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MATCH REPORT

PUBLISHED
14:15 24th September 2016

Wrexham 0 Chester 0


Chester battled to an away point at local neighbours Wrexham – making it four games unbeaten and four consecutive clean sheets.

The home side had the first big chance of the 153rd Cross-Border Derby – with Michael Bakare heading against the side netting from John Rooney’s cross.

It was the ex-Blue Rooney who had the hosts’ next chance, whipping a free kick from the left onto the roof of the net.

The opening half was a cagey affair – and the Blues were starting to gain a foothold as Richards struggled to control the ball inside the box before Tom Shaw missed the ball; his appeals for a penalty turned down.

Harrad then headed over for the home side – as the first 45 finished goalless.

Bakare had the first chance just beyond the interval – poking the ball across the face of goal after outmuscling Ryan Astles; before Elliott Durrell curled a shot low and wide of Shwan Jalal’s far post.

It was safe to say the Derby game lacked the quality everyone had hoped for – as Bakare whipped a shot over the bar from range as the game crept to the last ten minutes.

However, the finale of the game also failed to produce any drama; as the spoils were shared between the two neighbours.

WREXHAM: Jalal, Bencherif, Riley, Tilt, Rooney, Newton, Carrington, Rutherford (Powell 83), R Evans, Harrad (J Evans 69), Bakare (McDonagh 88).
SUBS NOT USED: Edwards, Harvey.
BOOKED: R Evans, Rooney, Carrington
CHESTER: Roberts, Vassell, Hudson, Astles, Hunt, Durrell (Hughes 88), Shaw, Lloyd, Mahon, Alabi (Chapell 76), Richards (Akintunde 88).
SUBS NOT USED: George, Horwood.
BOOKED: Hunt, Astles.
ATTENDANCE: 5,058 (550 away).
REFEREE: Martin Coy.

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