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MARCH
30 March 2024
CHESTER BOUNCE BACK AFTER EARLY SETBACK
Chester came from behind to win 4-1 at Buxton on Good Friday. The Bucks took the lead through Bolton Wanderers loan player Ben Andreucci after just two minutes as the Blues made a slow start at Silverlands. It took just two minutes to restore parity though as Declan Weeks converted from close range.

Chester dominated as the half wore on and continued to be on top after the break. They took the lead on the hour mark with a fine strike from Harrison Burke. Four minutes later Adam Thomas volleyed home the third goal eo the delight of another large away following. The three points were wrapped up with a fourth goal from Tom Peers on 71 minutes.

24 March 2024
BLUES DROP OUT OF PLAY-OFF PLACES
The Blues slipped to eighth in the league following Saturday’s late defeat to fellow promotion hopefuls South Shields on Saturday. Another great crowd of 2,500+ on Non-League Day, and annual MBNA Day at Chester, saw Paul Blackett find the back of the Chester net with four minutes remaining to put The Mariners level on points with Chester (with a game in hand).

Chester had dominated for much of the opening period, the nearest they came to scoring was a Harrison Burke header against the woodwork, they also lost Charlie Caton to injury towards the end of the opening half.

Competition is tight for the second to seventh playoff places with Spennymoor Town down in eleventh spot just three points away with games in hand. Both Spennymoor and South Shields play this Tuesday evening.

Chester, who have failed to score in their last four matches, will look to get back to winning ways from a trip to Buxton on Good Friday, kick-off 15.00hrs.

Latest table after South Shields defeat



Picture © Rick Matthews
18 March 2024
BLUES HOLD LEADERS
Chester came away from league leaders Tamworth with a deserved point on Saturday after the two sides fought out a 0-0 draw. The Blues, urged on by 605 fans, finished the stronger side and will feel like they created enough to have won the game having created but failed to take one of many chances.
13 March 2024
AWARDS NIGHT TICKETS ON SALE
Tickets for the end of season awards night at Chester Racecourse, sponsored by MBNA, are now on sale from the club. The event takes place on on Saturday 18th May, with doors opening at 18.30 for a 19.00hrs start. You can buy your tickets from the official club website here.
DISAPPOINTING HOME SHOWS FROM BLUES
Chester picked up just one point from their two home games this week, that saw them draw 0-0 with Curzon Ashton on Saturday before losing 1-0 to Southport on Tuesday night.
11 March 2024
PROMISING DEBUT CUT SHORT
There was a promising debut from on-loan defender Kieran Burton as Chester were held at home by fellow play-off chasing side Curzon Ashton on Saturday. The game ended goalless But Burton turned in a player-of-the-match performance despite his game ending early after picking up a second yellow card 20 minutes from time and being sent-off!

On another day he could have picked up a couple of goals but for a couple of smart saves by Josh Ollerenshaw in the Nash goal in a game that saw very few chances. The Blues have now gone 11 games unbeaten, drawing seven of those, and remain firmly on contention for the end-of-season play-off’s.

Chester are back in action on Tuesday night with a home game against Southport, kick-off 19.45hrs.


Picture © Rick Matthews
6 March 2024
STANWAY CALLED UP
Congratulations to goalkeeper Wyll Stanway whose excellent performances this season have earned him recognition by being called up to join the England C squad that face Wales C on Tuesday 19 March at Llanelli Town’s Stebonheath Park, kick-off 19.45hrs.

England C squad: Grant Smith (Bromley), Wyll Stanway (Chester), Gus Scott-Morriss (Southend United), Ollie Harfield (Aldershot Town), Tom Eastman (Dagenham & Redbridge), Jamie Grimes (Chesterfield), Myles Kenlock (Ebbsfleet United), Isaac Marriott (Altrincham), Ed Francis (Gateshead), Reece Smith (Maidenhead United), Dan Pybus (Dorking Wanderers), Callum Stead (Barnet), Emmanuel Diseruvwe (Hartlepool United), Ollie Pearce (Worthing), Paul McCallum (Eastleigh), Callum Maycock (Solihull Moors).

DEFENDER SIGNS ON LOAN
Chester have completed the signing of left-sided 20-year-old defender Kieran Burton from Hartlepool United until the end of the season. He signed for Pools last summer, and made six appearances for them this season, after leaving Scarborough Athletic where he made 34 appurtenances for the Seadogs last year. Burton had a loan spell at Darlington last November and played for the Quakers in their 3-2 over the Blues.
TAMWORTH TICKETS
Chester have been given an allocation of 800 tickets (750 terrace, 50 seats) for the forthcoming away match at league leaders Tamworth on Saturday 16 March.
4 March 2024
BLUES SHARE THE POINTS
Chester and Scunthorpe United had to be content with a point each after Saturday’s pulsating 2-2 draw at Glanford Park, a result that wouldn’t have suited either team.

The game was a great advert for the division played in front of a National League North attendance record for a league game of 7,511, that included 1,142 Chester supporters.

Chester opened the scoring following a quick counter attack through on-loan Ben Tollitt, and held the lead at half-time. The Iron drew level on the hour mark with a Liam McAlinden header past Wyll Stanway.

Five minutes later Chester regained the lead as George Glendon, who appeared to have been fouled moments before, but picked himself up to score past Ross Fitzsimons and celebrate with the Blues hoard behind the goal.

Moments later the home wide were reduced to ten men as McAlinden was shown a straight red card by referee Louis Griffiths following a heavy challenge on Harrison Burke. Scunthorpe drew level seven minutes from time with a long range effort from Jacob Butterfield beating Stanway. There was a frantic finish on ten minutes of added time that saw substitute, and ex-Blue, Danny Elliott hit the bar for the hosts.

The Blues are back in action on Saturday with a visit from Curzon Ashton. This will be manager Calum McIntyre’s 100th game in all competitions since taking charge at Chester in May 2022.

Calum’s record...
League – P83 – W38 – D30 – L15
Play off – P1 – W0 – D0 – L1
FA Cup – P10 – W5 – D3 – L2
FA Trophy – P3 – W1 – D0 – L2
Cheshire Senior Cup – P2 – W0 – D0 – L2

Total P99W44D33L22
(Four of the cup defeats were on penalties)

Stats courtesy Chas Sumner


Picture © Rick Matthews

Latest table after Scunthorpe draw | Match goals [YouTube]

1 March 2024
HALL JOINS SEADOGS
Forward Kole Hall has joined fellow National League North side Scarborough Athletic on loan until the end of the season. Hall, who returned from a long term injury in recent weeks, has made 34+14 appearances in a Blues shirt, scoring eight goals.
SCUNTHORPE TICKET SALES
Chester will have an amazing away following of just under 1,000 when they travel to second placed Scunthorpe United on Saturday. The Iron have reduced prices and sold over 6,500 tickets for the game as they attempt to break the National League North record crowd that currently stands at 6,311.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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