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
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
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.