Match ends, Chester FC 2, Maidenhead United 0.
Chester 2-0 Maidenhead United
Marcus Bignot's tenure as Chester manager got off to the perfect start with victory at home to in-form Maidenhead.
There was a hitherto unseen vibrancy about the hosts' performance, after James Akintunde squared for Ryan Astles to open the scoring after just six minutes.
Chester were clearly redoubling their efforts to impress the new boss and Ross Hannah fired just over following further home pressure.
The rejuvenated hosts maintained their intensity after the break as Tom Shaw and Craig Mahon nearly unhinged the Magpies' defence, but neither chance was taken.
Hannah was clearly in the mood, though, clinching victory from the penalty spot in the 73rd minute after a handball by Dean Inman.
In Bignot's first game in charge since being appointed on Wednesday, it was Chester's first home win since December, ending a 16-game winless run at Bumpers Lane.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 8ShawSubstituted forTurnbullat 80'minutesBooked at 86mins
- 4JamesBooked at 76mins
- 20AkintundeSubstituted forBellat 89'minutes
- 7MahonSubstituted forJoyceat 80'minutes
- 3SteerSubstituted forKilmanat 79'minutes
- 4OdameteySubstituted forSmithat 60'minutes
- 10HydeSubstituted forBarrattat 60'minutes
- Matt Donohue
Second Half ends, Chester FC 2, Maidenhead United 0.
Substitution, Chester FC. Nyal Bell replaces James Akintunde.
Paul Turnbull (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Chester FC. Wade Joyce replaces Craig Mahon.
Substitution, Chester FC. Paul Turnbull replaces Tom Shaw.
Substitution, Maidenhead United. Max Kilman replaces Rene Steer.
James Jones (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Chester FC 2, Maidenhead United 0. Ross Hannah (Chester FC) converts the penalty with a.
Substitution, Maidenhead United. Christian Smith replaces Harold Odametey.
Substitution, Maidenhead United. Sam Barratt replaces Jake Hyde.
Second Half begins Chester FC 1, Maidenhead United 0.
First Half ends, Chester FC 1, Maidenhead United 0.
Goal! Chester FC 1, Maidenhead United 0. Ryan Astles (Chester FC).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.