Weather: Good Stadium: Deva Stadium Pitch: Good Round: 25
His shirt is hanging up in the away dressing room, but will @idriskanu_9 return to the Shots' starting XI this afte… https://t.co/2ZGxVWAHsr
🗣 | Here's how the #Blues line-up against @OfficialShots this afternoon. https://t.co/WDfBNZoeut
RT @ChesterFC: 🗣 | Here's how the #Blues line-up against @OfficialShots this afternoon. https://t.co/WDfBNZoeut
Six changes for The Shots this afternoon: Smith, Alexander, Evans, Reynolds, Straker, Kanu, Mensah, Conroy, Gallagher, Fenelon, Rendell
Confirmation of team news as Gary makes six changes to his starting line-up to face Chester https://t.co/KfZbSJT5L7 https://t.co/4RzfC7CRT4
📹 | #Blues with their warm up underway here - wearing their @Babygrowappeal t-shirts. https://t.co/1VzW9OhYgd
Chester FC formation: Lynch; George, Hughes, Astles, Horwood; Durrell, Shaw, Lloyd, Hunt; Chapell, Alabi
Your @BBCSurreySport commentary team complete their pre-match preparations @matt_mcclure29 @GavinDenison https://t.co/65bEjS42HW
Good news from Matt McClure too - his absence today is only a precaution after a muscle spasm on Monday. He returns to training on Tuesday
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🤝 | The pre match respect handshakes have taken place, and kick off at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium. #COYB https://t.co/wYiQT1go81
⚽ | Here come the teams...#COYB https://t.co/Ojx9BsxF4V
RT @ChesterFC: ⚽ | Here come the teams...#COYB https://t.co/Ojx9BsxF4V
Shots in red & blue this afternoon, Chester in blue & white stripes. Teams change ends - Shots will attack the clock end in the first half
KICK OFF | Tom Shaw gets this one underway - and we've switched ends, so the #Blues will attack the Harry Mac in the first half.
We're underway at the Deva Stadium Healthy contingent of Shots fans in the away corner, already making themselves heard
2 Idris with a good ball into the near-post, Rendell and Gallagher are battling but Chester are able to clear
3 lovely angled ball from Shaw, Chapell breaks forward but is held up by Evans and eventually the cross is too deep
4' | First chance for the #Blues as Shaw delightfully feeds @chapell_11, but his cross is hit into the side netting by Horwood. (0-0).
5 Chapell with early snapshot from 25 yards, it's immediately blocked and as Chester follow it up they're offside. 0-0
7' | PENALTY to Chester...
7 mins PENALTY CHESTER Alabi played in behind, cuts inside and goes down under the challenge
ALABI MISSES!!!! Smith goes the right way and the ball crashes off the post, through the six yard box and clear
8' | Hits the post! @JamesAlabi is felled in the area by Will Evans, and he gets up, beats the keeper, but it ricochets off the post! (0-0).
8 mins yellow card for Cheye Alexander. Smith punches the free-kick clear under pressure and Shots win their own free-kick
11 yellow card for Callum Reynolds as Alabi tries to turn just inside the Shots half
12' | First yellow card of the game as Callum Reynolds is booked for bringing down @JamesAlabi. (0-0).
from the free-kick, Hughes and Evans rise, Hughes stays down and appeals for another penalty are turned down
13' | Big shouts for another #Blues penalty as @samjhughes7 looks to be fouled from a free kick. Mr Oldham, today's referee, says no. (0-0).
15 Alexander with free-kick from by the corner flag, it's deep, Evans is up and his header loops onto the roof of the net. 0-0
18 Dion Conroy makes a block challenge 25 yards out, it's strong and fair but Dion stays down and Russ Clash is on to attend
Dion is back on
23 Shots enjoying a strong spell of their own after Chester had started apace but it's still 0-0
24' | The visitors are having a spell in the game here. Scrappy but committed affair this one so far. (0-0).
27 Durrell spins in midfield and is fouled by Kanu Yellow card
27' | Booking for Aldershot's Idris Kanu for a rather late challenge on @EDuzza8. (0-0).
30 Durrell's cross is blocked, ball drops to Chapell and his angled 22 yard shot is easy for Smith. 0-0
31' | Bright from the #Blues as @chapell_11 fizzes one from the edge of the area, but Mark Smith collects his effort. (0-0).
ATTENDANCE | 1,937 is this afternoon's crowd at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium.
33 Fenelon turns past Hunt & pulls a low cross back to Gallagher - it's a strong block challenge by Astles and the defender wins a free-kick
37 Alabi down the right, deep cross touched back towards Shaw who pulls the trigger but the diving Gallagher makes a superb block. 0-0
38' | Superb from @JamesAlabi on the right creates a chance for the #Blues, but Shaw's effort from Horwood's cutback is blocked. (0-0).
39 Kanu is tricky down the left, covered by two defenders. With his second chance he cuts inside and curls a drive wide of the far-post. 0-0
39' | Chance for Kanu for the visitors, but his curled effort is wide of @alexanderlynch1's goal. (0-0).
41 Kanu again tricky down the left, jinks past two defenders but Fenelon cannot make a clean connection with his low pull-back
42' | Kanu looks more dangerous all of a sudden - this time weaving into the box, but Fenelon can't connect to his cross. (0-0).
42 Kanu found by Evans' diagonal pass, drives between two defenders and is blocked off but no penalty. Then Alexander slices a shot wide
GOAL | @ChesterFC 1-0 @OfficialShots - Jordan Chapell, 44 minutes.
44 Chester lead 1-0 Jordan Chapell chases a lost cause to the byline, cuts back and angles an acute drive past Smith
GOAL | Superb that from @chapell_11. He produces a lung busting run to keep the ball in play, cuts inside, and lashes home! Glorious! (1-0).
high ball was over Alabi but Chapell kept on chasing, kept it in and drilled shot under Smith 1-0
We're into a minimum of three minutes added on at the end of the half
ADDED TIME | First half added time a minimum of three minutes. (1-0).
Lovely sunset over on the far side but the freezing mist which had been rising in the fields is now drifting into the stadium
45+2 Mensah's hooked volley is saved by Lynch but Chester have a free-kick anyway as Shots are penalised in winning the nod-down
That's the break at the Deva Stadium It's Chester 1 Shots 0 Hosts had started well but Shots came back into it only to concede on 44 mins
HALF TIME | @ChesterFC 1-0 @OfficialShots. A superb solo goal from @chapell_11 separates the two sides here.
First half images from the Deva Stadium https://t.co/EiyoMxOcLK
SECOND HALF | Back underway at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium... (1-0). https://t.co/Fi0Yk6bVA1
Back underway at the Deva Stadium, Shots attacking the Harry McNally Stand in the second-half
On 50 mins, Kundai Benyu is imminent Before that, Shots will have a free-kick 25 yards out after Mensah is fouled
Conroy is over it and it's over the wall, dipping towards goal but Lynch is behind it
51' | Dion Conroy hits a free kick from range, but @alexanderlynch1 collects. (1-0).
52' | Change for Aldershot as Kundai Benyu replaces Will Evans. (1-0).
52 mins Benyu is on in place of Will Evans, who has been nursing a sore back. Dion Conroy will drop into the defence
GOAL | @ChesterFC 2-0 @OfficialShots - James Alabi, 53 minutes.
53 GOAL CHESTER!!! Alabi stabs in his own rebound after Smith parried a shot. He had started the move, before feeding Chapell on the right
GOAL | He deserves that! Mark Smith saves down low from Tom Shaw, but @JamesAlabi was the quickest to react to stab home! (2-0).
shot was actually from Shaw, but Alabi was heavily involved and reacted best to the loose ball from Smith's save
58 SHOTS HIT THE POST!!! Benyu nips in, onto Gallagher and then Fenelon, raking drive beats Lynch but rebounds away off the left post
59' | Close call for the #Blues as Fenelon hits one from the edge of the box - but he hits the post! (2-0).
Neat approach play from The Shots, Benyu gets it back but hits his shot over the bar. 62 Chester Sub: Joyce for Horwood
63' | #Blues make their first change of the game as Wade Joyce replaces Evan Horwood. (2-0).
65 Kanu down the line to Alexander, skips past a defender and pulls the ball back to Fenelon, whose angled shot is well blocked
65' | Super block from @samjhughes7 denies Shamir Fenelon's from pulling one back from close range. (2-0).
Gallagher wins a free-kick on the left angle of the box as he drives between two defenders. 67 Cheye whips the ball in but claimed by Lynch
66 Chester corner is fumbled by Smith under pressure, ball drops to Astles whose fierce snapshot is parried at point-blank range
71 Shots build down the right, Conroy intercepts a partial clearance, to Kanu who wins the corner
delivery is deep and Mensah, arriving beyond the far-post, hits the post with a bullet header. Reynolds slices the rebound over the bar
73' | Incredible! From an Aldershot corner, Mensah heads against the post, then Reynolds blasts over from close range. Warning sign. (2-0).
73 Shots sub: Charlie Walker replaces Bernard Mensah. Shots trail 2-0
73' | Aldershot make a change as Mensah goes off, replaced by Walker. (2-0).
75 final Shots change sees Iffy Allen replace Cheye Alexander
75' | @EDuzza8 gets a yellow card for a late tackle, as Iffy Allen comes on for Aldershot replacing Cheye Alexander. (2-0).
75 Elliott Durrell is booked
Shamir Fenelon has dropped back to right-back as The Shots try to force their way back into the game
78 Lynch races off his line to nod clear from outside his box, Rendell takes a touch and wins a corner...
The mist which had cleared at the start of the second half i snow back with a vengeance, drifting right across the pitch. 11 minutes left
82' | Yellow card for @LukeCgeorge for a tackle out over on the far side. (2-0).
81 Allen bursts down the left and is fouled by George, who is booked From the half-cleared free-kick, Gallagher's drive is well blocked
84 Chester sub: Matty Waters replaces Elliott Durrell 2-0 Chester
84' | #Blues change as @Mattwaters00 replaces @EDuzza8 - who leaves to a standing ovation here 👏🏼 (2-0).
86' | Great reflex save from @alexanderlynch1 after @ryanastles' tackle deflected off Walker and was heading goalbound. (2-0).
86 Flick round the corner from Rendell, Walker is in but Astles gets a toe in, ball rebounds off Charlie and Lynch superbly tips it over
ADDED TIME | Final added time this afternoon will be a minimum of three minutes. (2-0).
We're into 3 minutes added on. Rendell pulls beyond the far-post, nods down cross but it's hacked clear.
90+1' | Off the line from @ryanastles - as Rendell's header had beaten Lynch. (2-0).
90+3 Chester sub: Marsh for Alabi
90+3' | @willmarsh96 enters the fray for the closing moments, replacing today's sponsors Man of the Match, @JamesAlabi 👏🏼 (2-0).
FULL-TIME at the Deva Stadium in front of 1937 Chester 2 Shots 0
FULL TIME | @ChesterFC 2-0 @OfficialShots. Goals from @chapell_11 and @JamesAlabi make it seven unbeaten for @jonmacca70's men!