DUO SIGN ON LOAN
Manager Neil Young
has signed two more players. Defender Michael Taylor
has signed on from Hyde United whilst 22-year-old
striker Scott Metcalfe joins on loan from FC Halifax
Town. Taylor is experienced having started his career
as a youth player at Blackburn Rovers and had loan
spells at league clubs Carlisle United and Rochdale
before making a permanent move to Cheltenham Town.
He has since played for Forest Green Rovers, The
New Saints and Fleetwood Town.
Metcalfe has scored five league and cup goals for
the Yorkshire side this season.
HOPLEY JOINS BAY ON LOAN
Striker Rob Hopley
has joined former club Colwyn Bay on loan. The player,
who scored the first goal for the new club at Warrington
Town, is hoping for a run of games with the Evo-Stik
Premiership side to maintain match fitness. Blues
manager Neil Young said: “Rob has been out
for 10 months prior to coming to Chester and although
he has done well I know with a good run of games
behind him then we will see the best of him for
the run in.”
27 December 2010
FROST TAKES ITS TOLL
Another game has fallen
victim of the winter frost as today’s home
match against Durham City has been postponed.
20 December 2010
The match at Curzon
Ashton postponed on Saturday has now been rearranged
for Monday 11 April, kick-off 19:45hrs.
18 December 2010
Snow and a frozen
pitch have combined to cause today’s match
at Curzon Ashton to be postponed.
17 December 2010
With a frost forecast
for overnight, a local referee will carry out a
pitch inspection at Curzon Ashton tomorrow morning
at 10:00hrs ahead of the match scheduled against
Chester in the afternoon.
15 December 2010
CUP EXIT FOR BLUES
were knocked out of the Evo-Stik League Cup 2-0 at Newcastle
Town last night. This was the fist time the Blues
have failed to score in a match this season ad was
their second defeat in a week following the home
reverse at the hands of Radcliffe Borough on Saturday.
Kyle Wilson had a goal disallowed midway through
the first period for offside, moments later Alan
Nagington gave Chris Sanna no chance in the Chester
goal as he fired the home side ahead.
Chester, who were once again guilty of missed chances,
fell two behind four minutes after the restart as
Wayne Teague headed Newcastle’s second and
deservedly book an away tie at Chasetown in the
14 December 2010
Chester have had their
ground capacity increased by a further 10%, it is
now running at 75% with a current capacity of 4,168.
The increase, following a meeting with the Safety
Advisory Group, comes on the back of a lot of hard
work by the supporters, stewards and club officials.
The club have signed
21-year-old striker Michael Clarke from Woodley
Sports. He has already netted nine goals for the
east Cheshire side in the league and cup this season
and has been watched by manager Neil Young for some
13 December 2010
POOR BLUES DEFEATED AT HOME
their second home league defeat of the season
on Saturday when they were beaten 3-2 by Radcliffe
Borough. The Blues defence, without the suspended
captain George Horan, looked shaky throughout,
but appeared to have salvaged a point after
twice coming from behind through striker Michael
Wilde, only to lose to a sucker goal in stoppage
Radcliffe, who looked sharper and showed more
desire during the 90 minutes deserved their
win. Manager Neil Young, who picked up the
Manager of the Month award prior to the kick-off
said: “There was no strength from us,
no bullying, no physicality. We weren’t
getting in faces, being strong, winning headers
and making tackles. We let them boss us.”
very disappointing after the break we’ve
had that the majority of players put in
performances that were just not acceptable.”
Young will be looking
for his team to bounce back tomorrow night
when they travel to Division One South side
Newcastle Town in the second round of League
Cup, kick-off 19:45hrs.
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10 December 2010
RADCLIFFE GAME SET TO GO AHEAD
there’s a sudden change in the forecast tomorrow’s
home game against Radcliffe Borough looks set to
go ahead, kick-off 15:00hrs. It’s a Christmas
themed day at the ground and a chance to also stock
up from the club shop for those last minute presents.
Radcliffe currently lie 19th in the league with
13 points from 15 matches. Their last outing was
in the League Cup that saw a 1-0 win at Lancaster
City. Their previous three league games in November
saw a home defeat to Woodley Sports (2-3) a 5-2
defeat at AFC Fylde and a high scoring 3-3 draw
at Witton Albion.
The clubs last met (under our previous guise) in
the FA Cup back in October 2002 when Chester
City ran out 4-2 winners in the fourth qualifying
9 December 2010
AWAY TIE FOR BLUES
Chester have been
given an away tie in the quarter final’s of
the President’s Cup. They will travel to play
AFC Fylde at Kellamergh Park on Wednesday
26 January, kick-off 19:45hrs. The tie
will be played to a conclusion on the night with
extra-time and penalties available if needed.
The other ties played the night before are:
Belper Town v Harrogate Railway Athletic
Lancaster City or Skelmersdale v Curzon Ashton
Newcastle Town v Glapwell
Following last night’s
postponement Chester will now host Woodley Sports
on Wednesday 30 March, kick-off 19:45hrs.
7 December 2010
WOODLEY SPORTS MATCH POSTPONED
League game against Woodley Sports has been postponed
due to a frozen pitch. There is no new date for
the game as yet.
3 December 2010
CLITHEROE MATCH POSTPONED
game at Clitheroe has been postponed. A rearranged
date for the match at Shawbridge will now take place
on Tuesday 1 March, kick-off 19:45hrs. All other
fxtures in the First Division North tomorrow have
also been postponed.
Weather permitting the Blues will be back in action
on Wednesday night when they entertain Woodley Sports
in a League match, kick-off 19:45hrs.
SARCEVIC RECALLED BY CREWE
Sarcevic has been recalled by Crewe Alexandra from
his loan spell with the Blues. The popular midfielder
scored two goals in seven appearances while at the
club and has returned to Alex as the Cheshire side
have no cover for their weekend clash against Wycombe
2 December 2010
MANAGER SCOOPS AWARD
has been named Manager of the Month for November.
During the month Chester won three league
matches including a top-of-the-table clash
against Skelmersdale 4-0, and also progressed
to the quarter finals’s of the President’s
Cup following a 3-0 home win over Sutton Coldfield
Young will be presented with a magnum of champagne
and a certificate before the home match against
Radcliffe Borough on 11 December.
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