Match ends, Aldershot Town 0, Chester FC 1.
John Rooney's early penalty was enough to earn Chester victory over Aldershot.
Aldershot player-manager Chris Barker brought down Oliver McBurnie in the area and Rooney stepped up to convert from the spot.
Shots keeper Phil Smith made a fine double save at the start of the second-half, keeping out Mark Hughes' header before saving Craig Hobson's follow-up.
At the other end Jon Worsnop denied Mark Molesley and Andre McCollin to ensure victory for Chester.
Aldershot Town caretaker boss Chris Barker told BBC Surrey:
"We've lost a lot of players, which is a fact not an excuse. We've had players not training for a week and I think we've lost six or seven first-team players.
"But it's an opportunity for someone to come in and unfortunately we've not done good today.
"I don't want the season to go out with a whimper and I want to kick onto the next game. I don't get over-excited if we win and I don't get too down if we lose. We start again Monday morning to see who's fit and ready for next weekend."
- 22AlexanderSubstituted forRasuloat 77'minutes
- 11ScottSubstituted forRichardsat 58'minutes
- 9WilliamsBooked at 62mins
- 17JarvisSubstituted forMcCollinat 72'minutes
- 4KayBooked at 50mins
- 18AbbottBooked at 82mins
- 27HughesSubstituted forPeersat 77'minutes
- 7MahonSubstituted forThomsonat 77'minutes
- 19HobsonSubstituted forWinnat 89'minutes
- Nigel Lugg
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 0, Chester FC 1.
Attempt saved. Andre McCollin (Aldershot Town) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Tristan Plummer with a cross.
Substitution, Chester FC. Peter Winn replaces Craig Hobson.
Foul by Tom Peers (Chester FC).
Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.
Attempt missed. Tom Peers (Chester FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.
Corner, Aldershot Town.
Corner, Aldershot Town.
Brad Abbott (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Brad Abbott (Chester FC).
Chris Barker (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.
Substitution, Aldershot Town. Giorgio Rasulo replaces Cheye Alexander.
Substitution, Chester FC. Tom Peers replaces Matty Hughes.
Substitution, Chester FC. George Thomson replaces Craig Mahon.
Offside, Aldershot Town. Andre McCollin tries a through ball, but Andre McCollin is caught offside.
Corner, Chester FC.
Substitution, Aldershot Town. Andre McCollin replaces Ryan Jarvis.
Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).