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FIXTURES 1939/40
FOOTBALL LEAGUE (Abandoned)
Aug 26 York City
(A)
2-2
Pendergast, Warburton.
6,518
Aug 30 Doncaster Rovers
(H)
1-0
McGough.
6,463
Sep 2 Tranmere Rovers
(H)
2-0
Law, McGough.
6,618
           
REGIONAL LEAGUE (WESTERN SECTION)    
Oct 21 Tranmere Rovers
(A)
2-1
Yates, Astbury.
5,000
Oct 28 Manchester United
(H)
0-4
 
5,000
Nov 11 Wrexham
(A)
2-2
Leyfield, Dickinson.
4,500
Nov 18 Everton
(H)
3-2
Sanders, McMahon, og.
6,000
Nov 25 Stoke City
(A)
0-2
 
2,000
Dec 2 New Brighton
(H)
1-1
McGough.
1,500
Dec 9 Manchester City
(A)
1-4
McMahon.
3,000
Dec 23 Stockport County
(H)
8-1
McMahon (6), og, Sanders.
800
Jan 6 Crewe Alexandra
(H)
1-0
Yates.
n/a
Jan 20 Liverpool
(A)
1-1
Astbury.
2,000
Feb 24 Manchester United
(A)
1-5
Howarth (p).
6,000
Mar 2 Port Vale
(H)
0-3
 
1,000
Mar 9 Wrexham
(H)
4-1
Yates, Astbury, Sanders, Pendergast.
1,400
Mar 16 Everton
(A)
0-5
 
n/a
Mar 23 Stoke City
(H)
3-3
Yates, Horsman, Sanders.
3,830
Mar 25 Tranmere Rovers
(H)
2-2
Horsman, Yates.
2,124
Mar 30 New Brighton
(A)
2-4
Yates (2).
2,997
Apr 6 Manchester City
(H)
0-3
 
2,500
May 4 Port Vale
(A)
1-3
og.
n/a
May 18 Liverpool
(H)
4-0
McIntosh, Astbury (2), Rogers.
1,500
May 25 Stockport County
(A)
3-1
Simms, Astbury, Yates.
750
Jun 1 Crewe Alexandra
(A)
1-3
Yates.
500
           
FOOTBALL LEAGUE WAR CUP  
Jan 13 Burnley [Rd1 1L]
(H)
1-3
Yates.
2,000
Apr 13 Burnley [Rd1 2L]
(A)
0-3
 
2,458
           
WELSH CUP  
Apr 20 Shrewsbury Town [Rd4]
(H)
4-2
og, Yates, Sanders, Astbury.
1,000
Apr 27 Wellington [Rd6]
(H)
1-3
Howarth (p).
n/a
Chester were given a bye in Round 5.  
 
Feb 15 Tranmere Rovers [Rd1 1L]
(H)
2-0
Bremner, Young.
1,000
Feb 22 Tranmere Rovers [Rd1 2L]
(A)
2-9
White, Pendergast.
1,900
           
FRIENDLIES        
Aug 19 Wrexham*
(A)
3-2
Law (2), Warburton.
4,764
Sep 16 Liverpool
(H)
0-5
 
5,659
Sep 23 Wrexham
(A)
2-0
Astbury, Marsh.
n/a
Sep 30 Wrexham
(H)
3-2
Horsman, Astbury, Marsh.
n/a
Oct 7 West Bromwich Albion
(H)
0-2
 
3,313
Dec 16 Bury
(H)
3-4
Howarth (p), Sanders, Yates.
1,500
Dec 25 Birmingham
(H)
1-1
Yates.
n/a
Dec 26 Tranmere Rovers
(A)
3-6
og, Brown, Astbury.
2,000
Mar 27 Blackburn Rovers
(H)
0-0
 
3,115
Apr 10 Army X1**
(H)
0-3
 
6,000
*Jubilee Fund match.
**Cheshire Regiments Comfort Fund.
 
Notes:
The Football League programme for the 1939/40 season was abandoned after three matches (at which time Chester were in 4th position out of 22 teams). In October a normal League competition was organised on a regional basis. Chester finishing 9th out of 12 teams.

 

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