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30 November 2018
STRIKER SIGNS ON LOAN

Chester have signed striker Akwasi Asante on a 28 day loan from Tamworth. He has joined in time to play tomorrow against Darlington. Asante, 26, has previously played for Solihull Moors and Grimsby Town.

28 November 2018
RETRO DAY ON SATURDAY

The club are holding a Retro Day event on Saturday for the home game against Darlington, kick-off 15.00hrs. Fans are urged to wear their old club shirts from thre past, there are also special reductions for the match with Adult entry at just £10.00, Concessions £5.00, and Under 18s for just £1.00 – Under 5s entry is free as per usual. This applies to both Chester and Darlo supporters.

There will also be a retro edition of The Cestrian matchday magazine. There are also special meal deals in the kiosks around the ground and in the Blues Bar, in the kiosks you’ll be able to get a Bovril, Pie and a chocolate bar for £4.50 whilst in the Blues Bar there will be the deal of a Pie and a Beer or Cider for £5.00.

27 November 2018
TROPHY KNOCKOUT

Chester were dumped out of the FA Trophy 2-0 by Southport in last night's replay. Both goals came in a four minute spell in the second half. The Blues have now gone five games without a win and four without scoring a goal. Joint manager Bernard Morley said after the defeat: “I wouldn’t say it concerns me, it disappoints me, we have got to find a way to win on Saturday. Are we under a massive amount of pressure? No. I don’t think we are. I think the good run that we went on five or six games ago is gone now.”

26 November 2018
TROPHY DRAW

Should Chester defeat Southport in tomorrow night's FA Trophy replay they will play Solihull Moors at home in the first round proper on Saturday 15 December.

23 November 2018
LOAN MOVE FOR DEFENDER

Defender Dominic Smalley has joined Hyde United on a one month loan.

22 November 2018
YOUTH RUN COMES TO AN END

The Youth Team were beaten 2-0 at Mansfield Town last night in the second round of the FA Youth Cup. The young Blues had already beaten Sandbach United, Marine, Wrexham, Hartlepool United and Barnsley in the competition this season but finally bowed out after conceding two second half goals at Mansfield.

Academy coach Calum McIntyre said following the defeat: “I don’t think it will sink in and I don’t think it has sunk it with the lads what they have achieved. They will reflect on some incredible memories and incredible circumstances to have achieved what they have achieved. I think they will look back with real pride, and I do of them.”

“We had a spell in the first half where we were on top. There was probably a ten minute spell in the second half where I thought we were the better team but massive credit to Mansfield. I thought they set up very well and paid us real respect with the way they set up.”

“I think they deserved the win, they took their chances and they managed the game really well. From me, my players and our football club a massive congratulations to Mansfield Town and I wish them all the best at Bournemouth in the next round.”

19 November 2018
SOUTHPORT TICKETS

Supporters should be aware that entry to Chester’s FA Trophy match on Saturday is by ticket only, the stadium does not accept cash at the turnstiles. Tickets can be purchased online, the deadline for online sales is 20.00hrs on Friday 23 November.

Admission prices are as follows:
Adults £10, Concessions £6.00, Juniors (12-18) £5.00, Child (U11’s) FREE.

Tickets can be bought from the Southport website HERE, or they can be purchased from the ticket office at Chester FC between 10.00-16.00hrs this week. Tickets will not be available on Saturday morning.

LATE DEFEAT FOR BLUES
Chester were beaten 1-0 on their first visit to Leamington on Saturday. The only goal of the game came eight minutes form time as Cody Bishop forced the ball home from close range. The Blues will rue a number of missed chances, including a Simon Grand header that hit the bar and a Steve Howson effort blazed over the bar from six yards out during a game in which both sides deserved a point.

Joint manager Bernard Morley said: “It’s hard enough to come and get a result as it is, but when you’re gifted the opportunities that we were today, you’ve got to take them.”

“They’ve had one or two chances themselves, but in terms of clear cut ones, you’ve got to take them chances if you want to be at the top end of the league and they come back to bite you eventually.”

Chester take a break from league action on Saturday when they travel to Southport for an FA Trophy Third Qualifying Round match, kick-off 15.00hrs. The Sandgrounders have hit some form of later with a fine home win in the FA Cup over Conference National side Boreham Wood as well as away league wins over Hereford and Boston United.


Picture © Rick Matthews
14 November 2018
BLUES DRAW AT YORK

Chester moved to fourth place and within one point of league leaders Bradford (Park Avenue) following last night’s battling 0-0 draw at York City.


League table after York match
12 November 2018
FA TROPHY

Chester have been drawn away at Southport in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Trophy. The match is due to take place on Saturday 24 November, kick-off 15.00hrs. Prize money for this round is £5,000.

7 November 2018
YORK DATE

The away league match at York City will now take place next Tuesday 13 November, kick-off 19.45hrs.

6 November 2018
CHESTER HANG ON

A 3-2 home win has seen Chester move up to fifth place in the table just a point behind leaders Chorley. Two goals in quick succession through Danny Livesey and Anthony Dudley gave the Blues a 2-0 half-time lead. Another wonder strike from Dan Mooney increased the lead four minutes into the second period. However Borough fought back though goals from Carl Baker and Adam McGurk and the Blues were left to hang on for an uncomfortable final few minutes before the final whistle.

League table after Nuneaton match

WONDER GOALS SECURE VITAL POINT
Two stunning goals from Dan Mooney rescued a point for Chester who came back twice to draw 2-2 at Brackley Town on Saturday. The home side had the better chances throughout the game at a windy St James Park and opened the scoring five minutes into the second half with Connor Franklin scoring from close range after Grant Shenton had pulled off a fine save to deny Lee Ndlovu.

Chester drew level on 58 minutes with Mooney lashing home a 25 yard volley from the left that took a slight deflection giving Danny Lewis no chance in the home goal. It was a great strike but Chester switched off and sixty seconds later Brackley took the lead as the Blues failed to close down and deal with a cross from the right and Shane Byrne scored past Shenton.

It looked like the Blues were going to suffer their third league defeat of the season as the game entered stoppage time when a long ball from Shenton into the box found its way to Mooney out on the right who swiveled and send a dipping 25 yard volley over Lewis and under the bar to send the Blues fans wild behind the goal.

Joint manager Bernard Morley said after the draw: “I said it last Saturday and I can’t keep saying it, like we’ve just said to the lads – we were poor, we were really poor.
It’s as poor as we’ve been all season and I said the same at Alfreton, but we found a way to get back in the game. The lads have found a way to do it. I think we were brave with our substitutions in terms of the formation, we went three at the back and three up top.”“Again, we’ve been rewarded for that, but the lads know that they weren’t at the races today and no matter how we prepare for games, it just shows you that it’s on the day. We’ve got to take something out of that and we’ve got to take a little bit of self belief as a team as well. Try things and you get rewarded like Dan Mooney’s done today.”

Picture © Rick Matthews
2 November 2018
VICTORY FOR YOUTH TEAM

Chester’s Youth Team are through to the second round of the FA Youth Cup following a superb 2-1 home victory over Barnsley last night. The young Blues came from behind with goals from Will Goodwin and Cain Noble to beat The Tykes and book an away tie at Mansfield Town in the next round on Wednesday 21 November.

Academy head coach Calum McIntyre said: “That’s an incredible result. Against all the odds, it must be up there with one of the biggest upsets this competition has ever had and for us to have done it the way we did it, I thought we were decent value for it to be honest.”

“We played in a certain way, so this is the single most incredible feeling ever and it’s amazing. The players deserve this.”

“The run that they’re on. I’m going to check with the historian because he knows more about history than me, and it’s certainly since the club reformed the most wins in an FA Youth Cup season.”

“To win five games and to knock out the teams we’ve knocked out and be in the second round of the FA Youth Cup is incredible and these players deserve all the plaudits. Stunned might be the wrong word, but I’m not surprised, I’m in absolute awe of them, they’re heroes.”

REPRIEVE FOR HOWSON
Defender Steve Howson has had his red card against Alfreton Town rescinded following an appeal. He will now be available for the away game at Brackley Town.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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