3 Shrewsbury Town 2 – Friendly December
The first meeting between the two sides
and Chester win this Christmas time friendly at Faulkner Street
after trailing 2-1 at half time.
6 (Jordan, Lipsham, W Smith, Cook (3)) Shrewsbury
Town 1 (Corfield) – FA Cup 1st Qualifying
round – 30 September 1911
The first competitive fixture and Chester
win comfortably thanks to a hat trick from Lol Cook. Chester
go on to beat Northern Nomads and Wrexham but are eventually
eliminated by Stockport County. Cook scored 46 goals in 1911/12
but was later banned from football after being implicated in
a match fixing scandal involving Liverpool and Manchester United.
0 Shrewsbury Town 0 – Welsh Cup 7th
Round – 9 March 1938
A first meeting in the Welsh Cup and Midland
Counties League Shrewsbury earn a creditable draw against their
Football League opponents. The Shrews go on to win the replay
2-1 with goals from Alec Brown and Danny Williams. Chester’s
reply comes from John McCreary. Shrewsbury go on to win the Welsh
Cup for the second time in their history.
3 (Foulkes, Tilston (2)) Shrewsbury
Town 1 (Jackson) – Third Division
North – 25 December 1950
A first ever football league meeting
between the sides and the newly elected Shrews go down 3-1
at Sealand Road on Christmas Day. In the return fixture, the
following day, Shrewsbury gain their revenge and Arnold Jackson
is again on target with the only goal of the game.
5) Chester 3 (Jepson,
Bullock, Richards) Shrewsbury Town 5 (Rowley
(2), Whitaker, Russell (2)) – Division Four – 24
The first meeting in the newly formed
Fourth Division and Chester throw away a two goal lead to lose
5-3. Goalkeeper Keith Griffiths plays his final game for the
club in front of 8170 at Sealand Road. The great Arthur Rowley,
scores two goals for the Shrews who are promoted at the end
of the season while Chester finish 13th.
6) Chester 2 (Cheetham,
Pountney) Shrewsbury Town 1 (Wood) – League
Cup First Round – 9 August 1970
A first ever League Cup game between
the sides and Blues fans witness one of the greatest goals
at Sealand Road, A 40 yard thunderbolt from Dave Pountney gives
Chester a late victory. It was Pountney’s home debut
after signing from Shrewsbury during the summer.
7) Shrewsbury Town 2 (Summerfield,
M Taylor) Chester City 2 (Rimmer,
Lightfoot) – Division Two – 15 February
A red letter day as City score their
first league goal in 40 years at Gay Meadow at the 10th attempt.
Stuart Rimmer grabs the honours after four minutes and Chris
Lightfoot adds a second six minutes later but Shrewsbury recover
to earn a point. John Paskin, on loan from Wolves, makes his
only appearance for the Shrews.
8) Chester City 1 (Rimmer) Shrewsbury
Town 0 – Division Three – 16
Stuart Rimmer is again on target in
the first meeting between the sides at the Deva Stadium. Both
sides go on to win promotion with Shrewsbury as champions and
Chester as runners up. The two sides were also promoted together
9) Shrewsbury Town 0
Chester City 1 (Richardson) – Division
Three – 2 November 1999
After 14 attempts City win for the first
time at Gay Meadow. Wayne Brown, the woodwork and several goal-line
clearances secure the points for City in a desperately poor game.
Nick Richardson scores the winner with superb 20 yard free kick
after 72 minutes. Junior Agogo makes his final appearance for
Chester on loan from Sheffield Wednesday.
City 0 Shrewsbury Town 0 – Division
Three – 11 March 2000
The last meeting between the two sides
who fight out a nervous goalless draw in the battle to avoid
relegation to the Conference. Carl Heggs and Paul Carden make
their City debuts but neither side can break the deadlock.
Sumner [Published 28/8/03]