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
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
Chester side were beaten 1-0 at Stockport Town in
the first round of the Cheshire Senior Cup on Monday
Chester: B.Davies, Thompson, Briscoe,
Platt, Cooke, Bott, Butler, Pilgrim, Muirhead, Lawrence,
Westhead. Subs: Young, Beswick, Jamieson, Boon,
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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.
LATE WINNER SEES BLUES PROGRESS
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
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
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WINDSOR JOINS MARINE
Forward Owen Windsor has left Chester today to join Marine.
Goals from Ben Tollitt and Elliott Whitehouse complete a second half comeback at The Citadel.
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