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Chester 3-1 Dover Athletic

Chester came from behind to score three goals and end Dover's faint hopes of reaching the Conference play-offs.

Stefan Payne slotted into the corner from Tom Murphy's knock-down to give the away side a first-half lead.

But Oliver McBurnie equalised after goalkeeper Mitch Walker's mistake and Craig Hobson headed in from John Rooney's cross to make it 2-1.

Rooney tucked in Brad Abbott's pass to complete the scoring and leave Dover eight points short of the play-offs.

Line-ups

Chester

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Worsnop
  • 23Higgins
  • 22Heneghan
  • 18Abbott
  • 3Roberts
  • 6Charnock
  • 7MahonSubstituted forWinnat 88'minutes
  • 10Rooney
  • 27Hughes
  • 17McBurnie
  • 19HobsonSubstituted forPeersat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kay
  • 11Winn
  • 13Viscosi
  • 21Peers
  • 25Touray

Dover

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Walker
  • 29Essam
  • 5Raggett
  • 28TaiwoSubstituted forBellamyat 71'minutes
  • 3WynterSubstituted forCoganat 86'minutes
  • 6Orlu
  • 16Sterling
  • 17Deverdics
  • 7Modeste
  • 14PayneBooked at 45mins
  • 10MurphySubstituted forPooleat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kinnear
  • 8Bellamy
  • 11Cogan
  • 18O'Cearuill
  • 31Poole
Referee:
Ryan Johnson
Attendance:
1,645

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamDover
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home12
Away12
Fouls
Home8
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chester FC 3, Dover Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chester FC 3, Dover Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Peter Winn (Chester FC).

  4. Post update

    Ricky Modeste (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Poole (Dover Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brad Abbott (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by John Rooney.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Chester FC.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic).

  9. Post update

    Matty Hughes (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Peter Winn replaces Craig Mahon because of an injury.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Dover Athletic.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Barry Cogan replaces Tom Wynter.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brad Abbott (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brad Abbott (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Tom Peers replaces Craig Hobson because of an injury.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Dover Athletic. Stefan Payne tries a through ball, but Stefan Payne is caught offside.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. James Poole replaces Tom Murphy.

  19. Post update

    Offside, Chester FC. Oliver McBurnie tries a through ball, but Oliver McBurnie is caught offside.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Higgins (Chester FC).

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