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MATCH REPORT

PUBLISHED
17:17 26th August 2013

Chester FC 1 Forest Green 2

Chester were beaten for the fifth straight Skrill Premier game, but the margin was unfortunate against a very good visiting side on paper.

Danny Wright and Matthew Barnes-Homer stretched an advantage either side of half time, and it was just enough, despite Ben Mills giving the Blues a glimmer of hope.

The deadlock was broken early on. A dangerous Marcus Kelly corner from the right was powerfully headed home by Danny Wright from close range to give the visitors a sixth minute lead.

The hosts struggled to respond and couldn't muster up any clear cut chances in the first half, despite having their fair share of possession. Danny Harrison went closest when he glanced a Kevin McIntyre cross wide of the post, and loanee Jordan Laidler also looked dangerous on his home debut, but the visitors finished the half strongly and nearly doubled their advantage when a dangerous free kick was me by Marcus Kelly, and then Eddie Oshodi – but neither could find the net.

The second half was more of the same. Little created in terms of chances, and another corner to the visitors allowed them to double the lead 17 minutes from time. It was a mirror of the first, another corner head home. This time it was sub Matthew Barnes-Homer to double the advantage.

But the Blues responded well and got a goal back 10 minutes from time. A ball in from McIntyre was not dealt with by the Forest Green defence and Ben Mills headed home from close range to spark a fightback. But it didn't happen and the visitors even had chances to extended the advantage,  when sub Barnes-Homer hit the crossbar, and Marcus Kelly fired over from long range.

Chester struggled to conjure up another chance and were left to suffer yet another defeat.

Chester: Fearon, L Turner, Kay, Horan, Pugh, Laidler (Lindfield 67), Harrison, N Turner, McIntyre, Mills Titchiner (Reed 78). Subs: A Williams, Linwood, Chippendale.

Goals: Mills 80

Forest Green: Russell, Hodgkiss, Stokes, Bangura, Bennett, Norwood, Klukowski, Wright (Barnes-Homer 67), Oshodi, Barry (Viera 89), Kelly. Subs: Asafu-Adjaye, Bulman, Wiliams.

Goals: Wright 5, Barnes-Homer 73.


Man of the Match: Ben Mills

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