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Barrow 1-2 Chester

Barrow retained their National League status despite suffering a final-day home defeat to already-relegated Chester.

With relegation rivals Woking beaten at home by Dover, the Bluebirds finished a point clear of the drop zone.

Chester went ahead midway through the first half, when Jordan Archer took down a long punt upfield by goalkeeper Andy Firth and slotted past Steve Arnold.

Jordan White levelled in the second half, beating Firth superbly with a 54th minute shot from outside the area.

Tom Crawford restored Chester's lead after substitute Nathan Brown's ball caused havoc in the area.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Barrow

  • 1Arnold
  • 19Diagne
  • 8MacDonaldSubstituted forPanayiotouat 80'minutes
  • 16HoltSubstituted forWaterstonat 80'minutes
  • 6Diarra
  • 3JonesSubstituted forFitzpatrickat 85'minutes
  • 14Hall
  • 23Gomis
  • 24James
  • 9White
  • 26Walters

Substitutes

  • 7Fitzpatrick
  • 12Dixon
  • 15Panayiotou
  • 17Waterston
  • 25Cook

Chester

  • 1Firth
  • 2HallsBooked at 90mins
  • 18Jones
  • 20Akintunde
  • 6Astles
  • 22Crawford
  • 7MahonSubstituted forBrownat 73'minutes
  • 30ArcherBooked at 21minsSubstituted forWhiteat 89'minutes
  • 35Anderson
  • 32Thomson
  • 31Gough

Substitutes

  • 9White
  • 21Noble
  • 23Brown
  • 24Hellawell
  • 25Downes
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
1,788

Live Text

Match ends, Barrow 1, Chester FC 2.

Booking

Andy Halls (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barrow 1, Chester FC 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Harry White replaces Jordan Archer.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. David Fitzpatrick replaces Dan Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Nathan Waterston replaces Grant Holt.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Harry Panayiotou replaces Calum MacDonald.

Goal!

Goal! Barrow 1, Chester FC 2. Tom Crawford (Chester FC).

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Nathan Brown replaces Craig Mahon.

Goal!

Goal! Barrow 1, Chester FC 1. Jordan White (Barrow).

Second Half

Second Half begins Barrow 0, Chester FC 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Barrow 0, Chester FC 1.

Goal!

Goal! Barrow 0, Chester FC 1. Jordan Archer (Chester FC).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

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23Chester46813254279-3737
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