CFCW Preview: Ellesmere Port Town (a)

    Chester FC Women are in league action this weekend, as they make the short trip to face Ellesmere Port Town Ladies looking to record an eleventh straight league win.

    The Blues returned to winning ways last weekend following their cup exit, as they recorded a hard fought 4-2 win at local rivals Warrington Town Women FC.

    Goals from Molly Wood, Charlotte Dowell, Ellie Bradley and substitute Emma Gray ensured Chester took maximum points on the road for the tenth consecutive game.

    Following the three points, the Seals moved joint top of the league with Wythenshawe with the two teams locked on thirty-six points and separated by only

    Sunday’s hosts come into this weekend’s clash on the back of 3-0 away defeat at FC St Helens last time out. Despite this Port Ladies have won five out of their last six in the league and currently find themselves in eighth place in the league.

    The two sides have already met once so far this season in the reverse fixture back in August, with Chester running out 3-1 winners.


    Kick off is 2pm on Sunday afternoon at The Cheshire County Sports Club, Plas Newton Ln, Chester CH2 1PR.

    Entry is free for all supporters.


    ● Chester are currently on a six game winning run, away from home, with their last defeat on the road coming on the opening day at Poulton Vics.

    ● Ellesmere Port Town have won 5 out of their 9 games at home this season so far, a win percentage of 55.5%


    “Last week in training was a tough one. In terms of what we did, that was very good, right attitude, right tempo and hard work. The difficulty came because we had to ask ourselves some tough questions. It was by no means any form of panic from the players or coaches, but more from a view of, now we have something to learn. We weren’t at our best, but why? What should we have done? But when you take the emotion out of it. Yes we weren’t at our best, but the intentions were there and we had chances still to win the game.

    “Against Warrington we got the reaction needed. Back to dominating possession and looking lively going forward and creating chances.

    “We showed Character when going 1-0 down against the run of play, but we carried on playing our game to go in at half time 2-1. The game went to 2-2 but we still felt in control, and that we were still going to get a positive result from the game based on our overall performance and the chances we had created.

    “Ellesmere Port is a local derby and as the saying goes, form doesn’t come into these. The game at home was a close game. I still felt we were good value for our win, but there were moments where it could have gone either way. We’ll need to have a healthy respect for that and bring our game as we always try to do. At the time we set a record for attendance at a women’s game. That really helped us get over the line, we’ll need those fans to travel to the County Officers to help us do it again!”

    Preview by Jordan McNicholas.

    Photo courtesy of Luke Reynolds Photography.