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Chester 4-0 Welling United

Welling United were relegated to the National League South after a heavy defeat at fellow strugglers Chester.

Home striker John Rooney was denied from the spot by Welling keeper Marek Rodak but soon redeemed himself with a curling shot from 12 yards.

The 25-year-old doubled Chester's lead as he fired in James Alabi's cross before turning provider for Kane Richards to net the third.

Tom Shaw wrapped up the win as Welling managed just one shot on target.

Victory moves Chester five points clear of the National League relegation places with two games to play while Welling slip back into National League South for the first time since the 2012-2013 season.

Line-ups

Chester

  • 13Thompson
  • 2Higgins
  • 22Heneghan
  • 8ShawBooked at 30mins
  • 3Hunt
  • 17Astles
  • 10Rooney
  • 26Lloyd
  • 11ChapellSubstituted forMahonat 71'minutes
  • 15RichardsSubstituted forO'Brienat 85'minutes
  • 23AlabiSubstituted forHobsonat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Worsnop
  • 4O'Brien
  • 5George
  • 7Mahon
  • 19Hobson

Welling

  • 21Rodak
  • 16Gayle
  • 19Lokko
  • 31Kargbo
  • 18TaylorBooked at 49mins
  • 6ChambersBooked at 7minsSubstituted forWanadioat 69'minutes
  • 15NorteyBooked at 30mins
  • 20Corne
  • 30Daniel
  • 34BakareSubstituted forKabbaat 69'minutes
  • 22HarrisSubstituted forPorterat 25'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1McEntegart
  • 7Porter
  • 8Lee
  • 9Kabba
  • 10Wanadio
Referee:
Ian Hussin
Attendance:
2,237

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamWelling
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home11
Away1
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chester FC 4, Welling United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chester FC 4, Welling United 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Lokko (Welling United).

  4. Post update

    Craig Hobson (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Danny O'Brien replaces Kane Richards.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Chester FC 4, Welling United 0. Tom Shaw (Chester FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kane Richards.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ibrahim Kargbo (Welling United).

  8. Post update

    Kane Richards (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).

  10. Post update

    Ian Gayle (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Chester FC.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Chester FC.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Hobson replaces James Alabi.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Welling United. Sahr Kabba tries a through ball, but Sahr Kabba is caught offside.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Mahon replaces Jordan Chapell.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Welling United. Luke Wanadio replaces Michael Chambers.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Welling United. Sahr Kabba replaces Michael Bakare.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Chester FC 3, Welling United 0. Kane Richards (Chester FC) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by John Rooney.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Welling United. Michael Bakare tries a through ball, but Michael Bakare is caught offside.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham442811583295495
2Forest Green442511868412786
3Dover4423101174512379
4Grimsby432114878413777
5Braintree4421121150361475
6Eastleigh4321111163501374
7Tranmere4420121259441572
8Wrexham442091569511869
9Macclesfield441981759461365
10Gateshead441810165465-1164
11Lincoln City441613156662461
12Barrow441613156069-961
13Bromley44179186566-160
14Woking431510186562355
15Aldershot44158215069-1953
16Southport441313184760-1352
17Torquay441311204970-2150
18Chester441212206168-748
19Guiseley441016184366-2346
20Boreham Wood441014204049-944
21Halifax431110225381-2843
22Altrincham44914214370-2741
23Kidderminster44812244467-2336
24Welling44811253565-3035
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