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Chester FC
Witton Albion
Full time
B Smart (10')
Tue 23 Oct 19:45 - Cheshire Senior Cup 18-19 Attendance 357

Albion exit County Cup


Ex player coverts late penalty

Gary Roberts (16 appearances at the beginning of the 15/16 season) skippered his Chester outfit to the narrowest of victories and struck the vital spot-kick six minutes from time after Danny McKenna had been adjudged by referee Jon Kenny to have done enough in his tackle on John Pritchard to merit the award.

In a much changed Albion line-up, six in total, from the week-end, that included debuts for both Shane Williams and Gareth Arnison, it was Witton that got themselves first onto the scoresheet. Billy Smart getting his header through at the near post in the 10th minute from James Yates right side cross.

Chester on the other hand, having been without a match the previous week and playing with a virtual full strength team nullified our lead within five minutes when the very impressive Craig Mahon curled in the equalizer.

It was a game of few chances thereon. We nearly got back in front lead but Josh Wardle turned the ball wide following a corner and then home custodian Grant Shenton had to be alert to push away a Will Booth free kick just before the interval.

With ten minutes remaining Greg Hall having initially mishandled a long ball flicked on by Danny Livesey made a fantastic recovery save to deny substitute Deane Smalley from close range.

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Key moments

Goal Billy Smart scores for Witton Albion

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73:00 Sub Off
Shane Williams is substituted off for Witton Albion
73:00 Sub On
James Foley is substituted on for Witton Albion
62:00 Sub Off
Will Jones is substituted off for Witton Albion
62:00 Sub On
Anthony Gardner is substituted on for Witton Albion
End of period 1
10:00 Goal 0 - 1
Billy Smart scores for Witton Albion
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As it happened

  • Chester FC
  • Witton Albion
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  • Billy Smart Goal 10:00'
  • Will Jones Sub Off 62:00'
  • Anthony Gardner Sub On 62:00'
  • Shane Williams Sub Off 73:00'
  • James Foley Sub On 73:00'

Team selection

Hall, Greg Hall, Greg
Yates, James Yates, James
Wilson, Michael Wilson, Michael
Williams, Shane Williams, Shane
Wardle, Josh Wardle, Josh
McKenna, Danny McKenna, Danny
Booth, Will Booth, Will
Smart, Billy Smart, Billy
Jones, Will Jones, Will
Arnison, Gareth Arnison, Gareth
Lingouba, Cesaire Lingouba, Cesaire


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