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SEPTEMBER
9 September 2019
FA CUP DRAW

The Blues have been given a home tie against Altrincham in the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Cup. The tie is scheduled to take place on Saturday 21 September. The two sides have already met this season in the league at Chester when Gary Roberts equalised in stoppage time to earn a draw.
CHESHIRE SENIOR CUP
Chester will play Runcorn Town away in the first round of the Cheshire Senior Cup competition. The tie will take place on Wednesday 23 October, kick-off 19.45hrs.
CHESTER REMAIN THIRD
Two more goals from Akwasi Asante and a third from Anthony Dudley gave Chester a comprehensive 3-1 victory over third placed Guiseley at home on Saturday. The visitors scored a late consolation goal. The win leaves Chester third behind King’s Lynn Town and York City who both drew at the weekend. Next up is the short trip to AFC Telford United on Saturday, kick-off 15.00hrs, where the Blues are sure to have a large following of support.
4 September 2019
BLUES BACK TO WINNING WAYS

In front of another impressive away following, Chester got back to winning ways with a 3-1 victory a Curzon Ashton on Monday night to move third in the table. Like Saturday, Chester got off to a dream start with Matty Hughes opening the scoring on five minutes following fine build up play from Joel Taylor, George Glendon and Simon Grand whose header set-up the midfielder to find the back of the net.

The Nash drew level midway through the half through a Matt Regan header after Chester had failed to fully clear a corner, it was the home side who following their equaliser finished the fist half on top.

However Chester were quick off their marks following the interval and two goals in the first six minutes set up their fifth victory of the season. Akwasi Asante netted from 12 yards from a Bradley Jackson cross on 47 minutes, and just four minutes later defender Kevin Roberts headed a home a Taylor corner giving Cameron Mason no chance in the home goal.

Both sides went on to create and miss chances in the second period but Chester held firm.


Picture © Rick Matthews

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3 September 2019
STOPFORTH INJURY

Midfielder Gary Stopforth looks set to be out for up to six weeks with a medial ligament strain to his knee, the good news is, following a recent scan, he won’t need an operation and the injury is not as bad as the one that ruled him out for much of last season. Meanwhile Gary Roberts could return to the side for the clash against fourth placed Guiseley on Saturday, following the injury he picked up in the win at Kidderminster Harriers.
2 September 2019
LIVESEY SEES RED

Danny Livesey was sent off in bizarre circumstances at Spennymoor Town on Saturday as the Blues were beaten for the first time this season. With gary Roberts and Gary Stopforth ruled out through injury, Chester gave a debut to 24-year-old midfielder George Glendon who signed on a short term deal 24hrs before.

Akwasi Asante had given Chester a seventh minute lead latching onto a through ball before rounding home ‘keeper Matt Gould and slotting the ball home. Livesey was shown a yellow card late in the first half and received a second one for entering the field of play (following an injury) without the referee Dean Hulme’s permission just before half-time.

A mistake by Russell Griffiths in goal, who allowed a shot from Andrew Johnson to slip through his legs, allowed Moors an equaliser seven minutes into the second period and with the game deep into stoppage time Taylor tapped home from close range to grab three points for the hosts.

Following the defeat joint manager bernard Morley said: “I have to be careful what I say. We’ve been robbed. What happens to a referee performance that I’ve watched today? Does he get a fine? Does he get suspended? I can’t tell him he’s had a bad game because he'll send me off, Jonno can’t tell him he's had a bad game, for the same reason, and certainly the lads can’t criticise what he’s done because he gets his cards out.”

“How that’s managed in terms of what I’ve watched today I’d be interested to see going forward. If you’re a centre half with a 6ft 5ins centre forward backing in and you come off with a massive gash on your eye, how is that a foul the other way?”

“He goes off the pitch, gets treatment and gets strapped back up. He then believes the referee waved him back on, he then comes on the pitch, play then starts and the referee obviously hasn’t noticed him and gives a foul against him again and thinks ‘wait a minute, I’ve not asked you to come back on’ and then sends him off. It doesn’t make sense what's happened.”

The defeat sees Chester drop two places to fifth in the table. They have a chance to bounce back on Monday night when they visit Curzon Ashton, kick-off 19.45hrs. The red card for Livesey will see him miss the home clash on Saturday with Guiseley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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