FA TROPHY REPEAT
Chester have once again been drawn away to AFC Telford
United in the first round of the FA Trophy. The
tie will take place at the New Bucks Head on Saturday
12 December. The two sides met at the same stage
of the competition last season with Chester being
knocked out on penalties after the two sides drew
1-1 in the initial
match and again in the replay
29 November 2015
LATE GOAL SINKS BLUES
Chester left Tyneside empty handed after a late
goal gave the home side all three point. Manager
Steve Burr gave debut’s to loan signings Ryan
Lloyd and Danny Hattersley as Chester created, but
failed to take, several chances in the opening half.
The only goal of the game came eight minutes from
time when Alex Whitmore defelected a Ryan Bowman
shot past Jon Worsnop.
The on-loan defender told the Chester Leader: “The
ball came through two sets of legs and I saw it
at the last minute and it just hit my leg and went
in. It’s just one of those things. It was
unlucky but at the end of the day if we were 2-0
up before that happened then it wouldn't have been
a problem, but if you don't take your chances then
you don’t win the game and that’s the
moral of the story.”
25 November 2015
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LOAN STRIKER SIGNS
Chester have made another loan signing in 23-year-old
forward Danny Hattersley who has joined from FC
Halifax Town until 19 January 2016. He has made
nine appearances for the Shaymen this season.
HANNAH GOAL BRINGS POINT
Ross Hannah’s equaliser in first half added
time brought the Blues a point from a hard fought
home match against Dover Athletic in difficult wet
and windy conditions. Alex Whitmore, signed on loan
earlier in the day, made a solid debut in the defence.
Ricky Miller opened the scoring with a volley for
the Whites following a fine flowing move that gave
Jon Worsnop no chance. Hannah poached the equaliser
deep into first half stoppage time following a John
Rooney free kick that fell loose in the box.
Manager Steve Burr praised the character of his
players saying: “I think tonight was one of
those where mistakes were going to happen with the
conditions, but I’m just pleased we got back
into it after going behind – great character
shown by the lads. They worked hard tonight.”
table after Dover game
24 November 2015
TWO MORE LOAN SIGNINGS
Chester have made two more loan signings ahead of
tonight's match against play-off chasing Dover Athletic.
Defender Alex Whitmore has signed from Burnley while
midfielder Ryan Lloyd has also joined from Port
Vale. Both players have signed for a one month period.
22 November 2015
HOME DEFEAT FOR POOR BLUES
Chester suffered a third home defeat of the season
as Woking completed the double over the Blues on
Saturday. Goals either side of the break by Dan
Holman and John Goddard did the damage. Chester
hit the woodwork twice but couldn't find the net
until a consolation goal from Ross Hannah deep into
table after Woking game
20 November 2015
THOMSON JOINS FCUM
Midfielder George Thomson has gone on a one month
loan to FC United of Manchester.
13 November 2015
PAIR AVAILABLE FOR LOAN
Both Kane Richards and George Thomson are available
for loan. BOth have failed to command a regular
place in the starting X1 this season. Manager Steve
Burr said: “We’ve had a couple of enquiries
for those two but as yet there's been no movement.
I think it’ll help them to regain a bit of
confidence and get some games. That’s what
we’ve done with Tom and with Sam too going
out to Witton and getting some experience there.”
“I think it’s important that
if those lads can get fixed up we do that to get
them some games and get their confidence back.”
11 November 2015
PEERS JOINS SALFORD ON LOAN
Forward Tom Peers has joined Salford City on a one
month loan deal.
HANNAH DOUBLE LIFTS BLUES
Two goals from Ross Hannah helped Chester to a 3-1
victory over Kidderminster Harriers last night.
The Blues had fallen behind in the 40th minute to
a Kelvin Langmead goal but responded immediately
as James Roberts set up Hannah for an equaliser.
Minutes after the break John Rooney marked his 100th
Chester appearance with a goal to give the Blues
a 2-1 lead. Eight minutes from time Hannah added
a second to seal all three points.
Table after Kidderminster match
9 November 2015
FORWARD SIGNS ON LOAN
Chester have signed 19-year-old Everton forward
Calum Dyson on a one month loan deal. He goes straignt
into the squad for the home match against Kidderminster
Harriers tomorrow night. He has also had a loan
spell with Stockport County earlier this season.
McDONAGH TO MISS TWO MATCHES
On-loan forward Jamie McDonagh will mmiss the nest
two matches as he’s been called up for the
Northern Ireland under-21s squad who face France
and Ukraine in UEFA European Under 21 Championship
qualifiers in the coming week.
5 November 2015
YOUTH TEAM BEATEN IN EXTRA TIME
A great effort from the youth team who took Oldham
Athletic to extra time before eventually losing
3-2 at Boundary Park in the first round of the FA
Youth Cup last night. Tom Crawford gave the Blues
the lead in the 14th minute only for Oldham striker
Rio Murray to equalise on the stroke of half-time.
Ten minutes after the break Latics took the lead
through Jamie Stott from the penalty spot before
Oliver Nugent equalised for Chester to take the
game to extra time.
Two minutes before the end of the first period Murray
scored his second to give the home side the lead
once again. Chester thought they’d leveled
matters in the 113th minute with a spectacular 30-yard
free-kick that found the net but the referee ruled
the effort out for a foul on the goalkeeper.
Chester: Mates, Evans, Waters,
Scarisbrick, Savin, Jones, Brown, Dawson ((Exell
34) (Jones 113)), Nugent, Crawford (Mullings 71),
Evans. Subs not used: Morton, Ap-Gareth.
3 November 2015
BLUES HIT TEN!
Chester beat Winsford United 10-1 in their Cheshire
Senior Cup Preliminary Round match tonight. Four
goals from Craig Hobson, a brace form Tom Peers
and others from George Thomson, Kane Ruchards, Sam
Hughes and Ben Heneghan saw the Blues comfortably
beat their North West Counties opponents to move
into the firat round. With no match on Saturday
manager Steve Burr named a strong side with a debut
in goal for Dylan Forth.
Forth, Higgins (Boardman 71), Heneghan, Kay, Gordon,
Woodland, Hughes, Richards, Hobson, Thomson (Haley
78), Peers. Subs not used: Worsnop, Rooney, George.
ROBERTS LOAN EXTENDED
Chester have extended the loan deal of Oxford United
forward James Roberts for another month.
YOUTH TEAM ACTION
The Youth Team are in action tomorrow night when
they travel to Boundary Park to play Oldham Athletic
in the first round of the FA Youth Cup.
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