Chester FC 0-1 Tranmere Rovers Match Report

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Updated: March 1, 2016

A Poor Display Leaves Many Fans Disheartened And Downtrodden After The Blues Failed To Turn Up For This North West Derby.

With a score that ended Chester FC 0-1 Tranmere Rovers, Chester leave themselves only six points away from the relegation zone. The blues boss Steve Burr was happy with the amount of effort his side put in to the game but claimed that there was a lack of experience as well as strength in order to compete against a team challenging for promotion.

The game itself was a dull one as Tranmere were constantly putting the blues under pressure but lacked the clinical finish which would have seen a massive change in scoreline. when the blues did gain possession of the ball they rarely came out of there own half.

It took till the 68th minute for the breakthrough to come with a penalty in which Johnny Hunt brought down Adam Mekki inside the box James Norwood sent the keeper (Tony Thompson) the wrong way and smashed home a sublime shot into the left corner of the net.

Before and after that Thompson was keeping the Blues in the game making world class saves in which kept them from conceding even more goals.

Match Stats:

Chester:

  1. Possession: 50%
  2. Shots: 4
  3. On target: 3
  4. Corners:2
  5. Fouls: 12

Tranmere Rovers:

  1.  Possession:50%
  2. Shots: 12
  3. On target: 5
  4. Corners: 9
  5. Fouls: 15

Man Of the Match: Tony Thompson GK (Chester)

Lineups:

Chester

13:

Thompson

26:

Lloyd

22

Heneghan

17:

Astles

10:

Rooney

23:

Alibi

11:

Chappell

12:

Hughes

4:

O’Brien (Mahon 57th min)

9:

Hannah (Bell 80th min)

6:

Sharps (Hunt 9th min)

Subs:

1:

Wornsop

2:

Hunt

3:

Higgins

24:

Bell

7:

Mahon

Tranmere Rovers

1:

Davies

7:

Vaughan

12:

Ihiekwe

17:

Mekki

3:

Ridehalgh

24:

McNulty

4:

Jennings

20:

Hughes

29:

Hidgon (Taylor-Fletcher 80th min)

23:

Kirby (Mackreth 73rd min)

10:

Norwood

Subs:

9:

Taylor-Fletcher

13:

Turner

14:

Mackreth

15:

Riley

19:

Margetts

Sunday’s defeat could lead Chester to fight against relegation and in which this time there will be nothing to save The Blues as they have to face teams like Torquay, Bromley, Wrexham and Guiseley all have something to play for wither it be promotion or it be survival, and with Chester playing the way they are there is a huge challenge and pressure on Steve Burr’s side.

Let us know what you think, is it a battle against relegation or mid table obscurity for The Blues?

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