FIVE SIGN SHORT-TERM DEALS
Chester have signed five more players on short-term
non-contract deals. Midfielder’s Bradley Bauress,
Luke Clark, Paddy Lacey, Ethan Cartwright and forward
Joint manager Anthony Johnson told The Chronicle:
“We are absolutely delighted and most importantly
privileged to be able to announce five new signings.
The reason we use the word privilege is because
each of these lads will be signing for our brilliant
football club for free.”
is normal in pre-season, every club up and down
the country has players released from clubs who
then go on to trial with other clubs in the hope
of earning a contract. We at Chester are no different.”
“These lads came in as
recommendations and some we have been aware of
for quite a while. The standards they have all
set in training have been outstanding and performances
within friendlies have been of the highest quality.”
“As such we’ve offered
them all short-term non-contracts as we feel they
will make our group a much stronger unit.”
“Their characters are
what have stood out in these unprecedented and unpredictable
times and we hope in the very near future we’ll
be in a position to make their short-term deals
into much longer-term ones.”
29 September 2020
Chester have signed 24-year-old midfielder Declan
Weeks. Part of the move for the former Kidderminster
Harriers player was made possible thanks to the
Boost The Budget campaign. Weeks has been playing
pre-season as a trialist with the Blues.
NO CHESTER FANS AT WORKSOP
It has been announced that NO Chester supporters
will be admitted to the Second Qualifying Round
of the FA Cup at Worksop Town on Saturday.
Following discussions between The Football Association
and Government, it has been announced that for games
involving an Elite Club playing a Non-Elite Club
at the Non-Elite Club’s ground, spectators
of the home Club only shall be permitted to attend
the match. Both clubs shall ensure that spectators
of the visiting Club are not in attendance at the
match. Clubs in Steps 1 & 2 of
The FA National League System are considered to
be “Elite Clubs” and Clubs in Step 3
and below of The FA National League System are considered
to be “Non-Elite Clubs”.
The stance will be reviewed prior to the next round
of the competition.
26 September 2020
VICTORY OVER TRAFFORD
Goals from Danny Elliott and Will Goodwin gave Chester
a 2-0 home win in a behind-closed-doors friendly
against Trafford this afternoon. The match was split
into three 40 minute periods featuring several trialist’s
and rotating substitutions.
YOUTH TEAM ROMP HOME
The Youth Team won 11-0 in
their home FA Youth
Cup First Qualifying Round match played at Vauxhall
Motors last night. Matt Giani scored four for the
young Blues, Tyler Sutton notched two, with further
goals from Oliver Heywood, Drew Lowe, Sam Turner,
Will Harrison and an own goal completing the rout.
Chester: Smith, Buckley, Burke,
Buckley-Benbow, Bell, Turner, Hughes, D.Lowe, Heywood
(A.Lowe 68), Sutton (Harrison 62), Giani. Subs not
used: Hansen, Walters, Packer, Haynes, Taylor.
Chester will now play away at St Helens Town in
the Second Qualifying Round in the week commencing
25 September 2020
FA CUP DRAW
The draw for the Second Qualifying
Round of the FA Cup has been released and Chester
have been given an away tie at Northern Premier
League Division One South East side Worksop Town.
The tie is scheduled to take place at Sandy Lane
on Saturday 3 October, kick-off 15.00hrs.
Prize money for the game is £3,375 to the
winners, and £1,125 to the losers.
Youth Team are in FA Youth Cup First Qualifying
Round action tonight at nearby Vauxhall Motors,
kick-off 19.30hrs. Admission is Adults: £3.00,
Concessions £1.00. This is actually a home
tie for Chester but the game has been switched due
to the ongoing process of securing a Safety Certificate
for the Deva. The winners of tonight’s tie
will play away at St Helens Town in the Second Qualifying
Round in the week commencing 5 October.
23 September 2020
JOHNSTON OPENS HIS ACCOUNT
Chester’s pre-season build-up continued with
a comfortable 4-0 win at Vauxhall Motors last night.
John Johnston scored his first goal for the club
in the second minute and set up George Waring for
Chester’s second on 20 minutes. Simon Grand
added the third just after the half hour. Chester
completed the scoring four minutes from time through
21 September 2020
club are appealing for volunteers next
Sunday to help with general maintenance and getting
the ground Covid Safe in readiness for the start
of the new season. The work will take place between
10.00 to 16.00hrs. If you can help please contact
Director Kieron Shiel at: firstname.lastname@example.org
will play a home friendly with Trafford on Saturday
26 September, kick-off 13.00hrs. The match is being
played behind closed doors.
VAUXHALL ADMISSION DETAILS
at Vauxhall Motors has a capacity of 300 and will
be pay on the gate by CASH ONLY, NO cards. Prices
are adults: £6.00, Concessions £4.00,
U16’s £2.00. The game will kick-off
at 19.45hrs. PLEASE
have the correct money at the turnstile’s
to avoid change. Upon arrival spectators will need
to complete a Track and Trace form. The turnstiles
open at 18.15 and once (if) the capacity is reached,
then further admission’s will be refused.
17 September 2020
travel to Vauxhall Motors for a friendly on Tuesday
22 September, kick-off 19.45hrs. Details of capacity
and tickets are to be announced.
WIN OVER SALFORD
The Blues beat a Salford
City X1 3-1 on Tuesday with goals from Danny Elliott
and a brace from George Waring. The training game
was played behind closed doors.
14 September 2020
LATE GOAL SINKS BLUES
late goal at the Silverlands Stadium brought Chester
a 3-2 defeat at Buxton on Saturday. The home side
took the lead through James Hurst five minutes before
half-time. George Waring equalised for the Blues
three minutes into the second period turning home
a cross from Danny Elliott.
Buxton were awarded a penalty on 56 minutes following
a foul on Reece Styche by Simon Grand, Styche stepped
up to convert the spot-kick. Four minutes later
Chester were level again, this time it was Waring
who set-up Elliott who gave ex-Blue Grant Shenton
no chance in the home goal.
Louis Gray made a great save to deny Diego De Girolamo
before Styche scored the winning goal, with the
aid of a deflection, five minutes from time.
11 September 2020
YOUTH CUP PROGRESS
half goals from Tyler Sutton and Max Giani gave
the youth academy team a 2-0 home win against Abbey
Hey in the FA Youth Cup Preliminary Round last night.
The match was played at Runcorn Linnets ground.
The young Blues will now host Vauxhall Motors in
the First Round Qualifying round in the week commencing
Monday 21 September.
9 September 2020
GLENDON GOAL SECURES WIN
fine goal after six minutes from George Glendon
gave Chester victory at Glossop North End last night
in the Blues’ latest pre-season friendly.
Next up is a trip to Buxton on Saturday, kick-off
15.00hrs. Admission is pay on the gate.
8 September 2020
league fixtures for the new season have been released
today. Chester will begin the new league season
on Tuesday 6 October away at Kidderminster Harriers.
The season ends with a home game against Kettering
Town on Saturday 29 May 2021.
7 September 2020
BLUES WIN AT MARINE
continued their pre-season build-up with a fine
4-0 win at Northern Premier League Division One
North West side Marine on Saturday. Goals from Danny
Elliott, Anthony Dudley, Lloyd Marsh-Hughes and
Trialist F brought victory over Neil Young’s
Chester are next in action on Tuesday night when
they travel to Glossop North End, kick-off 19.45hrs.
Once again manager’s Anthony Johnson and Bernard
Morley will take a look again at several trialist’s
who have appeared in the opening three friendlies
including ex-Southport midfielder Declan Weeks,
and former Accrington Stanley player Paddy Lacey.
Matty Hughes, George Waring and Will Goodwin are
all expected to miss the game through injury.
The match is ALL TICKET. Tickets are priced: Adult
£5.00, Concession, and Student (with ID Card)
£3.00, Under 16s £1.00. Tickets are
available to buy from Glossop North End here.
Picture © Rick Matthews
5 September 2020
CHEADLE HIT FOR SIX
scored an emphatic 6-1 victory at Cheadle Town last
night in their second pre-season friendly. The Blues
fell behind to a third minute goal but struck back
with goals of their own from Lloyd Marsh-Hughes,
two trialist’s (C&H), a brace from Danny
Elliott and an own goal to complete the scoring.
© Rick Matthews
3 September 2020
travel to North West Counties League Division One
South side Cheadle Town tonight for their second
pre-season friendly, kick-off is 19.30. The match
is NOT all-ticket and is pay on the gate. Admission
prices are Adults £5.00, Under-16’s
and OAP’s £2.00.
On Saturday The Blues travel to Northern Premier
League Division One North West side Marine for a
friendly match at 15.00hrs. The match is ALL TICKET
with a ground capacity of 400. Prices are £8.00.
Tickets are available to buy from Marine here.
The following Tuesday 8 September Chester travel
to Northern Premier League Division One South East
side Glossop North End, kick-off 19.45hrs. The match
is ALL TICKET. Tickets are priced: Adult £5.00,
Concession, and Student (with ID Card) £3.00,
Under 16s £1.00. Tickets are available to
buy from Glossop North End here.
Chester have started putting
together their programme of pre-season friendlies.
The capacity and ticketing arrangements will be
confirmed by the home club’s.
MIDFIELD DUO SIGN UP
George Glendon and fellow midfielder Declan Weeks have signed new contracts that keep them at the club until the end of next season.
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