National League
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Chester 5-0 Dover Athletic

Chester scored five second-half goals as they recorded their biggest win of the season at home to Dover.

There was little to choose between the sides in the first half, before the goal deluge began with two inside a minute just after the interval.

Kane Richards' pass released Johnny Hunt to put Chester ahead on 51 minutes before James Alabi quickly doubled their lead after a powerful run.

Chester then scored three more in the final 11 minutes, triggered by Elliott Durrell firing home from the penalty spot after being fouled himself.

James Akintunde then teed up winger Craig Mahon to blast in a piledriver.

Substitute Akintunde still had time to get in on the act, heading in Durrell's left-wing cross, to complete City's biggest win in seven months and lift Jon McCarthy's side into the National League top half.

Chester's fifth successive game without conceding a goal is their best run at this level or above in 14 years, matching the five clean sheets with which they started the 2002-03 season.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Chester

  • 13Roberts
  • 6AstlesSubstituted forGeorgeat 46'minutes
  • 17Vassell
  • 16Hunt
  • 7Mahon
  • 8ShawSubstituted forJoyceat 74'minutes
  • 12Hughes
  • 10Durrell
  • 21Lloyd
  • 9Alabi
  • 15RichardsSubstituted forAkintundeat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4George
  • 11Chapell
  • 14Joyce
  • 3Horwood
  • 20Akintunde

Dover

  • 18Arnold
  • 16Sterling
  • 3ThomasBooked at 79mins
  • 15Grimes
  • 2MagriBooked at 90mins
  • 23ParkinsonSubstituted forObileyeat 69'minutes
  • 21MooreSubstituted forPinnockat 85'minutes
  • 8Stevenson
  • 25LafayetteBooked at 62mins
  • 17EmmanuelBooked at 66minsSubstituted forJackson Jrat 66'minutes
  • 9Miller

Substitutes

  • 11Pinnock
  • 5Obileye
  • 12Fazackerley
  • 4Kinnear
  • 19Jackson Jr
Referee:
Joe Johnson
Attendance:
1,686

Live Text

Match ends, Chester FC 5, Dover Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chester FC 5, Dover Athletic 0.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 5, Dover Athletic 0. James Akintunde (Chester FC).

Booking

Sam Magri (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Mitchell Pinnock replaces Sammy Moore.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 4, Dover Athletic 0. Craig Mahon (Chester FC).

Booking

Aswad Thomas (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 3, Dover Athletic 0. Elliott Durrell (Chester FC) converts the penalty with a.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. James Akintunde replaces Kane Richards.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Wade Joyce replaces Tom Shaw.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Ayo Obileye replaces Jack Parkinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Ira Jackson Jr replaces Moses Emmanuel.

Booking

Moses Emmanuel (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Ross Lafayette (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 2, Dover Athletic 0. James Alabi (Chester FC).

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 1, Dover Athletic 0. Johnny Hunt (Chester FC).

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Luke George replaces Ryan Astles.

Second Half

Second Half begins Chester FC 0, Dover Athletic 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Chester FC 0, Dover Athletic 0.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dag & Red1391324101428
2Forest Green1383222111127
3Macclesfield1390422121027
4Lincoln City1381426121425
5Aldershot13742189925
6Barrow137421913625
7Tranmere13733159624
8Eastleigh136522314923
9Dover137152021-122
10Sutton United136161415-119
11Wrexham135441015-519
12Chester135352115618
13Gateshead135352014618
14Boreham Wood134631510518
15Maidstone United135351921-218
16Solihull Moors134451823-516
17Torquay134271318-514
18Bromley134271521-614
19York133371419-512
20Woking133372027-712
21North Ferriby United13319621-1510
22Braintree132381021-119
23Southport132381029-199
24Guiseley1303101125-143
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