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17:00 21st November 2015

Chester FC 1 Woking 2

Chester slumped to their third home defeat of the season – a stubborn away performance from Woking getting them the victory.

Dan Holman’s header on the quarter of an hour mark – backed by a late strike from John Goddard saw Garry Hill’s men take the points back down south - Ross Hannah's goal nothing more than a consolation.

Goddard had the first effort for the visitors, but Worsnop comfortably held his free kick.

But the Blues were moving the ball around nicely, and Tom Shaw had the first effort; teed up by James Roberts, he blasted a shot goalwards which was tipped wide by Jake Cole.

Nevertheless, the out-of-form Cards took the lead with a scrappy goal, Goddard’s run and shot was deflected around the box; before Dan Holman was allowed to head home from a matter of yards.

Chester had to try and respond, and had a good chance moments later; Roberts’ effort was only parried by Cole before Hannah was denied – in an offside position.

It was a very uneventful first half, Hannah forced Jake Cole into a low stop in stoppage time.

After the break, Calum Dyson – off the bench – had an effort which was comfortably caught by the keeper.

Matt Robinson then had an effort at the other end – which Worsnop scrambled to push past the post; the same player then volleying over from the subsequent corner.

The Blues needed to step up a gear – and almost had a leveller when Hannah’s clipped cross into the box was headed onto the crossbar by Dyson.

Tom Shaw was next to try his luck, a volley inside the box and in space was tremendously blocked by Robinson.

Chester, roared on by the home faithful, pushed for an equaliser; Hannah saw a header tipped round the post, before Ryan Higgins’ low 25 yard drive struck the post.

At the other end, Joe Quigley nearly sealed it, but Worsnop made a super stop.

Ross Hannah’s thirty yard free kick was then pushed round the post by Cole – who had a superb game in goal.

The win was sealed in the last minute of added time however, Jake Caprice’s cutback was tapped home by John Goddard.

Ross Hannah did bag his eighth goal of the season with the last action of the game - tapping home after Craig Hobson's cutback.

Chester: Worsnop, Higgins, Hunt, Heneghan, Sharps, Shaw, Rooney (Woodland 75), Mahon, Chapell (Hobson 73), Hannah, Roberts (Dyson 37).
Subs Not Used: Forth, Gordon.
Woking: Cole, Arthur, Ricketts, Saah, Jones, Goddard, Robinson, Andrade (Caprice 79), Quigley (Keohane 88), Holman (Daniel 90+3), Norman.
Subs Not Used: Hamann, Thomas.
Scorers: Hannah 90+6; Holman 15, Goddard 90.
Attendance: 1,847.
Referee: Richard Wigglesworth.


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