Top Guns extend lead at summit following Mossley win
9th November 2010
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A three nil victory over Mossley at the weekend helped the Blues to bolster their position at the top of the Evo-Stik First Division North table.

The day, designated as Armed Forces Day ahead of Remembrance, also saw the visit of the 1st Battalion Royal Welsh regiment perform a Guard of Honour for the players, and a collection for the Poppy Appeal was organised by the Upton British Legion, as the club once again reached out to the local community.

In truth Chester were in complete control of this game, creating countless opportunities and had they have taken those chances, the scoreline would have been far worse for visiting Mossley.

The Blues took the lead in the 27th minute when club captain George Horan headed home his fifth goal of the season after latching onto Robbie Booth’s right wing cross.

Leading goalscorer Michael Wilde added a brace in the second half to add to his growing tally. He made it two nil near the hour mark with a wonderful close range snapshot from Chris Williams' left wing cross.

Wilde should have scored another in the 70th minute when he picked up the ball after a dodgy clearance from visiting keeper, Josh Ollerenshaw. Wilde attempted to lob the keeper only to see his effort rasp over the Mossley crossbar.

But Wilde ensured another three points were safe when he converted Chester FC's first ever League penalty after substitute Rob Hopley’s strike caught a handball inside the area.

With title rivals Chorley dropping points this weekend at the hands of Harrogate Railway Athletic, Chester FC bolstered their position in at top of the league table in front of another impressive crowd at the Exacta Stadium.

Chester FC: Sanna; Jones, Horan, Ruffer, Williams; Booth (Beck 64), Barnes (Stones 82), Howard, Field; Wilde, Wilson (Hopley 79). Subs (not used): Graves, Titchiner.

Goals: Horan 26, Wilde 57, 84pen.

Booked: Booth, Field.

Mossley: Ollerenshaw; Richardson, Warner Coo 45), Kay (Murray 61), Thomas; Hampson (Hare 78), Chalmers, Kay, Blackshaw; Oates, Egan. Subs (not used): Barrow, Jones.

Referee: Mr J E Johnson.

Attendance: 2,266.


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