CFCW Preview: Hindley Juniors (h)

    Chester FC Women return to league action this weekend following progression in Women’s FA Cup, as they welcome Hindley Juniors to The Leap76 Stadium.

    The Seals made club history last weekend advancing through to the Fourth Qualifying Round of The Women’s FA Cup for the first time following a 4-1 away victory at local rivals Warrington Town.

    An early goal from Emma Gray and a hat-trick from inform Chester forward Molly Wood secured progression through to the next round and set up a mouthwatering away tie at National League side Leeds United.

    Sunday’s visitors Hindley Juniors come into this weekend’s game in fantastic form after winning four consecutive league games in a row.

    Following a mixed start in the league, Hindley have picked up maximum points from their last four games which has seen them rise to 5th in the league table, one place above Chester having played a game more.

    Both sides met twice in the space of five days at the end of last season, with Hindley coming out on top on both occasions. Firstly recording a comfortable 4-0 home win, before travelling to Chester and recording a 3-2 win to do the double over the Seals.


    Kick off is 2pm on Sunday afternoon at the Leap76 Stadium, CH1 4LT.

    Entry to the game is either via your CFCW Season Ticket which can be scanned, or payment via contactless at the gate. Matchday prices are as follows…

    • £3 Adults
    • £2 Concessions
    • £1 Under 16’s

    Refreshments for the game will be available in the Main Stand kiosk.

    Please take care when arriving by car at the Stadium on Sunday, as the car park also has a Young Drivers event taking place. On arrival those attending the match should stay to the left side of the cones and park as directed.


    • Chester’s Molly Wood has scored six goals in her last three games coming into this weekend’s clash.
    • Hindley Juniors have scored twenty one goals in their last four league games.


    “No one can deny the magic of the FA Cup – there’s an extra 10% you naturally get from playing in it.

    “First half we used that, and quite rightly, gained a lot of plaudits from both home and away fans for the way we played. Second half was more of an old fashioned cup tie where heart and desire was the only thing that was going to get you through. And this year, we’re closer together and have that in abundance! Because of that we were able to dig deep and get the result we deserved.

    “The next round we have Leeds United. I’ve heard lots of stories about when Chester have played them in the past. But the Women’s section is building its own history and we’ve already started with getting through to a round we never have before. Now it’s time to start creating those memories.

    “We’ve got two games in between that we have to focus on for now. Hindley this week as always provide a good test. Last season we felt they were in a false position and this year they’ve started more like the Hindley we know. We won’t be taking them lightly and we’ll need to make sure we have a great performance otherwise they will take advantage.”

    Preview by Jordan McNicholas.

    Photo courtesy of Luke Reynolds Photography.