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DEVA STADIUM TOP TEN FACTS

1.

Match programmeChester’s first game at the Deva Stadium was a Coca Cola Cup game against Stockport County on August 25th 1992, County won 2-1.
2.
[Eddie Bishop]The first goal at the Deva Stadium was scored in that opening match by Stockport County’s Chris Beaumont. The first Chester goal was scored by Eddie Bishop in the same game.

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[Carl Ruffer]Carl Ruffer’s goal, in the 5-1 victory over Stevenage Borough, was the 300th League goal scored by Chester at the Deva Stadium.
4.
Chester have played 224 League games at the Deva Stadium in a total of 269 competitive fixtures.

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[Stuart Rimmer]Stuart Rimmer is the leading Deva Stadium goalscorer with 34 goals in all competitions. He also holds the record for most appearances with 121.
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[Dave Thompson]The first hat-trick at the Deva Stadium was scored by Dave Thompson, against Scarborough, on March 12th 1994.

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Match programmeThe largest official attendance for a competitive fixture at the Deva Stadium is 5,638 against Preston North End on April 2nd 1994 although in excess of 5,800 were present for the friendly against Everton on September 20th 1999.
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[Doncaster Rovers]Chester’s record victory at the ground is the 6-0 hammering of Doncaster Rovers on 8th February 1997.

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Andy Milner’s haul of four goals in that 6-0 victory over Doncaster is the record for an individual player at the Deva Stadium.
10.
91 different teams have played a competitive fixture at the Deva Stadium including eight current members of the Premier League: Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Bolton Wanderers, Fulham, Manchester City, Sunderland, Tottenham Hotspur, West Bromwich Albion.
OTHER DEVA STADIUM FACTS
Chester have played 77 different league opponents at the Deva Stadium.
38 different teams have played cup games at the ground.
In total 91 teams have played a competitive fixture at the Deva.
The most frequent league visitors to the ground are Leyton Orient, Mansfield Town, Scarborough and Swansea City with seven visits. When cup games are taken into consideration the most appearances have been made by Hull City and Swansea City (eight each).
Seven current members of the Premier League have played a competitive match here: Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Bolton Wanderers, Fulham, Manchester City, Sunderland, and Tottenham Hotspur.
Of the teams who have made more than one league visit to the ground Chester have a 100% League record against Dover Athletic and Nuneaton Borough. On the other side of the coin Bradford City, Brentford, Crewe Alexandra, Forest Green Rovers, Huddersfield Town and Southport have all won two league games out of two.
The team with the worst record at the Deva Stadium is Hereford United who have lost four league games out of five. They also lost their only cup visit, in the FA Trophy, last season. Leyton Orient have the best record with four wins out of seven.
Hartlepool United have never won a league game here in six visits although they have won a game in the Auto Windscreens shield. Torquay United have never won a game in five visits. Conversely Cambridge United are unbeaten in five visits.
Scarborough have the worst defensive record having conceded 15 goals while Leyton Orient have scored 13 in their seven visits.
Of the teams that have made more than one league visit to the ground only Dover and Nuneaton have failed to score a goal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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