The gap between Chester FC and safety in the National League continues to widen.
And while the chances of survival may sit somewhere between slim and zero hope, Marcus Bignot's side must keep on fighting until the very last, however difficult the task may be.
Today it is a long trip south to London to take on a Sutton United side who sit second in the table and who are gunning for promotion to the Football League.
Heading into today's game the Blues are eight points off safety and looking near certainties for the drop into the National League North next season.
We'll bring you match build-up, team news and all the action as it happens from Gander Green Lane throughout the afternoon
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Marcus Bignot's verdict
Here’s what he had to say.
HERE is how the action panned out at Gander Green Lane.
Full time: Sutton 3 Chester 2
No late fightback as the Blues head closer to the trap door.
GOAL! Sutton 3 Chester 2
Harry White fires home the penalty - 87 mins.
GOAL! Sutton 3 Chester 1
Ross Stearn curls home from 20 yards. Superb strike. 78 mins.
Double Chester change
Mahon and Archer - ON
Vose and Crawford - OFF
Crowd of 2,195 with 116 from Chester.
Tom Crawford into the ref’s book. Yellow.
Jamie Butler gathers a Tom Crawford 20-yarder comfortably.
Sutton’s Tom Bolarinwa booked for trip on Roberts.
We have a game
Both sides now going for this. Chester playing a higher line and looking more threatening going forward. But the home side go close through Stearn. Could be a decent last 25 minutes.
GOAL! Sutton 2 Chester 1
James Akintunde pokes home from close range. 60 mins.
Dean Beckwith shown a yellow or trip on Akintunde.
Stearn skips into Chester area and draws a save at the near post from Firth.
Jamie Butler out well to smother a through ball at the feet of Harry White.
Kenny Davis hits a sweet strike from 25 yards that fizzes just over.
Sutton corner ball flashed across the box but nobody able to get a telling touch. Chester goal kick.
Second half kicks off
The first five seconds sees Sutton already apply some pressure.
Rowe-Turner on for Anderson at the break.
Table doesn't lie
Half time: Sutton 2 Chester 0
Beautyman and Harrison goals have the U’s up at the break - and they totally deserve it. Chester have been second best by a country mile and hard to see any way back for them here this afternoon.
GOAL! Sutton 2 Chester 0
Byron Harrison 45+2. Woeful defending from Chester from a corner. Header at the far post causes mayhem and Harrison turns it goalwards, although it looks like a Chester body got the final touch.
Late tackle on Eastmond.
Wonderful full-blooded challenge from James Jones to deny Byron Harrison from breaking through one on one. Been Chester’s best player so far.
Sutton bossing it
Sutton dominating possession but not asking as many questions of Firth as U’s boss Paul Doswell would have hoped. It is, though, proving a simple task for them as Chester are unable to get any kind of foothold in the game. Poor.
Up and about
Firth right as rain now. Play continues.
Offside flag raised as Thomas heads home. Firth couldn’t claim the ball and is down injured.