Result: Chester 2-2 Southport

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Action from Chester v Southport – credit Chester conical

Result: Chester 2-2 Southport  

Chester’s winless run extended to seven games as Southport came back from two goals down to draw at the Deva Stadium.

The 12th minute looked like it might prove pivotal as Chester goalkeeper Alex Lynch saved a one-on-one with Jamie Allen before Kane Richards went straight down the other end and headed in from Elliott Durrell’s cross.

The Blues built on their good fortune and James Alabi nodded home at the back post from a Ryan Lloyd corner to make it 2-0 on the half-hour.

However, the Sandgrounders dominated the second half to salvage a draw.

Andrai Jones eventually ended Lynch’s stubborn resistance, crashing in a shot from 25 yards to reduce the deficit to 2-1.

And then, with time ebbing away, Ben McKenna worked the ball to Jamie Allen, who volleyed past Lynch from outside the box.

MATCH FILE

Chester: Lynch, Hudson, Astles, Hunt, Hughes, Mahon (Joyce 72), Durrell (Chapell 72), Shaw, Lloyd, Alabi, Richards. Subs: Waters, Evans, Marsh.

Bookings:

Goals: Kane Richards 13, James Alabi 30

Southport: Norman, R Higgins, Ashton, Thompson, J Higgins, Nolan, Weeks, McKenna, Allen, Jones (Jerome 80), Grimes (Caton 83). Subs: Ferguson, Hynes, Gray.

Bookings:

Goals: Jones 60, Allen 79.

Attendance: 1,752

Referee: Wayne Barratt

 

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