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Chester 0-1 Wrexham

Shaun Pearson
Shaun Pearson played over 200 games for Grimsby

Wrexham joined table-topping Dover on 33 points in the National League with a huge win over their biggest rivals.

The derby match was delayed due to traffic congestion and Wrexham took the advantage just before half-time.

Shaun Pearson headed home from Marcus Kelly's free-kick after Jordan Archer's header went just wide for Chester.

Lucas Dawson struck the post and James Akintunde the crossbar as Chester searched for a second-half equaliser in front of a crowd of over 4000.

Chester remain 22nd in the table on 16 points and gave a reprieve to Guiseley who would have slipped into the relegation zone had the hosts collected a point.

Wrexham manager Dean Keates told BBC Radio Wales: "I enjoy winning any game, but there is a bit more spice with it being a local derby and we have given the fans what they want, which is three points.

"On another day we might have conceded but we've come away from home and been well organised and disciplined.

"We've won 1-0 and kept a clean sheet. The lads gave everything, even though it wasn't great at times.

"It's nice, it is a local derby and I know what it means to the fans, the town and the football club.

"The table is tight... but we are competing and that is where we need to be."

Line-ups

Chester

  • 1Lynch
  • 2Halls
  • 3Rowe-Turner
  • 17Dawson
  • 6Astles
  • 4JamesSubstituted forZanzalaat 89'minutes
  • 10Hannah
  • 20AkintundeSubstituted forWhiteat 82'minutes
  • 29Hall-JohnsonSubstituted forTurnbullat 31'minutes
  • 30ArcherBooked at 16mins
  • 31Gough

Substitutes

  • 8Turnbull
  • 9White
  • 15Bell
  • 16Zanzala
  • 32Vaughan

Wrexham

  • 1Dunn
  • 3JenningsSubstituted forCarringtonat 54'minutes
  • 4Smith
  • 10Holroyd
  • 8WedgburyBooked at 49mins
  • 5PearsonBooked at 90mins
  • 9MassankaSubstituted forBodenat 67'minutes
  • 14Rutherford
  • 16KellySubstituted forMackrethat 74'minutes
  • 18Roberts
  • 20Wright

Substitutes

  • 7Mackreth
  • 11Reid
  • 13Carrington
  • 17Dibble
  • 19Boden
Referee:
Thomas Bramall
Attendance:
4,079

Live Text

Match ends, Chester FC 0, Wrexham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chester FC 0, Wrexham 1.

Booking

Shaun Pearson (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Offrande Zanzala replaces Kingsley James.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Harry White replaces James Akintunde.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Jack Mackreth replaces Marcus Kelly.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Scott Boden replaces Ntumba Massanka.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Mark Carrington replaces James Jennings.

Booking

Sam Wedgbury (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Second Half

Second Half begins Chester FC 0, Wrexham 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Chester FC 0, Wrexham 1.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 0, Wrexham 1. Shaun Pearson (Wrexham).

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Paul Turnbull replaces Reece Hall-Johnson.

Booking

Jordan Archer (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 8th November 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dover1896324121233
2Wrexham199641712533
3Macclesfield1810261918132
4Sutton United188642422230
5Maidstone United178542318529
6Dag & Red187742921828
7Bromley188462822628
8Woking189182627-128
9Aldershot187652923627
10Boreham Wood187652721627
11Maidenhead United187652825327
12Hartlepool187651917227
13Ebbsfleet1851032420425
14Tranmere186661715224
15Halifax186661921-224
16Eastleigh185852221123
17Fylde175752825322
18Gateshead185762118322
19Leyton Orient185492331-819
20Guiseley183871730-1317
21Barrow183782325-216
22Chester193791829-1116
23Torquay1825111731-1411
24Solihull Moors1832131836-1811
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