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Chester 0-3 Halifax

Peniket signed for Halifax from Tamworth in June

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.

Line-ups

Chester

  • 23Hall
  • 4Kay
  • 3RobertsSubstituted forHeneghanat 46'minutes
  • 8James
  • 5Brown
  • 6CharnockBooked at 13mins
  • 7MahonSubstituted forMenaghat 54'minutes
  • 10Rooney
  • 9Iwelumo
  • 11WinnSubstituted forHobsonat 77'minutes
  • 16McConville

Substitutes

  • 1Worsnop
  • 14Menagh
  • 19Hobson
  • 20Blake
  • 22Heneghan

Halifax

  • 27Glennon
  • 2Bolton
  • 3McManus
  • 20Maynard
  • 4Roberts
  • 14Williams
  • 5Pearson
  • 8Marshall
  • 9JacksonSubstituted forSchofieldat 62'minutes
  • 19Boden
  • 12PeniketSubstituted forDyerat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Senior
  • 6Ainge
  • 10Dyer
  • 15Roberts
  • 22Schofield
Referee:
Darren England

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home4
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

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

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chester FC 0, FC Halifax Town 3.
Foul by Kingsley James (Chester FC).
Scott Boden (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).
James Bolton (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Offside, Chester FC. Chris Iwelumo tries a through ball, but Chris Iwelumo is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).
Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

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.
Foul by Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town).
Craig Hobson (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Ross Dyer (FC Halifax Town) header from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Paul Marshall.
Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Ross Dyer replaces Richard Peniket.
Foul by Jamie Menagh (Chester FC).
Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Danny Schofield (FC Halifax Town).
Chris Iwelumo (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
goal

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