Fast forward 24 hours and the Blues are back in action again, this time at Evo-Stik Northern Premier League side Altrincham (7.45 kick-off).
Can't get to Moss Lane this evening? Fear not, we'll bring you updates from the action as it happens right here on the blog throughout the evening.
FT: Altrincham 3 Chester 2
Poor performance tonight from the Blues. Alty deserved winners.
GOAL! Altrincham 3 Chester 2
Lucas Dawson slams home. 82 mins.
Nyal Bell judged, harshly, to have been fouled Moult.
Amis latches on to ball down right and fires at Trialist A who should have done better but ball sneaks home. Poor.
GOAL! Altrincham 3 Chester 1
Josh Amis - 746 mins
Not a great spectacle
The Blues have been second best by some distance tonight. Five games in eight days taking its toll?
Off the bar
Trialist D almost heads Chester level from a pin-point Joyce cross. Corner.
GOAL! Altrincham 2 Chester 1
Jerome Wright - 69 minutes
Omotola almost tuns home an inviting left wing cross. All Alty still.
Great run from Omotola to the byline and he cuts back to Johnston to stabs home but Omotola deemed to have taken ball out of play.
Alty No.7 John Johnston has been a thorn in Chester’s side all evening. Talented winger.
Alty ringing the changes here.
The wall does it’s job as it blocks James Poole free kick from 25 yards.
Trialist A punches inswinging Alty corner well clear.
Trialist C blocks Taylor effort.
Alty biting back
The home side starting to ask a few questions now. Some hairy moments going unpunished.
Chester second half team
Trialist A, Trialist B, Jones, Trialist C, Downes, Chapell, Dawson, Joyce, Hellawell, Bell, Trialist.
Good run from Dawson from midfield sees him tee up Bell who skews wide from 10 yards.
Second half underway
We’re back at it as Moss Lane.
The teams are back out
All change at the break for Chester and numerous changes for Alty as all subs come on.
Crowd of 412 at Moss Lane.
Blues lucky to be level
A very leggy first half from the Blues and they have been second place by some distance. Davies’s superb effort hauled them level, though.
Half time: Altrincham 1 Chester 1
Liam Davies strike cancels out Tom Peers opener.
Out of nowhere
A rare Blues foray into the Alty half sees Davies find room 25 yards out and he fires beyond Thompson. Superb strike.
GOAL! Altrincham 1 Chester 1
Out of nowhere - LIAM DAVIES!
Altrincham have bossed this. Peers’ deflected effort from eight yards hands the Robins the lead. Blues been poor.
GOAL! Altrincham 1 Chester 0
Tom Peers. That’s been coming.
Hancock hits one from 25 yards but tame and Lynch down to save
Poor defending from Astles as he is caught in possession and Peers can only lift over the bar when one on one with Lynch.
John Johnston twists and turns before firing a low effort at Lynch. Still 0-0.