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15 February 2020
MATCH POSTPONED

Today’s away game at Alfreton Town has been postponed in light of this afternoon’s weather forecast and also health and safety concerns. A new date will be arranged in due course.
11 February 2020
NEW KIT DEAL ANNOUNCED

The football club have signed a new three year kit deal with Italian manufacturers Kappa. The deal begins in June and will run until the summer of 2023. The team will have a new home kit next season, the design of which will be chosen by CFU members from a pre-selected short list, while a new away kit will be designed by the Junior Blues. The current deal with Puma, which has run for eight years, will finish at the end of the season.

Chester FC Director, Kieron Shiel said: “We believe this is the right deal for the club. Kappa were clear leaders in the selection criteria on cost, quality, brand and manufacturing ethics.”

“In addition, it was very clear that Kappa were as interested in Chester FC as we were of them. This is a partnership which is right for all parties and I’m delighted to welcome Kappa into the Chester FC family.”
10 February 2020
MAIN STAND RENAMED

The club have renamed the main stand ‘The Gary Talbot Stand’ in honour of the former player who died before Christmas. The new signage was unveiled on Saturday at half-time in the home match against Blyth Spartans.

The club issued a statement on the occasion: “We would like to praise outgoing Main Stand sponsor Swansway for their kind offer to relinquish their naming rights to support and recognise one of the Blues’ most prolific goal scorers and a truly incredible ambassador. The club would also like to thank Stuart Murphy who has helped to secure this opportunity as he continues to support Chester Football Club financially in areas that are not covered by his original donation agreement.”


Picture © Rick Matthews
HOME WIN FOR BLUES
Chester remain in fourth place after beating Blyth Spartans 2-1 at home on Saturday. Akwasi Asante gave the Blues a twelfth minute lead which was doubled on 70 minutes by James Jones. Blyth, who were reduced to ten men following a red card for Shane Blaney five minutes into the second half, pulled a goal back through Olly Scott with nine minutes remaining to set-up a nervy finish.

Joint manager Anthony Johnson said: “I thought we were terrible if I’m honest with you. I thought the game was awful to watch and the conditions were poor and it was awful but it was all about the three points so I don’t care. I’m sick of saying this season how well we’ve played when we’ve won 3-0 or 4-0 and the opposite of that being really poor and losing. Well today we were poor and won so we’ll take that all day long.”

League table after Blyth victory



Picture © Rick Matthews
3 February 2020
DEFEAT AT YORK

Chester were beaten 4-2 by promotion rivals York City at Bootham Crescent on Saturday. Nearly 700 Blues supporters made the trip to the Yorkshire ground that is soon to be demolished as the Minstermen move to a new stadium shortly. Poor defending saw the Blues trail 3-1 at half-time, Jamie Morgan netted for Chester to briefly bring the sides level after former player Sean Newton had headed York into an early lead. Goals from Kieran Green and Kurt Willoughby gave Chester a mountain to climb.

George Glendon gave the traveling faithful hope when he pulled a goal back on 54 minutes but Willoughby responded with his second of the game six minutes later to restore the home sides two goal advantage. With 20 minutes remaining Morgan was shown a second yellow card and sent-off as the home side saw the game out without any further trouble.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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