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25 September 2023
TALE OF TWO PENS
Chester suffered another narrow away defeat on Saturday, losing 1-0 at Boston United. The Blues had seen a Iwan Murray goal disallowed for a foul before they had a great chance to open the scoring early in the second period, after referee Jack Hall awarded them a penalty following a foul on substitute Connor Evans. Declan Weeks stepped up but saw his spot kick saved by Cameron Gregory in the Pilgrims goal.

The only goal of the game came in the 56th minute as Liam Edwards fouled Keaton Ward in the area, Edwards, who had been booked earlier in the match was given a second yellow card and his marching orders. Martin Woods slotted the penalty past Wyll Stanway to seal the three points.

Earlier in the game Chester suffered a blow with Charlie Caton limping off with an injury. The Blues are next in action on Saturday with a home FA Cup Third Round Qualifying tie against Nantwich Town, kick-off 15.00hrs.

18 September 2023
HOME TIE FOR CHESTER
The Blues have been drawn at home to Nantwich Town in the FA Cup FA Cup Third Round Qualifying. The tie will take place on Saturday 30 September, kick-off 15.00hrs. Nantwich, who play in the Northern Premier League, produced the surprise of the second round qualifying on Saturday defeating National League North side Banbury United 2-1.
BLUES AVOID CUP UPSET
Chester came from behind to win 3-1 in their televised FA Cup match at Tadcaster Albion on Saturday. Trailing 1-0 at the break to a Kieran Greenway’ breakaway goal on 20 minutes. The Blues struck early in the second period with a well taken effort from Iwan Murray and sealed the win with two goals in the last six minutes through Harrison Burke and Charlie Caton.


Picture © Rick Matthews
13 September 2023
GOODSON LEAVES CHESTER
Forward Zak Goodson has joined Ilkeston Town. The 23-year-old joined Chester from Altrincham in the summer and made 3+0 league appearances, scoring one goal (against King’s Lynn Town).
12 September 2023
CHESHIRE SENIOR CUP
Chester have been drawn away to Stockport Town in the first round of the Cheshire Senor Cup. The tie will take place on Monday 23 October, kick-off 19.45hrs.
11 September 2023
BACK TO WINNING WAYS
The Blues put Tuesday’s disappointment behind them with a 2-1 home victory over Blyth Spartans on Saturday. Another crowd of over 2,000 turned out on a baking hot day as Calum McIntyre made five changes to the side beaten by Hereford, giving a debut to Tom Sparrow.

Charlie Caton give Chester the lead ten minutes into the second half coolly beating Alex Mitchell after latching on to a Declan Weeks through ball. Six minutes from time Spartans leveled through substitute JJ Hooper and the visitors missed a golden chance to take the lead blazing over from a corner late on.

With the game entering the final minute a push on Elliott Whitehouse was spotted by referee Lee Hible who pointed to the penalty spot. Whitehouse himself stepped up to send Mitchell the wrong way and seal the three points.


Picture © Rick Matthews

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8 September 2023
MATCH CHOSEN FOR TV
The FA Cup Second Round Qualifying tie at Tadcaster Albion on Saturday 16 September will now be shown live on BBC1 Red Button (Freeview 601) channel. The kick-off has been brought forward to 12.30hrs.
EARL OUT ON LOAN
Defender Lewis Earl has joined Bootle on a 28 day loan. Bootle play in the Northern Premier League West Division.
7 September 2023
LATE GOALS SINK BLUES
Two late Hereford goals saw the visitors pick up a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night. Chester had taken the lead on 35 minutes through a Declan Weeks penalty but failed to convert numerous chances to get a second goal. The Bulls made late changes and one of these substitutes Lassana Mendes leveled five minutes from time as the Blues defence failed to clear a cross to the far post. With two minutes remaining Aurio Teixeria fired home an unstoppable shot from all of 30 yards to give the rampant Bulls all three points.
4 September 2023
AWAY TIE FOR BLUES
Chester have been drawn away to Tadcaster Albion in the FA Cup Second Round Qualifying. The tie is scheduled to take place on Saturday 16 September. The Brewers play in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division and reached this stage following a 2-1 home win over Heaton Stannington in front of a crowd of 289 on Saturday.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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