HARRISON RETURNS IN NEWCASTLE VICTORY
Midfielder Danny Harrison returned from injury
to play for Chester in their 4-1 victory at Newcastle
Town last night, Harrison missed most of last season
following a hip operation making only 16 appearances
since signing from Tannmere Rovers in the summer
of 2013. Chris Iwelumo picked up an ankle knock
in the opening five minutes and took no further
part in the game being replaced by Tom Peers.
Teenage midfielder Liam Blake opened the scoring
on 34 minutes and Peter Winn doubled the advantage
two minutes later scoring from long range. Winn
was on the scoresheet again converting a 58th minute
penalty following a foul on Wayne Riley. Tin Sanders
pulled a goal back for the home side before trialist
Bohan Dixon made it 4-0 to Chester with rour minutes
Hall, Disney, Peters, Charnock, Dixon, Blake, Harrison
(Rae 46), Winn, Iwelumo (Peers 5), Miller (Menagh
70), Riley. Subs not used: Hobson, Rooney, Brown,
Kay, Worsnop, McConville.
27 July 2014
DEFEAT AT WITTON
Chester suffered their first pre-season defeat
when they were beaten 2-1 at Witton Albion on Saturday.
The Blues found themselves 2-0 down after 34 minutes
as strikes from Danny Andrews and Neil Harvey gave
Jon Worsnop no chance in the Chester goal. Despite
plento of possession as the game wore on the blues
failed to really test ex-Chester player Chris Sanna
in the home goal. Craig Mahon did provide one moment
of magic though with a fine consolation goal five
minutes from time shooting home in off the crossbar
from 25 yards out.
Worsnop (Hall 46), Disney (Taylor 46), Brown, Charnock,
Roberts, Mahon, James (Dixon 61), Rooney (Riley
61), Menagh, McConville (Hobson 46), Iwelumo (Winn
26 July 2014
SQUAD NUMBERS ANNOUNCED
Chester hacve announced their squad numbers
for the coming season, they are:
1. Jon Worsnop
2. John Disney
3. Matty Brown
4. Michael Kay
5. Gareth Roberts
6. Kieran Charnock
7. Craig Mahon
8. Kingsley James
9. Chris Iwelumo
10. John Rooney
11. Peter Winn
12. Danny Taylor
13. John Danby
14. Jamie Menagh
16. Sean McConville
17. Danny Harrison
18. Wayne Riley
19. Craig Hobson
20. Liam Blake
21. Tom Peers
24 July 2014
The away match at Bristol Rovers has been
brought forward 24 hours and will now kick-off at
15.00hrs on Good Friday 3 April 2015.
23 July 2014
BLUES DRAW WITH BURNLEY U21 SIDE
Chester drew 2-2 with a Burnley U21 side
last night. Jamie Menagh from the penalty spot and
Matty Brown scored for the Boues who fought
back from being a goal behind on both occasions.
Experienced defender Kevin McINtyre has joined
Connah’s Quay Nomads. McIntyre rejoined the
club, having previousley played for Chester City,
last summer and made 33+2 appearances last season.
19 July 2014
WREXHAM MATCH DATE CHANGE
Chester’s home league match against
rivals Wrexham will be screened live by BT Sport
and will now take place on Monday 22 September,
The Chester Exiles Annual General Meeting
will take place on Thursday 25 July at The Jugged
Hare, 172 Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria, London
SW1V 1DX, starting at 19.30hrs.
1. Apologies for absence
2. Minutes of the 2013 Annual General Meeting
3. Matters arising
4. Chairman’s report
5. Accounts and Treasurer’s report
6. Secretary / Membership report
7. Committee reports:
7a. Press and Sponsorship
8. Election of officers
9. Any other business
The Exiles encourage as many members to come along
if you live or work close by (with apologies for
Exiles elsewhere in the UK and world!). We will
keep the official business to a minimum and then
carry on with a social and discuss how we as Exiles
can support the Club in the coming season. New ideas
and 2013 Minutes
ROONEY STRIKE EARNS DRAW
Chester drew their first home pre-season
friendly 1-1 with Crewe Alexandra. An entertaining
game saw Crewe’s Chris Atkinson give the Railwaymen
the lead on 28 minutes but midfielder John Rooney
cancelled that out with a superb 25-yarder on 67
Chester (first half): Danby, Disney,
Charnock, Brown, Roberts, Rooney, James, Mahon,
Menagh, Thomson, Iwelumo.
Chester (second half): Hall, Taylor,
Brown, Kay, Roberts, McConville, Rooney, James,
Menagh, Thomson, Hobson.
16 July 2014
YOUNG BLUES CLAIM
A young Chester side came away from West
Cheshire League side Upton AA with a 4-2 victory
in a pre-season friendly last night. Chester took
a 2-0 lead in the opening 20 minutes with goals
from trialist Oscar Durnin and Sean Miller. The
home side pulled a goal back through Nathan Mapletoft
before goals from trialist Alex Hughes and striker
Tom Peers gave the Blues a 4-1 advantage. A late
consolation goal from Todd Reid reduced the final
score to 4-2.
12 July 2014
WINNING START TO PRE-SEASON
Chester’s pre-season campaign got of
to a winning start with a 4-2 victory at Marine.
Two goals for trialist and King’s Lynn player
George Thomson plus penalties from John Rooney and
Chris Iwelumo gave Chester a four goal lead before
two Marine goals reduced the arrears. Goalkeeper
Jon Worsnop was sent off ten minutes from time after
bringing down Lewis Copling.
Chester (first half): Hall, Taylor,
Kay, Charnock, Rae, Love, Thompson, McConville,
Hobson, Menagh, Disney.
Chester (second half): Worsnop,
Disney, Brown, Charnock, Roberts, James, Blake,
Mahon, Rooney, Iwelumo, Hobson.
11 July 2014
Chester have signed former Welsh International
left back Gareth Roberts. The Wrexham-born defender
spent the majority of his career at Tranmere Rovers
where he made 338 appearances for the club before
moving to Doncaster Rovers. He spent last season
at Notts County where he made six appearances. Roberts
has been capped nine times by Wales.
4 July 2014
HOME START FOR BLUES
Chester begin the 2014/15 Conference Premier
season on Saturday 9 August with a home game against
Barnet. The Blues then travel on the following Tuesday
for their first away fixture at Forest Green Rovers.
The home derby with Wrexham takes place on Saturday
20 September with the return at the Racecourse Ground
on Saturday 7 March. The festive fixtures see Altrincham
visit Chester on Boxing Day with the return match
at Moss Lane on New Year’s Day. The season
concludes with a home match against Nuneaton Town
on Saturday 25 April.
Supporters must pre-purchase a ticket for Saturday’s FA Trophy match at Southport.
Chester rue their missed chances as they are beaten by a late goal on their first visit to Leamington.
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