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MATCH REPORTS 2018/19

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MARCH
Altrincham (A) | Leamington (H) | Darlington (A) | Chorley (H)
Saturday 9 March
Chester 1 Leamington 1
Conference National North
Attendance: 1,983 Half Time: 0-0
Booked: McAllister, Waring.

Chester: Shenton, Jackson, Howson, Livesey, Waters, McAllister, Roberts, Mahon, McKenna, Asante (Waring 66), Dudley. Subs not used: Mooney, Marsh-Hughes, Noble, Grand.
Leamington: Breeden, English, Gudger, Clarke, Hood, Mace, J.Murphy, Flannagan, Bishop, Obeng (B.Murphy 88), Hodge (Wilding 76). Subs not used: Lane, Sweeney, Newey.
Referee: Andy Sykes.

It’s two points dropped as Chester squander the lead against ten man Leamington.

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Saturday 2 March
Altrincham 4 Chester 0
Conference National North
Attendance: 1,714 Half Time: 0-0
Booked: Burton.
Sent-Off: Burton.

Altrincham: Thompson, White, Hampson, Jones, Hannigan, Moult (Richman 85), Johnston, Williams, Pigott (Hulme 67), Hancock, Ceesay (Dolan 75). Subs not used: Densmore, Drench.
Chester: Shenton, Waters, Jackson, Howson, Livesey, Roberts, Burton, Mooney (McKenna 65), Mahon (McAllister 72), Dudley, Waring (Marsh-Hughes 83). Subs not used: Grand, Asante.
Referee: Andrew Kitchen.

Despite an encouraging first half, Chester see captain Scott Burton sent-off after the break and go on to concede four goals to play-off rivals Altrincham.

Chester started well and had the first real effort on goal after ten minutes as Dan Mooney's long range effort was parried away by Tony Thompson in the Alty goal. Both Mooney and Craig Mahon were enjoying plenty of possession but despite this the Blues were finding it difficult to create any clear cut chances.

The Blues defence were quick to close down any threat from the home side in the opening period as the sides left the field at half-time.

Five minutes after the restart Burton was shown a second yellow card and given his marching orders following a heavy tackle on Sean Williams.

Just 60 seconds later Chester conceded the opening goal as Josh Hancock probed down the left before crossing for Joe Piggott to slide the ball past Grant Shenton and over the line.

Chester were reeling and conceded again 12 minutes later as John Johnston crossed from the byeline for Hancock to score from 15 yards out.

The game was well and truly over on 70 minutes as Altrincham grabbed a third goal when Jake Moult’s header was dropped by Shenton, the ball falling to Hancock who notched his second of the game from close range.

The rout was completed in the final minute as Johnston powered a shot past Shenton from the edge of the box.


Picture © Rick Matthews

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