National League

Chester 1-2 Woking

Woking ended their six-game winless run with a surprise victory at Chester.

The visitors led on 15 minutes from Dan Holman's fifth goal in seven games from debutant Joe Quigley's cross.

Chester came close to an equaliser when James Roberts shot straight at keeper Jake Cole, but Jimmy Keohane raced away and crossed for John Goddard's 10th goal of the season in the 90th minute.

Ross Hannah headed in Craig Hobson's cross in the sixth minute of injury time for a consolation for the hosts.

Chester remain 13th. now just a point ahead of Woking, who have climbed to just one place behind them after bouncing back from last weekend's 5-2 home defeat by Macclesfield.

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

"It was a great win and important and it's been tough over the last few weeks and we've been low on confidence. We've seen some some signs of encouragement and all of a sudden with such a young team we had a little bit of luck today.

"I thought the whole team showed what you want. You can accept getting beat and not that you like it but you ask your players to turn around and give you everything they've got.

"We've been letting our supporters down and letting everyone down with the standards that we've been showing and we mustn't get carried away. It's a big encouraging win for us."



Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Worsnop
  • 2Higgins
  • 22Heneghan
  • 8Shaw
  • 3Hunt
  • 6SharpsBooked at 72mins
  • 7Mahon
  • 10RooneySubstituted forWoodlandat 75'minutes
  • 11ChapellSubstituted forHobsonat 73'minutes
  • 9Hannah
  • 17RobertsSubstituted forDysonat 37'minutes


  • 13Forth
  • 16Woodland
  • 18Gordon
  • 19Hobson
  • 23Dyson


Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Cole
  • 26Norman
  • 5Saah
  • 4Ricketts
  • 3Arthur
  • 7Jones
  • 15AndradeSubstituted forCapriceat 78'minutes
  • 14Robinson
  • 11Goddard
  • 20HolmanSubstituted forDanielat 90+3'minutes
  • 19QuigleySubstituted forKeohaneat 88'minutes


  • 2Caprice
  • 16Daniel
  • 18Hamann
  • 22Thomas
  • 23Keohane
Richard Wigglesworth

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chester FC 1, Woking 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chester FC 1, Woking 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Chester FC 1, Woking 2. Ross Hannah (Chester FC) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig Hobson with a cross.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Mark Ricketts (Woking).

  5. Post update

    Craig Mahon (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Foul by John Goddard (Woking).

  7. Post update

    Craig Hobson (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Kadell Daniel replaces Dan Holman.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Woking. Jake Caprice tries a through ball, but Jake Caprice is caught offside.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).

  11. Post update

    Jimmy Keohane (Woking) wins a free kick.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Chester FC 0, Woking 2. John Goddard (Woking) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jimmy Keohane with a cross.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Jimmy Keohane replaces Joe Quigley.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Woking. Joe Quigley tries a through ball, but Joe Quigley is caught offside.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).

  16. Post update

    Brian Saah (Woking) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Chester FC.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ross Hannah (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Mark Ricketts (Woking).

  20. Post update

    Craig Hobson (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

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