National League
ChesterChester2HalifaxFC Halifax Town1

Chester 2-1 FC Halifax Town

Halifax succumbed to their third straight National League defeat at the hands of improving Chester.

On-loan striker James Roberts gave Chester the lead when he linked up with Tom Shaw and his long-range effort found the top corner.

Johnny Hunt doubled the hosts' advantage when he slotted home following a good team move.

Jordan Burrow's long-range strike gave the Shaymen hope but Chester held on and climb up to 14th in the table.

Defeat for Halifax leaves them still in 23rd, two points above bottom club Kidderminster.

Line-ups

Chester

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Worsnop
  • 10RooneySubstituted forHughesat 90+4'minutes
  • 22Heneghan
  • 4Kay
  • 8Shaw
  • 17RobertsSubstituted forRichardsat 53'minutes
  • 3Hunt
  • 7Mahon
  • 2Higgins
  • 9HannahSubstituted forHobsonat 90+2'minutes
  • 6Sharps

Substitutes

  • 11Chapell
  • 12Hughes
  • 13Forth
  • 15Richards
  • 19Hobson

Halifax

Formation 5-4-1

  • 27Glennon
  • 2Bolton
  • 14Brown
  • 34Brown
  • 37BantonSubstituted forTutonat 46'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 3McManus
  • 36SadlierSubstituted forBencherifat 83'minutes
  • 4JamesBooked at 49mins
  • 9Burrow
  • 35Wroe
  • 39HamiltonSubstituted forRobertsat 46'minutesBooked at 80mins

Substitutes

  • 1Porter
  • 6Bencherif
  • 15Roberts
  • 17MacDonald
  • 18Tuton
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
2,088

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home6
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chester FC 2, FC Halifax Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chester FC 2, FC Halifax Town 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Sam Hughes replaces John Rooney.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Kingsley James (FC Halifax Town).

  5. Post update

    Kane Richards (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Hobson replaces Ross Hannah.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Chester FC.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Hamza Bencherif replaces Kieran Sadlier.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kieran Sadlier (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Chester FC. Kane Richards tries a through ball, but Kane Richards is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town).

  13. Post update

    Craig Mahon (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  14. Booking

    Kevin Roberts (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Roberts (FC Halifax Town).

  16. Post update

    Craig Mahon (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kevin Roberts (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  18. Booking

    Sean Tuton (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Sean Tuton (FC Halifax Town).

  20. Post update

    Johnny Hunt (Chester FC) wins a free kick.