National League
Chester1Boreham Wood2

Chester 1-2 Boreham Wood

Boreham Wood secured a comfortable win to hand Chester their fifth defeat in seven games.

Although Nyal Bell struck Chester's first goal in six games late on, Marcus Bignot's men remain in the relegation zone.

After Harry White had an early effort saved for the hosts, the visitors then scored twice in seven first-half minutes.

Shaun Jeffers headed in a 31-minute cross from Bruno Andrade, who turned from provider to scorer when he smashed home the rebound after Kane Smith's effort had been parried by City keeper Alex Lynch.

Half-time substitute Ross Hannah fired a long-range effort wide early in the second half, while Keiran Murtagh and Angelo Balanta had efforts blocked at the other end.

On-loan Gateshead striker Bell came off the bench to convert a Kingsley James cross with 13 minutes left, but his first goal for the club, but it could not prevent the visitors climbing to eighth in the National League table.

Line-ups

Chester

  • 1Lynch
  • 3Rowe-Turner
  • 5McCombe
  • 17DawsonSubstituted forTurnbullat 76'minutes
  • 4James
  • 6Astles
  • 11ChapellSubstituted forHannahat 46'minutes
  • 21Shaw
  • 29Hall-Johnson
  • 16Zanzala
  • 9WhiteSubstituted forBellat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Turnbull
  • 10Hannah
  • 13Mitchell
  • 15Bell
  • 18Jones

Boreham Wood

  • 1Smith
  • 2Smith
  • 3Woodards
  • 10Murtagh
  • 6Stephens
  • 5Wells
  • 8ChampionBooked at 59mins
  • 4Ricketts
  • 11Andrade
  • 15JeffersSubstituted forHolmanat 76'minutes
  • 19BalantaSubstituted forShakesat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Shakes
  • 9Benson
  • 17Turley
  • 23Turgott
  • 24Holman
Referee:
David Richardson

Live Text

Match ends, Chester FC 1, Boreham Wood 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chester FC 1, Boreham Wood 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Boreham Wood. Ricky Shakes replaces Angelo Balanta.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 1, Boreham Wood 2. Nyal Bell (Chester FC).

Substitution

Substitution, Boreham Wood. Dan Holman replaces Shaun Jeffers.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Paul Turnbull replaces Lucas Dawson.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Nyal Bell replaces Harry White.

Booking

Tom Champion (Boreham Wood) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Ross Hannah replaces Jordan Chapell.

Second Half

Second Half begins Chester FC 0, Boreham Wood 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Chester FC 0, Boreham Wood 2.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 0, Boreham Wood 2. Bruno Andrade (Boreham Wood).

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 0, Boreham Wood 1. Shaun Jeffers (Boreham Wood).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Macclesfield1610241815332
2Dover1685321111029
3Wrexham16853148629
4Woking169162321228
5Sutton United168442220228
6Bromley168352417727
7Aldershot167542618826
8Boreham Wood167452519625
9Dag & Red166642720724
10Ebbsfleet165922419524
11Halifax166641715224
12Maidenhead United166552422223
13Maidstone United156542018223
14Hartlepool166551616023
15Tranmere165561212020
16Eastleigh154741716119
17Gateshead164661918118
18Leyton Orient165382127-618
19Fylde153752225-316
20Barrow162771821-313
21Guiseley162771428-1413
22Chester152671323-1012
23Torquay1615101629-138
24Solihull Moors1622121631-158
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