Full time: Macclesfield 0 Chester 0

Nine unbeaten for Chester. A battling point.

Macc yellow

Halls booked for challenge on Lloyd

Added time

A minimum of four minutes

Blues go close

Chapell effort flashes just wide.

Off the post again

How is this still 0-0? A thunderbolt from Rowe thumps off the woodwork.

Off the post

Rowe hits a 25-yarder that left Lynch stranded. Cannons off the post.

Great challenge

Astles lunge saves the day as Rowe was through.

Ouch!

Rowe steams into Chapell. Booked.

Macc booking

Sampson yellow for challenge on Hudson.

Pressure here

Macc corner as ball deflects off Mahon.

Charged down

Shaw does superbly to close down the effort from Halls.

Macc free kick

Lloyd handled a James effort. 30 yards out

Attendance

1,922 (530 from Chester)

Lloyd booked

Challenge on Danny Whitaker.

Danger passes

Rowe breaks in space but his dangerous cross isn’t me by a Macc shirt.

Macc sub

Danny Rowe on, Jack Mackreth off.

Close

Chapell gets off a shot just inside the box which Ross does well to hold. Still 0-0.

Held

Lynch does well to hold a deflected Mackreth cross.

Sad sight

Killock limps off in agony. Hudson comes on.

Killock pulls up

Just 10 minutes after coming on, Killock looks like his night is done. Really sad to see.

Chester sub

Alabi off, Akintunde on. 69 minutes.

Well held

Lynch up well to pluck a dangerous Halls cross out of the air.

Going at it

There is plenty of space opening up for both sides here and it’s pretty frenetic. A lack of quality in the final third, though. Feels like there is goals in this.

Over

Holroyd finds room and breaks into the area but his angled effort is well over.

Warm applause

A first appearance of the season for Ross Killock after his injury nightmare. On for Vassell.

Killock set to come on

Theo Vassell struggling

Bit of Macc pressure

Neat play from Fitzpatrick and Hancox sees the latter put in an inviting cross but nobody there to attack it, thankfully.

Well held

Halls hits an effort from 25 yards which Lynch does well to hold.

Hughes booked

Fouling Holroyd after he had been wrongsided.

Well held

Good link-up play between Vassell, Alabi and Durrell sees the latter make room from 18 yards and fire low. Saved well by Ross.