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MATCH REPORTS 2014/15

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PRE-SEASON
Marine (A) | Upton AA (A) | Crewe Alexandra (H) | Burnley U21 (H) | Witton Albion (A) | Newcastle Town (A) | Tranmere Rovers (H) | Stafford Rangers (A) | Wolverhampton Wanderers U21 (H)
Tuesday 5 August
Chester 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers U21 4
Pre-season Friendly
Attendance: 902 Half Time 0-2
Booked: -.

Chester: (first half) Worsnop, Taylor, Edwards, Charnock, Roberts, Harrison, James, Mahon, Rooney, Winn, Hobson.
Chester: (second half) Hall, Disney, Edwards, Woods, Batten, Trialist, Blake, Fortnam-Tomlinson, Riley, Menagh, McConville.

Wolverhampton Wanderers: McCrarey, Foley, Johnson (Trialist 45), Ebanks-Landell (Iorfa 65), Ward (O’Hanlon 77), Doumbia, Davis (Weeks 77), O’Hara, Trialist (Eusebio 45), Doyle, McAlinden (Reid 77).
Referee: Rob Jones (Wirral).



Chester ended their pre-season campaign with a 4-1 defeat at the hands of an U21 side from Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Blues fielded virtually a different side in each half with Callum Woods notching a consolation goal nine minutes from time. The only Blues player to play the 90 minutes was 34-year-old centre back and trialist Mike Edwards who recently left Carlisle United.


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Saturday 2 August
Stafford Rangers 1 Chester 3
Pre-season Friendly
Attendance: 297 Half Time 1-1
Booked: -.

Stafford Rangers: Preston (Hopwood 80), Williams (Fincher), Branch. Davies (Mills 75), Daniel, Reid (Pamer 61), Smith (Edmunds 45), Dance (Bromley 79), Wynter (Berkeley 75), Cope (Geaves 61), Curtis (Edwards 58).
Chester: Worsnop (Danby 58), Disney, Roberts, Brown (Taylor 45), Charnock, James (Blake 63), Harrison (Peers 79), Mahon (Winn 45), Rooney (Fortnam-Tomlinson 79), Menagh (Riley 45), Hobson (McConville 45).

Referee: Greg Rollason (Staffordshire).

Chester made a slow start and fell behind to an early Rangers goal on eight minutes by Dan Cope, but goals from Craig Hobson, Kingsley James and Peter Winn ensure that the Blues come away from Marston Road with a hard earned victory.

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Tuesday 29 July
Chester 1 Tranmere Rovers 1
Pre-season Friendly
Attendance: 1,532 Half Time 1-1
Booked: -.

Chester: Worsnop, Taylor, Roberts, Kay (Charnock 45), Brown, Rooney, James (Dixon 76), McConville, Mahon (Blake 76), Menagh, Hobson (Riley 76). Subs not used: Hall, Peers, Disney, Miller, Rea.
Tranmere Rovers: Jameson (Viscosci 45), Gumbs, McDonald, Boland, Touray, Duggan (Holmes 74), Gill (Power 64), Shaw (Jago 64), Rowe (Kirby 53), Koumas (Stockton 51), Richards (Odejayi 51). Subs not used: Holmes, Woodards, Ihiekwe, Holness.

Referee: Peter Bankes (Merseyside).


This was a decent pre-season workout as Chester and local neighbours Tranmere Rovers fought out an entertaining 1-1 draw.


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Tuesday 29 July
Newcastle Town 1 Chester 4
Pre-season Friendly
Attendance: - Half Time 0-2
Booked: -.

Chester: 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.
Newcastle Town: Alcock, Askey, Parkinson, Ashman, Bridge, Lowe, Carter, Sanders, Thompson, Mills, Irwin. Subs: Melly, Dicken, France, Gordon, Osborne, Bezo.

Referee: Les Sinclair (Newcastle).

Chester fielded a strong side at The Aspire Stadium with midfielder Danny Harrison making a first appearance for ten months following injury. It was teenage midfielder neil Blake who opened the scoring on 34 minutes following good work from Tom Peers.

Peter Winn doubled the advantage with a 25-yard strike two minutes later and gave the Blues a 3-0 advantage scoring from he penalty spot soon after half-time. The home side reduced the scoreline on 81 minutes through Tim Sanders before Bohan Dixon completed the Chester scoring six minutes from time with a fine solo goal.

Striker Chris Iwelumo suffered an injury early in the match and had to be replaced.


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Saturday 26 July
Witton Albion 2 Chester 1
Pre-season Friendly
Attendance: 337 Half Time 2-0
Booked: -.

Chester: Worsnop (Hall 46), Disney (Taylor 46), Brown, Charnock, Roberts, Mahon, James (Dixon 61), Rooney (Riley 61), Menagh, McConville (Hobson 46), Iwelumo (Winn 61).
Witton Albion: Sanna, Gardner, Barnes, Harrison (Trialist 56), Moyo, Andrews (Dawson 67), Davidson (Trialist 67), Powell (Sheehan 78), Howard, Harvey (Rutter 74), Bakkor (Trialist 67).

Referee: Terry Ratcliffe (Stockport).

A lacklustre performance from Chester who were beaten for the first time in their pre-season build-up. Witton took the lead on 19 minutes as Danny Edwards fired a well taken shot from the edge of the box past Jon Worsnop in the Blues goal. The home side doubled their advantage ten minutes before the break as former Blues played Iain Howard set up Neil Harvey to add the second.

Chester made changes at the break and had more possession in the second period though rarely troubled Chris Sanna in th ehome goal. Five minutes from time Craig Mahon scored a consolation goal with a superb 25-yard shot in off the crossbar.

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Tuesday 22 July
Chester 2 Burnley U21 2
Pre-season Friendly
Attendance: 723 Half Time 0-1
Booked: -.

Chester (first half): Worsnop, Taylor, Kay, Charnock, Roberts, Rooney, Dixon, James, Peers, McConville, Iwelumo.
Chester (second half): Hall, Disney, Kay, Brown, Charnock, Rea, Dixon (Durnin 63), Mahon, Riley, Menagh, Hobson.

Referee: TBA.


Chester fight back twice with goals from Jamie Menagh from the penalty spot and Matty Brown.

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Saturday 19 July
Chester 1 Crewe Alexandra 1
Pre-season Friendly
Attendance: 1,134 Half Time 0-1
Booked: -.

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.

Referee: Mr Peter Bankes.



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 minutes.


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Tuesday 15 July
Upton AA 2 Chester 4
Pre-season Friendly
Attendance: 200 (estimate) Half Time 1-2
Booked: -.

Chester: Andy Metcalfe (Ryan Nield), Adam Garner, Danny Taylor (Joe Williams), Callum Woods, Tom Batten, Oscar Durnin (Alex Hughes), Jack Rea, Bohan Dixon, Liam Blake, Sean Miller, Tom Peers

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.


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Saturday 12 July
Marine 2 Chester 4
Pre-season Friendly
Attendance: 387 Half Time 0-1
Booked: -. Sent-off: Worsnop

Chester (first half): Hall, Taylor, Kay, Charnock, Rae, Love, Thomson, McConville, Hobson, Menagh, Disney.
Chester (second half): Worsnop, Disney, Brown, Charnock, Roberts, James, Blake, Mahon, Rooney, Iwelumo, Hobson.
Marine: Cooper, Roberts-Nurse, Latham, Fearnehough, Shaw, Goulding, Fowler, Clair, Burns, Jones, Mendez. Subs: Jefferies, Williams, Dillon, Copling, Devine..
Referee: Joe Johnson.


Chester’s pre-season campaign got off 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.


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