Full time: Chester 1 Walsall 2

An encouraging performance but the Blues edged out.

Over

Bell’s run forward sees ball poked out to Dawson who fires over from 20 yards.

Well saved

Trialoist keeper saves well from Hayles-Doherty.

Harsh

Tough on the Blues as corner isn’t cleared properly and Candlin fires home from 12 yards through a crowd of bodies.

GOAL! Chester 1 Walsall 2

Mitch Candlin 84 mins

Chester sub

Andy Halls off, James Jones on. 78 mins.

Saved

Liam Davies picks up ball 30 yards out and lashes a fine left footer at the Walsall keeper.

And another

Dawson corner almost finds Brown. Deflected for another corner which is cleared.

Chester corner

Free kick finds head of Astles whose knockdown is out for corner.

Strong shape

Blues doing ok here in terms of holding shape and limiting Walsall. Done well.

Chester sub

Nathan Brown on, Harry White off - 68 mins

Chester subs

Dawson and Joyce on for Turnbull and James.

Bit more urgency

The Blues offering a bit more this second period.

Pouring down

Rain has rolled in here. Hammering down.

Cleared

Dangerous low cross from Oztumer is cleared by Rowe-Turner in six-yard box.

What a finish

Bell receives ball from Davies, lets it sit up and thumps home from 18 yards.

GOAL! Chester 1 Walsall 1

Wonderful strike from Nyal Bell

Fired over

Oztumer sees a little daylight between the centre backs and space opens up but can only fire well over.

Back at it

Waters, Davies, Bell and new keeper on for trialist, Akintunde, Mahon and Chapell.

First half pictures

Half time: Chester 0 Walsall 1

Leahy goal the difference at the break.

Unlucky

Superb skill from Mahon to break away on the halfway line, he finds Akintunde who lays of White who then finds his effort cannon off a Walsall defender. Corner.

Corner

Jackson’s deflected effort stopped at second attempt by trialist but judged to have gone out.

Attendance

Crowd of 888 here today.

Ambitious

Paul Turnbull picks up a loose ball 25 yards out and attempts a quick shot on the half volley but well wide.

Break in play

Jackson receiving treatment for Walsall.

Offside

Nice move between Kouhyar and Oztumer ends with latter spinning and acrobatically firing wide, but flag was already raised.

Well over

Adam Chambers sees a wild 25-yard effort fly well wide.

Behind

Halls attempted clearance from corner is deflected into path of Leahy who fires home from eight yards.

GOAL! Chester 0 Walsall 1

Luke Leahy - 26 mins