Full time: Southport 1 Chester 0
The Blues are out of the FA Cup.
Alabi shown a yellow for challenge on Cofie.
Ryan Lloyd lashes well over from Craig Mahon’s pass.
Yellow for Yellows
Callum Howe booked.
Time running out
This game is getting away from Chester. They are labouring a bit now. Five to go.
Cofie on, Allen off.
Higgins shown a yellow for hauling down Akintunde.
Hunt off, Horwood on. 81 mins.
Chester free kick
Dangerous position after Vassell is hauled down.
Declan Weeks off, Gary Jones on. 78 mins.
A Lloyd corner misses every Blues head and goes out for a throw. 15 minutes left.
One-time Chester loanee James Caton on for Nathan Ferguson.
Jones wins it off Astles.
Break in play
Higgins receiving treatment after a heavy challenge.
1,674 (738 Chester fans).
End to end
This came is really ramping up now. Both teams going for it.
Alabi checks back in the area and crosses for Akintunde whose effort is saved by Norman.
George does superbly to charge down a Jones effort and then Lussey’s strike from 18 yards is saved well by Roberts.
Kane Richards off, Oluwaseun Akintunde on. 60 minutes.
Astles glancing header is well wide from the corner.
Norman tips a low Chapell effort just wide.
Mahon’s corner easily gathered by Norman.
A Blues corner as they look to hit back.
Andrai Jones shown a yellow for handball.
Comedy of errors
Hughes’s looped clearance isn’t caught by Roberts and he can’t get round the striker to gather. Worked out and eventually saved.
Josh Thompson for a foul on Richards.
Lussey’s looping header drops just over from Jones’s cross.
Mahon does superbly to twist and turn Higgins before crossing for Alabi who glances a header just wide.
Not a great start
Blues continue to look disjointed at the start of the second half. Offering little going forward.