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DECEMBER
4 December 2016
ANOTHER POINT AS BLUES MOVE SEVENTH

Chester moved to seventh in the table following a hard fought point in a 1-1 draw at Guiseley on Saturday. James Alabi gave the Blues a first half lead with an overhead kick only for the Lions to draw level after the break from the penalty spot after referee Martin Coy had awarded a foul against Johnny Hunt. Coy also turned away appeals for what looked like a blatant foul on Craig Mahon in the penalty area later in the game. Once again Alex Lynch made a number of fine saves in goal to ensure Chester came away from Yorkshire with a point. The Blues have lost just once in their last 16 league matches.

Manager Jon McCarthy said: “We weren’t 100 per cent but it wasn’t a poor performance. We worked very hard, give them the compliments, and we’ll take another hard-earned point.”

“There are a lot of things to be pleased about. James’ goal was of the highest quality. He showed strength to hold off the defender and then the awareness to put it over his head and into the far corner. That’s him at the moment.”

“In our heads we’ve kept another clean sheet in open play and we’ve had two penalties go against us.”

Chester are away again next Saturday in the first round of the FA Trophy. As yet their opponents are unknown, Witton Albion and Boston United will try to play their qualifying round match postponed last week this Tuesday night.

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CHESTER HALL OF FAME DESKTOP CALENDAR

The Exiles, in association with the Former Players Association, have produced a 2017 desktop calendar (16cmx18cm) featuring the 18 Hall of Fame members. The calendar will go on sale towards the end of the week, and will be available to purchase at Eastleigh on Saturday. The cost of the calendar is £8.00 and PayPal orders can be taken at a cost of £10.00 which includes postage and packing.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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