Signing off

What a night. Time to pinch ourselves and see if that really happened! Report and reaction on The Chronicle website tonight and tomorrow.

FT Chester FC 8 Aldershot Town 2

A remarkable result and on a mental night at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium.

GOAL! Chester FC 8 Aldershot Town 2

Phil Smith with a clanger, spilling O’Brien’s shot and Ross Hannah gobbles it up for his second

Goal! Chester FC 7 Aldershot Town 2

Big penalty shout at one end not given and the Shots break with Walker getting free and slotting home.


Joe Oastler brings down Alabi with a cynical foul and he’s booked for his trouble.

Change for the visitors

Substitution for Aldershot as Sam Hatton replaces Giorgio Rasulo on 60 minutes. Can he change the game?

GOAL! Chester FC 7 Aldershot Town 1

It’s a goal of the season contest in one night! Ross Hannah spanks a left-footed volley into the top corner for the seventh on 53 minutes.

Shots effort

Dan Walker has an effort for the visitors but Tony Thompson gathers his low shot with ease

Back underway

The game restarts as the visitors kick the ball straight out for a throw in.

HT Chester FC 6 Aldershot Town 1

Deserved standing ovation for the Blues at half-time, particularly for the star of the show Alabi.

GOAL! Chester FC 6 Aldershot Town 1

Unbelievable Jeff. Four goals for Alabi, he has had Beckles and McGinty’s pants down. Astles clips the ball over the top and the striker runs through and lobs Smith.

GOAL! Chester FC 5 Aldershot Town 1

The world has gone mad. Alabi completes his hat-trick, running onto Hannah’s pass before another ice cool finish.

GOAL! Chester FC 4 Aldershot Town

And now Hughes gets his second! Another Chapell corner, another great Hughes finish. Powerful downwards header. Who predicted this!?

GOAL! Chester FC 3 Aldershot Town 1

Alabi again! The big man gets his second of the game and it’s a cool finish, Alabi racing onto Heneghan’s pass and slotting home.

Tonight's attendance confirmed as 1,425.

Johnny Hunt has the ball in the net after a great passage of play but the offside flag was up

Goal! Chester FC 2 Aldershot Town 1

Dream opening for the Blues as James Alabi nips in behind the defence and collects Danny O’Briens pass before poking the ball past Phil Smith

GOAL! Chester FC 2 Aldershot Town 0

GOAL! Chester FC 1 Aldershot Town 0

Has Mark been drinking?

The Chronicle’s Mark Dowling is in confident mood after his pre-game Pizza Hut.


We’re underway as Ross Hannah and James Alabi get us started.

Time to deliver

Burr: 50 points the target

Ahead of tonight’s game, Steve Burr made it clear he had no illusions about the importance of this evening’s match, particularly after squandering a winning position at the weekend.

He said: “The sooner we get to 50 points the better. I think around about that or just a bit under should be enough and as soon as we get to that sort of mark I’m sure we’ll be in a safe position.”

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Chester manager Steve Burr
Chester manager Steve Burr (Image: Ben Taylor Photography)

Fan predictions

Warming up

Blues unchanged

Steve Burr keeps faith with the same XI that started against Bromley on Saturday. There were positives in the first-half and a repeat of that performance tonight, hopefully for 90 minutes, would give the Blues a good chance of taking a precious three points.

New face for the Shots

Giorgio Rasulo goes straight into the starting line-up for the visitors having returned to the club on loan from MK Dons.

Shots squad

Blues bench

Blues team