Elliott Durrell’s wonder goal was enough for the Blues to claim a point at Boreham Wood this afternoon.
The attacking midfielder came off the bench to share the spoils – after Morgan Ferrier’s fifth minute opener.
It was a double whammy of disaster for the Blues inside five minutes of the game – firstly losing James Akintunde prior to kick off to injury; and then falling behind.
Ryan Astles sliced his clearance and Ferrier jumped onto the ball, shrugged off Blaine Hudson and smashed home.
Ferrier had two more big chances before the half was out – but missed the target with both.
Chester meanwhile failed to muster an effort on target in the opening 45.
It was more of the same in the second half – as either side struggled to create chances; Astles hooking off the line from Paine.
The Blues would have to make a shot on target count – and almost levelled through Craig Mahon; his shot was superbly saved by Smith.
Nevertheless, the second effort on target counted and Chester levelled through substitute Durrell.
It was quite brilliant, the number ten catching the keeper off his line and scoring from the halfway line. It was David Beckham-esque and earned Jon McCarthy’s men a point.
BOREHAM WOOD: Smith, Nunn, Ricketts, Paine, Shakes, Davis (Kuhl 73), Moke, Ferrier (Chiedozie 79), Ilesanimi, Balanta, Devera.
SUBS NOT USED: Woodards, Goodliffe, Boal.
CHESTER: Roberts, Vassell, Hudson, Astles, Horwood, Chapell (Durrell 73), George, Shaw, Lloyd, Mahon, Richards (Hughes 85).
SUBS NOT USED: Worsnop, Waters, Hunt.
SCORERS: Ferrier 5; Durrell 83.
REFEREE: Adrian Quelch.