Chester went two goals up and held firm in the second half to beat Macclesfield and secure a second win of the season.

Aiden Chippendale broke the deadlock with a 25-yard strike and Gareth Seddon doubled the advantage when he drilled home from just outside the box.

The Silkmen gave themselves a lifeline before half-time when Danny Whittaker converted from the edge of the area.

Chester's Ben Mills had a penalty saved after the break as Steve Williams felled Danny Higginbotham in the area.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Chester

  • 01 Danby
  • 02 Kay Booked
  • 04 Horan
  • 12 L Turner
  • 17 Higginbotham
  • 20 Pugh (Heath - 84' )
  • 14 McIntyre
  • 15 N Turner
  • 25 Chippendale Booked (Harrison - 65' )
  • 09 Mills
  • 19 Seddon (Titchiner - 65' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Heath
  • 05 Linwood
  • 06 Harrison
  • 21 Mahon
  • 22 Titchiner

Macclesfield

  • 01 Taylor
  • 03 Andrew
  • 04 Martin
  • 16 Sodje Booked (Williams - 61' )
  • 26 Halls
  • 02 Connor Booked
  • 07 Mackreth (Kissock - 67' )
  • 23 Whitaker
  • 24 Rowe (Winn - 75' )
  • 09 Holroyd
  • 19 Boden

Substitutes

  • 20 Branagan
  • 12 Williams
  • 06 Turnbull
  • 10 Kissock
  • 11 Winn
Ref: Handley
Att: 2,012

Match Stats

Shots

6 11

On target

4 5

Corners

5 8

Fouls

12 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:22 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +1:11

Steve Williams takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.

89:40

Corner taken by Danny Whitaker. Clearance by Danny Higginbotham.

89:09

Corner taken by Peter Winn. George Horan manages to make a clearance.

88:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Harrison on Danny Whitaker. Danny Whitaker restarts play with the free kick.

86:09

Joe Connor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Turner. John Danby takes the free kick.

85:13

Corner taken by Danny Whitaker. Joe Heath makes a clearance.

83:52 Substitution

Substitution Joe Heath is brought on as a substitute for Lee Pugh.

81:57

Peter Winn takes a shot. John Danby punches the ball.

79:55

Foul by Chris Holroyd on Danny Higginbotham, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by John Danby.

78:51

Corner taken by Peter Winn from the right by-line. Clearance made by George Horan.

78:15

Corner taken by Danny Whitaker. John Danby gets a fist to the ball to punch .

76:40

Andy Halls takes a shot. John Danby safely holds on.

75:51

Kevin McIntyre gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Paul Kissock. Free kick taken by John Paul Kissock.

75:35

Ben Mills is caught offside. Rhys Taylor takes the free kick.

74:49 Substitution

Substitution Danny Rowe leaves the field to be replaced by Peter Winn.

74:07 Booking

Booking

73:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Turner by Joe Connor. Joe Connor is given a yellow card. John Danby restarts play with the free kick.

71:35

Corner from the right by-line taken by Kevin McIntyre. Carl Martin manages to make a clearance.

71:35 Penalty

Penalty taken by Ben Mills saved by Rhys Taylor. Chester FC 2-1 Macclesfield.

69:47

Steve Williams challenges Danny Higginbotham unfairly and gives away a Penalty.

68:54

Unfair challenge on Alex Titchiner by Carl Martin results in a free kick. Danny Harrison restarts play with the free kick.

68:10

Corner from the right by-line taken by Danny Andrew. John Danby safely holds on.

67:02

Corner taken by Kevin McIntyre.

66:23 Substitution

Substitution John Paul Kissock is brought on as a substitute for Jack Mackreth.

64:59 Substitution

Substitution Danny Harrison comes on in place of Aidan Chippendale.

64:31 Substitution

Substitution Alex Titchiner joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gareth Seddon.

62:11

Corner taken by Danny Whitaker. Danny Andrew takes a shot.

60:47 Substitution

Substitution Steve Williams is brought on as a substitute for Efetobore Sodje.

59:21

Efetobore Sodje goes into the referee's book.

59:21 Booking

Booking

59:00

Aidan Chippendale takes a shot.

56:54

Header by Chris Holroyd goes over the bar.

54:49

George Horan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Holroyd. Free kick crossed by Danny Whitaker goes out of play. Corner taken by Danny Andrew from the right by-line. Ben Mills manages to make a clearance.

53:04 Booking

Booking

52:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Holroyd by Aidan Chippendale. Aidan Chippendale booked. Andy Halls takes the free kick.

50:00

The assistant referee flags for offside against Gareth Seddon. Free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.

46:10

George Horan challenges Scott Boden unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Andrew.

45:29

The official flags Gareth Seddon offside. Free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:01 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +1:14

Scott Boden has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

43:42 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Whitaker - Chester 2 - 1 Macclesfld Danny Whitaker scores with their left foot. Chester FC 2-1 Macclesfield.

40:31

Shot by Joe Connor went wide of the left-hand post.

39:15

Joe Connor fouled by Lewis Turner, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Whitaker takes the free kick.

37:16

Danny Andrew takes a shot.

36:32

Unfair challenge on Andy Halls by Gareth Seddon results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Halls.

35:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin McIntyre by Jack Mackreth. Free kick taken by Danny Higginbotham.

33:24 Booking

Booking

33:10

Michael Kay challenges Danny Rowe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Kay goes into the referee's book. Free kick crossed by Danny Andrew. Lee Pugh manages to make a clearance.

32:27

Chris Holroyd takes a shot. John Danby safely holds on.

29:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Gareth Seddon - Chester 2 - 0 Macclesfld Gareth Seddon scores with a right foot finish. Chester FC 2-0 Macclesfield.

27:59

Kevin McIntyre challenges Danny Whitaker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Whitaker.

24:58

Corner from the right by-line taken by Aidan Chippendale. Free kick awarded for a foul by George Horan on Joe Connor. Rhys Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

23:45

Corner from the right by-line taken by Aidan Chippendale. Clearance by Andy Halls.

17:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Aidan Chippendale - Chester 1 - 0 Macclesfld Aidan Chippendale scores a left footed goal. Chester FC 1-0 Macclesfield.

17:00

Danny Rowe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Turner. Free kick crossed by Aidan Chippendale.

16:09

Unfair challenge on Danny Rowe by Gareth Seddon results in a free kick. Andy Halls restarts play with the free kick.

12:15

George Horan takes a shot. Rhys Taylor catches the ball.

10:33

Gareth Seddon takes a shot.

9:56

Corner taken by Aidan Chippendale. Danny Andrew manages to make a clearance.

7:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on George Horan by Carl Martin. Srike on goal from Danny Higginbotham hits the wall from the free kick.

3:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Higginbotham by Danny Whitaker. Free kick taken by Danny Higginbotham.

3:21

Kevin McIntyre takes a shot. Rhys Taylor safely holds on.

2:39

Unfair challenge on Andy Halls by Ben Mills results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Halls.

1:18

Chris Holroyd takes a shot. John Danby safely holds on.

0:00

The game begins.

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