ELTON VALE FRIENDLY
Saturday’s first pre-season friendly, away
at Elton Vale is now pay on the gate. Adult tickets
are priced at £5.00 and Under 16s £2.50.
Gates open at 11.30 and the match will kick-off
at 14.00hrs. Tickets can also be bought from Chester
23 June 2021
TWO MORE SIGNINGS
Chester have made two more signings today. Matty
Williams, a 20-year-old central defender signs from
Accrington Stanley, and has recently been playing
on loan at Lancaster City. Matty impressed in the
recent trial weekend held by the club. Also joining
is 18-year-old forward Zack Clarke who was recently
released by Stockport County and played in a friendly
trial match for Chester recently.
BOOST THE BUDGET
After just a month since it started, the club are
well on their way of reaching their £100,000
Boost The Budget target. The generous amount raised
so far by supporters stands at a fantastic £87,546.
Boost The Budget
22 June 2021
SPENCER WHELAN 1971-2021
|| Sad to report
that former Chester City defender Spencer
Whelan has died at the age on 49. He made
221+25 appearances for the Blues scoring ten
goals between 1990/91-1997/98 before joining
Chester have signed 28-year-old Jamaican-born forward
Darren Stephenson. The striker spent last season
at Curzon Ashton and was loaned out to FC Halifax
Town when the National League North was declared
null and void, scoring one goal in four appearances
for The Shaymen. Stephenson has played for several
clubs and tasted promotion success from the National
League North with Stockport County back in 2019.
Joint manager Anthony Johnson told the club website:
“We’re absolutely delighted to welcome
Darren to the club. He’s someone me and Bern
have been chasing for a number of years, so get
him done along with the other new lads means we’ve
got every player in we wanted to sign.”
“Darren is very quick and strong (Joel Taylor
can attest to that from last season), gets a ridiculous
number of assists but also has a keen eye for goal.
He actually scored more goals than Akwasi Asante
in the season Akwasi had his best ever season.”
Chester have arranged a pre-season friendly away
at the newly reformed Macclesfield FC on Friday
23 July, kick-off 19.45hrs.
15 June 2021
The Blues have completed the signing of 25-year-old
midfielder James Hardy. Stockport-born Hardy began
his senior career at AFC Fylde where he made 91
appearances scoring 16 goals between 2015 and 2019.
He signed for Walsall when his contract at Fylde
ended and spent a season with the Saddlers, making
11 appearances. For last season, Hardy joined AFC
Telford United and made 17 appearances, including
two against Chester. As the season was declared
null and void, Hardy left Telford and played for
the remainder of the season in the National League
SEASON TICKET RENEWALS
Chester have extended the deadline for Season Ticket
renewals until 18.00hrs this Friday 18 June, following
the announcement that the easing of Covid lockdown
restrictions has been delayed by four weeks.
8 June 2021
FRIENDLY TICKETS NOW ON SALE
Tickets for the first pre-season friendly, away
at Elton Vale on Saturday 3 July, are now on sale.
Adult tickets are priced at £5.00 and Under
16s £2.50. Gates open at 11.30 and the match
will kick-off at 14.00hrs. Tickets can be bought
from Chester FC here.
5 June 2021
TWO MORE SIGNINGS
Chester have added to more players to their squad
for the coming season. In comes 25-year-old defender
Tom Co wan who ended last season at Curzon Ashton.
Cowan turned professional in 2014 with Macclesfield
Town, having come through their youth ranks. He
made 50 appearances for the Silkmen before a period
on loan at Chorley. He joined Stockport County in
2017 and remained there until he moved on to Guiseley
in July 2020, he left Guiseley for Curzon Ashton
in December of the same year.
Also joining the first team squad is 18-year-old
midfielder Drew Lowe who has earned his first senior
contract after coming through the Youth Academy
team, having signed from Stoke City two years ago.
Lowe scored the deciding penalty kick that brought
Chester the Under-19’s the National League
Alliance Cup for a second time in three years back
BLUES BOOK AWAY TIE
Chester’s late win over Darlington in Tuesday night’s FA Cup replay sees them book a visit to Marske United.
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A James Hardy goal five minutes from time sends Chester through to a Third Qualifying Round match at Marske United.
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