Chester took a huge step towards Conference Premier survival as they won at second-placed Cambridge United.

Danny Carlton headed in Lewis Turner's cross from close range to secure three vital points.

Luke Chadwick, Tom Elliott and Andy Pugh all had good chances for the home side but could not find the net.

The win keeps Chester two points clear of Hereford, who beat Alfreton 3-2, in the fight to avoid the final relegation place from the Conference Premier.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Cambridge United

  • 13 Norris
  • 14 Tait (Chambers - 57' )
  • 03 Taylor
  • 08 Champion
  • 06 Miller
  • 04 Coulson
  • 17 Hughes Booked
  • 18 Berry (Dunk - 46' )
  • 15 Pugh
  • 10 Elliott (Barnes-Homer - 58' )
  • 22 Chadwick

Substitutes

  • 02 Roberts
  • 05 Bonner
  • 11 Dunk
  • 23 Chambers
  • 39 Barnes-Homer

Chester

  • 31 Chapman
  • 30 Griffin (Mahon - 68' )
  • 14 McIntyre Booked
  • 16 Bond
  • 04 Horan (Ashworth - 25' )
  • 05 Linwood Booked
  • 12 Turner
  • 08 Jarrett Booked
  • 26 Carlton (Hobson - 83' )
  • 24 Rooney
  • 34 Menagh

Substitutes

  • 01 Danby
  • 07 Hobson
  • 10 Ashworth
  • 11 Lindfield
  • 21 Mahon
Ref: Jason Whiteley
Att: 3,521

Match Stats

Shots

5 9

On target

1 4

Corners

0 0

Fouls

10 12

Live Text Commentary

+6:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Cambridge United 0, Chester FC 1.

90:00 +5:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Cambridge United 0, Chester FC 1.

90:00 +4:06

Hand ball by Matthew Barnes-Homer (Cambridge United).

90:00 +3:23

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

90:00 +2:40

Corner, Chester FC.

88:55

Foul by Matthew Barnes-Homer (Cambridge United).

88:55

Aaron Chapman (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

88:40

Attempt saved. Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

88:02

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

87:23 Booking

Booking Kevin McIntyre (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

86:38

Attempt saved. Andy Pugh (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

85:57

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

85:10

Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

85:10

Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

82:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Hobson replaces Danny Carlton.

78:59

Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).

78:59

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

76:14

Foul by Jamie Menagh (Chester FC).

76:14

Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

75:02

Corner, Cambridge United.

73:15

Attempt missed. Luke Chadwick (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

72:55

Attempt blocked. Ashley Chambers (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

69:40

Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).

69:40

Josh Coulson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

68:52

Hand ball by Luke Chadwick (Cambridge United).

67:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Mahon replaces Andy Griffin because of an injury.

63:28 Booking

Booking Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

63:11

Foul by Liam Hughes (Cambridge United).

63:11

Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

61:51

Attempt missed. Andrew Bond (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

61:15

Corner, Cambridge United.

57:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cambridge United. Matthew Barnes-Homer replaces Tom Elliott.

56:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cambridge United. Ashley Chambers replaces Richard Tait.

55:09

Attempt missed. Danny Carlton (Chester FC) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.

51:17

Offside, Cambridge United. Harrison Dunk tries a through ball, but Harrison Dunk is caught offside.

50:26

Foul by Lewis Turner (Chester FC).

50:26

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cambridge United. Harrison Dunk replaces Luke Berry.

45:00

Second Half begins Cambridge United 0, Chester FC 1.

45:00 +2:11 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Cambridge United 0, Chester FC 1.

45:00 +1:57

Foul by Jamie Menagh (Chester FC).

45:00 +1:57

Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

45:00 +0:21

Offside, Cambridge United. Tom Elliott tries a through ball, but Tom Elliott is caught offside.

44:15 Booking

Booking Jason Jarrett (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

44:00

Foul by Jason Jarrett (Chester FC).

44:00

Luke Chadwick (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

43:15

Foul by Richard Tait (Cambridge United).

43:15

Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

42:15

Corner, Cambridge United.

37:12

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

36:06

Attempt missed. Paul Linwood (Chester FC) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by John Rooney with a cross.

35:27

Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

35:27

Kevin McIntyre (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

33:46

Corner, Chester FC.

33:03

Attempt missed. Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

31:29

Corner, Cambridge United.

29:33 Booking

Booking Paul Linwood (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

29:09

Foul by Paul Linwood (Chester FC).

29:09

Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

26:52

Foul by Paul Linwood (Chester FC).

26:52

Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

24:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chester FC. Luke Ashworth replaces George Horan because of an injury.

22:38

Hand ball by Luke Berry (Cambridge United).

21:08

Foul by Luke Chadwick (Cambridge United).

21:08

Andrew Bond (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

15:52

Foul by Luke Berry (Cambridge United).

15:52

Andrew Bond (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

14:52

Corner, Chester FC.

13:04

Corner, Chester FC.

11:55 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cambridge United 0, Chester FC 1. Danny Carlton (Chester FC) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lewis Turner with a cross.

10:10

Attempt missed. Luke Chadwick (Cambridge United) header from the right side of the box.

8:37

Corner, Chester FC.

6:04

Foul by Jason Jarrett (Chester FC).

6:04

Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

5:19

Foul by Jason Jarrett (Chester FC).

5:19

Tom Champion (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

4:29

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

3:25

Foul by Jason Jarrett (Chester FC).

3:25

Luke Chadwick (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

2:05

Foul by Andrew Bond (Chester FC).

2:05

Luke Berry (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

0:10

Corner, Chester FC.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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