National League
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Barrow 3-2 Chester

Niall Cowperthwaite scored a late second-half winner for Barrow as they beat Chester in a five-goal thriller.

Jordan Chapell slotted Chester in front on the half-hour mark before Andy Haworth equalised from close range.

Andy Cook fired in after the break to put Barrow ahead, but Tom Shaw levelled after Bluebirds goalkeeper Joel Dixon spilled John Rooney's effort.

Cowperthwaite sealed all three points for the hosts 13 minutes from time as he smashed the ball home from 25 yards.

Line-ups

Barrow

  • 12Dixon
  • 23Symington
  • 17Williams
  • 5Livesey
  • 3Ashton
  • 11PilkingtonSubstituted forMellorat 73'minutes
  • 2Cowperthwaite
  • 8Harvey
  • 18GrimesSubstituted forWilsonat 68'minutes
  • 10CookSubstituted forWalkerat 86'minutes
  • 7Haworth

Substitutes

  • 9Walker
  • 14Wilson
  • 15Mellor
  • 16Fofana
  • 20Newby

Chester

  • 1Worsnop
  • 2Higgins
  • 4KaySubstituted forHughesat 84'minutes
  • 8Shaw
  • 3Hunt
  • 6SharpsBooked at 84mins
  • 22HeneghanBooked at 54mins
  • 10Rooney
  • 11ChapellSubstituted forThomsonat 89'minutes
  • 9Hannah
  • 15RichardsSubstituted forHobsonat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Hughes
  • 13Forth
  • 14Thomson
  • 19Hobson
  • 21Peers
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
1,345

Match Stats

Home TeamBarrowAway TeamChester
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home19
Away14
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Barrow 3, Chester FC 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barrow 3, Chester FC 2.

Offside, Chester FC. Ross Hannah tries a through ball, but Ross Hannah is caught offside.

Offside, Barrow. Anthony Wilson tries a through ball, but Anthony Wilson is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Tom Shaw (Chester FC) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by John Rooney.

Corner, Chester FC.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. George Thomson replaces Jordan Chapell.

Offside, Chester FC. Ross Hannah tries a through ball, but Ross Hannah is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Jason Walker replaces Andy Cook.

Offside, Barrow. Alex-Ray Harvey tries a through ball, but Alex-Ray Harvey is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Sam Hughes replaces Michael Kay.

Booking

Ian Sharps (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ian Sharps (Chester FC).

Anthony Wilson (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Foul by Niall Cowperthwaite (Barrow).

John Rooney (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Offside, Chester FC. Ross Hannah tries a through ball, but Ross Hannah is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Steve Williams (Barrow) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Andy Haworth with a cross.

Hand ball by Michael Kay (Chester FC).

Foul by Ryan Higgins (Chester FC).

Alex-Ray Harvey (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Foul by Andy Haworth (Barrow).

Johnny Hunt (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Danny Livesey (Barrow) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by David Mellor.

Corner, Barrow.

Goal!

Goal! Barrow 3, Chester FC 2. Niall Cowperthwaite (Barrow) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Hobson replaces Kane Richards.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. David Mellor replaces Danny Pilkington.

Goal!

Goal! Barrow 2, Chester FC 2. Tom Shaw (Chester FC) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.

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

Corner, Chester FC.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Anthony Wilson replaces Ashley Grimes.

Foul by Andy Cook (Barrow).

Ian Sharps (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Corner, Chester FC.

Offside, Barrow. Andy Cook tries a through ball, but Andy Cook is caught offside.

Corner, Barrow.

Attempt blocked. Andy Haworth (Barrow) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

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