ROONEY TREBLE SINKS YOUNG REDS
A John Rooney hat-trick helped Chester to a 4-0
victory over a Liverpool U21 side last night in
front of a crowd of over 2,000. Sam Hughes who was
earlier awarded his first contract added the fourth
goal to end a memorable day for the youngster.
The visitors had the better of the early chances
with John Worsnop pulling off a couple of saves
before Rooney fired the Blues in front just before
half time converting Jordan Chapell’s cross.
George Thomson headed over and Kane Richards hit
a post before Chester doubled their lead as Hughes
struck from close range following a Rooney free-kick.
Seven minutes from tome Rooney curled a delightful
shot past Ryan Fulton in the Reds goal and into
the top corner. The Blues midfielder completed his
hat-trick with a superb curling free-kick past Fulton
in the final seconds.
29 July 2015
HUGHES AWARDED CONTRACT
midfielder Sam Hughes has been rewarded for
some impressive pre-season outings with a
full time first-team contract. After signing
on the dotted line, Hughes said: “It’s
a great feeling. I'm very happy with the signing
and it’s a dream come true because I’m
going to be playing football week in, week
out for a great club.”
© Rick Matthews (Chester Leader)
22 July 2015
VICTORY AT HEDNESFORD
Goals either side of half-time by Craig Hobson and
Tom Peers gave Chester a 2-1 victory at Keys Park
last night. Jon McCarthy was in charge of team affairs
on the night and made eight changes at the interval
as he took the opportunity to
© Rick Matthews (Chester Leader)
14 July 2015
The Blues have suffered two narrow 1-0 defeats in
their opening friendly matches against League One
opposition in the form of Oldham Athletic and Rochdale.
Manager Steve Burr used a number of trialists in
both games as he looks to recruit for next season.
10 July 2015
The football club are to hold their first ever Community
Day at the ground on Sunday 19 July. It’s
free event with activities for all the family throughout
the day. There will be an open training session
with the first team squad and an opportunity to
collect autographs and take photographs with the
players, a Hog Roast will run through the day. The
event is being run in association with the Macmillan
Cancer Support Charity and will run from 10.00-15.0hrs.
Any company or Community Groups who would like to
get involved should contact Jon
Chester begin their pre-season campaign with a home
friendly against Oldham Athletic tomorrow, kick-off
15.00hrs. Admission price is just £5.00 for
adults, £3.00 for concessions and is free
for under-21s (ID required). Supporters can also
pay £15.00 for a ticket to see all four home
friendly games against Oldham, Rochdale, Liverpool
U21 and Crewe Alexandra.
The next volunteers meeting will take place at the
club on Wednesday 15 July at 19.00hrs. All current
volunteers are invited to attend as well as anyone
who is interested in getting involved during the
3 July 2015
HOME START FOR BLUES
Braintree Town will visit Chester for the opening
fixture of the 2015/16 Conference Premier season
on Saturday 8 August. The following Tuesday sees
the Blues hit the road for the first time of the
campaign with a trip to FC Halifax Town.
WINGER SIGNS IN
Winger Jordan Chapell has signed a one year deal
with Chester after being released by Torquay United.
The 22-year-old moved to Plainmoor after starting
his career at Sheffield United, he also has a spell
on loan last season at Grimsby Town.
1 July 2015
EXPERIENCED SHARPS JOINS DEFENCE
Chester have signed former Burton Albion and Tranmere
Rovers defender Ian Sharps, manager Steve Burr’s
fifth pre-season capture. Sharps, 35, has made over
500 appearances in the Football League including
spells at Rotherham United and Shrewsbury Town,
and brings a wealth of experience to the team. Last
season he played on loan at AFC Telford United but
decided against joining the Bucks Head side in favour
Sharps told the Chester Chronicle: “I spoke
to the manager about a month ago and he came across
really well and I liked what he said about the club.
I had a few sniffs from clubs in the Football League
but nothing really came of them and as a footballer
you want to play at the highest level you can for
as long as you can so it was an easy decision.”
“I live in Baschurch in North Shropshire which
is just off the A5 so it’s not far to come
and it’s going to be less travel than I’ve
been doing for the past few seasons.”
Fixtures | Signings
FIXTURES OUT ON FRIDAY
The fixtures for the coming season will be released
at 13.00hrs on Friday 3 July.
Chester will travel to play Dunston UTS in the third qualifying round of the FA Cup.
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