After being forced to watch their side beaten 2-0 at home in front of more away fans than home supporters, Chester FC fans had to suffer the indignity of having Tranmere Rovers confirm their relegation from the National League.

The defeat against Rovers and a late goal elsewhere for Solihull Moors to seal a 1-0 win at Hartlepool United was enough to seal Chester’s fate and send them into the National League North with four games remaining. The Blues did put up a fight against promotion-chasing Rovers in a game where they remained competitive without ever really looking like finding a way through.

A goal from Andy Cook in first half added time and a James Norwood effort on 63 minutes decided the contest and hammered the final nail into Chester’s National League coffin.

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