Match ends, FC Halifax Town 4, Chester FC 0.
FC Halifax Town 4-0 Chester
A stunning first-half powered Halifax to a thumping of Chester in the National League.
Tom Denton headed the hosts into an early lead after Reece Hall-Johnson had cleared Danny Clarke's drive off the line.
Scott Garner was denied a second when his shot was deflected against Denton on the line in an offside position. Denton then narrowly avoided an own goal when he deflected Lucas Dawson's free-kick just wide.
Scott McManus doubled the lead after Denton caused problems from Clarke's ball in and Clarke nodded in the third from Josh MacDonald's cross.
Amazingly, MacDonald made it four before the interval with his first goal for the club and could even have had another in stoppage time.
Unsurprisingly, the second half was quieter but there were chances at either end just after the hour, Jordan Gough blocking man of the match MacDonald's effort before home keeper Sam Johnson saved from substitute Harry White.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 2MoyoBooked at 89mins
- 18ClarkeSubstituted forOliverat 88'minutes
- 9DentonSubstituted forWaringat 90+1'minutes
- 15MacDonaldSubstituted forTomlinsonat 75'minutes
- 22CollinsBooked at 61mins
- 4JamesSubstituted forWhiteat 46'minutes
- 29Hall-JohnsonSubstituted forMahonat 46'minutes
- 21ShawBooked at 17mins
- Glen Hart
Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 4, Chester FC 0.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. George Waring replaces Tom Denton.
Cliff Moyo (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Connor Oliver replaces Danny Clarke.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Ben Tomlinson replaces Josh MacDonald.
Michael Collins (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Mahon replaces Reece Hall-Johnson.
Substitution, Chester FC. Harry White replaces Kingsley James.
Second Half begins FC Halifax Town 4, Chester FC 0.
First Half ends, FC Halifax Town 4, Chester FC 0.
Goal! FC Halifax Town 4, Chester FC 0. Josh MacDonald (FC Halifax Town).
Goal! FC Halifax Town 3, Chester FC 0. Danny Clarke (FC Halifax Town).
Goal! FC Halifax Town 2, Chester FC 0. Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town).
Tom Shaw (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! FC Halifax Town 1, Chester FC 0. Tom Denton (FC Halifax Town).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.