Full-time: Chester FC 0 FC Halifax Town 0
A pretty drab affair ends all square. Not a classic.
Blues pressure ends with ball finding James 25 yards out but his effort weakly bobbles well wide.
One-touch football in the area between Akintunde and Hannah sees former see effort tipped wide superbly by Johnson.
Chapell effort from distance is saved by Johnson.
Corner comes in for Halifax but referee blows for infringement. Chester free kick.
Quick break sees Charles lash over. Takes a deflection for corner.
Hits the wall
Turnbull effort out for throw in and then cleared.
25 yards out after Akintunde hauled down by Hotte. Yellow card.
Jordan Chapell on for Craig Mahon. 79 minutes.
Adam Morgan on, Bohan Dixon off - 73 minutes.
Dawson free kick headed just wide by McCombe after Halls fouled.
Harry White off, James Akintunde on. 68 mins
Conor Mitchell with an excellent stop with his body to deny Nathan Hotte’s angled effort from close range.
Off the bar
MacDonald beats LRT for pace and cross beats Mitchell and strikes the bar before being hacked clear by Chester. Let off.
Sub for Halifax
Kosylo off, MacDonald on. 56 mins.
Halifax corner eventually finds Kosylo whose volley from 15 yards goes just wide, rippling side netting.
Just wide! Great play from Hannah finds Halls rushing into box but his cross/shot flies wide.
Brown booms a header away.
Early chance here
We're back underway
Blues shooting towards Harry Mac.
Scott McManus on, Duckworth off.
Teams back out
Here’s hoping for a better second half.
Meanwhile, in Kent
Half time: Chester 0 FC Halifax Town 0
Not the best half of football I’ve ever seen but fairly even stuff.
Crowd of 2,082 here today.
Hannah curls an effort over Johnson’s bar.
Blues have a free kick on edge of area after White hauled back.
Kosylo booked for persistent fouling
Great work LRT!
Wins ball on halfway touchline, feeds Hannah but striker’s cross is gathered by Johnson.
Dawson corner reaches Astles at near post but his flicked header well wide.