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Chester 1-2 Woking

Woking ended their six-game winless run with a surprise victory at Chester.

The visitors led on 15 minutes from Dan Holman's fifth goal in seven games from debutant Joe Quigley's cross.

Chester came close to an equaliser when James Roberts shot straight at keeper Jake Cole, but Jimmy Keohane raced away and crossed for John Goddard's 10th goal of the season in the 90th minute.

Ross Hannah headed in Craig Hobson's cross in the sixth minute of injury time for a consolation for the hosts.

Chester remain 13th. now just a point ahead of Woking, who have climbed to just one place behind them after bouncing back from last weekend's 5-2 home defeat by Macclesfield.

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

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Hill on Chester v Woking

"It was a great win and important and it's been tough over the last few weeks and we've been low on confidence. We've seen some some signs of encouragement and all of a sudden with such a young team we had a little bit of luck today.

"I thought the whole team showed what you want. You can accept getting beat and not that you like it but you ask your players to turn around and give you everything they've got.

"We've been letting our supporters down and letting everyone down with the standards that we've been showing and we mustn't get carried away. It's a big encouraging win for us."

Line-ups

Chester

  • 1Worsnop
  • 2Higgins
  • 22Heneghan
  • 8Shaw
  • 3Hunt
  • 6SharpsBooked at 72mins
  • 7Mahon
  • 10RooneySubstituted forWoodlandat 75'minutes
  • 11ChapellSubstituted forHobsonat 73'minutes
  • 9Hannah
  • 17RobertsSubstituted forDysonat 37'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Forth
  • 16Woodland
  • 18Gordon
  • 19Hobson
  • 23Dyson

Woking

  • 1Cole
  • 26Norman
  • 5Saah
  • 4Ricketts
  • 3Arthur
  • 7Jones
  • 15AndradeSubstituted forCapriceat 78'minutes
  • 14Robinson
  • 11Goddard
  • 20HolmanSubstituted forDanielat 90+3'minutes
  • 19QuigleySubstituted forKeohaneat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Caprice
  • 16Daniel
  • 18Hamann
  • 22Thomas
  • 23Keohane
Referee:
Richard Wigglesworth
Attendance:
1,837

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamWoking
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Chester FC 1, Woking 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chester FC 1, Woking 2.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 1, Woking 2. Ross Hannah (Chester FC) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig Hobson with a cross.

Foul by Mark Ricketts (Woking).

Craig Mahon (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Foul by John Goddard (Woking).

Craig Hobson (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Kadell Daniel replaces Dan Holman.

Offside, Woking. Jake Caprice tries a through ball, but Jake Caprice is caught offside.

Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).

Jimmy Keohane (Woking) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 0, Woking 2. John Goddard (Woking) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jimmy Keohane with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Jimmy Keohane replaces Joe Quigley.

Offside, Woking. Joe Quigley tries a through ball, but Joe Quigley is caught offside.

Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).

Brian Saah (Woking) wins a free kick.

Corner, Chester FC.

Attempt saved. Ross Hannah (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Mark Ricketts (Woking).

Craig Hobson (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Corner, Chester FC.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Jake Caprice replaces Bruno Andrade.

Foul by Bruno Andrade (Woking).

Johnny Hunt (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Joe Quigley (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Luke Woodland replaces John Rooney.

Corner, Woking.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Hobson replaces Jordan Chapell.

Booking

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

Foul by Ian Sharps (Chester FC).

Bruno Andrade (Woking) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. John Goddard (Woking) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Ryan Higgins (Chester FC) hits the woodwork with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, Chester FC.

Attempt saved. Ross Hannah (Chester FC) header from the right side of the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Joey Jones (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Mark Ricketts (Woking).

Jordan Chapell (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

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

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