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TOP TEN – CHESTER CITY v SHREWSBURY TOWN

1) Chester 3 Shrewsbury Town 2 – Friendly December 27th 1892
The first meeting between the two sides and Chester win this Christmas time friendly at Faulkner Street after trailing 2-1 at half time.

2) Chester 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.

3) Chester 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.

4) Chester 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 January 1959
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 1992
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 October 1993
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 in 1974/75.

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.

10) Chester 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.

Chas Sumner [Published 28/8/03]

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