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30 October 2023
CAPTAIN GEORGE TO THE RESCUE
A goal from captain George Glendon late in the game ensured Chester’s impressive winning run was maintained as the Blues continue to climb the table. Backed by a huge away following, the Blues were up against a Nash side managed by former favourite Craig Mahon and they proved difficult opponents on the day.

The only goal of the game came six minutes from time, good work from substitute Iwan Murray played in Adam Thomas and his cross was met at the far post by Glendon who duly converted.


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25 October 2023
MOVING ON UP
Chester produced their first away league win of the season with a comfortable 2-0 victory at Southport last night. The Blues dominated from the start creating several chances of note, including hitting the bar, before captain George Glendon gave them the lead in just the eighth minute. The Blues had a chance to double that soon afterwards but saw Elliott Whitehouse miss from the penalty spot with Renshaw saving following a foul on Adam Thomas.

The nearest the hosts came to scoring was five minutes into the second period when Luke Burgess headed against the post, but five minutes later Whitehouse secured the points with a second goal converting Tom Sparrow’s cross.

The three points saw Chester move up to eighth in the league, a point away from a play-off position. On Saturday Chester make the short journey to play Curzon Ashton, the Nash are currently managed by former Blues favourite Craig Mahon and sit one point below the Blues.

23 October 2023
CHESHIRE CUP DEFEAT
An under-18’s Chester side were beaten 1-0 at Stockport Town in the first round of the Cheshire Senior Cup on Monday night.

Chester: B.Davies, Thompson, Briscoe, Platt, Cooke, Bott, Butler, Pilgrim, Muirhead, Lawrence, Westhead. Subs: Young, Beswick, Jamieson, Boon, Rosenblatt.

22 October 2023
DUO STRIKE AGAIN
Charlie Caton and Elliott Whitehouse were on the scoresheet again as Chester recorded a fine 2-0 home win over Scunthorpe United on Saturday in front of a crowd of 2,676. An early morning pitch inspection ensured the game went ahead despite the efforts of storm Babet. Chester took the lead on 30 minutes through quick thinking Caton who intercepted an under hit back pass, rounded Iron ‘keeper Fitzsimons to score from a narrow angle. Caton himself limped off on the stroke of half-time with what looked like a hamstring injury, new signing Tom Peers took his place from the bench.

The Blues doubled their lead on 68 minutes as Whitehouse picked up George Glendon's pass to smash the ball home against his former club. There was drama in the closing stages as referee William Davis picked up an injury and couldn't carry on. After a nervous period of confusion the senior linesman took over, and, following an appeal from Cleggy, a qualified member from the crowd came forward and ran the line for the remaining minutes.
20 October 2023
BLUES RE-SIGN PEERS
Chester have competed the signing of striker Tom Peers from Macclesfield Town, the deal takes the 27-year-old player up to the end of the 2024/25 season. Peers, who came through the youth ranks at Chester ten years ago, scored 24 goals for Curzon Ashton last season. He moved to Moss Rose in the summer and scored two goals in six appearances for Macc this season.
RUSHALL DATE
The away match at Rushall Olympic, postponed recently due to Chester’s FA Cup match at Hartlepool, has now been rearranged for Tuesday 28 November, kick-off 19.45hrs.
TAMWORTH MATCH OFF
The home game against Tamworth scheduled for Tuesday 7 November has been postponed due to our opponents having a Birmingham Senior Cup match that night.
19 October 2023
DEFEAT FOR YOUTH TEAM
The youth team were beaten 2-0 at AFC Fylde has night in the final qualifying round stage of the FA Youth Cup.

Chester: B.Davies, Jamieson, Platt, Briscoe, Duff, Butler, Bott, Thompson, P.Davies, Rosenblatt, Boon. Subs: Young, Beswick, Cooke, Pligrim, Westhead, Atkinson, Muir.

15 October 2023
HOME TIE FOR BLUES
Chester have been given a home tie in the first round of the FA Cup. The Blues will host either York City or Needham Market on Saturday 4 November. The two sides drew 0-0 at York on Saturday and replay on Tuesday night for the right to meet Chester.
CUP SUCCESS FOR CHESTER
Saturday’s 2-0 win at Hartlepool United on Saturday saw the Blues reach the first round of the FA Cup for the first time in nine years. Goals from Elliott Whitehouse and Charlie Caton saw Chester win at ther hosts for the first time since 1972 to the delight of the 471 Cestrians who made the trip.
9 October 2023
NEW DEAL FOR WEEKS
Declan Weeks has signed a new contract at Chester. The 27-year-old midfielder has made 122+3 appearances for the Blues, scoring 22 goals since signing from Kidderminster Harriers three years ago. The new contract keeps him at Chester until 2026.
BLUES FIGHT BACK TO CLAIM ALL THREE POINTS
Chester came from two goals down to beat Peterborough Sports 3-2 at home on Saturday and move to 14th in the national League North table. An unmarked Michael Gash headed Sports into a 17th minute lead and the visitors doubled their advantage ten minutes later through Josh McCammon.

The Blues need a goal before the break and they got it through Charlie Caton who scored from close range converting a Tom Sparrow cross. Six minutes into the second period substitute Adam Thomas drew City level following up form a blocked Caton shot.

Chester pressed for a winner and it duly came four minutes from time through academy graduate Reece Daly who thundered home an unstoppable shot past Peter Crook in the Sports goal to clinch a dramatic three points.


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5 October 2023
YOUTH TEAM PROGRESS
The Youth Team progressed to the Third Qualifying Round of the FA Youth Cup last night with home win over Altrincham. Goalkeeper Billy Davies was the hero saving twice in a penalty shoot-out after the match had finished 1-1. Chester had taken the lead through Luca Boon five minutes before half-time.

Early in the second half Adam Bott had a chance to double the lead form the penalty spot but his effort was saved by Robins ‘keeper Dane Byron. The visitors drew level 15 minutes form time through substitute Edson Cata.

Having missed from the spot earlier, Bott bravely stepped up to make amends which he duly did, Oskar Rosenblatt, Ellis Platt and Louie Westhead also converted as Davis’ two saves sent Chester through in front of a crowd of 291.

2 October 2023
AWAY DRAW FOR CHESTER
The Blues will travel to National League side Hartlepool United in the FA Cup Fourth Round Qualifying. The tie will take place on Saturday 14 October, the away league match at Rushall OLympic originally scheduled for that day will now be rearranged.
1 October 2023
GARY SIMPSON 1959-2023

The club are sorry to hear of the passing of former centre forward Gary Simpson at the age of 64. Gary joined Chester in the summer of 1981 and made 63 league appearances over the following two seasons scoring 18 goals.

Obituary


LATE WINNER SEES BLUES PROGRESS
Chester progressed to the Fourth Round Qualifying of the FA Cup following a dramatic late win over Nantwich Town on Saturday. Chester took the lead through Harrison Burke in the 76th minute, the defender heading home a Declan Weeks corner.

With the tie heading into the final minutes the Dabbers equalised through substitute Connor Heath seven minutes from time. Goalkeeper Wyll Stanway kept Chester level with a fine save to deny Heath a second. Five minutes into stoppage time substitute Charlie Caton struck the winner following another corner to send Chester through to Monday afternoon's draw.


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