breath-taking goals from Fleetwood loanee Dan Mooney made
this another trip to Brackley Town that will live long
in the memory of the travelling Chester fans.
The second one was simply stunning
with the ball coming across behind him before he spun
and volleyed an unstoppable strike right into the top
corner. His timing was perfect as it came in the 5th
minute of injury time and there was barely a kick after
the re-start before it was full-time.
The Chester fans, who must have made
up more than a third of the crowd, went absolutely wild
as his goal earned City a vital point, as well as making
it ten League games undefeated.
Until then, this was not a good spectacle
for a neutral, with the first half largely forgettable.
Chester's only change from the previous game was the
start for fellow loanee Emmanuel Dieseruvwe. He had
a few good touches when he looked like he had the makings
of a quality centre forward, but he never quite managed
to pose a threat.
There was actually no serious likelihood
of a goal until the 50th minute when Brackley opened
proceedings after a Grant Shenton block was pounced
on by Connonr Franklin to put the hosts ahead.
But not long after that Dieseruvwe
made a neat move on the left-hand side and crossed the
ball across goal. Mooney, who had largely been anonymous
until then, proved that he knows where the net is with
a shot into the top corner from the edge of the box.
Chester had barely settled from that
equaliser when they did what seems to happen all too
often. Less than a minute after Mooney's goal, they
allowed Brackley to run forward and a good pass to Sean
Byrne was slotted home to put the Saints back in front.
There was still half an hour
to go at this stage, and Chester had several corners
and free kicks without looking likely to score until
Mooney's goal-of-the-season contender on the 95th minute.
It was a strike more than worthy of the point that it