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Grimsby Town 1-2 Chester

Chester secured their National League safety with a shock win at play-off bound Grimsby Town.

Kane Richards saw an effort cleared off the line before John Rooney's fifth goal in as many games put the visitors in front.

Ryan Astles headed home Rooney's free-kick to double the lead and ultimately secure the points for the visitors.

Craig Disley struck a late consolation following a far-post scramble for the hosts, but Chester held on.

Line-ups

Grimsby

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Tait
  • 5Pearson
  • 8Disley
  • 32Horwood
  • 22NsialaSubstituted forRobertsonat 76'minutes
  • 23East
  • 31Nolan
  • 11MonkhouseSubstituted forJenningsat 70'minutes
  • 9BogleSubstituted forPittmanat 70'minutes
  • 10Amond

Substitutes

  • 3Robertson
  • 16Clay
  • 18Pittman
  • 28Henderson
  • 34Jennings

Chester

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13ThompsonBooked at 87mins
  • 2Higgins
  • 17Astles
  • 8Shaw
  • 3Hunt
  • 22Heneghan
  • 10Rooney
  • 26Lloyd
  • 11ChapellSubstituted forGeorgeat 88'minutes
  • 15RichardsSubstituted forHannahat 67'minutes
  • 23AlabiSubstituted forHobsonat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Worsnop
  • 5George
  • 7Mahon
  • 9Hannah
  • 19Hobson
Referee:
Simon Bennett
Attendance:
4,575

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamChester
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Chester FC 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Offside, Chester FC. Craig Hobson tries a through ball, but Craig Hobson is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Padraig Amond (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jon Nolan.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Luke George replaces Jordan Chapell.

  8. Booking

    Tony Thompson (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ross Hannah (Chester FC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Grimsby Town 1, Chester FC 2. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).

  13. Post update

    Richard Tait (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).

  15. Post update

    Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Craig Hobson (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Hobson replaces James Alabi.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Gregor Robertson replaces Aristote Nsiala because of an injury.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham452911584295598
2Forest Green452511968422686
3Grimsby452214982443880
4Dover4523111175522380
5Braintree4522121153381578
6Tranmere4521121260441675
7Eastleigh4521121263511275
8Wrexham452091671541769
9Gateshead451910165766-967
10Macclesfield451981859471265
11Barrow451614156271-962
12Lincoln City451613166865361
13Bromley45179196669-360
14Woking451610196967258
15Southport451413184961-1255
16Aldershot45158225171-2053
17Chester451312206369-651
18Torquay451312205172-2151
19Boreham Wood451114204149-847
20Halifax451211225481-2747
21Guiseley451016194367-2446
22Altrincham451014214870-2244
23Kidderminster45813244568-2337
24Welling45811263570-3535
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