Full time: Chester 1 Walsall 2
An encouraging performance but the Blues edged out.
Bell’s run forward sees ball poked out to Dawson who fires over from 20 yards.
Trialoist keeper saves well from Hayles-Doherty.
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
Andy Halls off, James Jones on. 78 mins.
Liam Davies picks up ball 30 yards out and lashes a fine left footer at the Walsall keeper.
Dawson corner almost finds Brown. Deflected for another corner which is cleared.
Free kick finds head of Astles whose knockdown is out for corner.
Blues doing ok here in terms of holding shape and limiting Walsall. Done well.
Nathan Brown on, Harry White off - 68 mins
Dawson and Joyce on for Turnbull and James.
Bit more urgency
The Blues offering a bit more this second period.
Rain has rolled in here. Hammering down.
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
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.
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.
Jackson’s deflected effort stopped at second attempt by trialist but judged to have gone out.
Crowd of 888 here today.
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.
Nice move between Kouhyar and Oztumer ends with latter spinning and acrobatically firing wide, but flag was already raised.
Adam Chambers sees a wild 25-yard effort fly well wide.
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