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
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.”
© 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
table after Blyth victory
© 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
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.
Today’s away game at Alfreton Town has been postponed in light of this afternoon’s weather forecast and also health and safety concerns.
|BLUES STAY FOURTH
Goals from Akwasi Asante and James Jones bring three welcome points for the Blues against Blyth Spartans.
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