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SEPTEMBER
30 September 2016
CFU ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The date for the AGM is Friday 7 October at the football club. There will be a streaming service available for members to watch proceedings if they are unable to attend on the evening. Please email neil.bellis@chesterfc.com to register for log-in details. All relevent paperwork for the meeting has been emailed out to members, those who haven't received anything should email marion.needham@chesterfc.com.

29 September 2016
WORSNOP LEAVES BLUES

Goakeeper Jon Worsnop has left Chester. The 33-year-old shot stopper has failed to hold down a regualr first team place this season since the arrivial of Liam Roberts on loan from Walsall. Worsnop, whomade 91 appearances for Chester in two spells.agreed to terminate his contract with the club and leaves my mutual consent.

Manager Jon McCarthy praised the player saying: “Jon Worsnop has been excellent for this football club. He has played over seventy times for Chester since joining in 2014 and has always shown himself to be a good professional that is committed to the team.”

“I will always regard Jon as the bravest goalkeeper I have worked with - epitomised by his outstanding performance away at Barnsley in the FA Cup when he played most of the game with a fractured jaw keeping us in the tie with a last minute save of the highest quality. We wish him luck, whilst thanking him for his commitment to the club.”

Picture © Rick Matthews (Chester Leader)

27 September 2016
McCARTHY PRAISES CHESTER SUPPORT

Manager Jon McCarthy has praised the 550 Blues supporters who made the trip to Wrexham on Saturday. Chester kept a fourth successive clean sheet as the game ended 0-0. It was a match of few chances with the main talking point a first-half heavy tackle from John Rooney on Craig Mahon that saw the former Blue fortunate not to pick up a red card, referee Martin Coy awarding a yellow instead.

McCarthy was pleased with the point and the efforts of the travelling support: “The fans were superb. People talk about the bubble and that it hinders people coming to watch the match. When the players came out they got the real feel for the passion from those who came and we needed that spirit from the fans. We felt that from the dugout and the players felt it on the pitch.”

“It isn't a big derby in terms of numbers when you compare it to some others and I'm sure the police don't want to be here on a Saturday morning. There was no hint of trouble from either set of fans and maybe it can help bring an end to it for next season.”

There were no arrests for the ‘bubble match’ that was shown live on BT Sport. Chester are back in action on Saturday with a home game against ninth placed Dover Athletic, kick-off 15.00hrs.

Picture © Rick Matthews (Chester Leader)

19 September 2016
HUGHES GOAL LIFTS BLUES

Sam Hughes scored the only goal of the game as Chester beat Braintree Town on Saturday to record back-to-back victories and a third successive clean sheet. Hughes' goal came on 16 minutes as he slotted the ball home following a fourth successive corner. The young defender also hit the woodwork in the second half and James Alibi missed a couple of efforts but the Blues hung on with Liam Roberts in goal rarely tested.

The victory lifts Chester to 15th spot in the league, just a point behind Saturday’s opponents and close rivals Wrexham. Manager Jon McCarthy may well select the same X1 for the game at the Racecourse Ground that is all-ticket with a 12.15 kick-off. The match is being screened live on BT Sport.

Blues manager Jon McCarthy said: “Yes I was happy with the performance. I guess there’s not a lot in it. I think we had more players with spark and a little bit better quality in front of goal. We were well organised, they were well organised, but actually some of the play and our passing in the first half was really good and deserved to get the lead.”

“Then as we tired and both teams tired we were disciplined enough to hang onto it. I don’t think there’s too much between the teams, I’ve got a biased pair of glasses on, but that first half was probably where we won the game.”

League Table after Braintree victory

Picture © Rick Matthews (Chester Leader)
17 September 2016
BLUES LAUNCH TICKET INITIATIVE

Chester have launched a ten match ticket initiative called Cestrian 10. The ticket package is available to use for ten home games (including all-ticket matches against Wrexham and Tranmere Rovers).

Prices:
Harry McNally Terrace:

Adults £135.00, Concessions £90.00, Under 21s £90.00, 16/17 years old £45.00, 5-15 years old £25.00.
Main (Maxiflow) Stand:
Adults £160.00, Concessions £100.00, Under 21s £90.00, 16/17 years old £45.00, 5-15 years old £25.00.

15 September 2016
HOME VICTORY OVER GUISELEY

Goals from Kane Richards and Tom Shaw gave Chester a 2-0 home victory over bottom of the table Guiseley. Richards struck five minutes into the second half, Oluwaseun Akintunde was sent clear with a through ball and the pacy striker pulled the ball back for Richards to score from 12 yards out. A foul on Jonny Hunt eight minutes later saw the Blues awarded a penalty that Shaw converted to seal the three points.

12 September 2016
BLUES MAKE THEIR POINT

A fine first half performance saw Chester earn a 0-0 draw with Aldershot Town on Saturday. The Shots had the better of the season period but over the 90 minutes the Blues were well worth their point against a side boasting a 100% home record. Ryan Lloyd came closest to breaking the deadlock in the opening period as he saw a 25-yard effort crash back off the bar. There were also loud appeals in the final minute for a penalty after a tackle on James Alibi.

Manager Jon McCarthy sad after the draw: “I come to win every game. We've beaten Sutton, we've beaten Dagenham but away from home it was an important result. This has been our best away performance so far. We were outstanding in the first half against a very good Aldershot team. Not many teams will come here and pick up points but we were much better than them in the first half and I think that everybody would have to accept that.”

“We dominated the midfield, created so many chances and how they got away with being on level terms at the end of the first half, they were very relieved.”

“I thought we started the game really well but maybe lacking a little bit of belief to go and put Aldershot out of the game in the first half. They could have been way out of the game and we could have coasted the second half but that is the bit that is coming.”

The point lifted Chester up to 18th place ahead of Tuesday night’s home clash with bottom of the league Guiseley, kick-off 19.45hrs. Manager McCarthy has fresh injury concerns ahead of the game with both Theo Vassell and Elliott Durrell picking up knocks at the weekend. Guiseley have only picked up two points from their opening nine matches.

League Table after Aldershot draw

Picture © Rick Matthews (Chester Leader)
CAR BOOT SALE
There will be a car boot sale at the club on Sunday 18 September from 08:00-12:00hrs. Pitches are £8.00 for cars and £10.00 for vans, entrance for buyers is free. All profits go to the football club.

9 September 2016
HORWOOD DOUBTFUL

Defender Evan Horwood is suffering from a broken nose and is doubtful for the match at Aldershot Town on Saturday. The defender is wearing a protective mask that will need a approval from the referee should manager Jon McCarthy select the player.

NEW ROLE FOR BURR
Steve Burr has been appointed the new manager at Southport Football Club following the departure at the weekend of Andy Bishop.

7 September 2016
CHESTER EXILES AGM

The Chester Exiles AGM will take place on Friday September 9 in the upstairs room at the Horseshoe pub at 24 Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0AG. Please try to arrive at 7pm for a prompt 7.30pm start.

Apologies for those who aren't within reach of London, but we’ve deliberately picked a date on the eve of the away game at Aldershot in the hope more people will be in the area. Please email us if you can’t attend and there’s anything you want to raise. We are also hoping that a representative from the club will be able attend as our main guest. We will keep you posted.

Further details about the AGM will follow. But after the formal business, there will be certainly be chance to discuss the roller-coaster start to Chester’s season! Let us know if you can attend - email info@chesterexiles.co.uk - to help us plan the catering.

6 September 2016
BLUES BEATEN AT HOME

Forest Green Rovers topped the league on Saturday after a 2-1 victory over Chester. A goal in each half from Liam Noble and Darren Carter put the visitors 2-0 up before Elliott Durrell pulled a goal back for the Blues ten minutes from time.

The defeat leaves Chester in 19th place, one point above the relegation places. The Blues are next in action on Saturday with a tough trip to Aldershot Town. The Shots lie fourth in the table and ended Tranmere Rovers’ unbeaten start to the season on Saturday with a 3-1 victory.

League Table after Forest Green match

5 September 2016
REG MATTHEWSON 1939-2016

Former Chester centre half, Reg Matthewson, has died at the age of 77 while on holiday in Spain. Reg was captain of the legendary 1974/75 team that won promotion from Division Four and reached the semi-final of the League Cup. He made 87 league appearances for the club scoring one goal. Although the Yorkshireman was coming to the end of his playing career when he joined Chester his calm presence and organisational ability proved to be a great asset to one of the most successful teams in the club's history.

The funeral will take place on Friday, September 16 at 13.20hrs at Blacon Crematorium.

Obituary

CHESTER EXILES AGM
The Chester Exiles AGM will take place on Friday September 9 in the upstairs room at the Horseshoe pub at 24 Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0AG. Please try to arrive at 7pm for a prompt 7.30pm start.

Apologies for those who aren't within reach of London, but we’ve deliberately picked a date on the eve of the away game at Aldershot in the hope more people will be in the area. Please email us if you can’t attend and there’s anything you want to raise. We are also hoping that a representative from the club will be able attend as our main guest. We will keep you posted.

Further details about the AGM will follow. But after the formal business, there will be certainly be chance to discuss the roller-coaster start to Chester’s season! Let us know if you can attend - email info@chesterexiles.co.uk - to help us plan the catering.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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