).

  6. Post update

    Harry Crawford (Dartford) wins a free kick.

  7. Goal!

    Own Goal by Kingsley James, Chester FC. Chester FC 1, Dartford 2.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Dartford.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Kane Richards (Chester FC).

  10. Post update

    Callum Driver (Dartford) wins a free kick.

  11. Booking

    Lee Noble (Dartford) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Chester FC.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Kane Richards replaces Brad Abbott.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Sean McConville replaces John Rooney.

  15. Booking

    Harry Crawford (Dartford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Harry Crawford (Dartford).

  17. Post update

    Ben Heneghan (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matty Hughes (Chester FC) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Craig Mahon.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Chester FC.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Harry Crawford (Dartford).

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