WINNING RUN ENDS
Chester’s winning four match run came
to an end on Saturday as Eastleigh completed the
double over the Blues with a 1-0 win at the Deva.
The only goal of the game came midway through the
second period as substitute Dan Walker scored with
his first touch. Chester had chances themselves
with John Rooney, Craig Mahon and the recalled Craig
Hobson all seeing efforts saved.
A disappointed Steve Burr said after the match:
“We didn’t really do enough to warrant
winning. Things didn’t drop for us as they
have been in recent weeks, but equally we didn’t
deserve to lose either. We’d have been happy
with a draw, given the way we played. It was just
so disappointing to lose to a goal like that and
they’ve got the experienced lads who know
how to see a job out.”
Chester are without a game now until the derby match
at Wrexham on 7 March, kick-off 13.00hrs. This weekend’s
fixture at Torquay United was postponed due to the
Devon club’s involvement in the FA Trophy.
20 February 2015
An injury crisis at Valley Parade has meant
a recall for on loan striker Oliver McBurnie who
has impressed during his short stay at Chester scoring
once in 4+0 appearances.
18 February 2015
NEW TORQUAY DATE
The away game against Torquay United has
been rearranged for Tuesday 10 March, kick-off 19.45hrs.
ABBOTT DEAL EXTENDED
Chester have extended the loan deal for Barnsley
20-year-old midfielder Brad Abbott for another month.
Tickets for the away match at Wrexham on
Saturday 7 March (kick-off 13.00hrs) are currently
on sale to Season Ticket holders from 10.00-16.00hrs
until end of Friday. Please bring voucher D from
your Season Ticket book. The remaining tickets going
on general sale after Saturday’s home game
against Eastleigh. The ticket office will also be
open on Sunday (10.00 - 16.00hrs).
All fans attending the game need to travel on
official coaches from Deva Stadium, the coach
and match tickets are combined and the prices
are as follows:
Adult – £26.00
Match tickets will be provided on the coach on the
day of the game, upon arrival at Wrexham. Tickets
can also be purchased by calling the club on 01244
371376. Season Ticket holders ordering their tickets
by phone will still need to produce voucher D from
their season ticket book when collecting their bus
voucher/ticket from the office.
Over 62 and under 21 – £21.00
Over 80 and under 16 – £14.00
Under 11 – £8.00
16 February 2015
NEW DARTFORD DATE
The home game against Dartford has been rearranged
for Tuesday 17 March, kick-off 19.45hrs.
BLUES COMPLETE DOUBLE
Chester completed the double over Lincoln
City with a 1-0 win at Sincil Bank on Saturday.
The only goal of the game came four minutes before
half time as Sean McConville, set up by Oliver McBurnie,
drove the ball into the top corner from the edge
of the penalty area giving Paul Farman in the Imps
goal no chance. The victory lifted Chester to tenth
position in the Conference Premier, six points away
from the play-off's.
Manager Steve Burr, who is now in Cyprus on England
C team duties, was full of praise for the way his
side coped against a team who had won their seven
previous home matches.
He said: “It was a tremendous goal but I thought
Oli did some good work leading up to that. It was
nice to see us pass our way out of our half and
into their box and finish with a goal.”
said: “I thought it was a good performance
but I was a bit disappointed we didn’t make
use of good possession in the second-half, which
probably made it look like they put us under a
lot of pressure but I thought we coped with everything
“We dealt with the long ball, we dealt with
the long throw and it’s great to get a win
at Lincoln because they’ve been winning some
games here so it’s been good for us to come
here and beat a club like Lincoln. We coped well
with their tactics, that’s how they play and
I thought we coped with that well. I never felt
in any danger and like I say I'm just a bit disappointed
we didn't go on and get a few more goals in the
The three points on Saturday lifted The Blues into
10th position. On Saturday they entertain another
of the play-off hopefuls when sixth placed Eastleigh
visit Chester. A win for Steve Burr’s men
would lift the over the Hampshire side.
table after Lincoln game
8 February 2015
TORQUAY MATCH TO BE
Chester’s away match at Torquay United
scheduled for Saturday 28 February will have to
be rearranged as The Gulls are now in FA Trophy
action that day.
PAY WHAT YOU WANT AT LINCOLN!
For the league game at Sincil Bank on Saturday
Chester and Lincoln fans will be able to pay whatever
admission price they choose. The minimum price for
an Early Bird ticket will be just £1.00 whether
for an adult, concession, student or junior. Tickets
for this offer must be bought in advance from online
or over the phone by calling 01522 880011. The cut-off
for ‘Name Your Price’ Early Bird ticket
purchases will be close of business on Friday 13
February 2015. Normal match day prices will be in
operation on the day of the game.
4 February 2015
The away match at Wrexham on Saturday 7 March
will be all-ticket and have a 13.00hrs kick-off
time. Once again it will be a ‘bubble match’
for which Chester have been allocated 1,200 tickets.
Further ticket allocation details are to be announced.
1 February 2015
ROONEY DOUBLE SINKS WINGS
goals from John Rooney and a first for the club
from Oliver McBurnie gave Chester their third victory
in seven days to move them within four points of
a play-off space, although they have played more
games than those around them. Chester started well
against Welling United at Park View Road, but found
themselves 1-0 down against the run of play on a
heavy pitch after 15 minutes as Reece Harris raced
through the Blues defence to open the scoring.
Chester drew level in the 37th minute with McBurnie
(pictured) heading home from a superb Ryan Higgins
right wing cross. The home side were reduced to
ten men a minute later as captain Jake Gallagher
saw red for a challenge on the goalscorer.
With the game approaching half-time Chester took
the lead as Karl Duguid was adjudged to have handled
a Craig Mahon cross, Rooney stepped up to to convert
the penalty. Two minutes after the break Rooney
extended the lead with a great free-kick over the
defensive wall into the bottom right hand corner.
Both Gareth Roberts and Mahon hit the woodwork as
the Blues pushed for a fourth goal.
The victory leaves Chester in 13th spot. With Dartford
in FA Trophy action on Saturday the next game is
away at Lincoln City on Saturday 14 February.
table after Welling United game
© Rick Matthews (Chester Leader)