WAYNE BROWN TESTIMONIAL
Brown’s testimonial game on Sunday 9 May
is just over a week away now and details have
been released regarding admission. Gates will open
at 12:30hrs with the game kicking-off at 14:00
Admission prices have been
agreed and are £7.00 for adults and £3.00
for concessions. Please note that only the main
stand will be open. Admission to the car park
is free though space may be limited.
There has been a terrific response
from ex-City players wishing to take part in
the testimonial. The game is between a current
City X1 and a team comprising former players.
So far the following players have confirmed they will be there on the
Graham Barrow, John Barnes,
Gary Bennett, Brian Croft, Ross Davidson, Bob
Delgado, Nigel Edwards, Neil Fisher, David Flitcroft,
Joe Hinnigan, Peter Jackson, Iain Jenkins, Grenville
Millington, Roger Preece, Chris Priest, Kevin
Ratcliffe, Cyrille Regis, Stuart Rimmer, Shaun
Reid, Billy Stewart and Steve Vaughan.
The game is the first of
a number of events that will be held to mark Wayne’s
29 April 2004
TRIO ON THEIR WAY
midfield players have left the club. Michael Twiss
(pic left), who scored some crucial goals towards
the end of the campaign, has rejected a new contract
and looks set to stay in the Conference with a
move to Morecambe. “Michael has chosen money
above ambition and he seems a confused lad. He
has chosen an easy life of playing games in the
Conference instead of trying to make a name for
himself in the Football League. I think his decision
shows a lack of passion and real love for football
and it’s disappointing that he has chosen
to leave us” said Mark Wright.
Alex Smith, looks set to leave
after walking out on the day of the Scarborough
match. Wright said: “I�m very disappointed
with Alex Smith�s attitude. I think he�s been
in the wrong. We had a big game on our hands
and other players had done well when he was out
of the side for four games. Nobody has a god
given right to stay in any side, and that�s what
I tried to explain to Carl Ruffer. Alex left
the ground before our match against Scarborough
and didn�t pick up his championship medal. I
thought that was well out of order, and I think
a lot of our players feel the same way, so unfortunately
it doesn�t look like Alex will be coming back.
My opinion is that if a player lets me down once
I don�t give them a second chance” said
Meanwhile Shaun Carey has
not been offerend a new contract with the club
for next season. Defender Chris Lane who was on
loan towards the end of the season has also been
City have announced
that their open top bus tour will take place on
Friday 14 May starting from Deva Stadium at 18:00hrs
(fine if you work in Chester!) then progressing
to the Town Hall on a route as yet to be finalised.
27 April 2004
DUKE OF WESTMINSTER CUP
Deva stadium played
host to the chester and district cup finals day
on Sunday and over 1,000 people packed into the
stadium to celebrate local football’s showpiece
final’s in glorious sunshine.
With a very early start the
under 9s of Chester City took on close rivals
Newton and produced a very exciting game that
went into extratime. City were not to be outdone
and scored a deseved winner through the industious
Taylor Sheehan and take the prized Olympic Trophies
Cup which caps of a memorable first season together
for the young Blues, all credit to Newton as
they have been hot on the heels and pushed City
all the way this season.
In the under 9s sheild another
exciting game had the crowd on the edge of their
seats as Upton Pumas got the solitary winning
goal against Westminster Park Wanderers.
At under 10s JFC Boughton took
on Chester City and found the Blues in good form
with Reece Spencer instrumental in City’s
In the Sheild Competition between
Blacon Tigers and Upton Jaguars the game was
eventually decided on penalty’s with Blacon
The under 11s got under way
between league champions Chester Cuty and second
placed Waverton with Waverton taking a deserved
lead after some periods of preasure but the blues
battled back well and secured the double with
a 3-1 win with goals from Ross Summner (2) and
James Huxley (1).
In a very good game at under
12s BSS more than deserved their victory with
a single strike aginst championship favourites
Chester City, as BSS have been neck and neck
with City all season.
The under 13s of Chester City
secured their double triumph against Pulford
in a 2-0 win with a deserved Man-of-the-Match
award for Mike Gawthorpe who came on as sub and
changed the shape of the game getting the second
with a penalty. All credit to both teams who
worked tirelessley in the afternoon sun as Pulford
pushed the Blues all the way being the better
side in the first period by far, but City’s
fitness carried them through in the latter stages.
Nathen Green produced a powerfull
display for BSS in their game against the under
14s of Chester City and and got the winner in
the 2-1 scorline.
At under 16s Chester City
and Chester Nomads rounded of a faboulous day
in front of the large crowd with a very gritty
game that City eventually won 2-0 and with it
taking the League and Cup trohies.
All credit for the day must
go to the organisers at the Chester and District
Junior football league, especially league secretary
Karl Willimson and many thanks to Mark Wright,
Ben Davies, Jamie Heard, Wayne Brown and Barry
Hipkiss from Chester City Football Club for presenting
the trophies, and Steve Vaughan, chairman at the
club, for once again the use of the Deva Stadium
that made so many young boys’ year.
26 April 2004
CURTAIN COMES DOWN WITH
• Hereford pictures
There was a party
atmosphere amongst the City fans at Edgar
Street on Saturday as over 1,500 of them
celebrated the clubs last game in the
Conference following last Saturday’s
title clincher against Scarborough. The
Blues, missing five key players lost
2-1 against a Hereford United side (also
not a full strength) to record only their
fourth defeat of the season, but few
in blue and white really cared about
the result as they enjoyed the celebrations
that lasted long into the night.
Chairman Steve Vaughan
along with players Danny Collins, Paul
Carden, Wayne Brown and Kevin McIntyre
joined the supporters on the Blackfriars
Terrace, posing for pictures, signing autographs
and even partaking in the occasional chanting! – as
the season came to a celebratory end.
Manager Mark Wright reflected: “Our
players deserve a well earned rest because
they were tired at the end, but I think
we need to bring a few players in if we’re
allowed to do that, and if we get the players
we’re looking for then we can have
a go and compete with clubs in Division
Three. I think we’ve got to find
our feet first, but if we do anything more
than that then it will be fantastic.”
23 April 2004
BRING ON THE CHAMPIONS!
Blues make their final appearance of the season
tomorrow at Hereford United but City manager Mark
Wright is struggling to name a squad of 15 players
for the eagerly awaited clash. Daryl Clare and
Danny Collins have been added to the injury list
this week that also includes Paul Carden, Michael
Twiss and Shaun Carey, while Kevin McIntyre misses
the game through suspension. Iain Turner is expected
to complete his twelfth and last game on loan for
City, needing to do so to qualify for a championship
medal. Chester sold their 1,800 ticket allocation
for this game in a couple of days several weeks
ago, and, despite the championship being decided
a large crowd is expected at Edgar Street.
The home side will be looking
for their eleventh straight win, a remarkable
achievement, as they prepare for the play-offs
That crowd will include
City chairman Steve Vaughan who has accepted a
fans invitation and will be traveling by train
and taking his place in the terrace with supporters
for tomorrow's game. “Tomorrow will be the
first time this season that I’ll be able
to go to a match and relax. I’m looking forward
to the day because we’re going to Hereford
to celebrate our title win and enjoy the day. It
will be nice to watch a match and not have the
pressure of knowing we need the points to win promotion.” said
The club have
announced increased Season Ticket and matchday
prices for the 2004/05 season. Details here.
ISA AWARD SHARED
and Daryl Clare have shared the ISA Player of the
Year award. The goal of the season, as voted for
by members was Michael Twiss’ winner at Woking.
20 April 2004
COLLINS RULED OUT
Defender Danny Collins
will miss the final game of the season at Hereford United
after breaking a bone in his foot against Scarborough
on Saturday. Collins was forced to leave the field after
57 minutes, failing to complete a game for the first
time this season. The highly-rated defender now looks
set to miss the Four Nations Tournament that takes place
in Scotland in mid May after being selected for the National
Game X1 along with team mates Phil Bolland (his first
call-up), Paul Carden and Scott Guyett as England prepare
to defend the trophy.
The Four Nations match dates are:
18 May: Scotland v Wales (Keith) 19:45hrs, Ireland v England (Banff)
20 May: Scotland v Ireland (Fraserborough) 19:45hrs, England v Wales
23 May: Wales v Ireland (Inverurie) 13:30hrs, Scotland v England (Banff)
Admission to the games is £5.00
for adults and £2.00 for children/concessions.
Stand entry is an extra £2.00.
Also ruled out of the Edgar Street
clash are Daryl Clare and Kevin McIntyre who is suspended.
It looks like City’s
players and staff will be treated to a civic reception
to mark their promotion achievement, and a victory parade
around the City has also been suggested with 29 May the
possible date. A civic officer said: “We are thinking
about an open-top bus, but that is something that needs
to be discussed with the police. The Lord Mayor (Cllr
Barry Cowper) thought this would be a good idea given
what the team have achieved; this is very much something
for Chester to be proud of.”
JUNIOR FINALS DAY
This Sunday sees the
finals of the Olympic Challenge Cup, Shield and Duke
of Westminster Cup at Deva Stadium. The schedule of matches
is as follows.
Entrance fee to the Final’s
day is £2.00 for adults which includes a raffle
ticket. Children will be admitted free. First team
players Ben Davies and Jamie Heard will be on hand
to present trophies and there will be a chance to view
the conference trophy. Refreshments will be available.
|09:15 – Under 9’s Olympic
||Chester City Juniors v Newton Athletic
|09:15 – Under 9’s Olympic Shield
||Westminster Park Wanderers JFC v Upton JFC
|10:00 – Under 10’s Olympic Cup
||JFC Boughton v Chester City Juniors
|10:00 – Under 10’s Olympic Shield
||Blacon Youth Tigers v Upton Jaguars
|11:00 – Under 11’s Duke of Westminster
|| AFC Waverton v Chester City Juniors
|12:30 – Under 12’s Duke of Westminster
||Broughton Super Saints v Chester City Juniors
|14:00 – Under 13’s Duke of Westminster
||Chester City Juniors v Pulford JFC
|15:40 – Under 14’s Duke of Westminster
||Broughton Super Saints v Chester City Juniors
|17:20 – Under 16’s Duke of Westminster
||Chester City Juniors v Chester Nomads
The BBC website has an
article ‘Fans treasure Chester success’ written
by Chester City fan Jonathan Legard. It can be viewed here.
City’s home attendances
in the Nationwide Conference increased by 22.5% on last
season. The average home gate was 3,064, compared to
last season’s 2,502. The highest attendance was
for the final Scarborough game (5,987) and the lowest
against Forest Green Rovers (1,881). Likewise attendances
away from Deva Stadium also increased by 15.5% to average
2,462 (2,132). Highest away attendance was at Hereford
United (7,240) and the lowest Margate (634).
19 April 2004
BLUES CLINCH CHAMPIONSHIP
City clinched the Nationwide Conference championship
after a nail-biting 1-0 win over Scarborough at Deva
Stadium. Darryn Stamp scored the all-important goal,
his 20th of the season, midway through the first-half
of a scrappy game played in front of a lock-out crowd
at Deva Stadium. The victory sees City make a return
to the Football league after a four year absence.
The Blues, who have lost only three
league games this season, needed three points from
Saturday’s game to clinch the title and managed
that through Darryn Stamp’s goal on 19 minutes.
The game, with so much at stake for the home side,
was never going to be a classic – and the swirling
wind around the Deva didn’t help. There were
nervous moment in the opening minutes as Iain Turner
had to save at full stretch from Tony Hackworth (while
lying on the ground) to keep the score level before
good work by Daryl Clare on the left set-up Stamp,
who beat a dallying defender to the ball before scoring
from an acute angle against his former club to seal
the victory. There were amazing scenes at the end of
the game with the jubilant crowd invading the pitch
before Bill King presented the Championship Trophy
to a proud captain Paul Carden.
A delighted manager Mark Wright said: “We
have shown a chartacter and team spirit this season
that has been a credit to the players and we have deservedly
taken the title. Of all the things you win and do as
a player, this would probably beat them. To put together
a squad of 20 players and keep them focused all season
is a tough task. But in my opinion they deserve it,
and it is a great day for Chester.”
Chairman Steve Vaughan, who has transformed
the club over the last two years, addressed the crowd
after the match: “We intend to go on and win
more titles – there is no reason why we can’t
emulate the success that Doncaster Rovers have achieved
this season. When the dust has settled I will sit down
with my manager and we will plan for the future, and
strengthen where we need to strengthen.”
Second-placed Hereford United have
battled with City all the way to the end of the season
and Bulls manager (and former Chester player) Graham
Turner was generous in his praise for City’s
achievement: “It has taken a very good side to
beat us this season – and Chester are a very
good side. You can’t take anything away from
what they have achieved, but I think we can take a
lot of pride from what we have achieved and run them
close. To go as we have, 10 matches with 10 wins, has
asked a lot of questions of Chester, but they have
dealt with the pressure. We are disappointed, but all
we can do is say well done to Chester and we will look
forward to the play-offs.
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17 April 2004
CITY READY TO PARTY
Steve Vaughan, manager Mark Wright the City players deserve
to see the House Full signs today for the last home game
of the season. Three points against Scarborough will
bring with it the Nationwide Conference Championship
and a return to the Football League after a four year
absence. A draw or defeat (providing Hereford don’t
draw or lose at Leigh RMI) will see the championship
decided seven days later when City visit Edgar Street
to play the Bulls.
will let Daryl Clare decide if he wishes to play
tomorrow. Clare missed
Tuesday’s 0-0 draw at Shrewsbury Town after a
health scare over his newly born son. There are also
a number of injured players with Danny Collins, Alex
Smith, Shaun Carey, Paul Carden and Phil Bolland are
all carrying knocks.
The Seadogs, who currently occupy
16th place, are expected to field two former City players
in Jimmy Kelly and Mark Quayle.
Fans are urged to get to the stadium
early to avoid congestion for the game which is NOT
all-ticket. City supporters will once again be able
to stand on the south terrace with away supporters
accommodated in the corner of the west stand.
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GOOD LUCK LADS.....
16 April 2004
LIVE INTERNET COMMENTARY
Supporter’s who can’t
make it to the Deva tomorrow can hear live internet commentary
via the BBC website here.
The link will go live about ten minutes before kick-off
(and probably also be on the Chester City pages in the
Non League football section). Commentary is by radio
Merseyside’s Neil Turner with summaries by Ian
Bedford of the Chester Chronicle.
15 April 2004
SUPPORTERS TRUST MEETING
Chester City Supporters
Trust are holding a Members Meeting tonight at the United
Services Club, Crook Street, Chester starting at 20:00hrs
(Doors will be open from 19:30hrs – Drinks available
from main bar).
Agenda items will include a report
from the Trust Director Richard Lynes, in addition
to some feedback from the CCFC fans survey undertaken
Lapsed and new members are also welcome
but they will have to join on the night before the
meeting starts. Membership and membership renewal forms
are available to download from www.supportchester.co.uk and
will also be available on the door.
For those who are not aware, the
United Services Club is on Crook Street which is between
Watergate Street and Hamilton Place, near to the back
of the Gateway Theatre. Parking is available in nearby
car parks in the Trinity Street Pay & Display.
Those City fans who want to travel
on the supporters coach to Hereford should book their
seat by Tuesday at the latest. To book please phone Barrie
Hipkiss on 01244 379011 between 18:00hrs and 20:00hrs.
Coaches will leave the Deva Stadium at 11:00 and the
cost is £10.00.
14 April 2004
NEW SHIRT SPONSORS
The Football Club
have announced that electronics company Truetone are
to be shirt sponsors for next season. The company logo
will appear on City blue and white striped kit.
14 April 2004
ONE WIN AWAY
City are now one win away from a return back to the Football
League after a three year absence following last night’s
battling 0-0 draw at Shrewsbury Town. City fought out
last night’s precious point without top goalscorer
Daryl Clare (absent due to his son being taken ill),
Kevin Rapley taking his place in the starting line-up
as the Blues stretched their unbeaten run to twelve games.
It was a tense game of few chances at Gay Meadow, Ben
Davies and Michel Twiss shooting narrowly wide for City
in the second half with Iain Turner at the other end
having to dive at full stretch to deny Kevin Street.
City have injury worries for Saturday’s game with
Scarborough as Alex Smith, Shaun Carey, Paul Carden and
Phil Bolland are all carrying knocks. Manager Mark Wright
has the option to recall Carl Ruffer and Ian Foster from
their loan spells at Droylsden and Kidderminster Harriers
respectively should the need arise.
12 April 2004
TARGET REMAINS THE SAME
2-1 win at Aldershot Town yesterday narrowed City’s
lead to three points over The Bulls at the top of the
Nationwide Conference. Despite that win, Chester’s
promotion target remains the same, four points from the
remaining three games which start tonight at Shrewsbury
Town. City’s record at Gay Meadow is not one to
write home about, in fact we’ve only won there
on one occasion before in 1999/2000 when a Nick Richardson
goal (designed by Terry Smith!) secured the points for
the Blues. The last time the sides met was back in August
when a last-gasp Phil Bolland goal gave City a 2-1 victory
in front of their highest gate of the season at Deva
11 April 2004
BLUES EDGE CLOSER
City are four points away from a return to the Football
League following Saturday’s dramatic 3-2 win over
Exeter City that was televised live on SKY TV. A win
and a draw from their last three matches will now be
enough to clinch the title.
After a goalless first-half in which
City had enjoyed the greater possession without really
threatening a goal, the Blues had fallen behind to
a Sean Devine goal in the 59th minute following a rare
error from Danny Collins but responded in style with
two goals from man-of-the-match Michael Twiss and another
from goal-machine Daryl Clare before Sean Canham pulled
back a late goal for Exeter deep into injury time in
front of over 4,000 fans at Deva Stadium.
Nearest rivals Hereford United had
closed the gap to just three points earlier in the
afternoon with a 2-0 victory over Barnet and have a
tough away fixture at Aldershot Town tomorrow where
they must look to pick-up maximum points.
City are in action on Tuesday
night with an equally tough match at fourth placed Shrewsbury
Town and will have the backing of up to 2,000 fans at
the game which kick’s-off a 19:45hrs.
9 April 2004
SAME AGAIN CITY
City manager Mark
Wright looks set to name an unchanged side for tomorrow’s
SKY televised clash against fourth placed Exeter City
at Deva Stadium (kick-off 17:35hrs). The Grecians are
one of only three sides to beat City in the League this
season when they won 2-1 at St James’ Park way
back in August. The Blues, who gave a debut to Darryn
Stamp, had led through an Ian Foster penalty on the day,
but goals from Martin Thomas and Reinier Moor gave the
home side vistory. City’s nearest rivals for the
championship, Hereford United, are at home to Barnet
in the afternoon. City fans will have the rare choice
to watch the side from either end tomorrow as the away
terrace is given over to home fans for the remaining
two home games of the season.
EXTER CITY MATCH LONDON
For those City fans
living/working in the London area on Saturday and who
can’t make it to the Deva, the Exiles have once
again arranged for it to be screened on the Mezzanine
floor level at the Famous Three Kings (F3K) which is
situated at 171 North End Road, Fulham, London W14 9NL,
next door to West Kensington tube station in west London.
Members of the Exeter Exiles have also been invited.
8 April 2004
BLUES TO APPEAL OVER RED CARD
Chester are to ask
referee Booth to look at video evidence in an attemps
to overturn the red card he gave to defender Kevin McIntyre
in Tuesday’s win against Aldershot Town. McIntyre
was sent-off for violent conduct after 78 minutes when
it was alleged to put his head into Shots’ Dean
Hooper face. Hooper, who was also sent-off in the incident
with a second yellow card, has since left Aldershot by
McIntyre said: "I was bitterly
disappointed that I got sent off. It is just one of
those things when the ref thought I had butted their
player, but I didn’t. I was just disappointed
about the way their player reacted because I thought
it was a joke. We’re going to appeal and the
referee said he would have a look at the incident,
but I don’t think anything will come of it. I
suppose I’ll just have to take it on the chin
and get on with it.”
Should the card stand than the
defender, who has been playing well recently, will miss
the match at Hereford United and the first two games
of next season.
7 April 2004
WRIGHT DELIGHTED WITH WIN
manager mark Wright was rightly pleased with last night
victory over Aldershot Town that edged City three more
points towards the Championship.
“Both the Exeter City and Hereford
United managers were both at the ground last night
and they would have gone away thinking what they have
to do to beat us. We played some great football last
night and I was very pleased with the majority of the
game. A lot of my players excelled and a win is a win.
I could go on and on about our performance, but Aldershot,
in my opinion, are the best side we’ve played.
I hope Aldershot will now provide the same sort of
performance against Hereford and really give them a
I think we are firmly in the driving
seat now and it’s up to us. Before we kick-off
against Exeter City on Saturday we’ll know what
Hereford will have done against Barnet and I think that
gives our boys a little bit of a lift. It will tell them
exactly what they have got to go and do.” said
6 April 2004
SIX POINTS CLEAR
Chester got off to
a flying start tonight with two goals in the opening
nine minutes from Phil Bolland and Dary Clare. The Shots
pull a goal back before the break and start the second
half the better side before Bolland and Clare get another
goal each to ease City into a 4-1 lead. Lee Charles reduces
the scoreline for the Shots before Dean Hooper and Kevin
McIntyre and sent off late on. The 4-2 win lifts City
six points clear of Hereford United with both sides having
four matches left.
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CHANCE TO EXTEND LEAD
City entertain play-off
contenders Aldershot Town at Deva Stadium tonight (kick-off
19:45hrs), knowing that victory will take them six points
clear at the top of the Nationwide Conference with just
four games remaining. The Shots have had a hugely successful
first season in the Conference and currently lie in third
place but were surprisingly knocked out of the semi-final
of the FA Trophy by Hednesford Town on Saturday. They
also have a unique record of winning all their 11 Tuesday
night matches this season. The two sides fought out an
entertaining 1-1 draw when the sides last met back in
November at a rain-soaked Recreation Ground, Darryn Stamp
on the mark for the Blues that afternoon. The Blues have
no fresh injury worries and manager Mark Wright looks
set to name an unchanged team.
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For those Exiled fans in the Hampshire/Surrey area you can able to pick-up
full live radio commentary tonight on BBC Southern Counties Radio 104-104.8FM & 95-95.3FM.
There are two other matches in the Conference tonight, Scarborough v Stevenage
Borough and Telford United v Shrewsbury Town.
City fans will be
able to use the South (Away) Terrace for the last two
home games of the season against Exeter City and Scarborough
with away supporters being accommodated in the West Stand
seats. Chairman Stephen Vaughan commented: “Our
crowd have been magnificent in recent weeks, and their
encouragement has been a factor in our success. We have
involved ourselves in a few initiatives, which have seen
us involving different sections of the community and
it is paying dividends.”
Tickets for the forthcoming
game at Shrewsbury Town go on general sale today with
no restriction on numbers bought. 10:00hrs to 15:00hrs
prompt from Turnstile 2. Strictly CASH ONLY (no cheques).
Prices are: Seats: £14.00 adults, £9.00 concessions,
Terrace: £12.00 adults, £7.00 concessions.
The club have now announced that tickets will also be
on sale AFTER tonight’s game.
5 April 2004
CITY REMAIN TOP
Chester have retained
their three point lead at the top of the Nationwide Conference
after Saturday’s round of matches. With the Blues
winning 2-0 at Accrington Stanley second-placed Hereford
United kept up the pressure coming from behind to win
2-1 at Halifax Town to remain three points behind City
having played a game more.
Tickets for the forthcoming game at
Shrewsbury Town go on general sale today at 1 ticket per person. 10:00hrs
to 19:00hrs from Turnstile 2. Strictly CASH ONLY (no cheques). Prices are:
Seats: £14.00 adults, £9.00 concessions, Terrace: £12.00
adults, £7.00 concessions.
2 April 2004
SELECTION PROBLEM FOR WRIGHT
manager Mark Wright must decide tomorrow who to play in goal as City look
to cement their lead at the top of the Conference with an away game at
Accrington Stanley (kick-off 15:00hrs). Andy Woods had a confident debut
at Telford in midweek and will be competing with Iain Turner for the ‘keeper’s
jersey. Turner missed out on Tuesday night after being called up for the
Scotland U21 squad, but drove all the way to the Bucks Head to be with
the team on Tuesday night after being told he wouldn’t feature in
the Romania friendly.
Midfielders Alex Smith and Paul Carden are both carrying
knocks after Tuesday’s victory and will face fitness tests before
tomorrow’s match. The home side will miss two players through suspension,
Rory Prendergast and ex-City defender Steve Halford.
last time we played at Accrington | Chester
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Over 1,500 supporters made the midweek trip to Shropshire and the same
number, if not more, are expected to be at the Interlink Express Stadium
(Crown Ground) tomorrow afternoon for City’s first trip to the
Lancashire town since 1961.
The sides last met in November with a 3-3 draw at Deva Stadium after
Ben Davies and Daryl Clare (2) had given City a 3-1 second-half lead
in what was an entertaining open game.
1 April 2004
FLY THE FLAG
The ISA have had a batch of new improved
City flags made for the final few games, price £3.50 available at
the home games.
ISA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Annual General Meeting of the ISA
will take place on Monday 19 April at Deva Stadium with a 19:30hrs start.
Memberships for 2004 are now due and are £5.00 with a reduction OAP’s
students and the unwaged of £2.50. A guest speaker for the meeting
will be announced nearer the time. Votes are also being sought for the
annual ISA awards for the ‘Player of the Season’ and the ‘Goal
of the Season’.
STANDING ROOM ONLY AT ACCRINGTON
As at Telford on Tuesday night, City have
been allocated standing room only at Accrington Stanley on Saturday. The
away terraces will accommodate 2,000 visiting supporters. For those with
standing difficulty, the advice is to contact Accrington FC direct 01254
356950 to arrange possible seating.