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Chester
Boston United
A Asante (21'), A Dudley (43'), C Mahon (62'), G Waring (73')
Full time
B Davies (72')
Sat 16 Feb 15:00 - The Vanarama National League - Vanarama National League North Attendance 1,648

Chester FC 4-1 Boston United

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Boston United slipped to only their second away defeat since November when they were beaten 4-1 by Chester FC on Saturday afternoon.

Akwasi Asante and Anthony Dudley had the hosts in charge at half-time, despite Gavin Allott and Nicky Walker both rattling the post for United in near identical circumstances.

Second half efforts from Craig Mahon and George Waring subsequently sandwiched Ben Davies' free-kick for the Pilgrims as the home side ran out convincing winners.

United’s afternoon got off to a controversial start when Jay Rollins was cautioned inside four minutes for alleged simulation, after falling under a challenge in the Chester box.

Allott smacked the post with an angled effort a minute later as United came within a whisker of taking an early lead.

Ryan Qualter made fine blocks to deny Dudley either side of a flying George Willis save to thwart Mahon.

Chester took the lead in the 21st minute when Mahon’s deep corner was returned by Gary Roberts and Steve Howson’s header was helped home by ASANTE from close-range.

Walker became the second Pilgrim to hit the woodwork when his angled effort rebounded to safety off the far post.

Nicky Wroe subsequently clipped Allott into the clear but he dragged his effort across goal and wide of the far post.

Chester doubled their advantage two minutes before the break when Mahon skipped away from Davies and Qualter to allow DUDLEY to lift home a rising effort from inside the penalty area.

The Blues extended their lead in the 62nd minute when Grant Shenton’s long free-kick bounced across the United area and MAHON finished well beyond Willis.

United were afforded a route back into proceedings when Danny Livesey hacked down Rollins and DAVIES curled home a fine free-kick from 20 yards.

The visitors’ hopes of a comeback were immediately extinguished when Dan Mooney whipped in a cross from the right and WARING dived to head home from close-range.

Chester (4-4-2): Grant Shenton; Brad Jackson, Danny Livesey, Steve Howson, Matthew Waters; Dan Mooney (Lloyd Marsh-Hughes 84), Scott Burton, Gary Roberts (George Green 82), Craig Mahon; Akwasi Asante (George Waring 46), Anthony Dudley. Subs (not used): Matthew Thomson, Iwan Murray.

Boston (4-4-2): George Willis; Ben Davies, Ryan Qualter, Spencer Harris, Ashley Jackson; Max Wright (Jonathan Wafula 77), Nicky Wroe, Andi Thanoj, Nicky Walker (Brad Abbott 67); Gavin Allott (Andre Johnson 84), Jay Rollins. Subs (not used): Jordan Slew, Dylan Parkin (gk).

Referee: Matt Corlett.

Attendance: 1,648.

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Gavin Allott

Player of the Match

Gavin Allott

Key moments

21:00
Goal Akwasi Asante scores for Chester
43:00
Goal Anthony Dudley scores for Chester
62:00
Goal Craig Mahon scores for Chester
72:00
Goal Ben Davies scores for Boston United
73:00
Goal George Waring scores for Chester

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Gavin Allott is awarded player of the match for Boston United
84:00 Sub On
Andre Johnson is substituted on for Boston United
84:00 Sub Off
Gavin Allott is substituted off for Boston United
78:00 Yellow Card
Spencer Harris is yellow carded for Boston United
77:00 Sub Off
Max Wright is substituted off for Boston United
77:00 Sub On
Jonathan Wafula is substituted on for Boston United
73:00 Goal 4 - 1
George Waring scores for Chester
72:00 Goal 3 - 1
Ben Davies scores for Boston United
67:00 Sub On
Brad Abbott is substituted on for Boston United
67:00 Sub Off
Nicky Walker is substituted off for Boston United
62:00 Goal 3 - 0
Craig Mahon scores for Chester
End of period 1
43:00 Goal 2 - 0
Anthony Dudley scores for Chester
21:00 Goal 1 - 0
Akwasi Asante scores for Chester
4:00 Yellow Card
Jay Rollins is yellow carded for Boston United
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Chester
  • Boston United
  • 0
  • Jay Rollins Yellow Card 4:00'
  • Akwasi Asante Goal 21:00'
  • Anthony Dudley Goal 43:00'
  • Craig Mahon Goal 62:00'
  • Brad Abbott Sub On 67:00'
  • Nicky Walker Sub Off 67:00'
  • Ben Davies Goal 72:00'
  • George Waring Goal 73:00'
  • Jonathan Wafula Sub On 77:00'
  • Max Wright Sub Off 77:00'
  • Spencer Harris Yellow Card 78:00'
  • Andre Johnson Sub On 84:00'
  • Gavin Allott Sub Off 84:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
9. Chester 41 61
10. Kidderminster Harriers 41 60
11. Boston United 41 55
12. York City 41 55
13. Southport 41 53
14. Leamington 41 53
15. Alfreton Town 41 50

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