GRAND GOAL SEALS WIN
Simon Grand scored the only
goal of the game as Chester won 1-0 at Darlington
last night to complete the double over the Quakers.
The Blues remain five points off a play-off place
in ninth position in the league. The breakthrough
came five minutes before the break with Grand heading
home from close range following a delightful well-worked
free-kick routine. Chester had goalkeeper Grant
Shenton to thank for a series of fine saves to preserve
the three points and keep the play-off hopes alive.
27 March 2019
Tickets continue to be on
general sale for the home match against Stockport
County on Tuesday 9 April, kick-off 19.45hrs. The
ticket office is open daily form 10.00-16.00hrs.
Season Ticket holders do not need an additional
ticket. NO tickets will be sold on the day of the
22 March 2019
TRUST UNVEIL SPORTS HUB PLANS
On Wednesday night at an
open meeting at the club, The Chester FC Community
Trust unveiled plans for a new £1.6m community
sports hub to be built in Blacon behind the police
station on the site of the King George V playing
fields. The facility will also be the home of the
Chester FC Academy.
The Trust have been working alongside Cheshire West
and Chester Council on the scheme which proposes
a full size floodlit 3G pitch, a new clubhouse to
include changing rooms and community facilities
as well as improving the current grass pitches and
existing facilities on site with an additional new
car park and improved access. The plans are subject
to receiving planning consent.
Funding for the scheme is being met by several sources
including the council, national bodies and a further
donation of £200,000 from local businessman
Stuart Murphy. The remaining £300,000 for
the project needs to be raised through fundraising
activities and donations.
Jim Green, chief executive of Chester FC Community
Trust, said: “This is a hugely exciting project
and will create an outstanding sports facility in
the heart of the Chester community.
“We have worked closely
with key stakeholders in developing the scheme
and we believe it will have huge benefits for
the community and grassroots sport in Cheshire
“It has taken a lot
of work to get to this point but the really hard
work starts now to raise the money needed to make
this fantastic facility a reality and we hope the
community will get behind our campaign.”
More details and an opportunity
to make a donation to the project can be found on
the King George
V Sports hub website.
19 March 2019
Chester’s away league
match at Darlington has now been rearranged for
Wednesday 27 March, kick-off 19.45hrs.
18 March 2019
OPEN MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY
Supporters and the public
are invited to an open meeting this Wednesday night,
20 March, at the Blues Bar where the Chester FC
Community Trust will present an update of their
plans to develop a new community sports facility
Chief executive of the Community Trust Jim Green,
said: “It has been a long time coming but
we are genuinely excited about these plans and look
forward to sharing them with supporters and the
wider community. Grassroots sport desperately needs
more investment and better facilities, and this
project will deliver on both counts. It will be
a facility the community can be proud of.”
The meeting will start at 19.30hrs.
16 March 2019
Heavy overnight rain has
left the pitch at Darlington waterlogged so today’s
league match there has had to be postponed. A new
midweek date for the fixture will be announced soon.
12 March 2019
BROWN JOINS MARINE
Nathan Brown has left Chester and joined
former manager Neil Young at Evo-Stik Premier
League Marine. Brown was released
recently after mutually agreeing to cancel
Brown, a product of the Chester Youth Academy,
made 3+7 appearances scoring 4 goals and
has had loan spells with both Colwyn Bay
and Ramsbottom United.
� Rick Matthews
10 March 2019
BLUES HELD BY LEAMINGTON
Chester missed the opportunity
to close the gap on their play-off rivals when they
were pegged back by ten-man Leamington on Saturday.
Striker Akwasi Asante made a return to the starting
X1 though looked short of match fitness and was
replaced midway through the second period.
After an uneventful first half midfielder Ben McKenna
opened the scoring for Chester two minutes into
the second period following good build up play by
Matty Waters and Anthony Dudley. The Brakes were
reduced ten men in the 80th minute with Jordan Murphy
receiving a second yellow card. Despite this setback
the visitors were on level terms three minutes later
with Ahmed Obeng shooting past Grant Shenton from
the edge of the area.
Chester remain in ninth place and are now five points
off the play-off’s. They are next in action
on Saturday when they travel to Darlington, kick-off
table after Leamington match
4 March 2019
BURTON SEES RED
Chester were beaten 4-0 at
Altrincham on Saturday, conceding all four goals
in the second half after captain Scott Burton was
sent-off following two yellow cards in the 50th
Altrincham opened the scoring through Joe Piggott
60 seconds later and there was to be only one winner
from then on. Two further goals from Josh Hancock
and a last minute John Johnston strike completed
the scoring. Chester had the better of the possession
in the first half though clear-cut chances were
few and far between against their play-off rivals.
Joint manager Bernard Morley said: “It took
us a while to get into the game but after that we
had good chances and were the better side. We got
in at half time and it was the perfect game plan
but once Scott was sent off it was doom and gloom
“Altrincham are a very
good possession side and it is hard enough against
them with 11 men. They will pass it around for
45 minutes, tire you out, suck you in and hit
you on the counter like they did.”
“I’ve never known
a side who concedes goals they we do – ultimately
if that is mine and Johnno’s fault it is
what it is but it is something we’ve been
working on in training. We never seem to concede
those goals in training but on a match day whenever
we concede a goal we just seem to crumble and
it is something we are trying our best to put
1 March 2019
With Stockport County reaching
the semi-final of the FA Trophy, the home league
game against them scheduled for Saturday 23 March
has now been rearranged for Tuesday 9 April, kick-off
19.45hrs. Note that this match will be ALL TICKET.
TWO NEW SIGNINGS
Chester have added a defender and a midfielder to their squad today.
|BLUES HELD BY
Chester took a two goal lead through Kurt Willoughby and Joe Lynch, but a brace from Alfreton’s Tommy Denton, saw the points shared.
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