Match ends, Chester FC 1, Solihull Moors 0.
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.
- 2HallsBooked at 8minsSubstituted forShawat 46'minutesBooked at 72mins
- 3Rowe-TurnerBooked at 38mins
- 36UdohSubstituted forHannahat 65'minutes
- 3BowenBooked at 68minsSubstituted forReckordat 78'minutes
- 17AfolayanBooked at 56minsSubstituted forAsanteat 58'minutes
- 4CarterBooked at 84mins
- 22GreenSubstituted forCarlineat 82'minutes
- 6AtkinsonBooked at 45mins
- 36OsborneBooked at 90mins
- Peter Wright
Second Half ends, Chester FC 1, Solihull Moors 0.
Jamey Osborne (Solihull Moors) is shown the yellow card.
Second yellow card to Darren Carter (Solihull Moors) for a bad foul.
Substitution, Solihull Moors. George Carline replaces Paul Green.
Goal! Chester FC 1, Solihull Moors 0. Ross Hannah (Chester FC).
Tom Shaw (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.
James Bowen (Solihull Moors) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Chester FC. Ross Hannah replaces Danny Udoh.
Substitution, Solihull Moors. Akwasi Asante replaces Oladapo Afolayan.
Oladapo Afolayan (Solihull Moors) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Chester FC. Tom Shaw replaces Andy Halls.
Second Half begins Chester FC 0, Solihull Moors 0.
First Half ends, Chester FC 0, Solihull Moors 0.
Wes Atkinson (Solihull Moors) is shown the yellow card.
Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.
Andy Halls (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.