Signing off

Chester FC will be playing National League football once again next season! How sweet was that?!

A superb 2-1 win for the Blues today thanks to goals from John Rooney and Ryan Astles means they have avoided a potentially nail-biting final day next weekend.

Thanks for joining our coverage of the Blues this afternoon, we hope you enjoyed it.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

National League final scores

A win for the Blues means they avoid a potentially nail-biting final day after Boreham Wood and Halifax both picked up wins today.

Nobody cares, mate

Twitter reaction

Blues fans are pretty happy.

...OH CHESTER WE LOVE YOU!!

FT Grimsby Town 1 Chester FC 2

What a performance. what a result. The Blues are safe!

See you next season....we hope

Just. Hold. On.

Four minutes to be added on

Come on you Blues, hold out.

Neither do we!

What a miss!

Amond with the chance to level it as he gets behind Heneghan and Astles but he puts it over from six yards.

Last change

Final change for the Blues as Luke George replaces Chapell on 89 minutes

Tony Thompson booked

Keeper Tony Thompson goes into the book for time-wasting.

Speculative

James McKeown races out of goal to clear but the ball finds Hannah who tries a shot from 40 yards but it’s deflected behind.

If only

Goal! Grimsby Town 1 Chester FC 2

The evergreen Craig Disley rifles into the net from eight yards after a scramble. Game on.

That'll do!

Last 10 minutes

Into the final 10 minutes and it remains 2-0 to the Blues.

Halifax take the lead

The Blues are doing their job, though.

Hobson on for Alabi

Second sub for the Blues as Craig Hobson comes on for James Alabi, who’s been a real handful.

Attendance

This afternoon’s crowd is 4,575.

Final Grimsby sub

Third and final sub for the hosts as Robertson replaces Nsials on 76 minutes

Away day, anyone?

With the Blues leading 2-0 at Grimsby and looking good for survival, York City are on the brink of relegation today. Sad for them but a decent away trek for the Blues next season.

Mariners double change

Grimsby bring on Ryan Jennings for Andy Monkhouse and Jon-Paul Pittman for Omar Bogle after 71 minutes.

Close call

Andy Monkhouse stoops to head wide from eight yards.

Statto

First sub

Ross Hannah replaces Kane Richards on 68 minutes. Warm applause for Hannah on his return to Blundell Park.

What a stop!

Chester race down the other end and James Alabi has a crack from 25 yards that McKeown saves acrobatically.

Tom to the rescue

Big chance for the home side as the ball falls for Bogle but Tom Shaw blocks his shot.

Hard lines