Chester FC 0 Witton Albion 0 – Match Report
14th March 2011
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First blank of the season for Blues as Witton grab point

Chester FC were denied an eighth straight League win after a resolute Witton Albion side ground out a point against the Blues at the Exacta Stadium.

Chester did manage to stretch their unbeaten run in the League to 15 games though, and will see it as another point that takes the side closer to the League Championship title against a strong play off chasing outfit.

Both sides were guilty of missing vital chances with Albion rueing two vital chances that really should have netted them the three points.

Chester are still 12 points clear at the top of the Evo-Stik League First Division North after Chorley & Skelmersdale won their games, but Curzon Ashton failed to win at Radcliffe.

Chester struggled to break down a defensive minded Witton outfit who were happy to soak up any pressure coming their way. The first clear cut chance of the game came when Chris Simm shaved the crossbar from a Martin Gritton cross.

It was all one way traffic from Chester in the first half with Witton definitely second best, but after the break the visitors fought back, creating chance after chance which should have earnt them the points.

Callum Botham came close and Stuart Jones had to be alert to produce a brilliant goal line clearance from Foulkes' 18 yard piledriver.

Chester FC: Judge, Aspin (Jones 78), Horan, Ruffer, Stones, Beck (Wilson 78), Barnes, Field (C Williams 63), Booth, Gritton, Simm. Subs: St Juste, Taylor.

Witton Albion : Cooper, Gardner, Pritchard, Kearney, Doughty, Hancock (Wood 88), Bennion, MacPherson, Botham, Foulkes, Harrison (Kinsey 82). Subs: Ablett, Tomkinson, Smith.

Referee: Andy Scregg (Merseyside)

Attendance: 2,716


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