Brackley Town  1-1  Chester   21 Nov 2020

Points shared in tight tussle

Both sides deserved a point in a tightly contested game of few chances.  Chester returned to action after a 3 week break while Kevin Wilkin’s Saints looked to bounce back from the midweek defeat against Kidderminster Harriers.

“The score was about right,” Kevin Wilkin said.  “Neither side really did enough to deserve the win today.”

Tre Mitford’s first time effort needed a sharp save from Blues’ keeper Louis Gray in Brackley’s best effort of the first half.  Chester’s Danny Elliott fired over when well placed on the stroke of half-time in the best chance of the half.

The visitors started brightly after the break and went ahead through an own goal on 51 minutes, the ball going into the net off a defender from Brad Bauress’ in-swinging corner.

Brackley levelled on 62 minutes as Matt Lowe cut inside and drilled a low shot inside the post for a superb individual goal.

Chester spurned a good chance when substitute George Waring shot high when well placed and Ethan Coleman could only scuff his effort off target as he arrived to meet Shane Byrne’s free-kick.

Joel Taylor received two yellow cards in two minutes to receive his late marching orders but it did not affect the game and neither side could find the break-through moment to earn the full 3 points leaving Chester in 10th place and Saints in 17th  with a single win in 7 games.

 

Brackley Town:  Worby, Chambers (Armson 58), Flowers (Myles 58), Byrne, Cullinane-Liburd, Dean, Lowe, Murombedzi (York 81), Ndlovu, Mitford, Coleman.   Subs unused:  Noon, Lewis.

Chester:  Gray, Roberts, Taylor, Weeks, Livesey, Grand, Lacey, Glendon, Elliott (Hughes 83), Dudley (Jackson 75), Bauress (Waring 75).     Subs unused:  Johnston, Morgan.

Referee:  Ben Wyatt       Assistants:  Mark Pearson and Sam Wesson

Attendance:  BCD