Date: 25th November 2008 at 9:43pm
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Darlington 1 Chester City 2

Newly appointed Chester City manager Mark Wright finally got a first win under his belt on Tuesday night when Chester City returned from the Darlington Arena with maximum points.

It wasn’t all plain sailing for the Blues though, who went behind to an early Darlington goal with just seven minutes on the clock. Darlo’s opener came from midfielder Robert Purdie who found the net with a goal from inside the box, firing the ball low into the bottom right corner of the goal after picking up the ball from Franz Burgmeier.

Chester rallied though and thirty minutes later the Blues found themselves back on level teams when Ryan Lowe rifled the ball into the top left hand corner.

Then, eighteen minutes into the second half, Chester took a deserved lead when youth team player Shaun Kelly header home from a Lowe corner to seal three vital League Two points for Chester City.

Darlington: Brown, Austin, White, Ryan, Valentine, Purdie, Kennedy, Ravenhill, Burgmeier, Foran, Clarke.

Subs: Oakes, Miller, Blundell, Hulbert, Main.

Chester City: Danby, James Vaughan, Roberts, Kelly, Linwood, Wilson, Harris, Barry, Hughes, Lowe, McManus.

Subs: Rule, Ryan Williams, Rutherford, Dinning, Partridge.

Attendance: 2,416

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