Chester battled to victory over already-relegated Hyde to boost their own Conference Premier survival bid.

Gareth Seddon bagged the opener for the Blues with a sweet half-volley, and the lead was doubled when Josh Brizell headed into his own net.

Craig Hobson nodded in John Rooney's corner to make it 3-0.

Adam Blakeman converted two free-kicks for the visitors as Chester's Matt Brown received a straight red card for violent conduct, but the hosts held on.

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (5)

Chester

  • 31 Chapman
  • 02 Kay Booked
  • 12 Turner
  • 17 Brown Dismissed
  • 24 Rooney Booked
  • 16 Bond
  • 08 Jarrett
  • 21 Mahon Booked (Linwood - 79' )
  • 14 McIntyre Booked
  • 07 Hobson (Menagh - 86' )
  • 19 Seddon (Griffin - 65' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Danby
  • 30 Griffin
  • 05 Linwood
  • 23 Peers
  • 34 Menagh

Hyde

  • 20 Kettings
  • 12 Thurston (Day - 88' )
  • 24 McQuade
  • 04 Haining (Thornton - 75' )
  • 21 Blakeman Booked
  • 02 Brizell
  • 06 Tomsett Booked
  • 08 Brown
  • 18 Clark
  • 11 Hughes
  • 27 Walker

Substitutes

  • 23 Pollard
  • 29 Day
  • 16 Thornton
  • 17 Fitzgerald
  • 30 Kirby
Ref: Ben Toner
Att: 2,228

Match Stats

Shots

13 8

On target

6 4

Corners

0 0

Fouls

15 11

Live Text Commentary

+7:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Chester FC 3, Hyde FC 2.

90:00 +6:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Chester FC 3, Hyde FC 2.

90:00 +5:18

Corner, Hyde FC.

90:00 +4:59

Attempt blocked. Regan Walker (Hyde FC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +3:47

Attempt missed. Liam Tomsett (Hyde FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box.

90:00 +0:27 Booking

Booking Liam Tomsett (Hyde FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +0:21

Foul by Liam Tomsett (Hyde FC).

90:00 +0:21

Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

89:24

Foul by Josh Brizell (Hyde FC).

89:24

Andrew Bond (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

88:48 Booking

Booking John Rooney (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

88:33

Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).

88:33

Connor Hughes (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

87:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hyde FC. Rhys Day replaces Adam Thurston.

85:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chester FC. Jamie Menagh replaces Craig Hobson.

84:43

Foul by Michael Kay (Chester FC).

84:43

Regan Walker (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

83:11

Foul by Liam Tomsett (Hyde FC).

83:11

Andrew Bond (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

80:51

Foul by Jason Jarrett (Chester FC).

80:51

Alex McQuade (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

80:32

Attempt missed. Paul Linwood (Chester FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by John Rooney.

80:04

Corner, Chester FC.

78:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chester FC. Paul Linwood replaces Craig Mahon.

78:04

Corner, Hyde FC.

77:47

Attempt saved. Liam Tomsett (Hyde FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

77:17

Corner, Hyde FC.

76:54

Foul by Michael Kay (Chester FC).

76:54

Regan Walker (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

75:10

Corner, Chester FC.

74:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hyde FC. Darren Thornton replaces William Haining.

74:26

Attempt missed. Alex Brown (Hyde FC) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Adam Thurston with a cross.

69:05

Foul by Adam Thurston (Hyde FC).

69:05

Craig Hobson (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

67:05

Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).

67:05

Alex McQuade (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

64:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chester FC. Andy Griffin replaces Gareth Seddon.

63:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chester FC 3, Hyde FC 2. Adam Blakeman (Hyde FC) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

62:32

Foul by Kevin McIntyre (Chester FC).

62:32

Connor Hughes (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

61:03 Booking

Booking Michael Kay (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

60:41 Dismissal

Dismissal Matt Brown (Chester FC) is shown the red card for fighting.

60:24

Foul by Michael Kay (Chester FC).

60:24

Regan Walker (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

58:13 Booking

Booking Kevin McIntyre (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

57:58

Foul by Kevin McIntyre (Chester FC).

57:58

Connor Hughes (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

57:25

Foul by Alex Brown (Hyde FC).

57:25

Andrew Bond (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

56:25 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chester FC 3, Hyde FC 1. Adam Blakeman (Hyde FC) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

55:45

Foul by Andrew Bond (Chester FC).

55:45

Regan Walker (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

54:26 Booking

Booking Adam Blakeman (Hyde FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

54:16

Foul by Adam Blakeman (Hyde FC).

54:16

Craig Mahon (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

53:29

Offside, Chester FC. Gareth Seddon tries a through ball, but Gareth Seddon is caught offside.

49:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chester FC 3, Hyde FC 0. Craig Hobson (Chester FC) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by John Rooney.

49:13

Corner, Chester FC.

48:58

Attempt saved. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

46:37

Attempt saved. Jason Jarrett (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

45:00

Second Half begins Chester FC 2, Hyde FC 0.

45:00 +1:08 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Chester FC 2, Hyde FC 0.

44:59

Attempt blocked. Craig Mahon (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jason Jarrett.

44:33

Foul by Jason Jarrett (Chester FC).

44:33

William Haining (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

41:24

Corner, Chester FC.

40:15

Attempt missed. Jason Jarrett (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box.

38:50

Foul by Jason Jarrett (Chester FC).

38:50

Connor Hughes (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

38:18

Corner, Chester FC.

37:19

Offside, Hyde FC. Regan Walker tries a through ball, but Regan Walker is caught offside.

35:27

Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).

35:27

Josh Brizell (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

34:14

Corner, Hyde FC.

33:07 Booking

Booking Craig Mahon (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

33:01

Foul by Craig Mahon (Chester FC).

33:01

Adam Blakeman (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

31:47

Foul by Adam Blakeman (Hyde FC).

31:47

Michael Kay (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

31:21

Attempt saved. William Haining (Hyde FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

30:14

Corner, Chester FC.

27:34

Foul by Liam Tomsett (Hyde FC).

27:34

Jason Jarrett (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

26:10

Attempt missed. Craig Hobson (Chester FC) right footed shot from the left side of the box.

22:27 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Josh Brizell, Hyde FC. Chester FC 2, Hyde FC 0.

21:38

Attempt missed. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

20:27

Attempt missed. Gareth Seddon (Chester FC) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is too high. Assisted by Andrew Bond with a cross.

18:30

Offside, Chester FC. Craig Hobson tries a through ball, but Craig Hobson is caught offside.

17:42

Foul by Josh Brizell (Hyde FC).

17:42

Craig Hobson (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

16:31

Offside, Chester FC. Gareth Seddon tries a through ball, but Gareth Seddon is caught offside.

15:56

Foul by Adam Thurston (Hyde FC).

15:56

John Rooney (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

14:39 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chester FC 1, Hyde FC 0. Gareth Seddon (Chester FC) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matt Brown.

14:07

Offside, Chester FC. Gareth Seddon tries a through ball, but Gareth Seddon is caught offside.

12:43

Attempt saved. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

11:52

Foul by Connor Hughes (Hyde FC).

11:52

Kevin McIntyre (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

10:04

Foul by Kevin McIntyre (Chester FC).

10:04

Connor Hughes (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

9:08

Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).

9:08

Alex McQuade (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

8:29

Offside, Hyde FC. Jordan Clark tries a through ball, but Jordan Clark is caught offside.

6:19

Attempt missed. Connor Hughes (Hyde FC) right footed shot is too high. Assisted by Adam Thurston with a cross.

3:14

Attempt missed. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by John Rooney.

2:47

Corner, Chester FC.

1:56

Offside, Chester FC. Gareth Seddon tries a through ball, but Gareth Seddon is caught offside.

1:03

Offside, Chester FC. Gareth Seddon tries a through ball, but Gareth Seddon is caught offside.

0:16

Attempt saved. Gareth Seddon (Chester FC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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