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Chester3Wrexham2

Chester 3-2 Wrexham

John Rooney
John Rooney, brother of Manchester United and England captain Wayne, began his career at Everton

John Rooney scored a stunning free-kick as Chester beat Wrexham in the National League's cross-border derby.

On-loan James Roberts had shot wide before Chester deservedly went ahead through Rooney's 25-yard free-kick.

Dominic Vose levelled from the penalty spot after Blaine Hudson was fouled only for Tom Shaw to restore the home side's lead.

Substitute Kane Richards' header made it 3-1 before Connor Jennings pulled a goal back in stoppage time.

Wrexham manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio Wales:

"We were second best from start to finish. We had a little spell after they scored when we had a couple of chances but other than that we were second best.

"We didn't get ourselves on the front foot like they did and never got going.

"That's not a performance that's going to get us where we want to get to."

Line-ups

Chester

  • 1WorsnopBooked at 90mins
  • 2Higgins
  • 4Kay
  • 3Hunt
  • 22Heneghan
  • 10Rooney
  • 8Shaw
  • 6Sharps
  • 17RobertsSubstituted forChapellat 71'minutes
  • 9HannahBooked at 62mins
  • 19HobsonSubstituted forRichardsat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Chapell
  • 12Hughes
  • 13Forth
  • 14Thomson
  • 15Richards

Wrexham

  • 1Belford
  • 2Vidal
  • 4Smith
  • 11MokeSubstituted forSmithat 64'minutes
  • 3Newton
  • 5Hudson
  • 15EvansBooked at 90mins
  • 23NolanBooked at 50minsSubstituted forYorkat 65'minutes
  • 10Jennings
  • 27QuigleySubstituted forCarringtonat 70'minutes
  • 8Vose

Substitutes

  • 12Carrington
  • 14Jackson
  • 16York
  • 17Smith
  • 18White
Referee:
Ian Hussin
Attendance:
3,741

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamWrexham
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home14
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Chester FC 3, Wrexham 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chester FC 3, Wrexham 2.

Corner, Wrexham.

Booking

Rob Evans (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Jon Worsnop (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 3, Wrexham 2. Connor Jennings (Wrexham) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Offside, Wrexham. Connor Jennings tries a through ball, but Connor Jennings is caught offside.

Foul by Wes York (Wrexham).

Kane Richards (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).

Rob Evans (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Jordan Chapell replaces James Roberts.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Mark Carrington replaces Joe Quigley.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 3, Wrexham 1. Kane Richards (Chester FC) header from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Corner, Wrexham.

Attempt missed. Manny Smith (Wrexham) header from the left side of the box is too high.

Foul by Kane Richards (Chester FC).

Rob Evans (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Tom Shaw (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Wes York replaces Jon Nolan.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Adam Smith replaces Adriano Moke.

Foul by Kane Richards (Chester FC).

Jon Nolan (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Booking

Ross Hannah (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Wrexham.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 2, Wrexham 1. Tom Shaw (Chester FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by John Rooney.

Attempt saved. Ross Hannah (Chester FC) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by John Rooney.

Corner, Chester FC.

Corner, Chester FC.

Corner, Chester FC.

Attempt missed. James Roberts (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Jon Nolan (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jon Nolan (Wrexham).

James Roberts (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Corner, Wrexham.

Foul by James Roberts (Chester FC).

Adriano Moke (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Tom Shaw (Chester FC).

Jon Nolan (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Kane Richards replaces Craig Hobson.

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