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Aldershot Town 0-1 Chester

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."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 7Hatton
  • 3McGinty
  • 8Molesley
  • 14Roberts
  • 6Barker
  • 10Plummer
  • 22AlexanderSubstituted forRasuloat 77'minutes
  • 11ScottSubstituted forRichardsat 58'minutes
  • 9WilliamsBooked at 62mins
  • 17JarvisSubstituted forMcCollinat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Thomas
  • 15Rasulo
  • 16Richards
  • 21McCollin
  • 24Welch

Chester

  • 1Worsnop
  • 23Higgins
  • 4KayBooked at 50mins
  • 18AbbottBooked at 82mins
  • 3Roberts
  • 6Charnock
  • 27HughesSubstituted forPeersat 77'minutes
  • 10Rooney
  • 7MahonSubstituted forThomsonat 77'minutes
  • 19HobsonSubstituted forWinnat 89'minutes
  • 17McBurnie

Substitutes

  • 2Thomson
  • 11Winn
  • 13Viscosi
  • 21Peers
  • 22Heneghan
Referee:
Nigel Lugg
Attendance:
1,953

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamChester
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home6
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Aldershot Town 0, Chester FC 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 0, Chester FC 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andre McCollin (Aldershot Town) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Tristan Plummer with a cross.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Peter Winn replaces Craig Hobson.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Tom Peers (Chester FC).

  6. Post update

    Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Peers (Chester FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  11. Booking

    Brad Abbott (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Brad Abbott (Chester FC).

  13. Post update

    Chris Barker (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Giorgio Rasulo replaces Cheye Alexander.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Tom Peers replaces Matty Hughes.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. George Thomson replaces Craig Mahon.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Aldershot Town. Andre McCollin tries a through ball, but Andre McCollin is caught offside.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Chester FC.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Andre McCollin replaces Ryan Jarvis.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

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