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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.

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Barker on Aldershot v 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

Match ends, Aldershot Town 0, Chester FC 1.

Full Time

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

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.

Booking

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

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Giorgio Rasulo replaces Cheye Alexander.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Tom Peers replaces Matty Hughes.

Substitution

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

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Andre McCollin replaces Ryan Jarvis.

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

John Rooney (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Foul by Michael Kay (Chester FC).

Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

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

Attempt missed. Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

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

Offside, Aldershot Town. Ryan Jarvis tries a through ball, but Ryan Jarvis is caught offside.

Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).

Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Attempt missed. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Tom Richards replaces Josh Scott.

Attempt saved. Craig Hobson (Chester FC) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Matty Hughes (Chester FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Michael Kay (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Michael Kay (Chester FC).

Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

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

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