National League
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Cheltenham Town 3-1 Chester

Billy Waters

Cheltenham extended their lead at the top of the National League to four points with victory over Chester.

The Robins took the lead when Billy Waters tapped in Ryan Jennings' cut-back after Harry Pell's free-kick had hit the post.

Ross Hannah's header levelled things, but Waters' second from close-range from a Danny Wright cross put the hosts back on top.

Wright tapped in Jennings' cross late on to secure the points.

Cheltenham Town boss Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"I'm really pleased for them and I'm proud of them because we're number one at Christmas and that's always a nice thing to be.

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Gary Johnson: Cheltenham boss on Chester win

"I thought we had a good first half against the really strong wind, but we made a couple of little mistakes that led to the chance and then obviously their goal.

"I thought that was Danny Wright's best game for a long time, he's had a little bit of a problem with his quad but he showed how fit he was today and how much he wanted to be in the team, and I thought he was magnificent.

"We needed the points to get ahead of the chasing pack and I'm proud of them."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Phillips
  • 24Dickie
  • 5Downes
  • 7Pell
  • 3McLennan
  • 6Parslow
  • 4Storer
  • 11MunnsBooked at 55minsSubstituted forNovakovichat 56'minutes
  • 8WatersSubstituted forHallat 83'minutes
  • 9Wright
  • 29JenningsSubstituted forRoweat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Barthram
  • 12Kitscha
  • 14Hall
  • 18Rowe
  • 30Novakovich

Chester

  • 1Worsnop
  • 2Higgins
  • 6Sharps
  • 8Shaw
  • 3HuntBooked at 69minsSubstituted forMahonat 72'minutes
  • 24Whitmore
  • 11Chapell
  • 5George
  • 26Lloyd
  • 25Hattersley
  • 9Hannah

Substitutes

  • 7Mahon
  • 10Rooney
  • 13Forth
  • 15Richards
  • 19Hobson
Referee:
Stephen Ross
Attendance:
2,501

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamChester
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 3, Chester FC 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 3, Chester FC 1.

Hand ball by Asa Hall (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Chester FC.

Attempt saved. Tom Shaw (Chester FC) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. James Rowe replaces Ryan Jennings.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 3, Chester FC 1. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Andrija Novakovich (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Offside, Cheltenham Town. Daniel Wright tries a through ball, but Daniel Wright is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Asa Hall replaces Billy Waters.

Foul by Tom Shaw (Chester FC).

Ryan Jennings (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Cheltenham Town. Andrija Novakovich tries a through ball, but Andrija Novakovich is caught offside.

Foul by Ryan Lloyd (Chester FC).

Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Mahon replaces Johnny Hunt.

Attempt saved. Ryan Jennings (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Ryan Jennings (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved.

Corner, Cheltenham Town.

Booking

Johnny Hunt (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Johnny Hunt (Chester FC).

Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Danny Hattersley (Chester FC).

George McLennan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by George McLennan (Cheltenham Town).

Johnny Hunt (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 2, Chester FC 1. Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daniel Wright.

Foul by Danny Hattersley (Chester FC).

Aaron Downes (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town).

Luke George (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Alex Whitmore (Chester FC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Luke George with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Andrija Novakovich replaces Jack Munns.

Booking

Jack Munns (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jack Munns (Cheltenham Town).

Luke George (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Foul by Tom Shaw (Chester FC).

Jack Munns (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Luke George (Chester FC).

Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

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