In a week that saw an air of positivity return to Chester FC after Thursday night's all-star fundraiser helped raise £25,000 and push the fighting fund past the £75,000 mark, it was back to first team matters this afternoon and attentions switched back to trying to survive in the National League.

Eastleigh are the visitors today and Andy Hessenthaler's men came into the game with a record of just one defeat in nine.

The Blues are expected to hand a debut to former Wrexham man Dominic Vose today, and here's hoping that he can inspire a much-needed three points.

We'll have all the build-up and match action right here.

A good day

Bignot reaction

You can catch the manager’s reaction to today’s win HERE.

Let's enjoy it

Match report

HERE is how the action panned out.

Ross Hannah netted twice
Ross Hannah netted twice (Image: Terry Marland)

Fitting end

Full time: Chester 3 Eastleigh 1

Get. In.

Quality

GOAL! Chester 3 Eastleigh 1

Wonderful skill from Vose bamboozles defence and he crosses low for Akintunde to fire home!

Dawson on

Applause for Tom Crawford as he is replaced by Dawson.

Hoyte booked

Yellow card as he wipes out Ross Hannah on the halfway line.

Wasted

Yellow card

Saved

Crawford sees 20-yarder saved comfortably by Stack

Held

Hornby gathers a Zebroski header at second attempt.

Booked

Hobson harshly shown a yellow for challenge on Zebroski

Spitfires sub

Phew!

Sam Wood tries an effort from 45 yards but Hornby scrambles it over.

Saved

Yeates cuts inside and shoots but Hornby makes a strong diving stop and ball evades Matthews lurking

Good stop

Hornby does well to save near post from Matthews after Hoyte cross.

Unlucky

Great ball from Vose sees Archer chase into channel and cross but it just evades Crawford.

Spitfires change

Corner

Hannah effort turned wide by Stack.

So close!

Hannah effort smashes off underside of bar and is cleared. Almost another for the Blues.

Second half kicks off

Big 45 for the Blues.

The teams are back out

Here’s hoping we can hang on!

Good half

Half time: Chester 2 Eastleigh 1

Hannah double has the Blues deservedly ahead.

Yellow card

Togwell booked for late tackle on Roberts. Anderson block had denied Broom moments before.

Full of fight

Great battling spell from Blues here.

Added time

Three minutes