Signing off

Thanks for joining me. We’ll have a full report up on the site shortly and our Blues reporter Dave Powell will be back for the return clash with Solihull on New Year’s Day. All the best!

As you were

So the Blues remain seventh after only their second loss in their last 18 league matches.

Full-time scores

Aldershot 4 Woking 0

North Ferriby 0 York 1

Barrow 0 Gateshead 0

Braintree 3 Dagenham 2

Bromley 1 Sutton 0

Dover 1 Maidstone 1

Guiseley 2 Lincoln 1

Solihull 3 Chester 2

Torquay 4 Forest Green 3

Tranmere 1 Macclesfield 0

Wrexham 1 Southport 0

Hard to take

We also spoke to Tom Shaw. He said the free kick awarded against him, from which Solihull equalised, hit him on the side, not on the arm - and he has the football mark on his shirt to prove it.

Macca reaction

Is now on our Chester FC Facebook page.

Plenty of stick

The ref’s ears will have been ringing coming off the pitch. Boos all round from the travelling Blues fans.

FULL-TIME Solihull 3 Chester 2

That Kane Richards strike proves too little, too late.

GOAL 3-2 Chester Kane Richards 90 (+4) mins

One back.

Added time

Four extra minutes.

Another change

Akwasi Asante comes on for Solihull. Harry White off.

Not going to be

Jordan Chapell twists and turns and fires wide.


1,475 are here.

Nearly number four

Moors seeing an effort drift just wide.

Solihull change

Calum Flanagan on for Shepherd Murombedzi.

Booking number four

Ryan Lloyd cautioned. No complaints about that one.

Top save

Jordan Chapell makes space for himself but his shot is turned away by the feet of Danny Lewis.


Solihull open up the Blues, slipping the ball through to Omari Sterling-James, who skips past Alex Lynch one-on-one and from an acute angle fires into the far corner.

GOAL 3-1 Solihull Omari Sterling-James 68 mins

Long way back now for the Blues.

Blues sub

Matty Waters comes on for the injured Evan Horwood.

Some effort

Jack Byrne goes close from distance as Moors chase a killer third goal.


Evan Horwood is holding his right arm.


Chester break and Jordan Chapell’s pull back is taken off the foot of Kane Richards by Connor Franklin. Crucial challenge.

Double change

Two subs for the Blues. Kane Richards and Wade Joyce for James Alabi and Elliott Durrell.

Christmas miracle

A Solihull player has been booked, Shepherd Murombedzi.

Lot to do now

Solihull work the ball down the right before pulling it back to Harry White, who brings it down on his chest before steering a fine finish into the top corner.

GOAL 2-1 Solihull Harry White 56 mins

Moors lead.

Great chance

Absolutely superb play by James Alabi down the right, holding the ball up and then powering past his marker before pulling a cross back to Ryan Lloyd, who got his shot all wrong.

Front foot

Solihull, buoyed by the equaliser and with the one-man advantage, have started the second half strongly.

Head scratcher

Tom Shaw wins the ball and is penalised for a foul. Standard.

Back under way

Second half has started. No changes.