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Chester 1-0 Solihull Moors

A relieved Chester held off National League bottom club Solihull to register their first win in seven matches against manager Marcus Bignot's former club.

There was little inspiration from two struggling sides in the first half.

Lucas Dawson's effort for the hosts was comfortably fielded by Max O'Leary, before Oladapo Afolayan had a shot blocked out at the other end.

The only goal came on 77 minutes from substitute Ross Hannah, just 12 minutes after he had come on.

Ryan Astles flicked on Dawson's corner, and the striker was in the right place to turn in his sixth goal of the season, his third in four games.

Solihull's miserable day was confirmed when midfielder Darren Carter was sent off six minutes from time, for a second yellow card, after a late tackle on Dawson.

Chester's victory - only their third at home in 2017, all of which have come under Bignot - lifts them to within three points of safety

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Chester

  • 28Hornby
  • 18Jones
  • 2HallsBooked at 8minsSubstituted forShawat 46'minutesBooked at 72mins
  • 3Rowe-TurnerBooked at 38mins
  • 6Astles
  • 29Hall-Johnson
  • 35Anderson
  • 17Dawson
  • 36UdohSubstituted forHannahat 65'minutes
  • 20Akintunde
  • 4James

Substitutes

  • 1Lynch
  • 7Mahon
  • 10Hannah
  • 15Bell
  • 21Shaw

Solihull Moors

  • 13O'Leary
  • 3BowenBooked at 68minsSubstituted forReckordat 78'minutes
  • 10Hylton
  • 17AfolayanBooked at 56minsSubstituted forAsanteat 58'minutes
  • 4CarterBooked at 84mins
  • 22GreenSubstituted forCarlineat 82'minutes
  • 6AtkinsonBooked at 45mins
  • 26Daly
  • 37Thomas
  • 36OsborneBooked at 90mins
  • 30Kelleher

Substitutes

  • 2Green
  • 7Murombedzi
  • 18Reckord
  • 25Carline
  • 34Asante
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
1,430

Live Text

Match ends, Chester FC 1, Solihull Moors 0.

Full Time

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

Booking

Jamey Osborne (Solihull Moors) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Darren Carter (Solihull Moors) for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Solihull Moors. George Carline replaces Paul Green.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 1, Solihull Moors 0. Ross Hannah (Chester FC).

Booking

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

Booking

James Bowen (Solihull Moors) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Ross Hannah replaces Danny Udoh.

Substitution

Substitution, Solihull Moors. Akwasi Asante replaces Oladapo Afolayan.

Booking

Oladapo Afolayan (Solihull Moors) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Tom Shaw replaces Andy Halls.

Second Half

Second Half begins Chester FC 0, Solihull Moors 0.

Half Time

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

Booking

Wes Atkinson (Solihull Moors) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Andy Halls (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

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7Boreham Wood23108534221238
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9Tranmere2397728181034
10Ebbsfleet2381053324934
11Maidstone United229762527-234
12Woking2210392930-133
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14Hartlepool248792428-431
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17Fylde217773228428
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19Barrow2467112832-425
20Leyton Orient2466123141-1024
21Chester2349102236-1421
22Torquay2446142137-1618
23Guiseley2238111940-2117
24Solihull Moors2444162142-2116
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