BLUES DUMPED OUT OF THE CUP
Chester were knocked out of the FA Cup at the fourth
qualifying round stage on Saturday when they lost
4-3 at Dunston UTS, the lowest ranked side left
in the competition. The Blues also had Danny Livesey
sent off with the score at 2-2. The Blues had fallen
behind as early as the second minute through Liam
Brooks and after creating several chances finally
drew level on 35 minutes through a smart Deane Smalley
header. A goal of real quality from Dan Mooney on
the stroke of half-time gave Chester an interval
As at the start Dunston started the second period
on the front foot and soon leveled through a Mark
Fitzpatrick penalty following a foul by Scott Burton.
Livesey was then given his marching orders for a
foul on Fitzpatrick.
Andrew Grant-Soulsby headed the hosts into the lead
before Mooney again got on the scoresheet to level
matters, firing home from the edge of the box, in
an end-to-end game.
The winning goal came from Fitzpatrick who raced
clear of the Blues defence to score past Grant Shenton
from out wide to put the home side through to the
next round and a home tie with neighbours Gateshead
as well as the 315,000 prize money.
Joint manager Anthony Johnson said: “Fair
play to them but some of the individual performances
and sloppy play with which we gave the ball to them
was really terrible.”
I don’t want to take anything away from
them and the way they attacked us from minute
one which was fantastic and a breath of fresh
“It’s an amazing
achievement, fairytale stuff, and I know how their
manager will be feeling now and how the club are
gong to be feeling over the next few days with the
cup draw. We’re walking away with our tail
between our legs and it’s not good enough
Rick Matthews (Chester Leader)
5 October 2018
YOUTH CUP SUCCESS
Chester overcame local rivals Wrexham 3-2 in the
FA Youth Cup to earn themselves a trip to Hartlepool
United in the third qualifying round on 16 October.
The Chester scorers were Danny Edwards and Tom Ruffer
(son of former player Carl) who scored with two
headers from corners in the final 15 minutes to
secure the memorable victory in front of a crowd
Youth team manager Calum McIntyre was full of praise
for his youngsters: “Obviously we are delighted,
I think it was a tough test. You look at where Wrexham
are and the level of football they play, I don't
think many on the outside would have given us a
“But I thought we were excellent in both boxes
and worthy of victory. I am delighted for my players
and you seen what it means to them at the end.”
BLUES MOVE FIFTH
Chester’s 3-0 defeat of hereford on Tuesday
night saw them move into fifth position in the league
and extend their unbeaten run to eight matches.
Matty Hughes gave the Blues the lead on 16 minutes
and goals from John Prichard (72) and Deane Smalley
(87) wrapped the points up.
OUT OF THE CUP
“Fair play to them but some of the individual performances and sloppy play with which we gave the ball to them was really terrible.”
Chester have Danny Livesey sent off as they are dumped put of the FA Cup in a seven goal thriller at Northern League Division One side Dunston UTS.
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