Full time: Chester 2 Maidenhead 0

The long wait is over as Astles and Hannah hand a much-improved Chester a first home win in nine months. Great start for Marcus Bignot.

Added time

FIVE minutes

Chester sub

Bell on for Akintunde, who has been superb. 88 mins.

Well held

Lynch dives to his right and holds a well-struck free kick from Barratt.


Hannah reacts quickly to a loose ball and turns and fires from 18 yards but it flies over.

Chester subs

80 mins: Joyce and Turnbull on for Mahon and Shaw.

Maidenhead sub

Steer off, Kilman on. 78 mins.


Kingsley James.

GOAL! Chester 2 Maidenhead 0

Ross Hannah coolly slots past Pentney. Get in! 73 mins.

Penalty Chester!


Another chance!

Akintunde does superbly to win the ball, running at Maidenhead defence before sliding ball to James who crosses for Mahon whose shot is blocked. Corner is cleared.

Maidenhead change

Odametey and Hyde off for Barratt and ex-Chester man Christian Smith. 60 mins.

Another Blues chance

Great turn and pass from Hannah finds Shaw but he can’t properly connect and keeper gathers.


Lynch down well to save a 25-yard Pritchard free kick after Clerima had been fouled by Astles.

LRT again

Terrific Chester move sees the ball worked out to Rowe-Turner who races to byline and wins a corner. Cleared.

Bright start

Blues starting on the front foot again here.

Break in play

Harry Pritchard down receiving treatment after challenge from James.

The second half kicks off

We’re back at it.

The teams are back out


Good first half

Half time: Chester 1 Maidenhead 0

Ryan Astles’ goal on six minutes separates the sides. Chester have been by far the better side, so much better than in recent months. Best 45 minutes for some time.


Dawson whips in free kick which is nodded on by Astles but just wide.

Need a second goal


Crowd of 1,839 here today.

More pressure

Close again. Dawson squares a free kick to LRT who beats full back but clipped cross into Hannah goes out.


Akintunde cuts in from the right and gets a shot away with his left but it cannons clear.


Hyde sees effort saved by Lynch after mistake from Dawson.

Off the line!

Superb overlap from LRT sees him lay ball across goal and James’ effort at the back post is cleared off the line by Steer. So close to being 2-0!

Close again

Hannah with a deft flick sets LRT free and he beats two men before cutting back for Akintunde but the Chester striker gets in a muddle and can’t connect.

So close!