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Chester 3-1 Eastleigh

Ross Hannah struck twice as relegation-battling Chester beat Eastleigh to claim a much-needed win.

The second-bottom Blues had picked up just two points from their previous five games but took the lead against their mid-table opponents when Hannah broke clear to slot past Graham Stack.

The lead lasted barely a minute, however, as the Spitfires drew level through Mark Yeates, who fired home at the second attempt.

Yeates was denied a second goal by a good save from Sam Hornby, and Chester made the most of that escape by reclaiming the lead through Hannah's close-range finish.

The experienced striker came within inches of grabbing his hat-trick at the start of the second half but saw his effort crash back off the underside of the crossbar.

With Eastleigh pushing for an equaliser, Chester wrapped up the victory in stoppage time when James Akintunde tapped home following good work by Dominic Vose.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Chester

  • 28Hornby
  • 2Halls
  • 15HobsonBooked at 73mins
  • 22CrawfordSubstituted forDawsonat 89'minutes
  • 35Anderson
  • 6Astles
  • 7MahonSubstituted forAkintundeat 71'minutes
  • 27Roberts
  • 15VoseSubstituted forWatersat 90'minutes
  • 30Archer
  • 10HannahBooked at 80mins

Substitutes

  • 1Firth
  • 9White
  • 17Dawson
  • 19Waters
  • 20Akintunde

Eastleigh

  • 1Stack
  • 2HoyteBooked at 86mins
  • 4TogwellBooked at 45mins
  • 11Zebroski
  • 7Wood
  • 6CresswellBooked at 11mins
  • 10Yeates
  • 12BroomSubstituted forMatthewsat 57'minutes
  • 19HollandsSubstituted forConstableat 76'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 22Boyce
  • 25WilliamsonSubstituted forMcCallumat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Constable
  • 9McCallum
  • 15Obileye
  • 24Miley
  • 26Matthews
Referee:
Andrew Miller
Attendance:
1,604

Live Text

Match ends, Chester FC 3, Eastleigh 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chester FC 3, Eastleigh 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Matty Waters replaces Dominic Vose.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 3, Eastleigh 1. James Akintunde (Chester FC).

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Lucas Dawson replaces Tom Crawford.

Booking

James Constable (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Gavin Hoyte (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Ross Hannah (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. James Constable replaces Danny Hollands.

Booking

Shaun Hobson (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. James Akintunde replaces Craig Mahon.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Paul McCallum replaces Ben Williamson.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Sam Matthews replaces Ryan Broom.

Second Half

Second Half begins Chester FC 2, Eastleigh 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Chester FC 2, Eastleigh 1.

Booking

Sam Togwell (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 2, Eastleigh 1. Ross Hannah (Chester FC).

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 1, Eastleigh 1. Mark Yeates (Eastleigh).

Goal!

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

Booking

Ryan Cresswell (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Macclesfield3318874335862
2Tranmere341610853312258
3Aldershot331610752341858
4Wrexham341513639261358
5Sutton United33169847371057
6Boreham Wood331511749331656
7Fylde3414101058431552
8Bromley331491055401551
9Dover331312845301551
10Ebbsfleet34121394440449
11Dag & Red33139115142948
12Maidenhead United331111114646044
13Eastleigh341014105255-344
14Gateshead331013104135643
15Woking33126154351-842
16Leyton Orient33109144147-639
17Maidstone United33912124051-1139
18Hartlepool32910133847-937
19Barrow32811133944-535
20Halifax33811143446-1235
21Solihull Moors3396183549-1433
22Chester33612153053-2330
23Torquay3469193057-2727
24Guiseley33410192962-3322
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