Bignot on fans

We have let them down. They came prepared to really get behind us.

Bignot on growing gap between safety

We are by no means cut adrift. We have got two important games but they won’t define our season. The players are playing under difficult circumstances - which isn’t helping.

Bignot on performance

That’s what you get when you have a group who aren’t at it. All of them were below par.

Reasons for their absence

Angry fans

Full time: Halifax 4 Chester 0

An abysmal display from the Blues.

Added time

Three minutes.

Attendance

Crowd of 2,040 with 367 from Chester.

Fax sub

Tomlinson on for MacDonald. He’s been excellent. 74.

Saved

McManus denied by Hornby after being put through by MacDonald.

Headed over

Mahon volley from 18 yards cannons off Moyo and out.

Great save

Johnson with a superb stop to push behind White’s close range effort after good run from Akintunde.

Good block

Great challenge from Gough to deny a certain goal from MacDonald who was clean through.

Gallows humour

Collins booked

Fax man sees yellow for challenge ob Udoh.

Corner

McCombe manages to get head to a dangerous MacDonald cross.

Early chance

Harry White heads wide when well placed from a Craig Mahon cross.

Held

Johnson gathers a pacy Dawson free kick.

Halifax corner

Early pressure again from the home side.

We're back at it

The second half is underway. It can’t be any worse, surely.

Chester subs

James and Hall-Johnson off for White and Mahon.

Changes

Looks like Harry White and Craig Mahon are coming on.

Half time: Halifax 4 Chester 0

A truly shocking first half draws to a close. Awful, awful stuff.

Added time

Three minutes added time at the end of the first half.

Woeful

Blues have been embarrassing so far. Fans are rightly angry and they are ready to let them know it at half time.

GOAL! Halifax 4 Chester 0

Josh MacDonald. 38. Embarrassing.

Fan anger

GOAL! Halifax 3 Chester 0

Danny Clarke heads home. Woeful from the Blues.

GOAL! Halifax 2 Chester 0

Scott McManus rifles home the second. Awful from Chester so far.

Better

Blues chance! Hall-Johnson shot saved well by Johnson before Dawson cross is cleared in a melee.