Match report

You can read our on-the-whistle report HERE.

Kingsley James
Kingsley James (Image: Terry Marland)

Full time: Aldershot Town 1 Chester 2

Unbelievable. Dead and buried at half time.

Headed over

Glorious chance for McClure there as he heads a Taylor cross over from 10 yards when well placed.


Chapell hits the bar witt h a chipped effort, Shots fail to clear and ball worked back to Chapell who slides ball across to James to slam into empty net at far post. Crazy!

GOAL! Aldershot Town 1 Chester 2


Blazed wide

Oyeleke wastes a glorious chance after Mitchell punch clear from corner falls to him.

Tipped wide

Mitchell saves well to turn Rendell effort wide.

Shots change

Nick Arnold on for Chris Arthur - 78 mins


Kingsley James and Mahon do well to keep possession on left and James rasps an effort that’s blocked and nodded back to Cole.


John McCombe nods at Cole from a Turbull cross.

Shots sub

Rendell and Fenelon on for Kellerman and Okojie.

Punched clear

Mitchell does well to punch a Taylor corner clear. Plenty of Shots pressure now.


Mitchell turns a Taylor cross wide for a corner. Blues manage to clear lines after some heavy pressure.

Well held

Mitchell up well to pick a Rowe corner out of the air.


James’ low cross finds Chapell but his first time effort weakly trickles to Cole.

Halls booked

Late challenge on Kellerman

Great cross

Dawson whips in superb ball that just evades head of McCombe. Only needed the slightest of touches.


Taylor gets to byline and finds Rowe whose flick is gathered by Mitchell from close range.

Chester attacking

It’s taken 50 minutes but the Blues making a fist of it after goal. More attacking intent than in whole of first half.

GOAL! Aldershot 1 Chester 1

Lucas Dawson levels from the spot.

Penalty Chester!

Mahon hacked down by Arthur

Chester subs

Wade Joyce and Jordan Chapell on for Akintunde and Davies.

HT: Aldershot Town 1 Chester 0

If Chester are to get anything from this game then they need to show something in the second half. Rescued by the woodwork on three occasions before the goal the Blues have been well off the pace. Could have been three or four in truth.

Added time

Two minutes at the end of the first half.

Cleared, eventually

Corner found Alexander on edge of area but his effort was blocked and Chester regroup to win goal kick.

Aldershot corner

They are so comfortable here.

GOAL! Aldershot 1 Chester 0

It’s been coming. Matt McClure latches on to Kellerman pass to slam home from close range. Awful from Chester

Woodwork AGAIN!

James Rowe receives Taylor cross and smashes effort off underside of bar. Almost went over line. Chester let off again.


Great through ball from Shots finds James Rowe who fashions room and fires wide from 20 yards.

Second best

Chester very much second best here at the moment. Taylor twists and turns in Blues area but can’t find anyone with byline cross. Chester hardly getting past halfway line.