Chester came out on top in an entertaining game which proved that just because there isn’t something to play for, it doesn’t mean your team can’t put you through the ringer. Chester started abysmally and gave Nuneaton numerous chances which they eventually took, racing into a 2-0 lead (hang on, hasn’t that happened before?). Chester then got one back through McBurnie before half time but the old fashion hair dryer treatment obviously didn’t have the desired effect as Chester conceded almost immediately after half time thanks to a wonderfully placed shot.
Then Chester pulled their fingers out. Hughes capitalised on a mistake to run at the defence and put in Kingsley James to finish. The subs McConville and Thomson turned a defeat into a win. McConville with two close range finishes and Thomson taking on half their defence to fire home. Here are some thoughts…
1. Rooney and Hobson
Was announced before the match that they have both signed one year deals and both played well today. I think the recent switch to 442 has suited both players. Rooney seems to be a bit more content playing deeper and spraying passes and, today at least, added a bit of bite to his game with a few good challenges. Hobson on the other hand was immense in the air, held the ball up well and was very unlucky not to score. If they can play like that next year then they’ll be worth the money.
Looked very good when he came on. I hope we give him a contract because I’m sure he’ll be an asset next season. He seems to have a good idea where the goal is and has a decent touch and likes to try things. A really positive player.
No contract signed yet. Have we seen the last of him? A shame if we have. Felt he is one of our few players who can play in a scrappy game. When things are open and expansive he can command the centre but he is also a real battler. Perhaps he wants to move closer to home which you can hardly blame him for but I hope he pulls on the blue and white next season.
4. Viscosi debut
Really nice touch from Steve Burr. It meant Worsnop got a really brilliant send off which his performances throughout the season have deserved and Viscosi, who is a really nice lad, got a few minutes.
5. I miss football already.
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