Match ends, North Ferriby United 0, Chester FC 1.
Chester recorded a sixth straight clean sheet to earn a third win in five games by beating 10-man North Ferriby at Grange Lane.
With little to separate the sides at half-time and the score goalless, things took a turn for the worse for the hosts after 66 minutes, when midfielder Ben Middleton was sent off for a second yellow card.
Chester made their man advantage count with 15 minutes remaining through James Akintunde, who finished calmly into the bottom corner when one-on-one with Rory Watson.
Further opportunities fell to James Alabi and Theo Vassell but - despite their failure to convert - the Blues held on for victory.
Report supplied by the Press Association
North Ferriby United
- 4OliverBooked at 47minsSubstituted forMukendiat 84'minutes
- 15MiddletonBooked at 65mins
- 24WoottonSubstituted forEmertonat 76'minutes
- 25ThompsonBooked at 55minsSubstituted forKendallat 76'minutes
- 6AstlesBooked at 40mins
- 8ShawSubstituted forJoyceat 46'minutes
- 15RichardsSubstituted forAlabiat 66'minutes
- 21LloydSubstituted forGeorgeat 46'minutes
- Alan Young
Second Half ends, North Ferriby United 0, Chester FC 1.
Substitution, North Ferriby United. Vinny Mukendi replaces Connor Oliver.
Substitution, North Ferriby United. Danny Emerton replaces Kyle Wootton.
Substitution, North Ferriby United. Ryan Kendall replaces Reece Thompson.
Goal! North Ferriby United 0, Chester FC 1. James Akintunde (Chester FC).
Substitution, Chester FC. James Alabi replaces Kane Richards.
Second yellow card to Ben Middleton (North Ferriby United) for a bad foul.
Reece Thompson (North Ferriby United) is shown the yellow card.
Connor Oliver (North Ferriby United) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Chester FC. Luke George replaces Ryan Lloyd.
Substitution, Chester FC. Wade Joyce replaces Tom Shaw.
Second Half begins North Ferriby United 0, Chester FC 0.
First Half ends, North Ferriby United 0, Chester FC 0.
Ryan Astles (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.
Ben Middleton (North Ferriby United) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.