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Cheltenham Town 3-1 Chester

Billy Waters

Cheltenham extended their lead at the top of the National League to four points with victory over Chester.

The Robins took the lead when Billy Waters tapped in Ryan Jennings' cut-back after Harry Pell's free-kick had hit the post.

Ross Hannah's header levelled things, but Waters' second from close-range from a Danny Wright cross put the hosts back on top.

Wright tapped in Jennings' cross late on to secure the points.

Cheltenham Town boss Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"I'm really pleased for them and I'm proud of them because we're number one at Christmas and that's always a nice thing to be.

"I thought we had a good first half against the really strong wind, but we made a couple of little mistakes that led to the chance and then obviously their goal.

"I thought that was Danny Wright's best game for a long time, he's had a little bit of a problem with his quad but he showed how fit he was today and how much he wanted to be in the team, and I thought he was magnificent.

"We needed the points to get ahead of the chasing pack and I'm proud of them."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Phillips
  • 24Dickie
  • 5Downes
  • 7Pell
  • 3McLennan
  • 6Parslow
  • 4Storer
  • 11MunnsBooked at 55minsSubstituted forNovakovichat 56'minutes
  • 8WatersSubstituted forHallat 83'minutes
  • 9Wright
  • 29JenningsSubstituted forRoweat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Barthram
  • 12Kitscha
  • 14Hall
  • 18Rowe
  • 30Novakovich

Chester

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Worsnop
  • 2Higgins
  • 6Sharps
  • 8Shaw
  • 3HuntBooked at 69minsSubstituted forMahonat 72'minutes
  • 24Whitmore
  • 11Chapell
  • 5George
  • 26Lloyd
  • 25Hattersley
  • 9Hannah

Substitutes

  • 7Mahon
  • 10Rooney
  • 13Forth
  • 15Richards
  • 19Hobson
Referee:
Stephen Ross
Attendance:
2,501

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamChester
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 3, Chester FC 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 3, Chester FC 1.

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Asa Hall (Cheltenham Town).

  4. Post update

    Corner, Chester FC.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Shaw (Chester FC) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. James Rowe replaces Ryan Jennings.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Cheltenham Town 3, Chester FC 1. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Andrija Novakovich (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Cheltenham Town. Daniel Wright tries a through ball, but Daniel Wright is caught offside.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Asa Hall replaces Billy Waters.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Tom Shaw (Chester FC).

  12. Post update

    Ryan Jennings (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Offside, Cheltenham Town. Andrija Novakovich tries a through ball, but Andrija Novakovich is caught offside.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Lloyd (Chester FC).

  15. Post update

    Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Mahon replaces Johnny Hunt.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Jennings (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Jennings (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town.

  20. Booking

    Johnny Hunt (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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