Signing off

A bitterly disappointing way for Chester FC to round off 2015. Macclesfield proved to be full value for the three points and the Blues must now look ahead to Saturday when they usher in 2016 with a home clash with Altrincham.

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FT Chester FC 0 Macclesfield Town 2

Grim.

Added time

Three minutes to go.

Hobson booked

Craig Hobson booked for flooring Tony Diagne on the far side of the pitch.

Macc change

First change for Macc as Tony Diagne replaces Danny Whitehead with 10 minutes to go.

Sigh

That was the chance!

That was the chance! Higgins’ long throw causes problems and Whitmore blazes over from eight yards. Had to hit the target.

Final change for Chester

Craig Hobson replaces Ryan Lloyd.

Macc holding strong

Chester are having plenty of possession but are not able to hurt Macclesfield, whose back four have been excellent.

Rooney free-kick

Ironic cheers as the referee gives the Blues a free-kick in range for John Rooney. Rooney takes and bends it on target but Jalal does well to hold onto the bouncing ball.

Tame header

Mahon doing his best to get the Blues going and his chipped cross is flicked goalwards by Hatterseley but keeper Jalal was never troubled.

Chester sub

Second change for Chester as John Rooney replaces Luke George in the centre of the park.

Chance goes begging

Chance! That should be 2-1. Mahon sets up Tom Shaw and his cross finds Ryan Lloyd who steers wide from close range.

What a save!

Jon Worsnop with a stunning one handed stop to keep out a Kristian Dennis header.

First effort on goal

Craig Mahon straight into the action with a shot from 18 yards but it was a tame strike and an easy save for Jala.

Second half kicks off

Macclesfield get us under way. Can the Blues turn this around?

Back out

The teams have emerged from the dressing room and there has been one change for Chester FC with Craig Mahon replacing Ian Sharps.

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Twitter view

Changes coming?

HT Chester FC 0 Macclesfield Town 2

A 45 minutes to forget for Steve Burr’s men as they trail the Silkmen, who have bossed the contest so far.

Cheeky

No love for the man in the middle

Total control

Macc in total control of the game and Blues in danger of conceding again. Steve Burr will be counting down to the half-time whistle.

We're not the only ones 2-0 behind

Kingsley James keeps things sweet for Jim Harvey’s resurgent FC Halifax Town.

Attendance

Agree?

Contentious decision

Goal! Chester FC 0 Macclesfield Town 2

Corner comes in and a Macc man falls to the floor. Referee points to the spot. No one clear what it was for. Kristian Dennis slots home.

Tranmere take the lead

Ex-Chester City midfielder Gary Brabin aiming to keep the wolves from the door with back-to-back wins.