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17:00 29th December 2012

Chester FC 3 Hinckley United 0

Chester FC made it eleven straight league wins after seeing off bottom of the table Hinckley United three nil at the Exacta Stadium. Chester lead at half time thanks to an Antoni Sarcevic goal, his eleventh of the season before goals from Iain Howard and Marc Williams clinched the three points that saw Chester move fifteen points clear at the top of the Blue Square Bet North.

The first half was a fairly even contest, with few real chances of note for either side. The hosts had the first real opportunity as Wes Baynes' corner was met by Marc Williams who forced Robert Peet into a diving save.

Chester continued to look threatening from set pieces as another Baynes corner caused havoc, with Dom Collins not able to get proper contact but pushing the ball to Sarcevic, who shot low but Peet saved well.

It was the visitors that had the best chance of the half as Theo Brown broke free of the Chester defence before rounding John Danby but was only able to put his shot into the side netting when he should have done better.

The chance woke Chester up and the hosts took the lead in the thirty sixth minute as Danny Williams' ball was deflected into the path of Antoni Sarcevic by Dave Hankin. Sarcevic made no mistake from the edge of the area and shot low across Peet to give The Blues the lead.

Hinckley rallied and Max Harrop saw his free kick deflected off the Chester wall but fell comfortably to John Danby just before the break.

The visitors started the second half in the best possible way, winning a controversial penalty as Theo Brown was brought down by George Horan and the referee pointed to the spot, despite Horan winning the ball. Justice was done however as John Danby saved well from Max Harrop's penalty, which was struck at a nice height to Danby's left but just inside the post, the Chester 'keeper got across well though to keep it out.

Chester again looked threatening from a set piece as Wes Baynes' corner was flicked on by Nathan Jarman but a group of Hinckley defenders were on hand to clear it off the line.

The Blues didn't have to wait too long to get their second as Matty McGinn played it through to Marc Williams, Williams was brought down by Peet and the ball rolled to Iain Howard who tapped into an open goal.

It was nearly two in three minutes as Marc Williams stuck a leg out to a Scott Brown cross and saw his effort rebound back off the crossbar.

Marc Williams didn't have to wait long before getting his name on the scoresheet, starting and finishing a fantastic Chester third. Williams played the ball towards Jarman, who lt it run to Dave Hankin, the winger then played it back to Williams who coolly slotted it into the bottom corner.

As the game began to drift away Wes Baynes was able to pick out Iain Howard who headed it towards goal but Peet was able to gather comfortable.

Chester: Danby, Baynes, D Williams (McGinn), Horan (c), Collins, Brown, Hankin, Sarcevic, M Williams (Turner), Jarman (Gray), Howard
Subs not used: Curran, Linwood

Hinckley: Peet, Hicks (Stenson), Hartland, Holt, Raglan (c), Richards-Everton, Brown, Harrop, Marshall, Towers, Cole (Conway)
Subs not used:

Goal Scorers: Chester - Sarcevic (36), Howard (59), M Williams (66). Hinckley: .
Man of the match: Chester: M Williams. Hinckley: Brown.
Attendance: 2,701
Referee: Mr D Meeson
Assistant Referee: Mr L Sinclair, Mr M Jones

Match report by Chris Graham.


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