Match ends, Chester FC 1, Barrow 2.
Chester 1-2 Barrow
Barrow kept their National League promotion hopes alive with their second away win inside four days.
The Bluebirds climbed three places to sixth as goals from Richie Bennett and Jordan Williams sentenced poor Chester to a fifth straight home defeat.
Bennett latched onto a defence-splitting through ball to put the visitors ahead after just three minutes. And, but for two good saves by home keeper Alex Lynch, it could have been more.
Chester responded towards the end of the first half, as top scorer James Alabi and captain Tom Shaw both had shots blocked.
But, fresh from Saturday's 4-2 win at Solihull, Barrow continued to look the greater threat after the break. And they clinched all three points 14 minutes from time when Williams cut in from the left to fire a low shot which Lynch allowed to slip under his body.
Shaw pulled a goal back in the 88th minute but it was too little, too late.
Chester remain only eight points clear of danger ahead of Saturday's trip to 20th-placed Torquay, while Barrow next face a third successive away game at another struggling side Maidstone.
- 17VassellSubstituted forJoyceat 90+1'minutes
- 3HorwoodSubstituted forDawsonat 68'minutes
- 25PlattBooked at 25mins
- 8HarveySubstituted forWrightat 56'minutesBooked at 60mins
- 16MeikleBooked at 57minsSubstituted forHannahat 64'minutes
- 9BennettSubstituted forTutonat 76'minutes
- 11WilliamsBooked at 90mins
- Peter Wright
Second Half ends, Chester FC 1, Barrow 2.
Substitution, Chester FC. Wade Joyce replaces Theo Vassell.
Jordan Williams (Barrow) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Goal! Chester FC 1, Barrow 2. Tom Shaw (Chester FC).
Substitution, Barrow. Shaun Tuton replaces Richard Bennett.
Goal! Chester FC 0, Barrow 2. Jordan Williams (Barrow).
Substitution, Chester FC. Lucas Dawson replaces Evan Horwood.
Substitution, Barrow. Ross Hannah replaces Lindon Meikle.
Lindon Meikle (Barrow) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Barrow. Akil Wright replaces Alex-Ray Harvey.
Second Half begins Chester FC 0, Barrow 1.
First Half ends, Chester FC 0, Barrow 1.
Matthew Platt (Barrow) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Goal! Chester FC 0, Barrow 1. Richard Bennett (Barrow).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.