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Chester 0-3 Solihull Moors

By Ged Scott, BBC Sportat Bumpers Lane
Liam Daly
Liam Daly had not scored for Soilihull Moors since 13 August

Solihull Moors further eased their National League relegation fears with a second Yuletide win over play-off hopefuls Chester inside seven days.

After Chester's Sam Hughes had headed against the bar, Moors led on 17 minutes when Jamey Osborne fired home through a crowded box after Liam Daly's header had hit the post.

Chester then hit the woodwork again from Evan Horwood's left-foot free kick before home striker James Alabi had a close-range header saved.

But Solihull doubled their lead from big centre-half Daly's thunderous right-foot volley from a free-kick, following Jordan Chapell's challenge on Shepherd Murumbedzi.

Home keeper Alex Lynch denied Harry White from close range before Daly headed against the bar.

But White, who had also scored what proved the winner against City's 10 men at Damson Park on Boxing Day, got the Moors' third from the spot.

He crashed home right-footed off the underside of the bar after referee Peter Wright had harshly awarded a penalty when Murumbedzi's fierce 25-yard shot struck Chester defender Luke George's arm.

Chester drop from seventh to 10th, nine points shy of the play-offs, six points ahead of 15th-placed Solihull.



  • 1Lynch
  • 3HorwoodBooked at 16minsSubstituted forVassellat 46'minutes
  • 6Astles
  • 21Lloyd
  • 12Hughes
  • 4George
  • 8ShawBooked at 75mins
  • 10Durrell
  • 11Chapell
  • 9Alabi
  • 15Richards


  • 5Hudson
  • 13Roberts
  • 14Joyce
  • 17Vassell
  • 19Waters

Solihull Moors

  • 1Lewis
  • 4Daly
  • 6Flanagan
  • 8ByrneSubstituted forObengat 68'minutes
  • 2Murombedzi
  • 31Nortey
  • 5Kettle
  • 15WhiteSubstituted forAsanteat 85'minutes
  • 25CarlineBooked at 87mins
  • 22Sterling-JamesSubstituted forMwanyongoat 89'minutes
  • 20Osborne


  • 7Asante
  • 15Fagbola
  • 17Obeng
  • 18Mwanyongo
  • 23Vaughan
Peter Wright

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chester FC 0, Solihull Moors 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chester FC 0, Solihull Moors 3.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Solihull Moors. Pearson Mwanyongo replaces Omari Sterling-James.

  4. Booking

    George Carline (Solihull Moors) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Solihull Moors. Akwasi Asante replaces Harry White.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Chester FC 0, Solihull Moors 3. Harry White (Solihull Moors) converts the penalty with a.

  7. Booking

    Tom Shaw (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Solihull Moors. Curtis Obeng replaces Jack Byrne.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Chester FC 0, Solihull Moors 2. Liam Daly (Solihull Moors).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Theo Vassell replaces Evan Horwood.

  11. Second Half

    Second Half begins Chester FC 0, Solihull Moors 1.

  12. Half Time

    First Half ends, Chester FC 0, Solihull Moors 1.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Chester FC 0, Solihull Moors 1. Jamey Osborne (Solihull Moors).

  14. Booking

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

  15. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  16. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

As It Stood

1Lincoln City26174555262955
3Forest Green26147551312049
6Dag & Red2614484031946
12Boreham Wood2710892925438
14Sutton United26105113034-435
15Solihull Moors2696113843-533
20Maidstone United2775153051-2126
22North Ferriby United2773171438-2424
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