CUP EXIT FOR BLUES
seven game unbeaten run came to an end on Saturday
with a 1-0 defeat at Southport in the fourth qualifying
round of the FA Cup. The only goal of the game came
with a defelcted shot on 32 minutes from Dominic
Weeks that gave goalkeeper Liam Robinson no chance.
The Blues created little throughout the first half
to trouble Nolan in the home goal, and it wasn’t
until the latter stages of the game that they pressed
the home goal with substitute’s Jordan Chapell
and Oluwaseun Akintunde both seeing efforts saved.
Manager Jon McCarthy said following the defeat:
“It is an important competition for us as
a football club and can be really important financially.
We got ourselves into a position where we got our
fans excited about their football club once again
and they have turned up in numbers, real big numbers.”
“I wanted to keep that going, I wanted
them to see their team at their best and and they
saw them at the worst they have been in eight
games. It was a massively disappointed dressing
room. To generate that level of support and for
them to see that we are all disappointed.”
Chester will be looking to carry on the fine league
form that led to them lying just four point from
a play-off spot when they visit York City on Saturday,
“I do have to couple that with the fact
that this side has conceded one goal in eight
games. One deflected goal. Although we weren't
happy with the performance we have to put it in
to some kind of context.”
© Rick Matthews (Chester Leader)
14 October 2016
Chester have signed 21-year-old goalkeepere
Alex Lynch from Bala Town. Lynch has played for
Wales at under-17 and under-19 level and made four
first team appearances previously with Wycombe Wanderers.
10 October 2016
LLOYD GOAL EXTENDS RUN
A first half goal from Ryan Lloyd gave Chester
a 1-0 home victory over Torquay United on Saturday.
Lloyd was first to react to follow up an Elliott
Durrell penalty that was saved low down by Brendan
Moore in the Gulls goal, slotting the ball home
from a narrow angle. The spot kick had been awarded
after Oluwaseun Akintunde had sent Craig Mahon through
on goal only for the midfielder to be fouled by
Joe Ward. Despite the victory Chester dropped a
place to 11th on goal difference.
The Blues take a break from the league on Saturday
with a Fourth Qualifying Round FA Cup match at Southport.
The Sandgrounders lie bottom of the division and
are managed by former Blues boss Steve Burr.
5 October 2016
AKINTUNDE GOAL SEALS WIN
up their fine current run of form with a hard
fought 1-0 victory at North Ferriby United
last night. Oluwaseun Akintunde scored the
only goal of the game 15 minutes from time
latching onto a through ball from Johnny Hunt
and beating the home ‘keeper Rory Watson
in a one-on-one.
The Villagers had the better of the opening
half twice going close to opening the scoring
through loan player Kyle Wootton, and Liam
Roberts also pulled off a great save to deny
Danny Clarke in the opening period. United
were reduced to ten men 20 minutes into the
second period with Ben Middleton receiving
a second yellow card following a foul on Kane
James Alabi and Theo Vassell both missed good
chances to double the lead late on but the
Blues held firm to record another three points
that lifts them to tenth place in the league.
Table after North Ferriby match
© Rick Matthews (Chester Leader)
3 October 2016
FA CUP DRAW
Chester have been drawn away to Southport
in the Fourth Qualifying Round of the FA Cup. The
Sandgrounders are of course now managed by Steve
Burr. The game will take place on Saturday 15 October.
CFU ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The date for the AGM is Friday 7 October
at the football club. There will be a streaming
service available for members to watch proceedings
if they are unable to attend on the evening. Please
to register for log-in details. All relevent paperwork
for the meeting has been emailed out to members,
those who haven't received anything should email