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 firstname.lastname@example.org
by 18.00hrs on Wednesday 20th November quoting their
name and membership number in order for invites
to be sent out in time.
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
Due to a waterlogged pitch,
Saturday’s league game at Gateshead has been
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
© 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
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.”
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
“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.
after Brackley draw
© Rick Matthews
FANS SET TO RETURN
It is hoped a limited number of supporters will be permitted to attend the home match with Hereford on Tuesday 8 December.
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