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Cambridge United 0-1 Chester

Danny Carlton

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, in the fight to avoid the final relegation place from the Conference Premier.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 13Norris
  • 14TaitSubstituted forChambersat 57'minutes
  • 3Taylor
  • 8Champion
  • 6Miller
  • 4Coulson
  • 17L HughesBooked at 64mins
  • 18BerrySubstituted forDunkat 46'minutes
  • 15Pugh
  • 10ElliottSubstituted forBarnes-Homerat 58'minutes
  • 22Chadwick

Substitutes

  • 2Roberts
  • 5Bonner
  • 11Dunk
  • 23Chambers
  • 39Barnes-Homer

Chester

  • 31Chapman
  • 30GriffinSubstituted forMahonat 68'minutes
  • 14McIntyreBooked at 88mins
  • 16Bond
  • 4HoranSubstituted forAshworthat 25'minutes
  • 5LinwoodBooked at 30mins
  • 12Turner
  • 8JarrettBooked at 45mins
  • 26CarltonSubstituted forHobsonat 83'minutes
  • 24Rooney
  • 34Menagh

Substitutes

  • 1Danby
  • 7Hobson
  • 10Ashworth
  • 11Lindfield
  • 21Mahon
Referee:
Jason Whiteley
Attendance:
3,521

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamChester
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home5
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 0, Chester FC 1.

Full Time

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

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

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

Corner, Chester FC.

Foul by Matthew Barnes-Homer (Cambridge United).

Aaron Chapman (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

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

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

Booking

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

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

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

Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Hobson replaces Danny Carlton.

Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jamie Menagh (Chester FC).

Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

Corner, Cambridge United.

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

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

Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).

Josh Coulson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by Luke Chadwick (Cambridge United).

Substitution

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

Booking

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

Foul by Liam Hughes (Cambridge United).

Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

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

Corner, Cambridge United.

Substitution

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

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Ashley Chambers replaces Richard Tait.

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

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

Foul by Lewis Turner (Chester FC).

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Harrison Dunk replaces Luke Berry.

Second Half

Second Half begins Cambridge United 0, Chester FC 1.

Half Time

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

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