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29 November 2019
BLUES SIGN FYLDE WINGER

Chester have signed 26-year-old French winger Elton Ngwatala from AFC Fylde. The former Kidderminster Harriers player impressed Chester’s management duo in a friendly match back in September. Should the registration be completed in time, he’s expected to join the squad for tomorrow’s home game against Bradford (Park Avenue).
25 November 2019
FA TROPHY DRAW

Chester have been drawn away to Northern Premier League Premier Division side Hednesford Town in the first round of the FA Trophy. The tie was set up after the Blues won 1-0, thanks to an Anthony Dudley goal, at Brackley Town on Saturday. The Pitmen beat Coalville Town 2-1 at home to reach this stage. The game will take place at Keys Park on Saturday 14 December, kick-off 15.00hrs.
CLUB REPORT LOSS
The Football Club reported a loss of £15,343 for the year ending 29 May 2019 at the recently held Annual General Meeting. Figures released by the club show that the total income for 2018/19 was £858,890 which is down from £1,041,185 from the previous year due mainly to the loss of central funding following the relegation from the National League and lack of income from cup competitions. Matchday income and Commercial revenue were both up on last year.
19 November 2019
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The City Fans United Annual General Meeting takes place at Deva Stadium on Thursday night at 19.30hrs. All members are urged to attend. Prior to the meeting, at 19.00hrs, businessman Stuart Murphy will give an update on his proposals for his development of the infrastructure at the football club. Murphy pledged a £1m donation to the Blues last year and has also pledged financial backing for the King George V Sports Hub project in Blacon. The club are also expected to name their new stadium sponsor on the night.

The meeting is being streamed live for CFU members who can’t attend on the night. Those wishing to access the live stream need to email jeff.banks@chesterfc.com by 18.00hrs on Wednesday 20th November quoting their name and membership number in order for invites to be sent out in time.

FRIENDLY VICTORY
Chester beat Accrington Stanley 3-0 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at the Deva on Monday. Striker Akwasi Asante returned from injury to open the scoring midway through the first half with Cain Noble netting twice in the second period to complete the victory.

Chester: Griffiths; Morgan (Thomson 68), Burke, Macready, Waters, Crilly, G Roberts (Ruffer 57), Murray (Noble 57), Elliott (Hampson 57), Dudley (Rubin 57), Asante (Hayes 30).

15 November 2019
MATCH OFF

Due to a waterlogged pitch, Saturday’s league game at Gateshead has been postponed.
11 November 2019
BACK TO WINNING WAYS

Two goals from Danny Livesey and a third from substitute Danny Elliott gave Chester a 3-0 home victory over Alfreton Town on Saturday. It was a first league win in six matches and keeps the Blues in third place behind York City and King’s Lynn Town.


Picture © Rick Matthews
YOUTH TEAM VICTORY
In front of a great crowd of 434, the Youth Team beat Hartlepool United 3-0 tonight in the first round of the National League Football Academy Cup. On target for the young Blues were Harrison Burke, Will Goodwin and Stuart Crilly, with the visitors scoring a late consolation goal. This is the first season the cup has been played for and 29 teams have entered the competition.
FA TROPHY DRAW
Chester have been handed an away tie at Brackley Town in the first round the the FA Trophy. The match is due to take place on Saturday 23 November, kick-off 15.00hrs. The clubs have since agreed that should there be a draw then a replay will take place at Chester.
6 November 2019
CHESHIRE SENIOR CUP

Chester have been handed a home tie in the second round of the Cheshire Senior Cup against Stockport Town. The tie is expected too be played in the week commencing 6 January 2020.

4 November 28 2019
BLUES MAKE THEIR POINT

Chester battled to a hard earned point at Brackley Town on Saturday to keep themselves in second place in the table. The Blues took an early lead through a fine Bradley Jackson effort on nine minutes before Brackley, unbeaten at home in 11 months, drew level ten minutes later through Thierry Audel.

Despite losing Danny Livesey through injury at the break, Chester had the better of the exchanges in the second half and finished the stronger of the two sides.

Joint manager Bernard Morley said: “The pleasing thing for me and Jonno was the reaction after half time. I thought the first half we were off it, the second half we took the game to them on their home patch. Both sides probably believed they could have won it and we made some really important blocks but going the other way I thought we played the better football second half and unfortunate not to take all three points.”

“We gave ourselves a platform early doors but then we go and concede again from our own mistakes. But it works both ways, both teams will always make excuses about why the concede but the good thing is that from that point we have defended really well.”

“We’ve not won in five but we are in every single game that we play. We played top of the league last week and were unfortunate to come away with nothing and we play a side that have been one of the best sides in this league for the past four of five years and come away and match them in every department.”

Chester are next in action on Saturday when they are at home to ninth placed Alfreton Town, kick-off 15.00hrs.

Table after Brackley draw



Picture © Rick Matthews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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