FA Cup Preview: Nantwich Town (h)

    Chester return to an FA Cup focus this weekend, with the opportunity to reach the Fourth Qualifying Round for the second successive season.

    Last Saturday saw the Blues unable to build on back-to-back wins prior, narrowly beaten by Boston United. They ended with ten men as Liam Edwards was sent off, and he serves his one-match ban this weekend.

    The Seals do though take heart from their victory a fortnight ago in the Second Qualifying Round at Tadcaster. A goal down at the break, second half strikes from Iwan Murray, Harrison Burke and Charlie Caton sealed the win.


    The Dabbers arrive at CH1 having got through three rounds of the competition so far.

    They were 6-0 winners at Skelmersdale in the Preliminary Round, before beating Shifnal Town 2-1 in a replay after drawing at the Swansway Stadium initially in 1QR.

    In the last round, Nantwich upset fellow National League North side Banbury United by two goals to one. Troy Bourne and Byron Harrison scored the goals which sent them into 3QR.


    We look ahead to this weekend’s FA Cup double header on the latest edition of the Official Chester FC Podcast…


    Kick off is 3pm on Saturday afternoon at the Leap76 Stadium. The postcode for the ground is CH1 4LT.


    Supporters are advised that while the temporary capacity reduction is in place, matchday admission will not be available at turnstiles, meaning tickets will have to either be purchased online at chesterfc.ktckts.com or at the Ticket Office.

    Admission prices for this FA Cup tie are as follows…


    • £10 Adults
    • £8 Concessions
    • £5 18-21
    • £1 12-17
    • FREE U12s


    • £12 Adults
    • £10 Concessions
    • £5 18-21
    • £1 12-17
    • FREE U12s

    We advise supporters wanting to purchase their tickets at the office on a matchday to arrive earlier than normal to reduce queuing times.

    The quickest and easiest way to buy match tickets is via our online ticketing platform at chesterfc.ktckts.com. Online sales will now be available until kick off and you simply need to present your printed ticket or mobile phone to be scanned at the turnstile.




    Here’s what is going on at the Leap76 Stadium as we host Nantwich Town…


    We will have food available outside the ground prior to the game this weekend – as the footy scran recognised loaded fries are available inside the street food van!


    The Cestrian bar will be open from 12pm up until kick off. The usual selection of drinks will be on sale, with the big screens showing the live action at 12.30pm and 5.30pm pre and post match!


    Inside the ground there’s plenty of food and drink to enjoy – with our kiosks serving a vast selection of food and drink – including the famous Cowards Pies and fantastic Hot Dogs.


    The Cestrian Programme will be available at the game, including the thoughts of Manager Calum McIntyre, a look back at the previous round, and much more. The 40-page publication costs £2.50 at the ground.

    Sales will also be available online: CLICK HERE


    • We will have full, FREE match commentary on Seals Live from 2.40pm on Saturday. Tune in by visiting our new look 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