16th March 1996
Chester C (a)
Saturday 16th March
Endsleigh Insurance League
Chester City 2 Exeter City 2.
Goals in the final minute of the first half and deep into injury time gave the City a deserved point from their trip to promotion seeking Chester City The Grecians showed a great battling spirit as they extended their unbeaten run to four matches. Chester took the lead in the 23rd minute through Chris Priest, but it was al square at the break when Mark Came headed home a Darren Hughes free-kick to register a goal against his former club.
With a draw looking more and more likely, and with 5 minutes remaining. Nick Richardson's effort was going wide, but it hit Noel Blake and rebounded into the net. Stil City didn't give up, and after having a strong appeal for a penalty turned down, deep into injury time Mark Cooper scored the equaiser from close range following a well flighted Hughes comer
Exeter City team: Peter Fox, Neil Parsley, Dairen Hughes, Richard Pears (Barry McConnell, Noel Blake, Jon Richardson, Mark Gavin, Mark Cooper, Leon Braithwaite, Danny Bailey, Mark Came
Subs not used: Gary Rice. John Sharpe.
Chester team: Stewart, Davison Rodgers, Fisher, Alsford, Burnham, Richardson, Priest Regis (Chambers), Miner, Rimmer.
Subs not used: Brown, Briggs. Scorers: Chester: Priest, Blake og. Exeter Came. Cooper Attendance: 2,043.