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12 November 2018
FA TROPHY

Chester have been drawn away at Southport in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Trophy. The match is due to take place on Saturday 24 November, kick-off 15.00hrs. Prize money for this round is £5,000.

7 November 2018
YORK DATE

The away league match at York City will now take place next Tuesday 13 November, kick-off 19.45hrs.

6 November 2018
CHESTER HANG ON

A 3-2 home win has seen Chester move up to fifth place in the table just a point behind leaders Chorley. Two goals in quick succession through Danny Livesey and Anthony Dudley gave the Blues a 2-0 half-time lead. Another wonder strike from Dan Mooney increased the lead four minutes into the second period. However Borough fought back though goals from Carl Baker and Adam McGurk and the Blues were left to hang on for an uncomfortable final few minutes before the final whistle.

League table after Nuneaton match

WONDER GOALS SECURE VITAL POINT
Two stunning goals from Dan Mooney rescued a point for Chester who came back twice to draw 2-2 at Brackley Town on Saturday. The home side had the better chances throughout the game at a windy St James Park and opened the scoring five minutes into the second half with Connor Franklin scoring from close range after Grant Shenton had pulled off a fine save to deny Lee Ndlovu.

Chester drew level on 58 minutes with Mooney lashing home a 25 yard volley from the left that took a slight deflection giving Danny Lewis no chance in the home goal. It was a great strike but Chester switched off and sixty seconds later Brackley took the lead as the Blues failed to close down and deal with a cross from the right and Shane Byrne scored past Shenton.

It looked like the Blues were going to suffer their third league defeat of the season as the game entered stoppage time when a long ball from Shenton into the box found its way to Mooney out on the right who swiveled and send a dipping 25 yard volley over Lewis and under the bar to send the Blues fans wild behind the goal.

Joint manager Bernard Morley said after the draw: “I said it last Saturday and I can’t keep saying it, like we’ve just said to the lads – we were poor, we were really poor.
It’s as poor as we’ve been all season and I said the same at Alfreton, but we found a way to get back in the game. The lads have found a way to do it. I think we were brave with our substitutions in terms of the formation, we went three at the back and three up top.”“Again, we’ve been rewarded for that, but the lads know that they weren’t at the races today and no matter how we prepare for games, it just shows you that it’s on the day. We’ve got to take something out of that and we’ve got to take a little bit of self belief as a team as well. Try things and you get rewarded like Dan Mooney’s done today.”

Picture © Rick Matthews (Chester Leader)
2 November 2018
VICTORY FOR YOUTH TEAM

Chester’s Youth Team are through to the second round of the FA Youth Cup following a superb 2-1 home victory over Barnsley last night. The young Blues came from behind with goals from Will Goodwin and Cain Noble to beat The Tykes and book an away tie at Mansfield Town in the next round.

Academy head coach Calum McIntyre said: “That’s an incredible result. Against all the odds, it must be up there with one of the biggest upsets this competition has ever had and for us to have done it the way we did it, I thought we were decent value for it to be honest.”

“We played in a certain way, so this is the single most incredible feeling ever and it’s amazing. The players deserve this.”

“The run that they’re on. I’m going to check with the historian because he knows more about history than me, and it’s certainly since the club reformed the most wins in an FA Youth Cup season.”

“To win five games and to knock out the teams we’ve knocked out and be in the second round of the FA Youth Cup is incredible and these players deserve all the plaudits. Stunned might be the wrong word, but I’m not surprised, I’m in absolute awe of them, they’re heroes.”

REPRIEVE FOR HOWSON
Defender Steve Howson has had his red card against Alfreton Town rescinded following an appeal. He will now be available for the away game at Brackley Town.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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