Two goals from Nathan Brown and further efforts from George
Green and Iwan Murray see Chester through to the third
round of the Cheshire Senior Cup.Saturday
5 January FC United of Manchester 0 Chester
2 Conference National North
Attendance: 2,260 Half Time: 0-1
FC United of Manchester: Allinson, Morton,
Richards (McDowell-Jallou 82), O’Halloran, Lynch,
Wallen (Donohue 64), Simoes, Winter, Sharp, Willoughby,
Banister. Subs not used: Palinkas, Potts, Brierley. Chester: Shenton, Howson, Grand, Livesey,
Jackson, Mooney (Waters 64), Mahon, Roberts, Noble (Marsh-Hughes
46), Green, Dudley. Subs not used: Moran, Deane Smalley,
Murray. Referee: Dean Hulme.
Goals from Anthony Dudley and Gary Roberts bring a first
away win since September.
Chester picked up their first point of the festive season
with a hard earned draw against Southport.
The Sandgrounders started well and it took a Simon Grand
block in the opening minutes to deny Devarn Green a shot
on goal, at the other end former Blue Ryan Astles was
well placed to clear a Matty Waters cross shot off the
line to deny the Blues an opening goal.
The best chance of the half fell to another former Chester
player Jordan Archer who failed to connect with a Jack
Sampson cross with the goal at his mercy, moments before
the interval the same striker was denied by a smart save
from Grant Shenton.
Dan Mooney just failed to meet an Anthony Dudley cross
as Chester finished the half strong. The home side enjoyed
plenty of possession in the second period without really
troubling Dan Hanford in the Port goal.
Chester introduced both Lloyd Marsh Hughes and Adam Dawson
from the bench for the final ten minutes but only had
a Craig Mahon effort blocked in the box following a goalmouth
scramble to show for their efforts.