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.”
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
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
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,
Chester are next in
action on Friday night with a home game against
National League South side Dulwich Halmlet, kick-off
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.
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
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.
1 July 2019
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.
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.”
Bolton Wanderers have cancelled their friendly at Chester scheduled for this coming Friday night.
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