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Chester 2-2 Dag & Red

Two late goals rescued a point for relegation-threatened Chester against Dagenham & Redbridge.

Dagenham went ahead on six minutes when Jon Nurse crossed for Ben Strevens to side-foot home from 10 yards out.

Strevens hit the post when through on goal but Matt Ritchie unleashed a left-footed strike to double the lead.

David Mannix gave Chester hope with a header from Ryan Lowe's corner on 86 minutes and, a minute from time, Kevin Roberts nodded home from close range.

It was City's second successive point after a run of six straight defeats on an afternoon that, thanks to results elsewhere, saw Mark Wright's men edge six points clear of danger.


Chester: Danby, Kelly (Rule 42), Linwood, Roberts, James Vaughan, Barry, Mannix, Ellison, Wilson, Lowe, Jones (Partridge 62).
Subs Not Used: Rutherford, Ellans, Smith.

Booked: Barry.

Goals: Mannix 86, Roberts 89.

Dag & Red: Roberts, Foster , Okuonghae, Arber (Uddin 75), Griffiths, Saunders, Southam, Loft, Ritchie, Strevens, Nurse.
Subs Not Used: Hogan, Thomas, Montgomery, Taiwo.

Booked: Southam.

Goals: Strevens 6, Ritchie 36.

Att: 1,416

Ref: Mark Haywood (W Yorkshire).



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