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30 July 2015
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

Youth Team 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.”

Picture © 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


Picture © Rick Matthews (Chester Leader)

14 July 2015
PRE-SEASON UNDERWAY

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
COMMUNITY DAY

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 McCarthy.

PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY
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.

VOLUNTEERS MEETING
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 coming season.

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.

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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 of Chester.

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.”

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FIXTURES OUT ON FRIDAY
The fixtures for the coming season will be released at 13.00hrs on Friday 3 July.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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