Sunday, 7 August 2016

Sunday, 7 August 2016

LOAN WATCH | Chester Slip to Defeat on the Opening Day of the Season

Walsall goalkeeper Liam Roberts and recently-signed central defender Theo Vassell are currently on-loan with Vanarama National League side Chester, and were both named in the starting XI as the Blues took on Gateshead.
Walsall goalkeeper Liam Roberts and recently-signed central defender Theo Vassell are currently on-loan with Vanarama National League side Chester, and were both named in the starting XI as the Blues took on Gateshead.

GATESHEAD 3 CHESTER 0

Gateshead took the lead just after the hour mark as Wes York hooked James Bolton's cross back across goal - and, according to those in attendance, it appeared to be knocked into his own net by the backtracking Theo Vassell.

The home side went on to seal victory with eight minutes remaining as Elliott Durrell lost possession to Wes York, who sidefooted home after playing a one-two with team-mate Ryan Bowman.

Gateshead made it three with three minutes of normal time remaining, as former Walsall defender Manny Smith, who recently joined the Tynesiders following two seasons with Wrexham, nodded home from McLaughlin's right flank cross.

Chester are back in action on Tuesday evening as they welcome Dagenham and Redbridge to the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium.

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