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Chester 1-3 Maidstone United

Maidstone clinched safety with a 3-1 win at already-relegated Chester.

Blair Turgott put Jay Saunders' men 1-0 up from the penalty spot after a foul on Jamar Loza by Jamie Jones.

Michael Phillips doubled the lead after some slack defending from Chester, the midfielder rounding Andy Firth before slotting home.

Maidstone's task was complicated though when Alex Wynter was sent off for a second booking following a foul on Tom Crawford.

Academy youngster Cain Noble looked bright throughout for the home side, and from Craig Mahon's excellent cross the 17-year-old pulled one back on his debut.

The 10 men rode out the storm, though, and Phillips set up full-back Josh Hare to complete the scoring for Maidstone in the latter stages.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Chester

  • 1Firth
  • 2HallsSubstituted forHellawellat 78'minutes
  • 31Gough
  • 20AkintundeSubstituted forArcherat 72'minutes
  • 6Astles
  • 32Thomson
  • 18Jones
  • 21Noble
  • 7Mahon
  • 22CrawfordBooked at 90mins
  • 23Brown

Substitutes

  • 8Cunningham
  • 9White
  • 24Hellawell
  • 30Archer
  • 35Anderson

Maidstone United

  • 1Worgan
  • 2Hare
  • 3Finney
  • 8Lewis
  • 13Anderson
  • 5WynterBooked at 42mins
  • 16Ofori-Twumasi
  • 35CokerSubstituted forWraightat 58'minutes
  • 37PhillipsSubstituted forReasonat 84'minutes
  • 19TurgottBooked at 89mins
  • 7LozaSubstituted forPrestedgeat 46'minutesBooked at 46mins

Substitutes

  • 4Prestedge
  • 10Paxman
  • 11Wraight
  • 14Reason
  • 36Luer
Referee:
Matthew Dicicco
Attendance:
1,728

Live Text

Match ends, Chester FC 1, Maidstone United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chester FC 1, Maidstone United 3.

Booking

Tom Crawford (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Blair Turgott (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. Jai Reason replaces Michael Phillips.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Rhain Hellawell replaces Andy Halls.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 1, Maidstone United 3. Josh Hare (Maidstone United).

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Jordan Archer replaces James Akintunde.

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. Tom Wraight replaces Andre Coker.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 1, Maidstone United 2. Cain Noble (Chester FC).

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. Reece Prestedge replaces Jamar Loza.

Booking

Reece Prestedge (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Second Half

Second Half begins Chester FC 0, Maidstone United 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Chester FC 0, Maidstone United 2.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Alex Wynter (Maidstone United) for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 0, Maidstone United 2. Michael Phillips (Maidstone United).

Booking

Alex Wynter (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 0, Maidstone United 1. Blair Turgott (Maidstone United) converts the penalty with a.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

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3Sutton United4522101365521376
4Aldershot4520151063501375
5Fylde4520121382562672
6Boreham Wood4519151161461572
7Dover4519131360431770
8Ebbsfleet4418161058471170
9Bromley4419121373532069
10Wrexham4517181049391069
11Dag & Red451911156960968
12Maidenhead United441513165964-558
13Leyton Orient441512175554157
14Gateshead441218145950954
15Halifax451315174858-1054
16Eastleigh451217166171-1053
17Hartlepool451314185162-1153
18Maidstone United451314185264-1253
19Solihull Moors441312194655-951
20Barrow441115185061-1148
21Woking45139235474-2048
22Torquay441011234168-2741
23Chester45713254078-3834
24Guiseley44612263983-4430
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