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17 July 2019
BOLTON CANCEL FRIENDLY

Bolton Wanderers have cancelled their friendly at Chester scheduled for this coming Friday night, after the players refused to turn out over ongoing pay issues at the club. Chester have issued the following statement tonight:

“Chester Football Club can confirm that Friday’s planned pre-season friendly at the Deva Stadium against Bolton Wanderers has now unfortunately been called off.”

“We would now encourage Chester FC supporters to attend the games this Friday and Saturday away at Cheadle Town (19.30) and Colne (15.00) respectively.”

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and wish the players, supporters and staff at Bolton Wanderers the best of luck as they search for a resolution in a difficult time for their great football club.”
GRIFFITHS SIGNS
Chester have completed the signing of former Everton goalkeeper Russell Griffiths on a one year contract after the player had impressed on his pre-season trial.

CARLISLE STALEMATE
Chester drew their latest pre-season friendly with League Two side Carlisle United 0-0 in front of a home crowd of 598. The Cumbrians finished the game with ten men after Hallam Hope had been sent off just before the break for apparently aiming a punch at Kevin Roberts. The Blues gave a first start of the summer for Roberts and created several chances to open the scoring in the second period through Danny Elliott and Danny Livesey, while the only real effort for the visitors came in the last minute as Keighran Kerr forced a fine save from substitute goalkeeper Theo Roberts.

Chester: Griffiths (T.Roberts 46), K.Roberts, Waters, Stopforth (Thomson 83), Livesey, Grand, Morgan (Jackson 46), G.Roberts (Burton 46), Waring (Dudley 65), Elliott (Marsh-Hughes 78), Mahon (Murray 65).

10 July 2019
COMFORTABLE WIN FOR BLUES

A hat-trick from trialist Rhys Oates helped Chester to a comfortable 9-1 victory at Newquay AFC on Monday night. Trialist Chester-born goalkeeper Russell Griffiths saved a third minute penalty for the Blues following a foul by James Jones before George Waring opened the scoring in the 11th minute.

Oates then added his first two goals before Anthony Dudley got on the scoresheet to make it 4-0 on 24 minutes. The hosts pulled a goal back before half-time. Further goals after the break from Oates, Lloyd Marsh-Hughes, Iwan Murray, Simon Grand and a last minute penalty from Gary Roberts completed the scoring.

Chester starting X1: Griffiths, Morgan, Livesey, Jones, Grand, Mahon, Stopforth, Roberts, Dudley, Oates, Waring. Subs: Marsh-Hughes, Murray, Thomson.
Chester are next in action on Friday night with a home game against National League South side Dulwich Halmlet, kick-off 19.45hrs.
7 July 2019
ADDITIONAL FRIENDLY MATCHES

Chester have added two more home matches to their pre-season list. They will now play Bolton Wanderers on Friday 19 July, kick-off 19.45hrs, they will also entertain a newly formed fan-owned club CPD Bangor 1876 on Thursday 25 July, kick-off 19.00hrs.


Pre-season friendlies

PRE-SEASON UNDERWAY
A crowd of 1,277 saw Chester kick-off their pre-season with a heavy 7-1 defeat by Wigan Athletic on Saturday. Both Kevin Roberts and Akwasi Asante missed the game with minor injuries. The only Blues goal was scored just before half time by an impressive Trialist B (Danny Elliott).

Chester starting X1: T.Roberts, Morgan, Taylor, Jones, Livesey, Grand, G.Roberts, Burton, Oates (Trialist), Trialist B, Trialist C. Subs: Griffiths, Waring, Waters, Jackson, Trialist E, Trialist D, Stopforth, Mahon, Dudley, Thomson, Macready, Murray, Marsh-Hughes.

Chester now head down to Cornwall for a few days training and will be in action again on Tuesday night with a match at Newquay AFC, kick-off 19.30hrs.

3 July 2019
FIXTURES RELEASED

The fixtures for the new season have been released today and Chester will begin their campaign with a trip to Boston United on Saturday 3 August, it is The Pilgrims last season at their York Street ground, followed by a home game against Altrincham the following Tuesday.


Fixture list

1 July 2019
PRE-SEASON PRICES

Admission prices for all the home pre-season friendly matches are as follows:
Adults £8.00, Concessions £5.00, Aged 5-17 £1.00, Under 5’s Free.

Pre-season friendlies

NEW DEAL FOR ROBERTS
Gary Roberts has signed a new one year deal at Chester. The Chester born 32-year-old midfielder was given a training programme for the early summer by managers Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley and once he’d satisfied them of his commitment a deal was signed.

Johnson said: “We asked him to commit to this training schedule and he has done it and totally got on board with him and he looks great. Last summer he didn’t come back in the best shape but this summer he is one of a few players who has come back lighter and he looks ready to fly, he’s the fittest I’ve seen him.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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