Bignot's Delight At Chester's Shootout Glory

7 months ago By Tom Feaheny

Chester and AFC Fylde were involved in a thrilling FA Trophy game with the hosts winning via a penalty shootout.

The Blues know their reward for this win is a trip to East Thurrock United in the second round, after a dramatic match that had plenty of twists and turns eventually after 120 minutes finished 2-2, with Chester winning after scoring all their penalties while Fylde missed one of their's, writes Tom Feaheny.

"There's no better way of going through with that, we had the set back of conceding late on, it's credit to our players," Bignot told the club's website.

"To score all five penalties, we practised them and did work with the goalkeepers as well.

"The harder we work, the more rewards we are getting hopefully this is helping pick our momentum up

"You can't fault the effort, we are still a work in progress, now we can have set backs and it is not fully affecting us, we are winning at home, it will take time to get there, now we need to get more points."

Bignot now wants that focus to be delivered once again in league action.

"We need to get momentum to the level, we have picked up some good wins and everyone is available so we can have a good go at the matches."

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