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17:00 1st December 2012

Chester FC 4 Worcester City 2

Chester FC took advantage of games for title rivals being called off as they increased their lead over next weeks opponents, Brackley Town, to seven points. Antoni Sarcevic gave Chester the early lead before Greg Mills pulled them back early in the second half, this just incensed Chester who then scored goals through loanee Craig Curran, Iain Howard and a Matty McGinn penalty before Mike Symons got a late consolation.

As in recent games Chester started brightly, Scott Brown was heavily involved in the chances the hosts created, it was Brown himself that had the first real effort of the game, straight at Glyn Thompson in the Worcester goal.

Worcester were working hard, trying to create space in the channels and get balls into the box for Mike Symons, and they managed just that inside the first seven minutes, leading scorer Symons wasn't able to add to his ten goals this season though as his header was directed wide.

Chester continued to push, and created the majority of the chances in the half, The Blues were able to take the lead after nine minutes, when Wes Baynes' free kick was parried by Thompson and Antoni Sarcevic was on hand to put the ball home, passed the diving Thompson.

Craig Curran turned the ball in for a second, from a Wes Baynes cross, before seeing the linesman rule it out for offside.

As the half went on Antoni Sarcevic continued to heavily influence the game, first seeing his shot go just wide before finding Ben Mills, who headed over.

Curran came close again to increasing the lead for a second time as he was inches away from beating Thompson to Wes Baynes' corner, the ball found it's way to Scott Brown on the edge of the area who unleashed a thunderous strike, unfortunately it was straight at Thompson who was able to punch the ball away and ensure the deficit was only one at half time.

Worcester were able to get level with the first chance of the second half. Danby punched the ball off Symons head before the ball found it's way to Greg Mills on the edge of the area, who unleashed a thunderous strike into the top corner.

Chester nearly restored their lead within a minute as the game started to heat up, Antoni Sarcevic the key man again as he weaved his way to the edge of the area before unleashing a low shot that forced Glyn Thompson into a brilliant save, low to his right.

It wasn't long before Chester were back in front as substitute Nathan Jarman crossed to find Craig Curran, who, at the third time of asking, was able to get his first goal for the club, sending the Exacta stadium into raptures.

Curran turned provider for the third as he charged down the wing, before playing an inch perfect ball to Iain Howard, who was more than happy to smash the ball home.

After Worcester had tried to get physical and ruffled The Blues, it inspired them, George Horan felled inside the penalty area and Matty McGinn stepped up to smash the ball high into the net, sending the keeper the wrong way.

Worcester continued to press and Tom Thorley picked out Mike Symons who was able to turn and shoot, his shot wrong footing John Danby but it wasn't enough to prevent Chester from seeing out the game.

Chester FC: Danby, Baynes, McGinn, Horan (c), Collins, Brown (Jarman 45), Curran, Sarcevic, Mills (Gray 78), D Williams (Howard 65), A Williams
Subs: Hankin, Linwood

Worcester City: Thompson, Weir, Deeney, Thorley, Rowe, Ayres, Reece (Patterson 58), Elvins (c), Symons, Edwards (Meechan 76), Mills (Khan 76)
Subs: Breeze, Sargent

Goal Scorers: Chester: Sarcevic (9), Curran (62), Howard (68), McGinn (74). Worcester: Mills (52), Symons (85).
Man of the match: Chester: Craig Curran. Worcester: Ellis Deeney.
Attendance: 2,640
Referee: Mr P Graham
Assistant Referees: Mr M Donohue, Mr P Mahon

Match Report by Chris Graham


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