Victoria 1 Chester City 3
Attendance: 500 Half Time 1-0
Victoria: Murphy, Battersby, Sharp, Welsh, Strong,
Birch, Wilson (Brown 58), Carr, Maamria, Mylett (Byrne
8 (Johnson 85)), Williams.
Chester City: Danby, Marples, Roberts,
Marsh-Evans, Sandwith, Grant (Rule 53), Walker, Carroll,
Newton (Kelly 73), Rutherford, Yeo (McManus 53).
City wrap up their pre-season with a win at neighbours
Northwich Victoria. The
Blues fielded a mixture of reserve and first team players
at the Victoria Stadium as their pre-season drew to a
close with this win at Cheshire neighbours Northwich.
It was the home side that opened the scoring just before
the break as trialist Dino Maamria headed home past John
Danby. After the break goals from Simon Yeo, Adam Walker
and a fine solo goal from Paul McManus, running through
from the half-way line brought victory.
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City 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 4
Attendance: 725 Half Time 0-1
Chester City: Ward, Vaughan (Marples 72), Wilson,
Hand (Hughes 56), Linwood (Westwood 45), Butler (Bolland
45), Partridge, Holroyd (Lowndes 45), Murphy (Yeo 61),
Grant, Ellison (Sandwith 72). Subs not used: Roberts,
& Hove Albion: Kuipers, Whing, Mayo (Rents
51), El-Abd, Lynch (Elphick 86), Butters, Cox, Fraser
(Reid 76), Foster, Revell, Hammond. Subs: Savage, Sullivan,
Referee: Anthony Taylor (Greater Manchester).
Blues were beaten 4-0 by Brighton on Saturday, a scoreline
that flattered the League One side. Defensive lapses were
to blame for at lest two of the goals which is something
manager Bobby Williamson hopes to put right for Monday’s
match at Northwich.
City had the better of the opening period with John
Murphy and Jamie Hand both going close but it was the
visitors who opening the scoring on 37 minutes. Nicky
Foster easily beat Laurence Wilson down the right, he
crossed to Alex Revell who scored past Gavin Ward from
Kevin Ellison went close for
City after the break and Murphy headed over before the
Seagulls added to their scoreline. With 15 minutes remaining Revell scored with ease after a mix-up between Ward and Kevin Sandwith. Foster soon added a third after poor marking in the City defence and the match was wrapped up with a late penalty after Phil Bolland had brought down Dean Hammond.
Manager Bobby Williamson said
after the defeat: “In a way I am glad the game
came now, because it answers a few questions about certain
players for me. We weren’t four goals inferior
to them, but there are a number of things to work on.”
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Motors 1 Chester City 5
Attendance: 410 Half Time 0-4
Chester City: Danby, Marples, Sandwith (Wilson
57), Bolland (Westwood 46), Butler (Linwood 46), Hand,
Hughes, Partridge (Yeo 46), Ellison, Murphy (Lowndes 46),
Holroyd. Sub not used: Vaughan.
City’s unbeaten start to
the pre-season continued with this 5-2 win at neighbours
Vauxhall Motors. The Blues got off to an ideal start when
Chris Holroyd took advantage of some slack defending in
the opening minute to open the scoring which was doubled
ten minutes later by Kevin Ellison.
sent Holroyd through for his second of the game
half hour mark after Jamie hand had picked up a loose
ball. Hand himself added City’s fourth from
close range nine minutes before the break.
Manager Bobby Williamson made
four changes at half-time introducing Laurence Wilson,
Ashley Westwood, Nathan Lowndes and Simon Yeo.
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Simon Lake in the home goal produced a fine save to
deny Yeo adding the fifth. Vauxhall scored a consolation
goal five minutes from time through Paul Taylor but
it was Chester who had the last word as trialist Mark
Hughes received a Yeo through ball to curl a fine shot
past Taylor with seconds remaining.
Droylsden 1 Chester City 1
Attendance: - Half Time 0-1
Chester City Ward, Vaughan, Butler, Linwood,
Wilson, Partridge, Hand, Bennett, Ellison, Yeo, Lowndes.
Chester City (second half): Ward, Vaughan,
Westwood, Bolland, Sandwith, Hand (Marsh-Evans 65), Bennett
(Roberts 53), Ellison, Yeo (Rutherford 73), Murphy, Lowndes
Dean Bennett opens the scoring for City heading home a
Richie Partridge cross after just four minutes. Midway
through the second period Chris Denim levels the scores
for the Bloods.
The game was played in memory of 20 year Droylsden born
Tony Downes who was killed serving with the Granadier
Guards in Afghanistan. The proceeds of the game will be
given to his family and the trophy, named in his honour,
by Tim Savidge
Connah’s Quay Nomads 1
Chester City 8
Attendance: - Half Time 1-2
Chester City: Danby, Marples, Butler, Westwood,
Wilson, Partridge, Sandwith, Hand, Ellison, Lowndes, Murphy.
Chester City (second half): Danby, Bolland,
Linwood, Vaughan, Wilson (Roberts 75), Partridge, Sandwith
(Marsh-Evans 65), Ellison (Rutherford 75), Hand, Holroyd,
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Formby 0 Chester City 1
Attendance: 100 (estimate) Half Time 0-1
Chester City: Phil Palethorpe, Darren Jones, Rob Marsh-Evans (Shaun
Kelly 60), Kevin Roberts (Sean Newton 60), Chris Lever, Jimmy Ryan, Kevin Hill
(Jay Gregory 8), Neil Carroll (Glen Rule 80), John Corrigan, Andy Mitchell, Paul
A goal from long range by John Corrigan on 33 minutes gave City victory in this
youth friendly watched by Bobby Williamson and Malcolm Thompson. The best effort
in the second half came from Jimmy Ryan whose superb long range effort was tipped
to the crossbar.
AFC Telford United 3 Chester
Attendance: 1,130 Half Time 1-3
AFC Telford United: Young, Vaughan, Craven, Turner,
Teesdale, Charlton, Jagielka, Vermiglio, Reynolds, Marsden,
Fitzpatrick. Subs: Cornes, Moore, Palmer, Lewis, Tretton,
Chester City: Ward, Vaughan (Marples
45), Sandwith, Linwood (Westwood 45), Bolland (Marsh-Evans
45), Bennett (Grant 45), Partridge (Holroyd 45), Hand
(Cronin 45), Murphy, Yeo, Wilson (Rutherford 40).
A hat-trick from Simon Yeo eased City to victory in this entertaining opening
pre-season friendly of the new campaign. The Blues (playing in their new away
strip) were off to a flier and had Gary Fitzpatrick for handing them the opening
goal in the first minute as he settled the ball past home ‘keeper Young
as he challenged John Murphy.
City doubled their lead after a quarter of an hour with Yeo heading home a pinpoint
cross from Laurence Wilson. Yeo added his second on 26 minutes as he converted
a cross from new boy Richie Partridge.
An overhead kick from Luke Reynolds reduces the arrears seven minutes before
City manager Bobby Williamson
made six changes to personnel at the break and not
long later Marsden had brought United back into the
game with a second goal.
The Blues settled down however
and Yeo completed his hat-trick on 56 minutes scoring
from close range after Young had failed to clear
a cross from Simon Marples. Murphy, who forged a
good partnership up front with Yeo made it 5-2 from
close range with 20 minutes remaining.
With the game petering out
there was just time for Telford to add a third through
Matt Lewis after a mistake from Kevin Sandwith.
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