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ChesterChester0HalifaxFC Halifax Town0

Chester 0-0 FC Halifax Town

Halifax's wait for their first National League goal this season continues as they were held to a goalless draw by Chester.

Former Shayman Ross Hannah stabbed wide from eight yards out with the first real chance after four minutes.

Halifax striker Tom Denton then had a 36th-minute header cleared off the line, a rare chance during a quiet opening 45 minutes.

The visitors came closest to a goal in the 56th minute when a cross from substitute Josh MacDonald came back off the bar.

Chester almost stole the points in the final minute, but Halifax goalkeeper Sam Johnson made a stunning stop to deny James Akintunde.

After having their trip to Solihull postponed on the opening weekend of the season, City's second successive draw leaves them still without a home win in 13 attempts this year.

Halifax are also on two points after a second successive away goalless draw to follow their opening-day defeat by Aldershot.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Chester

  • 13Mitchell
  • 2Halls
  • 3Rowe-Turner
  • 26Dawson
  • 5McCombe
  • 8Turnbull
  • 6Astles
  • 4James
  • 10Hannah
  • 9WhiteSubstituted forAkintundeat 68'minutes
  • 7MahonBooked at 17minsSubstituted forChapellat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lynch
  • 11Chapell
  • 12Davies
  • 14Joyce
  • 20Akintunde

Halifax

  • 1Johnson
  • 39DuckworthSubstituted forMcManusat 46'minutes
  • 6Garner
  • 8HotteBooked at 83mins
  • 3Wilde
  • 10Oliver
  • 5Brown
  • 17Cheidu DixonBooked at 34minsSubstituted forMorganat 73'minutes
  • 7KosyloBooked at 41minsSubstituted forMacDonaldat 56'minutes
  • 9Denton
  • 40CharlesBooked at 72mins

Substitutes

  • 11McManus
  • 13Nicholson
  • 14Tomlinson
  • 15MacDonald
  • 16Morgan
Referee:
Peter Gibbons
Attendance:
2,082

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chester FC 0, FC Halifax Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chester FC 0, FC Halifax Town 0.

  3. Booking

    Nathan Hotte (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Jordan Chapell replaces Craig Mahon.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Adam Morgan replaces Bohan Dixon.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. James Akintunde replaces Harry White.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Josh MacDonald replaces Matthew Kosylo.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Scott McManus replaces Michael Duckworth.

  9. Second Half

    Second Half begins Chester FC 0, FC Halifax Town 0.

  10. Half Time

    First Half ends, Chester FC 0, FC Halifax Town 0.

  11. Booking

    Matthew Kosylo (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Booking

    Craig Mahon (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  14. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Aldershot330011299
2Dag & Red32106427
3Gateshead32015236
4Leyton Orient32015326
5Sutton United32013126
6Dover32013216
7Ebbsfleet31207525
8Eastleigh31203215
9Bromley31202115
10Macclesfield31202115
11Boreham Wood31117524
12Barrow31114224
13Tranmere31113214
14Maidenhead United31114404
15Fylde30306603
16Wrexham310223-13
17Woking310237-43
18Chester20201102
19Halifax302102-22
20Hartlepool301224-21
21Torquay301226-41
22Maidstone United301215-41
23Guiseley301229-71
24Solihull Moors200227-50
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