CHESTER'S losing streak continued as they exited the Cheshire Senior Cup at the hands of Nantwich who progressed to the semi finals thanks to an injury time strike from Danny Glover.

The Blues had earlier been reduced to ten men after George Green was sent off in the 42nd minute leaving Bernard Morley and Anthony Johnson's side facing an uphill task at the defending cup holders.

Johnson and Morley made four changes to the side that lost at Kidderminster on Saturday, but this was still a strong line up containing a number of Chester's first teamers.

A quiet first half ended in controversy when referee Sam Mulhall brandished yellow cards at James Lawrie and Scott Burton before adjudging a late tackle in the middle park by the unlucky Green worthy of a straight red.

The hosts, who had hit the bar with a Toby Mullarkey header, looked to take advantage in the second half but a good move involving Brad Jackson and Burton almost ended with a goal for the visitors when Dan Mooney’s side footed effort was saved by Will Jaaskelainen.

At the other end Connor King made a fine stop to deny with his left foot to deny former Stoke City striker Ricardo Fuller from close range.

The Blues then hit the woodwork with ten minutes left when Akwasi Asante was allowed him to turn and shoot, only to see his effort rebound off the outside of the post.

The game looked to be heading for extra time when Jaaskelainen saved from Lloyd Marsh-Hughes late on but as the clock ticked down Glover found himself unmarked in the box where he was able to convert Luke Walsh's cross and take the Dabbers through to the semi finals.

Line ups:

Nantwich: Jaaskelainen, Morgan, Cotterell (Walsh 77), Stair, Mullarkey, Bourne, Lawrie, Hughes, Fuller (Glover 61), Cooke, Saunders (Jones 82). Subs not used: Bell, Malkin.

Chester: King, Jackson (Marsh-Hughes 77), Howson, Livesey, Waters, Mooney (Thomson 65), Roberts, Burton, Mahon (Asante 65), Green, Dudley. Subs not used: Shenton, Murray.