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MATCH REPORTS 2018/19

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SEPTEMBER
Guiseley (A) | Bradford (Park Avenue) (H) | FC United of Manchester (H) | Boston United (A) | Kidderminster Harriers (H) | City of Liverpool (FAC2Q H) | Chorley (A)
Tuesday 18 September
Chester 3 Kidderminster Harriers 1
Conference National North
Attendance: 1,512 Half Time: 1-0
Booked: Pritchard.

Chester: Shenton, Moran, Livesey, Howson, Grand, Stopforth, Murray (Pritchard 77), Roberts, Mooney (Jordan 57), Dudley (Hughes 46), Mahon. Subs not used: King, Waters.
Kidderminster Harriers: Hall, O'Connor, Horsfall, Digie (Richards 63), Vaughan, Weeks, Williams, Daniels, Taylor, Ironside (Bradley 46), Chambers. Subs not used: Baxendale, Austin, Johnson.
Referee: Michael Barlow.

Two goals from Matty Hughes and an Anthony Dudley penalty see Chester end Kidderminster’s unbeaten run as Iwan Murray marks his full debut with a man of the match performance.



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Saturday 15 September
Boston United 0 Chester 2
Conference National North
Attendance: 1,188 (100 Chester) Half Time: 0-0
Booked: Grand, Moran.

Boston United: Willis, Davies, Jackson, Thanoj, Middleton, Qualter, Wright, Abbott, Rose (Ceesay 69), Walker, Arnold (Margetts 79). Subs not used: Wafula, Marriott, Harris.
Chester: Shenton, Howson, Livesey, Dominic Smalley (Moran 46), Grand, Roberts, Burton (Hughes 35), Stopforth, Mahon, Mooney (Jordan 88), Dudley. Subs not used: Murray, Pritchard.
Referee: Danny Livesey.

Second half goals from Steve Howson and Dan Mooney bring Chester a deserved three points from Boston United.



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Tuesday 11 September
Chester 0 FC United of Manchester 0
Conference National North
Attendance: 2,045 Half Time: 0-0
Booked: Dudley.

Chester: Shenton, Dominic Smalley, Grand, Howson, Burton, Moran, Mooney (Jordan 71), Stopforth, Dudley, Hughes, Mahon (Pritchard 71). Subs not used: Roberts, Livesey, Thomson.
FC United of Manchester: Carnell, Tattum, Thompson, Baird, Priestley, O’Halloran, Jones, Kay, Mansell (Dickinson 68), Willoughby, Donohue (Crawford 90). Subs not used: Banister, Litchfield, Logan.
Referee: Steve Copeland.

Chester miss the opportunity to climb the table as they are held at home by bottom of the league side FC United of Manchester.



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Saturday 8 September
Chester 5 Bradford (Park Avenue) 3
Conference National North
Attendance: 1,693 Half Time: 3-2
Booked: Moran.

Chester: Shenton, Dominic Smalley, Grand, Burton, Moran, Howson, Mooney (Deane Smalley 80), Stopforth, Dudley, Hughes (Pritchard 75), Mahon (Jordan 80). Subs not used. Thomson, Noble.
Bradford (Park Avenue): Drench, Ross, Lowe, Wroe, Killock, Havern, McKenna (Knight 72), Branson, Beesley, Johnson, Clee (Spencer 62). Subs not used: Bosell, Dawson, Nowakowski.
Referee: Aaron Jackson.

A goal from Craig Mahon, and two apiece for Dan Mooney and Anthony Dudley, see Chester win an entertaining match with Bradford Park Avenue.

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Saturday 1 September
Guiseley 1 Chester 1
Conference National North
Attendance: 806 Half Time: 0-0
Booked: Grand, Smalley, Stopforth.

Guiseley: Green, Moyo, Heaton, Purver, Garner, Halls, Felix, James, Liburd, Odejayi (Clayton 66), Dyche. Subs not used: Hatfield, Smith, Hussain.
Chester: Shenton, Dominic Smalley, Howson, Moran, Grand, Stopforth, Burton (Noble 57), Mahon (Miller 83), Mooney (Marsh-Hughes 66), Dudley, Hughes. Subs not used: King, Thomson.
Referee: Barry Lamb.

Chester left it late but Jon Moran's header in added time rescued a point for the Blues who looked to be heading for a late defeat at Nethernoor.

Danny Livesey, Matty Waters and John Pritchard all missed the game through injury and managers Anthony Johnson and bernard Morley brought in
Steve Howson, Dan Mooney and Moran as replacements against a Guiseley side managed by ex-Blues boss Marcus Bignot.

Chester started well with Moran shooting over from a Gary Stopforth cross in the early stages. There was a scare at the other end as Rowan Liburd found himself free on the edge of the six yard box but Grant Shenton managed to save his weak effort.

Mooney forced a save low down by Joe Green as Chester pushed for the opening goal, Matty Hughes and Anthony Dudley also forced saves from Green and Dudley saw another curling effort drift just wide before half-time.

It was the home side that started the second period stronger with Kayode Odejayi heading a free-kick at Shenton in the opening stages.

Moran almost opened the scoring on 70 minutes as his header from a Craig mahon cross flashed just over the bar. Liburd was again left in space inside the penalty area but wasted a great opportunity for the hosts heading weakly at Shenton.

Two minutes from time the home side struck as a free kick from former Blue Andy Halls was headed home at the far post by Scott Garner.

But Chester weren't finished and as the game entered stoppage time a long ball into the box was met by Moran who sent a looping header over Green into the net.

With moments remaining Simon Grand was on hand to clear off the line from Kaine Felix who had rounded Shenton to preserve the vital point for the Blues.


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