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16:53 29th March 2014

Craig Mahon in action at Welling

Welling 2 Chester FC 0

Chester FC slipped to a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Welling United this afternoon at the Park View Stadium to leave The Blues just two points clear of the drop zone.

A below par performance from the Blues caused a disappointing defeat against Welling, who played an hour with ten men.

Two goals in the second half from Vasilious Karagiannis and Ross Lafayette gave the Wings the victory, on a day when relegation rivals Aldershot and Dartford both picked up maximum points - putting pressure back on Chester.

Welling had the first real chance of the half when Aaron Chapman saved well to deny Lee Clarke, following Harry Beautyman's dangerous free kick.

But Chester did grow into the game and Paul Linwood had the visitors first chance when he headed wide from a John Rooney free kick.

The Wings were then reduced to ten men on the half hour mark when Jake Gallagher's challenge on Jason Jarrett was deemed worthy of a red card by referee Daniel Cook.

Chester started the second half the better side, looking to make their man advantage count, and thought they could have had a penalty when Lewis Turner went down in the box - but the appeals were turned down by the referee.

However, the ten men of Welling took the lead minutes later. Tobi Sho-Silva nodded down for Vasilious Karagiannis who steered the ball past Aaron Chapman in the visiting net.

This goal seemed to suck the life out of Steve Burr's side who looked lethargic whilst trying to create chances in the remaining minutes at Park View Road.

Welling then sealed the victory with one minute of normal time remaining. The Wings top scorer Ross Lafayette was left unmarked following a Josh Wakefield cross - and he vollied past Chapman to ensure Chester left the capital empty handed.

Welling United: Butcher, Fazakerley, Hudson, Taylor, Williams, Beautyman (Wakefield 63), Gallagher, Karagiannis (Ajala 58) , Clarke (Healy 63), Sho-Silva, Lafayette.

Subs: Turner, Day

Goals: Karagiannis 58, Lafayette 89.

Red Card: Gallagher.

Chester FC: Chapman, L Turner, Kay, Linwood, Heath, Rooney, Jarrett (N Turner 70), Bond, Mahon, Hobson (Menagh 63), Seddon (Carlton 60).
Subs Not Used: Danby, Ashworth.

Referee: Daniel Cook (Portsmouth)

Attendance: 706

Match Report by Albert Davies.‚Äč


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