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National League: Wrexham 3-0 Chester

Connor Jennings
Connor Jennings scored from the penalty spot for a second successive game

Wrexham extended their unbeaten run to nine games as they scored three times in the last half hour to earn victory over cross-border rivals Chester.

Connor Jennings hit the Chester bar in the first half, while Rhys Taylor denied Danny O'Brien at the other end.

Wrexham were then awarded a 63rd minute penalty when Kayden Jackson was fouled by Ryan Astles, who was sent off before Jennings converted from the spot.

Jackson's clinical finish doubled their lead, then Robbie Evans sealed victory.

Wrexham are now seventh in the National League, three points outside the play-off.

Chester's second straight defeat leaves them 16th, now just six points clear of the relegation zone.

Steve Burr's side have now failed to scored in two consecutive defeats since their club record 8-2 win at home to Aldershot.

Meanwhile, Chester have signed 20-year-old Stoke City defender Ben Barber on loan for the rest of the season.

Wrexham manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio Wales:

"Chester away was our worst performance of the year and today was our best.

"As a team, we were excellent and could have scored more goals.

"This was a performance for 93 minutes and it was incredible. We are bang in there."

Chester manager Steve Burr told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"One ball over the top, Ryan Astles has caught the lad and then you're down to 10 men and having to face a penalty.

"The game hinged on that. After that, they made the most of the man advantage.

"I was told I was going to see a different Wrexham - and we saw that in the last 15 minutes."

Line-ups

Wrexham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 30Taylor
  • 4Smith
  • 5Hudson
  • 23Heslop
  • 12Carrington
  • 6Fyfield
  • 7FowlerSubstituted forYorkat 81'minutes
  • 15Evans
  • 3Newton
  • 14JacksonSubstituted forGrayat 86'minutes
  • 10Jennings

Substitutes

  • 2Vidal
  • 9Gray
  • 11Moke
  • 16York
  • 25Beck

Chester

Formation 3-5-2

  • 13Thompson
  • 26Lloyd
  • 2Higgins
  • 17AstlesBooked at 63mins
  • 4O'BrienSubstituted forRooneyat 83'minutes
  • 23Alabi
  • 11ChapellSubstituted forMahonat 15'minutesSubstituted forShawat 69'minutes
  • 12Hughes
  • 3HuntBooked at 55mins
  • 9Hannah
  • 22Heneghan

Substitutes

  • 1Worsnop
  • 7Mahon
  • 8Shaw
  • 10Rooney
  • 19Hobson
Referee:
Adrian Holmes
Attendance:
6,459

Match Stats

Home TeamWrexhamAway TeamChester
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home23
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wrexham 3, Chester FC 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wrexham 3, Chester FC 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jamal Fyfield (Wrexham).

  4. Post update

    Ryan Higgins (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Chester FC.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Chester FC.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. James Gray replaces Kayden Jackson.

  8. Post update

    Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).

  9. Post update

    Jamal Fyfield (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Wrexham 3, Chester FC 0. Rob Evans (Wrexham) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kayden Jackson with a cross.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. John Rooney replaces Danny O'Brien.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Tom Shaw (Chester FC).

  13. Post update

    Jamal Fyfield (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Connor Jennings (Wrexham).

  15. Post update

    Ross Hannah (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Wes York replaces Lee Fowler.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Wrexham 2, Chester FC 0. Kayden Jackson (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Connor Jennings.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Tom Shaw replaces Craig Mahon.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham392411471254683
2Forest Green39257764362882
3Grimsby361912570313969
4Dover371981064461865
5Braintree371811842261665
6Tranmere3917121051381363
7Wrexham381881264442062
8Eastleigh37188115648862
9Gateshead39188134955-662
10Lincoln City391511135953656
11Bromley39167166161055
12Macclesfield38156174943651
13Woking38147175855349
14Barrow371211144963-1447
15Aldershot38137184261-1946
16Chester381110175057-743
17Southport391110183855-1743
18Guiseley38914153656-2041
19Torquay37911174162-2138
20Altrincham37911174061-2138
21Boreham Wood38813173037-737
22Halifax36910174869-2137
23Welling39610233057-2728
24Kidderminster3869233962-2327
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