Chester FC 0-2 Macclesfield Town | Gutless performance wipes the smiles off Chester faces

A gutless performance from the Blues has resulted in a 2-0 win for fellow-Cheshire side Macclesfield Town.

Goals from Mitch Hancox and Kieran Kennedy were enough for the Silkmen to see off Chester, as fans called for the departure of manager Jon McCarthy at full-time.

Chester applied the pressure in the opening five minutes, as Jordan Chapell’s dangerous cross almost found the head of centre-back Ryan Astles. However it was the visitors that took the lead on seven minutes, as an in-swinging ball from the right found the head of Mitch Hancox.

Chester didn’t trouble Shwan Jalal in the Macclesfield goal, Craig Mahon’s 19th minute effort from distance was wide of the post.

A quiet first-half only had one more significant opportunity, Macclesfield’s Gime Toure heading the ball wide of the post on 30 minutes. Chester went into the break a goal behind, similarly to Aldershot on Saturday.

Chester were quick out of the blocks in the Second Half, Lucas Dawson and Kingsley James both having tame efforts that were no trouble for Silkmen ‘keeper Jalal.

It was the Silkmen that struck next, former Chester man Elliott Durrell delivering an excellent corner that was met by Kieran Kennedy in the six-yard box. 2-0 to Macclesfield and Chester were in all kinds of trouble.

Matty Waters and James Akintunde, Chester’s only fit Striker, made their way onto the field, whilst Blues defender Ryan Astles was moved into a forward position to assist Akintunde.

However this move was not beneficial and Chester came under a wave of Macclesfield pressure, Marsh shooting just wide and hitting the woodwark in the space of seven minutes.

Elliott Durrell was subbed off to an applause by the Chester faithful, his performance today was a fantastic one and is worthy of a MOTM award.

The only highlight for Chester today was the appearance of academy graduate Tom Crawford, who almost made an impact as soon as he was subbed, narrowly missing out on a tap-in at the back post.

However Crawford’s appearance was not enough and Chester fans remain waiting for their first home league win since December 2016.

Attendance: 2,363.

Chester fans, where do you stand on the manager after this performance? Let us know in the comments below!