Russ Griffiths 6
Made a couple of decent saves but doesn’t always inspire confidence with his handling. Might have done better with Askew’s goal, left exposed for Chester’s second and third goals.
Lee Vaughan 4
His passionate, will-to-win character can boil over. Didn’t track Askew for Chester’s opener and tried to make amends but involvement in two flashpoints in quick succession saw him dismissed, with few arguments.
Eddy Jones 6
His first-half performance was positive, missing a good shooting opportunity early on and supporting the attack. Once down to ten men he struggled to contain Johnston, goals 2 and 3 coming from crosses from his flank.
Theo Streete 6
Gave the ball away a couple of times in trying to play out from defence, but was able to recover his errors. Never less than 100% effort but his execution can be found wanting at times.
Courtney Meppen-Walters 6
The better option for playing out from the back, reads the game well but lacks pace and the game situation meant Chester were able to invite the Bucks forward and then counter-attack, putting him on the back foot.
Jack Byrne 6
Helped the Bucks midfield get to better grips with Chester skipper Glendon, and also enjoyed some decent possession, but never really in positions to really hurt the home side. Booked and substituted.
Adam Walker 6
Closer to his usual self, the captain looked more energetic and tried to set the tone by not letting Chester settle; one shot off target, but fought an ultimately losing battle.
Jordan Davies 6
Never stops running and delivered a few inviting crosses but found no-one to convert them. Had one really clear opportunity to level the scores at 1-0 but was unable to test the keeper.
Andy Bond 5
Wasn’t able to have much influence when the Bucks had eleven men, he then slotted in at right-back for Vaughan but lack’s Vaughan’s athleticism and couldn’t offer much going forwards.
Dom McHale 6
Often looks the Bucks best option of ‘breaking the lines’; played a couple of good balls through the Chester defence but his influence faded in the second half, when he was substituted.
Aaron Williams 6
A lack of service is ultimately the tale of his afternoon. Had one heading opportunity snatched away when you’d have backed him to score, but his overall effectiveness was limited. Substituted.
Jason Oswell 6
Part of a double change with 25 minutes remaining. One snatched effort from a rebound that he out wide, otherwise not much impact.
Brendon Daniels 6
Seems unable to fully shake off a hamstring issue, and looked to be stricken once more. Took a couple of free-kicks but unable to find his range.
James Hardy 6
The brightest of the players introduced from the bench, but there was simply too much to do by the time he arrived.
Unused substitutes: Lilly, White.