National League

Barrow survived a Chester fightback to win an entertaining five-goal thriller at Holker Street.

The Bluebirds made the breakthrough on 37 minutes when Chester old boy Ross Hannah capitalised on a poor back-pass by Elliott Durrell before rounding goalkeeper Liam Roberts to put his side in front.

Just two minutes later, Jordan Williams headed in a second after Roberts failed to parry Liam Hughes' shot to safety.

Williams remained on fire after the break, cutting inside before unleashing a spectacular third, on 57 minutes .

But Chester got themselves back into the contest with two goals in three second-half minutes.

James Akintunde slid in to pull one back after a goalmouth scramble, before setting up Theo Vassell to halve the deficit - but Barrow held on for maximum points to climb to 12th in the early-season table.



  • 1Dixon
  • 2BeeleySubstituted forParryat 46'minutes
  • 3Wilmer-Anderton
  • 18Hughes
  • 19Murray
  • 6DiarraBooked at 59mins
  • 8Harvey
  • 11WilliamsBooked at 73mins
  • 10HannahSubstituted forBennettat 81'minutes
  • 20Harrison
  • 16MeikleSubstituted forHaworthat 76'minutes


  • 4Parry
  • 7Haworth
  • 9Bennett
  • 12Coughlin
  • 17Turnbull


  • 13Roberts
  • 17Vassell
  • 5HudsonBooked at 67mins
  • 14Joyce
  • 6Astles
  • 16HuntSubstituted forLloydat 62'minutes
  • 3HorwoodBooked at 89mins
  • 8Shaw
  • 10DurrellSubstituted forAkintundeat 62'minutes
  • 11Chapell
  • 15Richards


  • 1Worsnop
  • 7Mahon
  • 12Hughes
  • 20Akintunde
  • 21Lloyd
Ryan Johnson

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barrow 3, Chester FC 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barrow 3, Chester FC 2.

  3. Booking

    Evan Horwood (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Barrow. Richard Bennett replaces Ross Hannah.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Barrow. Andy Haworth replaces Lindon Meikle.

  6. Booking

    Jordan Williams (Barrow) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Barrow 3, Chester FC 2. Theo Vassell (Chester FC).

  8. Booking

    Blaine Hudson (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Barrow 3, Chester FC 1. James Akintunde (Chester FC).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Ryan Lloyd replaces Johnny Hunt.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. James Akintunde replaces Elliott Durrell.

  12. Booking

    Moussa Diarra (Barrow) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Barrow 3, Chester FC 0. Jordan Williams (Barrow).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Barrow. Andrew Parry replaces Shaun Beeley.

  15. Second Half

    Second Half begins Barrow 2, Chester FC 0.

  16. Half Time

    First Half ends, Barrow 2, Chester FC 0.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Barrow 2, Chester FC 0. Jordan Williams (Barrow).

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Barrow 1, Chester FC 0. Ross Hannah (Barrow).

  19. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  20. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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