Match ends, Chester FC 0, Torquay United 2.
Chester 0-2 Torquay United
Torquay United picked up a vital win over relegation rivals Chester as they moved to within seven points of National League safety.
Rhys Healey gave the visitors a third-minute lead with a neat finish beneath keeper Andy Firth from a tight angle.
Elliott Romain's 66th-minute header header secured the points just before Chester had Lucas Dawson sent off.
Chester hit the post from sub Jordan Archer's first touch, but Torquay moved three points ahead of their hosts.
Harry White went close to a first-half equaliser when his deflected drive was brilliantly saved by Vincent Dorel, but on-loan Liverpool keeper Firth also had to make key saves for Chester, keeping out a deflection from team-mate Lathaniel Rowe-Turner and another effort from Aaron Barnes.
Chester have now won just four of their last 30 home league games in a run dating back to Christmas 2016.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 6AstlesBooked at 80mins
- 17DawsonBooked at 68mins
- 9WhiteSubstituted forArcherat 73'minutes
- 7MahonSubstituted forVoseat 54'minutes
- 27RobertsSubstituted forCunninghamat 77'minutes
- 8YoungBooked at 59mins
- 39WilliamsSubstituted forReidat 67'minutes
- 28HealeySubstituted forKeatingat 80'minutes
- Paul Marsden
Second Half ends, Chester FC 0, Torquay United 2.
Substitution, Torquay United. Ruairi Keating replaces Rhys Healey.
Substitution, Chester FC. Karl Cunningham replaces Gary Roberts.
Substitution, Chester FC. Jordan Archer replaces Harry White.
Second yellow card to Lucas Dawson (Chester FC) for a bad foul.
Substitution, Torquay United. Jamie Reid replaces Brett Williams.
Goal! Chester FC 0, Torquay United 2. Elliott Romain (Torquay United).
Lucas Dawson (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.
Luke Young (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Chester FC. Dominic Vose replaces Craig Mahon.
Second Half begins Chester FC 0, Torquay United 1.
First Half ends, Chester FC 0, Torquay United 1.
Goal! Chester FC 0, Torquay United 1. Rhys Healey (Torquay United).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.