BLUES BEATEN AT SPENNYMOOR
Chester dropped out of the
play-off places following Saturday’s 2-0 defeat
at Spennymoor Town. Gary Roberts missed a second
half penalty that could have brought the sides level
at the time. Ryan Hall gave Moors the lead on 31
minutes picking up a flick on by Glen Taylor before
rounding Grant Shenton to shoot into the empty net.
The Blues were handed a lifeline ten minutes after
the break as a foul on new signing George Waring
saw referee Bell point to the spot. Roberts saw
his penalty saved by Matthew Gould in the home goal
with substitute George Green heading the rebound
Taylor wrapped up the three points 11 minutes from
time picking up a loose ball just outside the box,
beating two defenders before shooting past Shenton.
table after Spennymoor defeat
25 January 2019
Chester have signed former
Tranmere Rovers George Waring until the end of the
season. The 24-year-old Chester born player has
recently had a loan spell at Kidderminster Harriers.
Waring actually started out his youth career with
the Chester City Academy before moving to Everton
and then Stoke City. Waring had a loan spell at
Barnsley in League One during the 2014/15 season,
scoring six goals in 19 games for the Tykes. He
has also had loan spells at Oxford United, Shrewsbury
Town and Carlisle United before signing for Tranmere
18 January 2019
MORAN OUT ON LOAN
Jon Moran has joined Hednesford
Town on a one month loan. The 21-year-old defender
signed from Forest Green Rovers in the summer and
has scored one goal in 18+4 appearances for Chester
Chester have signed winger
Ben McKenna from Bradford (Park Avenue). The 26-year-old
scored for the Avenue in their 5-3 defeat at Chester
earlier in the season. He began his career as a
youth player at Burnley and has also played for
Carlisle United, Stockport County and Curzon Ashton.
CHESHIRE SENIOR CUP
Chester have been drawn away
to Nantwich Town in the quarter final of the competition.
The Dabbers won 2-1 at Crewe Alexandra in the last
round. The match is due to take place in the week
commencing 9 February.
11 January 2019
Chester have signed experienced
31-year-old midfielder Sean McAllister ahead of
Saturday’s home game against Guiseley. He
has previously played for Sheffield Wednesday, Scunthorpe
United and Grimsby Town. He had a loan spell at
York City last season and has been training with
Chester this week.
9 January 2019
Gary Stopforth (pictured) and Akwasi Asante will
be out of action for some time. The club have had
scans back on both players today, Stopforth requires
surgery for a torn meniscus in his knee while Asante
could be out for up to another four weeks recovering
from his knee injury.
Joint manager Anthony Johnson told the Chester Chronicle:
“Gary looks like he is going to need surgery
on his injury and he is going to be out for the
foreseeable future, which is a massive blow for
us as he has been first class.”
“Akwasi took a bang to the back of his knee
against Telford. The recovery period was four to
six weeks from time of injury and he had a little
setback with it but hopefully we’ll have him
back in the next four weeks as he will be massive
for us in the run in.”
“The injury situation
is like nothing I’ve ever known. We’ve
just got to get through it and see if we can bring
in some bodies in the short term to help with numbers.”
CHESHIRE SENIOR CUP VICTORY
Two goals from Nathan Brown
plus strikes from George Green and Iwan Murray gave
a youthful Chester side a 4-0 victory at Winsford
United in the first round of the Cheshire Senior
Cup last night.
8 January 2019
BLUES MOVE FIFTH
Goals from Anthony Dudley
and Gary Roberts gave Chester a 2-0 victory at FC
United of Manchester on Saturday. It as the first
away victory since September! The Blues were reduced
to ten men midway through the second period with
George Green receiving a second yellow card. Chester
moved into fifth position following the victory.
4 January 2019
DAWSON LEAVES CHESTER
Midfielder Adam Dawson has
left the club after failing to clinch a regular
place in the team. The 26-year-old player signed
from AFC Telford United last November and made seven
appearances for the club. A club statement said:
“We’d like to thank Adam for his time
and efforts whilst at the Swansway Chester Stadium,
and wish him all the best for the future.”
Dawson has since joined League Two side Macclesfield
MURRAY EXTENDS DEAL
The club have also announced
that Academy graduate Iwan Murray has extended his
contract at the club until the end of the season,
he had initially signed a six month deal last summer.
3 January 2019
CHESTER GET THEIR MAN
the news Chester fans have been waiting for and
this afternoon the Blues have finally announced
the signing of 26-year-old Dutch forward Akwasi
Asante from Tamworth on an 18 month contract.
Asante scored five goals in three games during his
recent loan spell that was cut short through injury,
and he joins after the Blues paid a club record
undisclosed five figure fee for his services with
the deal made possible thanks to the financial support
of businessman Stuart Murphy, who recently donated
£1m to the club.
Asante passed a medical prior the home game with
Southport on New Years Day and signed later that
day, he’s expected to be fit for the all-ticket
match at FC United of Manchester on Saturday, kick-off
The home game against Blyth Spartans will now take place on Tuesday 26 February.
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