National League
ChesterChester1BraintreeBraintree Town0

Jonny Hunt scored on his debut to give Chester an opening-day victory over Braintree Town.

Wing-back Hunt beat two Braintree defenders before curling into the far corner to give the hosts an early lead they did not relinquish.

Ross Hannah had an effort cleared off the line and Jordan Chapell hit the bar as Chester looked to double their lead.

Dan Sparkes had Braintree's best chance when one-on-one with Chester keeper Jon Worsnop but failed to score.

Line-ups

Chester

  • 1Worsnop
  • 23Higgins
  • 22HeneghanBooked at 86mins
  • 5George
  • 3Hunt
  • 6Sharps
  • 8ShawBooked at 47minsSubstituted forMahonat 64'minutes
  • 10Rooney
  • 11ChapellSubstituted forTongeat 88'minutes
  • 9Hannah
  • 19HobsonSubstituted forPeersat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Mahon
  • 13Forth
  • 14Thomson
  • 18Tonge
  • 21Peers

Braintree

  • 1Norris
  • 7BrundleSubstituted forWalkerat 86'minutes
  • 2Clerima
  • 4Isaac
  • 3HaberghamBooked at 45mins
  • 6Fry
  • 30WoodyardSubstituted forMarksat 81'minutes
  • 8Davis
  • 14MilesSubstituted forCheekat 69'minutes
  • 10Akinola
  • 11Sparkes

Substitutes

  • 5Paine
  • 9Marks
  • 15Phillips
  • 23Cheek
  • 25Walker
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
2,256

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home8
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chester FC 1, Braintree Town 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Offside, Braintree Town. Kenny Davis tries a through ball, but Kenny Davis is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Chester FC. Ross Hannah tries a through ball, but Ross Hannah is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Chester FC.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Dale Tonge replaces Jordan Chapell.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Jeremy Walker replaces Mitch Brundle.

  8. Booking

    Ben Heneghan (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Ben Heneghan (Chester FC).

  10. Post update

    Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Sean Marks (Braintree Town).

  13. Post update

    Ryan Higgins (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Sean Marks replaces Alex Woodyard.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Luke George (Chester FC).

  19. Post update

    Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Jordan Chapell (Chester FC) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Top Stories