Conference leaders Halifax maintained their winning start to the season with a comfortable win at Chester.

Richard Peniket put the visitors in front with his third goal in two games with a strike into the bottom corner.

The Shaymen doubled their lead midway through the second half when Scott Boden headed in Marc Roberts's cross.

A dominant display from Neil Aspin's men was confirmed when Matty Pearson netted from close range, while Chester only managed one shot on target.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Chester

  • 23 Hall
  • 04 Kay
  • 03 Roberts (Heneghan - 46' )
  • 08 James
  • 05 Brown
  • 06 Charnock Booked
  • 07 Mahon (Menagh - 54' )
  • 10 Rooney
  • 09 Iwelumo
  • 11 Winn (Hobson - 77' )
  • 16 McConville

Substitutes

  • 01 Worsnop
  • 14 Menagh
  • 19 Hobson
  • 20 Blake
  • 22 Heneghan

FC Halifax Town

  • 27 Glennon
  • 02 Bolton
  • 03 McManus
  • 20 Maynard
  • 04 Roberts
  • 14 Williams
  • 05 Pearson
  • 08 Marshall
  • 09 Jackson (Schofield - 62' )
  • 19 Boden
  • 12 Peniket (Dyer - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Senior
  • 06 Ainge
  • 10 Dyer
  • 15 Roberts
  • 22 Schofield
Ref: Darren England

Match Stats

Shots

4 15

On target

1 4

Corners

0 0

Fouls

12 12

Live Text Commentary

+4:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Chester FC 0, FC Halifax Town 3.

90:00 +3:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Chester FC 0, FC Halifax Town 3.

90:00 +1:35

Foul by Kingsley James (Chester FC).

90:00 +1:35

Scott Boden (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

90:00 +1:04

Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).

90:00 +1:04

James Bolton (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

89:36

Offside, Chester FC. Chris Iwelumo tries a through ball, but Chris Iwelumo is caught offside.

87:19

Attempt missed. Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

85:59

Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).

85:59

Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

82:58 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chester FC 0, FC Halifax Town 3. Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross Dyer with a cross.

82:07

Foul by Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town).

82:07

Craig Hobson (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

80:59

Attempt missed. Ross Dyer (FC Halifax Town) header from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Paul Marshall.

80:45

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

79:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Ross Dyer replaces Richard Peniket.

78:52

Foul by Jamie Menagh (Chester FC).

78:52

Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

77:13

Foul by Danny Schofield (FC Halifax Town).

77:13

Chris Iwelumo (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

76:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Hobson replaces Peter Winn.

72:43

Attempt missed. Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high from a direct free kick.

72:13

Foul by Matty Brown (Chester FC).

72:13

Scott Boden (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

69:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chester FC 0, FC Halifax Town 2. Scott Boden (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Marc Roberts with a cross.

66:48

Attempt missed. Peter Winn (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

66:07

Foul by Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town).

66:07

Sean McConville (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

65:10

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

64:24

Foul by Kieran Charnock (Chester FC).

64:24

Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

62:35

Attempt missed. Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

61:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Danny Schofield replaces Jamie Jackson.

61:01

Attempt missed. Sean McConville (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

57:43

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

56:30

Offside, Chester FC. Chris Iwelumo tries a through ball, but Chris Iwelumo is caught offside.

54:32

Foul by Kingsley James (Chester FC).

54:32

Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

53:12 Substitution

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

49:53

Foul by Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town).

49:53

Peter Winn (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

48:24

Foul by Kingsley James (Chester FC).

48:24

Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

45:33

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chester FC. Ben Heneghan replaces Gareth Roberts.

45:00

Second Half begins Chester FC 0, FC Halifax Town 1.

45:00 +1:07 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Chester FC 0, FC Halifax Town 1.

45:00 +0:39

Foul by Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town).

45:00 +0:39

Kingsley James (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

44:28

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

42:59

Attempt missed. Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

42:24

Foul by Sean McConville (Chester FC).

42:24

Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

41:53

Attempt missed. Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Paul Marshall.

41:19

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

40:10

Corner, Chester FC.

36:44

Foul by Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town).

36:44

Kieran Charnock (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

36:05

Foul by Chris Iwelumo (Chester FC).

36:05

Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

33:59 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chester FC 0, FC Halifax Town 1. Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

33:09

Foul by Peter Winn (Chester FC).

33:09

James Bolton (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

31:58

Foul by Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town).

31:58

Sean McConville (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

30:49

Attempt missed. Steve Williams (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

26:53

Corner, Chester FC.

26:05

Foul by Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town).

26:05

Freddy Hall (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

25:08

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

22:36

Corner, Chester FC.

22:10

Foul by Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town).

22:10

Kingsley James (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

19:58

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

19:37

Attempt missed. Jamie Jackson (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box.

18:44

Attempt saved. Steve Williams (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Paul Marshall.

18:13

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

16:33

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

14:12

Foul by Steve Williams (FC Halifax Town).

14:12

Kieran Charnock (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

12:21 Booking

Booking Kieran Charnock (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

12:12

Foul by Kieran Charnock (Chester FC).

12:12

Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

10:01

Attempt missed. Jamie Jackson (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

4:57

Foul by Scott Boden (FC Halifax Town).

4:57

Matty Brown (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

3:09

Offside, Chester FC. Chris Iwelumo tries a through ball, but Chris Iwelumo is caught offside.

2:09

Foul by Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town).

2:09

Gareth Roberts (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

1:46

Attempt missed. Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box.

0:51

Attempt missed. Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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