Match ends, Chester FC 2, Guiseley 0.
Chester 2-0 Guiseley
Guiseley's winless start to the new season continued with a defeat at Chester.
The rock-bottom Lions held on until the break, although they needed some good fortunate to do so.
Goalkeeper Jonathan Maxted saved superbly from Tom Shaw, then Ryan Lloyd hit the post, and Kane Richards fired straight at the keeper during a goalmouth scramble as Guiseley rode their luck.
Jon McCarthy's hosts did find the breakthrough not long into the second period as Richards converted James Akintunde's cut-back with a smart chip.
Chester sealed matters from the penalty spot with Shaw slotting home after Johnny Hunt was fouled.
Will Hatfield completed Guiseley's miserable night as he was sent off after a foul on Craig Mahon with six minutes to go.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 17VassellBooked at 90mins
- 7MahonSubstituted forWatersat 90'minutes
- 20AkintundeSubstituted forJoyceat 86'minutes
- 10DurrellSubstituted forChapellat 73'minutes
- 8HatfieldBooked at 84mins
- 22PurverBooked at 88mins
- 4VidalBooked at 58mins
- 6LawlorSubstituted forWaltonat 57'minutes
- 19PrestonSubstituted forRankineat 67'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 27Webb-FosterSubstituted forPorrittat 57'minutes
- Simon Barrow
Second Half ends, Chester FC 2, Guiseley 0.
Michael Rankine (Guiseley) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Chester FC. Matty Waters replaces Craig Mahon.
Theo Vassell (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.
Alex Purver (Guiseley) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Chester FC. Wade Joyce replaces James Akintunde.
Second yellow card to Will Hatfield (Guiseley) for a bad foul.
Substitution, Chester FC. Jordan Chapell replaces Elliott Durrell.
Substitution, Guiseley. Michael Rankine replaces Jordan Preston.
Javan Vidal (Guiseley) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Chester FC 2, Guiseley 0. Tom Shaw (Chester FC) converts the penalty with a.
Substitution, Guiseley. Simon Walton replaces Jake Lawlor.
Substitution, Guiseley. Luke Porritt replaces Reece Webb-Foster.
Goal! Chester FC 1, Guiseley 0. Kane Richards (Chester FC).
Second Half begins Chester FC 0, Guiseley 0.
First Half ends, Chester FC 0, Guiseley 0.
Will Hatfield (Guiseley) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.