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30 September 2020
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 Iyrwah Gooden.

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.”

“As 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
MIDFIELDER SIGNS

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 5 October.

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 CUP
The 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 Trialist C.



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21 September 2020
VOLUNTEERS WANTED

The 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: kieron.shiel@chesterfc.com

TRAFFORD FRIENDLY
Chester 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
Tomorrow’s friendly 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
VAUXHALL FRIENDLY

Chester 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

A 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.


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11 September 2020
YOUTH CUP PROGRESS

Second 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

A 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.


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8 September 2020
FIXTURES RELEASED

The 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.

Fixtures 2020/21

7 September 2020
BLUES WIN AT MARINE

Chester 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 side.

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.


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5 September 2020
CHEADLE HIT FOR SIX

Chester 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.


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3 September 2020
MATCH TICKETS

Chester 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.

PRE-SEASON MATCHES
Chester have started putting together their programme of pre-season friendlies. The capacity and ticketing arrangements will be confirmed by the home club’s.

S Aug 29
Radcliffe Match Report
(A)   15.00hrs  
Th Sep 3
Cheadle Town Match Report
(A)   19.30hrs  
S Sep 5
Marine Match Report
(A)   15.00hrs  
Tu Sep 8
Glossop North End Match Report
(A)   19.45hrs  
S Sep 12
Buxton Match Report
(A)   15.00hrs  
Tu Sep 29
Padiham Match Report
(A)   19.30hrs  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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