(H) | Dunston UTS (FAC3Q A)
| Alfreton Town (H) | Ashton United (H)Saturday
6 October Dunston UTS 4 Chester 3 FA Cup Third Qualifying Round
Attendance: 873 Half Time: 1-2
Booked: Burton, Roberts.
moved fifth and extended their unbeaten run to eight matches
with this deserved home victory over Hereford.
The Blues started well and on ten minutes they had their
first sight of goal as Dan Mooney’s 20-yarder flew
inches wide of Martin Horsell’s post.
Marlon Jackson saw an effort fly over the bar for the
Blues before Chester opened the scoring on 15 minutes.
Craig Mahon won a tackle and set Gary Stopforth free and
his cross was cut back for Matty Hughes to score via a
Iwan Murray saw a free kick drift wide as Chester looked
to build on their lead. Grant Shenton, who had had little
to do in the home goal, had to move smartly to deny ex-Blue
Harry White who sent in a dipping shot that was pushed
away for a corner.
There were huge appeals for a penalty following a foul
on Hughes in the box by Harvey Smith, referee Sam Mulhall
waived play-on and the injured Hughes had to be replaced
by substitute Deane Smalley.
Mahon saw an effort fly inches over the bar as Chester
started the second half on the front foot. Bulls midfielder
Mike McGrath was booked for diving in the penalty area
and picked up a second yellow card minutes later for a
late foul on Mahon to reduce the visitors to ten men.
John Pritchard doubled Chester’s lead on 72 minutes
shooting into the far corner following Jon Moran’s
pass. The Blues continued to press and sealed victory
three minutes from time as Smalley headed home Stopforth’s