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Chester2Tamworth0

Chester 2-0 Tamworth

Chester eased their Conference Premier relegation fears with two second-half goals to plunge Tamworth nearer the drop.

After having to rely on a string of saves by keeper Aaron Chapman to stay on level terms, City needed a slice of luck to go ahead on 62 minutes.

Tamworth defender Ben Richards-Everton lucklessly diverted Lewis Turner's low cross into his own net.

Debutant Danny Carlton then scrambled home the clincher five minutes later.

With Aldershot losing at home to Gateshead, Chester are now five points clear of danger, but Tamworth are 10 points adrift of safety.

Chester assistant manager Carl Macauley told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"It was really important that we got a result tonight. We started off positively and then they had a spell when they kept possession well, but then we finally broke them down.

"Whoever got the first goal would go on to win the game and we got it."

Line-ups

Chester

  • 31Chapman
  • 5LinwoodSubstituted forCarltonat 52'minutes
  • 3Heath
  • 12Turner
  • 2Kay
  • 8Jarrett
  • 21MahonSubstituted forTurnerat 79'minutes
  • 24Rooney
  • 16Bond
  • 34MenaghSubstituted forLindfieldat 90'minutes
  • 7Hobson

Substitutes

  • 1Danby
  • 15Turner
  • 11Lindfield
  • 35Blake
  • 26Carlton

Tamworth

  • 1Belford
  • 6Richards-Everton
  • 12CapriceBooked at 78mins
  • 2Evans
  • 34Keane
  • 32MahonSubstituted forHaworthat 82'minutes
  • 8BakerSubstituted forPeniketat 68'minutes
  • 11Thornton
  • 7Kerry
  • 26Barnes-HomerSubstituted forBatis-Candeat 76'minutes
  • 9Richards

Substitutes

  • 3Hoban
  • 24Batis-Cande
  • 18Woolery
  • 17Peniket
  • 25Haworth
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
1,731

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamTamworth
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Chester FC 2, Tamworth 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chester FC 2, Tamworth 0.
Foul by Amido Batis-Cande (Tamworth).
Michael Kay (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth).
Danny Carlton (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Richard Peniket (Tamworth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.
Corner, Tamworth.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Lindfield replaces Jamie Menagh.
Attempt missed. Nathan Turner (Chester FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.
Corner, Chester FC.
Attempt blocked. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Jordan Keane (Tamworth).
Craig Hobson (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Tamworth. Andy Haworth replaces Gavin Mahon.
Corner, Chester FC.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Nathan Turner replaces Craig Mahon.
John Rooney (Chester FC) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left from a direct free kick.

Booking

Jake Caprice (Tamworth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Jake Caprice (Tamworth).
Craig Hobson (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Tamworth. Amido Batis-Cande replaces Matthew Barnes-Homer.
Attempt missed. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Foul by Gavin Mahon (Tamworth).
John Rooney (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Corner, Chester FC.
Attempt saved. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Tamworth. Richard Peniket replaces Richard Baker.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 2, Tamworth 0. Danny Carlton (Chester FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Kay with a headed pass.
Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth).
Craig Hobson (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Offside, Chester FC. Danny Carlton tries a through ball, but Danny Carlton is caught offside.
Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth).
John Rooney (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Own Goal by Ben Richards-Everton, Tamworth. Chester FC 1, Tamworth 0.
Offside, Chester FC. Craig Hobson tries a through ball, but Craig Hobson is caught offside.
Offside, Tamworth. Justin Richards tries a through ball, but Justin Richards is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Danny Carlton replaces Paul Linwood because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Corner, Tamworth.
Foul by Jason Jarrett (Chester FC).
Gavin Mahon (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Chester FC 0, Tamworth 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Chester FC 0, Tamworth 0.
Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).
Gavin Mahon (Tamworth) wins a free kick.
Foul by Jordan Keane (Tamworth).
Lewis Turner (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Corner, Tamworth.
Offside, Chester FC. Craig Hobson tries a through ball, but Craig Hobson is caught offside.
Attempt saved. John Rooney (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Attempt blocked. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Jordan Keane (Tamworth).
John Rooney (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Foul by Jason Jarrett (Chester FC).
Gavin Mahon (Tamworth) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Kevin Thornton (Tamworth) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.
Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).
Gavin Mahon (Tamworth) wins a free kick.
Foul by Michael Kay (Chester FC).
Justin Richards (Tamworth) wins a free kick.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Luton38241136183
2Cambridge36181262966
3Alfreton3921414164
4Gateshead391711111162
5Nuneaton39171012-261
6Halifax38179121960
7Grimsby36179101660
8Barnet3917913760
9Kidderminster3817813259
10Forest Green37177131958
11Braintree35177111458
12Salisbury3816814-656
13Macclesfield3716615454
14Welling39141114253
15Lincoln City40141115-253
16Wrexham3914916-151
17Woking3715616-651
18Chester40101317-2043
19Southport3811918-1642
20Hereford39101217-1742
21Aldershot39121215338
22Dartford3810721-2137
23Tamworth398823-2932
24Hyde United391731-6810
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