Report from today

HERE is how the action panned out.

Really poor

Full time: East Thurrock United 1 Chester 0

Blues well beaten as they are dumped out in round two.

Added time

FOUR minutes

Great tackle

Jones with a well timed tackle to deny Smith in the box.

Ruled out

Sam Higgins thought he’d sealed it but his close range effort chalked off for offside.

Chester down to 10 men

Reckless tackle from Roberts 10 minutes into his debut sees him sent off. Blues down to 10 men.

What a save

Chance goes begging

Just wide

James Jones should have done better there. Nods a Roberts ball just wide.

Off the bar!

Sammons thunders a 20 yarder onto the woodwork. What a hit!

Blues change

Gary Roberts on Dawson. 71 mins

Signs of life

Chester making a fist of it as White cross causes havoc but nobody can force it home. 67 mins.

Lift

Mahon’s introduction given Chester a lift. Making a nuisance of himself.

Chester sub

Mahon for Shaw - 62 mins.

Rocks sub

Reece Harris on for Calvin Ekpetita. 59 mins

Nightmare

Hornby AGAIN!

Good save

Great save from Hornby to deny Burns’ header from a corner.

What a save!

What a save! Lidavikevicius saves one handed from White. Seemed certain goal after Akintunde had stabbed ball across box for him to strike first time.

Three at the back

Blues gone to a back three of Jones, Astles and Gough now.

Second half kicks off

Here’s hoping for better!

Chester change

Home crowd

Half time: East Thurrock 1 Chester 0

Really poor first half from Chester. No quality and lucky to just be 1-0 down. Much work to do.

Disjointed

Chester trying to play a bit past couple of minutes but it’s been fruitless. Disjointed performance.

Loops over

Worrying

Chester lacking in energy, quality and imagination so far. Really poor.

Good save again

Chester living dangerously as Hornby keeps out a Cornhill snap shot from 20 yards.

Let off

Great Sammons ball just evades Smith at the back post. East Thurrock remain well on top. 1-0.