Full time: Chester 1 Ebbsfleet 1
We didn’t win but that was so much better. Akintunde salvages a point for the Blues.
Bell goes close with angled effort. Four minutes added time.
Lucas Dawson curls just over from 20 yards.
Decent move sees Akintunde pick up the ball in space on the edge of the area and he strokes past Ashmore to find the bottom corner. Get in!
GOAL! Chester 1 Ebbsfleet 1
JAMES AKINTUNDE!!! 82 MINS
Nice move ends with Akintunde shooting low at Ashmore. Blues really pressing now. Tails up.
Asmore saves from rasping Halls effort before Bell sees header from corner pushed away.
Lucas Dawson on for Wade Joyce - 76 mins.
James finds Bell at the back post but his header is saved by Ashmore. Good chance, there.
Ebbsfleet bring on Andy Drury for Jack Powell - 71 mins.
Mahon on for Hannah - 68 mins.
Hits the wall
Hannah free kick hits the wall and Ashmore smothers.
Luke Coulson on for Sean Shields. 65 mins.
Ashmore out to pick off a Halls cross into the box from the right.
Kenny Clark on for Yado Mambo - 60 mins.
GOAL! Chester 0 Ebbsfleet 1
Jack Powell thunders one in the top corner from 25 yards with his left foot. Not saving that.
Chance! Great cross from Turnbull has Ashmore all at sea but nobody there to turn home.
Ebbsfleet showing more purpose going forward early in the second half here.
Jack Powell’s 25-yarder easily gathered by Mitchell.
Second half kicks off
We’re back at it.
The teams are back out.
Half time: Chester 0 Ebbsfleet 0
An encouraging display from the Blues so far.
Minimum of one minute.
Ross Hannah tries his luck with a low strike from 30 yards that forces Ashmore into save.
Mitchell makes light work of a rasping McQueen effort from 20 yards.
Hannah offside as Akintunde looked to set him free.
Paul Turnbull shoots just wide with first time effort in the box.
Comes to nothing
Turnbull corner is cleared by Ebbsfleet.
Hannah effort from 20 deflects wide.
Turned into an open and entertaining game here now. A lot of hard work going on from the Blues.