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ChesterChester0HalifaxFC Halifax Town3

Chester 0-3 Halifax

Richard Peniket
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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Kingsley James (Chester FC).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).

  10. Post update

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

  11. 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.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town).

  13. Post update

    Craig Hobson (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, FC Halifax Town.

  16. Substitution

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Menagh (Chester FC).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Danny Schofield (FC Halifax Town).

  20. Post update

    Chris Iwelumo (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

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