Full time report

The Blues held on - somehow.

HERE is our full time report.

James Akintunde in action against Hartlepool
James Akintunde in action against Hartlepool (Image: Terry Marland)

Full time: Hartlepool 1 Chester 1

A hard earned point

Let off

Rodney races through but first touch too heavy and Mitchell gathers

Added time


Pools sub

Featherstone off, Rodney on. 90 mins

Well held

Mitchell up well to pluck corner out of the air.


Turnbull’s cross finds head of White but Loach down well to save from 15 yards.

Chester sub

Mahon off, Joyce on. 83 mins.

Well over

Amond curls free kick well over from 22 yards.

Under the cosh

Home fans willing their side on here and they are responding. Turnbull blocks a goalbound Amond effort superbly.

Chester sub

Akintunde off, Chapell on.

Hartlepool 1 Chester 1

Cassidy jumped for high ball with Mitchell and it looked like a foul but ref says goal.

Well wide

Dawson blazes wide from 25 yards after White had held ball up in corner.

Magnay booked

Rough challenge on Mahon.


Magnay thunders a 30 yarder onto the crossbar and it bounces down and Blues clear. Third time they’ve hit woodwork

Chester sub

Hannah off, White on. 63 mins


Akintunde pass finds Dawson who bends first time a 20-yarder that Loach gathers easily.

At the other end

Newton sidefoots wide from 18 yards when well placed.


Hannah latches on to Dawson pass and breaks into box but cut back just evades Dawson.

And again

Dinaldson effort deflects wide for another corner. Cleared.

Pools corner

Bit of pressure from the hosts here.

Scrappy start

Neither side having much joy in keeping hold of the ball early doors here.

Second half kicks off

We’re back underway at Victoria Park.

Pools sub

Adams off, Liam Donnelly on. 46 mins

The teams are back out

Big 45 for the Blues.

Match action

James Akintunde gives Chester a first minute lead at Hartlepool. Picture by Terry Marland.

James Akintunde gives Chester a first minute lead at Hartlepool
James Akintunde gives Chester a first minute lead at Hartlepool (Image: Terry Marland)

Half time: Hartlepool 0 Chester 1

Akintunde’s first minute opener has Chester ahead but it has been the home side who have been far the better side. Still, scoreline that matters.


Chester really on the back foot here. Can’t win the second ball and just heaped under pressure.

Drops wide

Magnay sends in deep cross from the right to Cassidy whose header drops wide.

Off the bar AGAIN

Deverdics hits first time from pass from the right and it hist the bar and bounces away with the Blues then conceding a corner. Cleared.