Danny Livesey suspended for this match Chester managers
Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley opted to select Salford
loanee James Jones to partner Simon Grand in the centre
of the defence.
Once again Chester got off to a great start against a
team lying one place below them in the table. The game
was just two minutes old when Bradley Jackson racing down
the right crossed the ball for Matty Hughes, he set up
Akwasi Asante who couldn’t miss from a couple of
Kevin Roberts pulled up with a hamstring problem in the
first ten minutes and was replaced by summer signing from
Nantwich Town Jamie Morgan making his Blues debut.
Chester pushed for a second goal and almost got it through
Asante who was unlucky to see a superb effort cannon back
off a post. The Blues did double their lead though on
29 minutes as Morgan was upended in the box by Brad Nicholson
and Asante crashed the resulting spot-kick past Lloyd
Allinson, sending the Lions ‘keeper the wrong way.
Jones almost added a third just
before the break but his header from a corner was cleared
off the line by Reiss McNally.
The Blues were given a let-off early in the second per
ion when Guiseley’s top scorer Aaron Martin shot
over from inside the six yard box following a corner.
Scott Garner was also guilty of missing a great chance
for the visitors shooting high and wide after Russell
Griffiths had partially cleared a free kick.
Chester scored their third goal on 71 minutes as Anthony
Dudley took advantage of some slack defending before
rushing through on goal and slotting the ball past Allinson.
Eight minutes from time Guiseley
scored a consolation goal as Martin out-jumped Jones
to head a corner past Griffiths. The dying minutes saw
Allinson make two good saves to deny substitute George
Waring and Dudley before the final whistle saw the Blues
leave the pitch to a great reception from their fans.