Lucas Dawson smashed a stunning 94th-minute winner as Chester climbed out of the National League bottom four with victory over fellow strugglers Barrow.Chester looked untroubled for most of the first half after sauntering into a two-goal lead inside 25 minutes.Dawson sent Jordan Archer clear down the inside-right channel to score on his debut after just 11 minutes, the new signing from Stourbridge drilling home a low, angled right-foot shot.
Fellow new signing Reece Hall-Johnson then also scored his first goal for the club, on only his second start, when he volleyed home superbly from the edge of the box.There could have been other goals for the hosts, most notably when Ryan Astles’ header was blocked on the line in a scramble. But instead they went down the tunnel all square after Adi Yussuf and Byron Harrison both punished sloppy defending in the space of two minutes of first-half injury time. After a pulsating second half, in which chances came freely at either end, Chester then snatched it deep into injury time when midfielder Dawson capped a frantic assault on the Barrow goal by drilling home a 25-yard right-foot screamer.It prompted his manager Marcus Bignot to gallop down the touchline Antonio Conte-style to celebrate with a mob of home fans, prompting an angry exchange with Barrow manager Neil Hornby, but he escaped with a warning from referee Joe Johnson.Line-upsLive TextLine-upsChester1Lynch29Hall-Johnson5McCombe17Dawson31Gough6Astles4James8Turnbull21ShawBooked at 49minsSubstituted forZanzalaat 64’minutes10HannahSubstituted forWhiteat 72’minutes30ArcherSubstituted forBellat 88’minutesSubstitutes2Halls3Rowe-Turner9White15Bell16ZanzalaBarrow12Dixon21Barthram11Bauress18HughesSubstituted forThompsonat 90+2’minutes17Bignot14Hall19Diagne23Gomis8ClementsBooked at 54mins10YussufSubstituted forPanayiotouat 73’minutes20HarrisonSubstitutes1Moore9White15Panayiotou16Thompson22MakomaReferee:Joe JohnsonLive TextPosted at Match ends, Chester FC 3, Barrow 2.Full TimePosted at 90’+5′ Second Half ends, Chester FC 3, Barrow 2.Goal!Posted at 90’+4′ Goal! Chester FC 3, Barrow 2. Lucas Dawson (Chester FC).SubstitutionPosted at 90’+2′ Substitution, Barrow. Jordon Thompson replaces Liam Hughes.SubstitutionPosted at 88′ Substitution, Chester FC. Nyal Bell replaces Jordan Archer.SubstitutionPosted at 73′ Substitution, Barrow. Harry Panayiotou replaces Adi Yussuf.SubstitutionPosted at 72′ Substitution, Chester FC. Harry White replaces Ross Hannah.SubstitutionPosted at 64′ Substitution, Chester FC. Offrande Zanzala replaces Tom Shaw.BookingPosted at 54′ Chris Clements (Barrow) is shown the yellow card.BookingPosted at 49′ Tom Shaw (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.Second HalfPosted at Second Half begins Chester FC 2, Barrow 2.Half TimePosted at 45’+3′ First Half ends, Chester FC 2, Barrow 2.Goal!Posted at 45’+2′ Goal! Chester FC 2, Barrow 2. Byron Harrison (Barrow).Goal!Posted at 45′ Goal! Chester FC 2, Barrow 1. Adi Yussuf (Barrow).Goal!Posted at 25′ Goal! Chester FC 2, Barrow 0. Reece Hall-Johnson (Chester FC).Goal!Posted at 11′ Goal! Chester FC 1, Barrow 0. Jordan Archer (Chester FC).Kick OffPosted at First Half begins.Lineups are announced and players are warming up.goal
Source: BBC Cumbria