The Blues are aiming to make the First Round of the FA Cup for only the second time since reformation this weekend, visiting Hartlepool United.
Calum McIntyre’s side come into this one in good form – having won four of their last five matches. Last Saturday they battled back from two goals down to win – as academy graduate Reece Daly scored his maiden senior goal in stunning fashion to complete the comeback.
The winners pot for this stage stands at £9,375, with the losers of 4QR ties taking home £3,125.
CALUM’S PRE-MATCH THOUGHTS
Hartlepool have responded well to relegation out of the EFL last season, and currently occupy the final play-off spot in the National League table, having accumulated 22 points from 15 matches.
They were 3-1 winners at home to Eastleigh last weekend – with both scorers familiar to Blues fans.
Tom Crawford, who is a Chester FC academy graduate, opened the scoring before a second half brace from one time loanee Mani Dieseruvwe sealed victory.
OUR LAST MATCH
THE FA CUP SO FAR
- 2QR: Tadcaster Albion 1-3 Chester | Scorers: Iwan Murray, Harrison Burke, Charlie Caton
- 3QR: Chester 2-1 Nantwich Town | Scorers: Harrison Burke, Charlie Caton
Kick off is 3pm this Saturday at the Suit Direct Stadium. The address for the ground is Clarence Road, Hartlepool, TS24 8BZ.
This match is segregated, with Chester supporters situated in the Simpson Millar Stand (also known as the Rink End).
This is an all-seated stand that has a maximum capacity of 1,020. There is no terraced area available for away supporters. There is space for 7 wheelchair users (plus carers) within the stand.
Admission prices are as follows…
- £12 Adults
- £8 Concessions (over 65s, armed forces, students and 18-21 year olds)
- £5 U18’s
- FREE U14’s
- FREE Companions for fans on Higher Rate DLA or Enhanced PIP
The stand is located on Clarence Road and the turnstiles are adjacent to the main office building, ticket office and shop.
The Club Ticket Office is open from 10am to kick-off on a matchday for purchase and collection of tickets. Turnstiles will open an hour and a half before kick off.
For further help or information, you can contact the Ticket Office on 01429 272584 (option 2) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The designated pub for away fans tomorrow is Rosie’s Bar on Hartlepool Marina, the postcode is TS24 0UG.
Chester supporters have also been invited to visit Hartlepool Rovers Quoits & Social Club before the game.
Located a short drive from the Suit Direct Stadium, the bar opens at 12pm and has car parking facilities. The club’s address is Easington Road, Hartlepool TS24 8JZ. Telephone number 01429 272158.
You can also read the Hartlepool United FC away fans guide: CLICK HERE
- We will have full, FREE match commentary on Seals Live from 2.45pm this weekend. Tune in by visiting our Match Centre: CLICK HERE
There is also updates from the ground on our social media channels throughout the day, including…
- Match Updates on our Twitter page. CLICK HERE
- HT/FT Updates on Facebook and Instagram. CLICK HERE
- A full time match report on ChesterFC.com. CLICK HERE
- A post match interview with Calum on Chester FC TV. CLICK HERE
Saturday’s game at the Suit Direct Stadium is being streamed LIVE!
247TV, National League TV’s streaming provider, have offered the service for this weekend’s game via their own platform. Match passes are just £7.