Bears Beaten at Home By Chester
Wakefield were eventually beaten 2-1 by Chester after battling back from a goal down at half time.
The Bears made several changes to the side that drew at Ossett Albion. Josh Herring started in goal in place of Jan Zolna who has joined Yorkshire Amateur. Elliott Firth returned on the wing replacing Ryan Pleasants who is out for around 12 weeks with a torn hamstring. Ian Robinson debuted up front after joining the club from Lanzarote, Wayne Shooter dropped to the bench. Steve Nicholson returned in place of Brandon Kane at right back and Craig Laight replaced Jay Edwards in the starting eleven after returning from a suspension.
Chester shaded the opening 45 minutes and deserved their half time lead. Captain George Horan was the goalscorer midway through the half.
Delroy Ferguson had a glorious chance to equalise on the stroke of half time after been put through by the lively Robinson, but was denied by goalkeeper Richard Whiteside.
Wakefield came back strongly after half time and deserved their equaliser on 52 minutes. Elliott Firth drove the ball into the net from 20 yards after a good run infield from the right.
Chester came back at The Bears after the equaliser and had several chances to score but Josh Herring was in good form in the home goal. Stuart Graves eventually slotted home the winner with 15 minutes left.
Wakefield tried to find another equaliser but couldn't break down the Chester defence. Tom Denton had a good chance to score right at the death but didn't get a good connection on his shot and Whiteside made a comfortable save.
Wakefield FC Man of the Match: Wes Milnes
Wakefield: Herring, Nicholson, Morris, Roberts, Milnes (c), Laight, Firth, Jones, Robinson, Denton, Ferguson (Glavin 81). Subs Not Used: Kane, Burgin, Shooter.
A good game in patches, Chester fans moaned every two wins about every challenge and every decision the Ref/Liner made but the fans was well behaved, and the guys I talked too at the match was quite nice people...
MY M.O.M. Josh Herring