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Chester 2-3 Woking

Josh Payne
Josh Payne's thunderbolt volley was his fifth of the campaign

Josh Payne's late thunderbolt boosted Woking's Conference play-off chances as they won at Chester.

Scott Rendell fired Woking into the lead when he buried John Goddard's pass into the bottom corner from 12 yards.

Craig Mahon steered past Michael Crowe to equalise before Rendell struck his second to restore the visitors' lead.

Chester's Ben Heneghan headed in another leveller to make it 2-2 before Payne struck a sweet long-range effort to wrap up the points.

Woking are now just a single point behind Forest Green, who occupy fifth place, while Chester slip to 12th and look destined for a mid-table finish.

Speaking about Josh Payne's winning goal, Woking manager Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

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Hill on Chester v Woking

"We've seen a goal of real quality. It was very, very special from Josh Payne, a cracking strike and I can't believe the way he struck it with so much power that it ended up in the top corner.

"It was worthy of winning any match.

"They're all tough games and it was tough coming here but we got the three points and we roll onto the final five league games."

Line-ups

Chester

  • 1Worsnop
  • 23HigginsSubstituted forKayat 76'minutes
  • 5Brown
  • 18AbbottSubstituted forHobsonat 59'minutes
  • 6CharnockBooked at 61mins
  • 22Heneghan
  • 7Mahon
  • 8James
  • 10Rooney
  • 27HughesSubstituted forRobertsat 63'minutes
  • 16McConville

Substitutes

  • 3Roberts
  • 4Kay
  • 13Viscosi
  • 19Hobson
  • 21Peers

Woking

  • 30Crowe
  • 21JonesBooked at 36mins
  • 24Saah
  • 7PayneBooked at 58mins
  • 32ArthurBooked at 78mins
  • 4Ricketts
  • 22GoddardBooked at 52minsSubstituted forBanyaat 67'minutes
  • 8Murtagh
  • 11Betsy
  • 9Rendell
  • 17OdubadeSubstituted forSoleat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Sole
  • 12Banya
  • 15Nutter
  • 29Oyeleke
  • 31Little
Referee:
Richard Wigglesworth
Attendance:
1,899

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamWoking
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home6
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home9
Away9
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Chester FC 2, Woking 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chester FC 2, Woking 3.

Foul by Michael Kay (Chester FC).

Chris Arthur (Woking) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by Scott Rendell (Woking).

Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).

Keiran Murtagh (Woking) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Josh Payne (Woking) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 2, Woking 3. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

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

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 2, Woking 2. Ben Heneghan (Chester FC) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sean McConville.

Corner, Chester FC.

Booking

Chris Arthur (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Chris Arthur (Woking).

Craig Hobson (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Michael Kay replaces Ryan Higgins.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Giuseppe Sole replaces Yemi Odubade.

Foul by Scott Rendell (Woking).

Jon Worsnop (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).

Brian Saah (Woking) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Brian Saah (Woking) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Josh Payne.

Corner, Woking.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 1, Woking 2. Scott Rendell (Woking) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Joey Jones with a headed pass.

Corner, Woking.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Charles Banya replaces John Goddard.

Attempt saved. Craig Mahon (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Brian Saah (Woking).

Craig Hobson (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Foul by Scott Rendell (Woking).

Gareth Roberts (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Gareth Roberts replaces Matty Hughes.

Attempt saved. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Kieran Charnock (Chester FC) for a bad foul.

Foul by Kieran Charnock (Chester FC).

Kevin Betsy (Woking) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Hobson replaces Brad Abbott.

Booking

Josh Payne (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Josh Payne (Woking).

Ryan Higgins (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

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