Recap | Chester (a)

August 16, 2023
Recap | Chester (a)
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Chorley were second-best on the night at The Leap76 Stadium but fought tirelessly to come away with a goalless draw against Chester.

The hosts had much of the ball and the better of the first-half chances, Kole Hall with the only one to hit the target though - heading straight at Urwin.

Chorley’s first chance fell to Carlton Ubaezounu who was put through by Billy Whitehouse, his shot cleared off the line by Harrison Burke.

Carlton Ubaezuonu goes close against Chester (David Airey)

Both teams came out of the blocks quickly after the restart and again, Hall came closest - this time heading Iwan Murray’s corner against the post

The Magpies’ best opportunity to win the game fell to Ubaezounu after a favourable flick-on left him with the goal at his mercy, only for the shot to somehow be deflected over.

Jack Sampson on the ball against Chester (David Airey)

Hall continued to cause problems for the Chorley defence and probably should have done better with five minutes to go, forcing Urwin into a smart save.

Chester continued to push hard for a winner and Murray very, very nearly delivered for them at the death - his effort from distance had Urwin scrambling but the former couldn’t hit the target.

Chester: Stanway, Taylor (Haywood, 55’), Weeks (c) (Glendon, 64’), Burke, Goodson, Whitehouse, Daly, Murray, Hall, Coates, Edwards. Unused: Williams, Earl, Burton.

Chorley: Urwin (c), Henley, Ellis, Smith, Whitehouse, Calveley, Sampson (Britton, 79’), Tomlinson (Nolan, 64’), Moore, Ubaezounu, Johnson (Hazelhurst, 69’). Unused: Shenton, Scarborough.

Cautions: Moore (20’), Henley (34’), Tomlinson (59’), Nolan (73’), Smith (74’), Ellis (76’).

Referee: Declan Brown.

Assistants: Jordan Brooks, Benjamin Stott.

Attendance - 2,308 (125 away)

Next Up: We’re back at home again this Saturday, as we welcome newly-promoted Warrington Town.

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