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20 December 2014
TROPHY ADMISSION PRICES

Admission prices for the FA Trophy replay with AFC Telford United on Monday night have been reduced. They are: adult £10.00, concession £8.00, 16-19yrs £5.00, under 16 £2.00. Legends Lounge: members £15.00, non-members £20.00. Only the East and West stands will be open for this match. The game will kick-off at 19.45hrs.
18 December 2014
BLUES SECOND BEST

Barnsley ran out comfortable 3-0 winners last night as Chester’s FA Cup run came to an end at a rain drenched Deva Stadium. Chester were second best throughout the replay as goals from Kane Hemmings and a double from Dale Jennings gave the Tykes a home third round match against Middlesbrough. Chester have made over £100,000 from the cup run and TV money and will use some of the money to strengthen the squad in the new year.

Manager Steve Burr told the Chester Chronicle: “We’ve enjoyed ourselves in the cup this season but I think you could see the distance the two teams were apart. I was disappointed a little bit with our performance in that one or two that we know can do better we’re just a bit off it but I think that was down to how Barnsley pressed us all through the game and good luck to them now in the next round because they deserved to go through.”

“They were excellent I thought all round the park really. They were quite efficient and I expected that really after the first one. I just felt if we could just score things could have been a little bit different but it was one of those nights where we tried hard but we just didn’t reach the levels we know we can play at.”

“I think that’s down to how they defended and with the two centre halves you could see their Premiership class so it was difficult but we’ve earned the club some money this season which is good and that helps everybody to make the club a bit stronger so it’s just important now with the league form that we try and keep improving and getting stronger.”

Chester have another difficult task ahead when they travel to league leaders Barnet on Saturday, kick-off 15.00hrs. The Bees opened the season with a 5-0 win at Chester who saw John Rooney miss a penalty and Danny Harrison sent off in a miserable start to the new campaign.

Picture © Rick Matthews (Chester Leader)
17 December 2014
FORWARD SIGNS

Chester have signed 19-year-old Ilkeston FC forward Kane Richards. BUrr has keen keeping tabs on the player since last season and said: “Kane is a striker who will be hungry to do well here at Chester, he’s got an excellent pedigree and as long as paperwork is sorted, he’ll be able to play a part at Barnet on Saturday”. Meanwhile Rhys Oates has returned to Barnsley following his loan spell at Chester.
15 December 2014
FA TROPHY REPLAY

The home FA Trophy replay against AFC Telford United will now take place on Monday 22 December, kick-off 19.45hrs. The game was originally due to be played 24hrs later. The winner of the tie will travel to AFC Fylde in the second round. Fylde currently lie second in the Conference North.
12 December 2014
CUP MATCH TICKET SALES
The club have now made arrangements for the telephone sale of Barnsley FA Cup replay tickets as follows:

Friday. Season ticket holders only.
Ring the club on 01244371376. They will try and deal with you immediately but may have to ring you back if they are busy.
Have your season ticket available as the club will want information off it to verify you are a season ticket holder.
The club will process your card payment and put your ticket and the customer copy from the card machine in an envelope which can be collected from the ticket office before the game.

From Saturday. General sale.
Ring the club on 01244371376. They will try and deal with you immediately but may have to ring you back if they are busy.
They will ask for your name and postcode so they can provide a unique identification code for when you collect your tickets.
The club will process your card payment and put your ticket and the customer copy from the card machine in an envelope which can be collected from the ticket office before the game.
9 December 2014
REPLAY IS ALL TICKET

The football club have now announced that following a meeting of the Safety Advisory Group next Tuesday’s home replay with Barnsley will be all ticket. Tickets will go on sale for Season Ticket Holders on Thursday and Friday this week on production of your Season Ticket book and Voucher C.

Tickets will then go on general sale as from Saturday morning, when the Ticket Office will be open from 10.00hrs to 12.00hrs, prior to the coaches departing for the Telford FA Trophy match. General Sales will continue on Sunday and Monday from 10.00 to 16.00 and the club are hoping to have additional opening on the Monday evening once the arrangements can be finalised. Tickets will also be available on the Tuesday morning from 10.00 to 13.00. No further sales are being allowed past this point.

Ticket Prices: Seated in all Stands are as follows: Adults £15.00, Concessions £9.00, U21/Students/Armed Forces £7.00, U 16’s £3.00.

Prices for Standing on the Harry McNally Terrace are: Adults £12.00, Concessions £7.00, U21/Students/Armed Forces £7.00, U16’s £3.00.

Admission for Legends Lounge members will be via the Ticket Office on the night on production of your Legends Lounge Season Ticket and Voucher C. Admission Price is £20.00.

Due to the shortage of time available to arrange this fixture all seating is unreserved and the club are unable to guarantee reserved seats for Season Ticket Holders and we do apologise and ask you to bear with us on this.
8 December 2014
FA CUP DRAW

The winners of Chester’s FA Cup replay with Barnsley will play Championship side Middlesbrough at home in the third round of the competition.
LIVE TV REPLAY FOR BLUES
Chester’s home FA Cup second round replay with Barnsley will be shown live on BT Sport on Tuesday 16 December, kick-off 19.45hrs. Both clubs will receive £36,000 TV money, the winner of the replay will receive another £27,000 in prize money.
BATTTLING BLUES EARN CUP DRAW
A great performance from the Blues at Oakwell yesterday saw Chester earn a deserved 0-0 draw in the second round of the FA Cup with League One side Barnsley. Watched by 2,143 Blues fans, Chester saw two efforts by Craig Hobson and Kieran Charnock cleared off the line and also saw a deflected Craig Mahon shot hit the bar. The game could have gone either way with Jon Worsnop, who took a blow to the head in the opening five minutes, making a couple of great saves to deny the Tykes.

Burr said: “It was a fantastic performance from the players and along with the fantastic support that we had it’s been a memorable day and I’m sure it will be something that will live on with Chester fans and the lads who played.”

“We’ve had some good chances and it was pleasing to come here, and you could see Barnsley had obviously done their homework on us and we’re closing us down and not letting us play, and put in a good performance to show not just the people that have come from Chester who probably haven’t seen us all season but hopefully the people from Barnsley the type of football we try and play.”

“It would be very unfair to single anybody out because as a team the lads have worked very hard and put in a great shift and shown that type of commitment you need to cause an upset and unfortunately we didn’t quite cause an upset but we've got another chance at Chester.”

The draw for the third round will take place live on BBC2 tonight at 19.00hrs.

Match highlights [BBC] | More pictures

Picture © Rick Matthews (Chester Leader)
FA TROPHY PRICES
AFC Telford United and Chester have agreed to reduce admission prices for the first round match at the New Bucks Head on Saturday (kick-off 15.00hrs). Prices are: adults £10.00, concessions £8.00, 16-19 year old’s £5.00, under16’s £2.00.
5 December 2014
BLUES BACKED BY HUGE FOLLOWING

Over 1,500 supporters will be backing the Blues as they aim to reach the third round of the FA Cup when they play League One side Barnsley at Oakwell Stadium on Sunday (kick-off 14.00hs). A dozen official coaches, other independently organised coaches and hundreds traveling by car and train will head to Yorkshire all hoping to see the shock of the round.

Manager Steve Burr has a limited choice of strike force with Matty Hughes returning to Fleetwood, on-loan Rhys Oates unable to play against his parent club and Tom Peers cup-tied having played for Hednesford Town in an earlier round. Craig Hobson, who scored a brace last weekend, and youth player Ben Greenop are the only forwards available.

Assistant manager Jon McCarthy is looking forward to the challenge ahead: “I have always loved the FA Cup, ever since I watched the cup final with my dad. The magic of the competition is still there and that’s what excites people. I’ve certainly felt the excitement around Chester and I can’t wait for Sunday to arrive.”

“The gaffer has tasted a few good victories in the FA Cup and he will know exactly how to build the team up for the occasion and create some excitement in the dressing room.”

Barnsley reached the second round stage following a 5-0 home victory over Burton Albion and the Tykes currently lie 14th in League One.

Picture © Rick Matthews (Chester Leader)

3 December 2014
HUGHES RECALED BY FLEETWOOD

Matty Hughes has been recalled by Fleetwood Town following his successful two month loan spell with Chester. Hughes scored five goals in eight appearances for Chester in his time with the club. The 22-year-old originally signed for a month but had his loan spell extended.
WIN LIFTS BLUES
Chester moved up to 13th in the Conference after completing the double over AFC Telford United last night. Second half goals from Matty Brown, his first for the club, and an own goal from Andy Parry were enough to bring three points for the second time this season against the Bucks.

First team assistant manager Jon McCarthy said: “We started quite slow but we moved through the gears and we felt like we put Telford on the back foot, where they looked a little bit lost. Telford made a change at half time but in a way that suited us better because we want to play three against two so it was a chance for us to come on and we took advantage of that.”

“It’s pleasing because you know they can be difficult games at home when everybody expects us to win the game.We have a few mistakes and a few hiccups because of where we are as a club but I think it’s quite a high level of performance that we’re getting week in, week out which is great when you’re stood there on the sidelines.”

League table after Telford game
1 December 2014
BLUES TRAVEL IN TROPHY

Chester have been drawn away to AFC Telford United in the first round of the FA Trophy, the game is due to take place on Saturday 13 December. The winners of the tie will receive £5,000. Before that the two sides meet tomorrow night in a league clash at Deva Stadium, kick-off 19.45hrs. Prior to the match the FA Cup will be on display in the club shop where supporters can have their photograph taken with the famous trophy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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