National League
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Chester 0-0 Southport

Southport stretched their unbeaten National League run to eight matches with a goalless draw at Chester.

John Rooney had an early opportunity for the home side, but failed to test Southport goalkeeper Max Crocombe, instead hitting the side netting.

Southport's Luke Foster then fired straight at home keeper Jon Worsnop after Chester failed to clear a corner.

The hosts had the best chance of all, but top scorer Ross Hannah fired over from six yards after Crocombe fumbled.

Chester, in 17th, are just eight points clear of trouble, having now failed to win in four National League games. Southport are two places, and three points, above them in 15th,

Chester manager Steve Burr told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"That's probably as good a 0-0 draw as you'll see. I was a lot more pleased with the way we played, following our win in the FA Trophy against Hungerford last week.

"But you can tell Southport have lots of confidence. You can see that from the results they've been having.

"The chances we did create we just didn't finish them. But, at the end, there was also a concern that they might go and pinch it."

Line-ups

Chester

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Worsnop
  • 2Higgins
  • 22HeneghanBooked at 43mins
  • 11Chapell
  • 3Hunt
  • 10Rooney
  • 5George
  • 17AstlesBooked at 84mins
  • 9Hannah
  • 7Mahon
  • 26Lloyd

Substitutes

  • 6Sharps
  • 8Shaw
  • 12Hughes
  • 13Thompson
  • 20Gilchrist

Southport

Formation 4-4-2

  • 25Crocombe
  • 2ChallonerBooked at 40mins
  • 5Thompson
  • 11Jones
  • 12BlakemanBooked at 73mins
  • 6Foster
  • 16Rutherford
  • 8WrightSubstituted forNolanat 70'minutes
  • 22PhenixBooked at 26mins
  • 17AlmondSubstituted forRyanat 89'minutes
  • 7Allen

Substitutes

  • 4Nolan
  • 15McCarthy
  • 18Jones
  • 19Viscosi
  • 24Ryan
Referee:
Adrian Holmes
Attendance:
2,228

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamSouthport
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home5
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chester FC 0, Southport 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chester FC 0, Southport 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. Jack Ryan replaces Louis Almond.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Southport.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ross Hannah (Chester FC) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Johnny Hunt with a cross.

  6. Booking

    Ryan Astles (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Craig Mahon (Chester FC).

  8. Post update

    Michael Phenix (Southport) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Louis Almond (Southport).

  10. Post update

    Jordan Chapell (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Southport.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Louis Almond (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Southport.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Louis Almond (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Southport.

  16. Booking

    Adam Blakeman (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ross Hannah (Chester FC).

  18. Post update

    Luke Foster (Southport) wins a free kick.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. Liam Nolan replaces Andrew Wright.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Luke George (Chester FC).