FA Trophy Preview: Nantwich Town (a)

    The Blues’ attention now switches to the Isuzu FA Trophy, facing Nantwich Town once again this weekend.

    Chester have been drawn against the Dabbers for the second time this season, having defeated them 2-1 in the Emirates FA Cup 3QR in September.

    The Women’s sides also met in the FA Cup this year too, with the Blues winning on penalties.

    After narrow defeat in the FA Cup at York on Tuesday night, there’s plenty for Chester to be encouraged by as the focus turns to the league and the trophy.

    If this tie is level after 90 minutes, the game will go straight to penalties.

    Winners of Second Round ties take home £3,750 this weekend, with the losers receiving £1,000.


    One week after our FA Cup meeting, Nantwich progressed in the Trophy with a penalty shootout victory at Bradford (PA) following a goalless draw.

    Another 0-0 would follow in Round One at home to Stratford Town, with Paul Carden’s side one again going through on penalties to advance to this stage.

    The Dabbers have won two, drawn two and lost four of their eight league games since our September meeting at the Leap76 Stadium. They clinched a morale boosting 10-1 win over Runcorn Town in midweek in the Cheshire Shield.



    Kick off is 3pm on Saturday afternoon at the Swansway Stadium. The address for the ground is Waterlode, Nantwich, CW5 5BS.

    Segregation is in place, and all away tickets have now SOLD OUT. No tickets will be available on the day of the game. Thank you for your support!

    Chester supporters should enter the ground via Turnstiles 3 & 4 which will be signposted and are to the left of the Main Stand.

    Parking is available for supporters at the following address…

    Malbank School & Sixth Form (back entrance), Water Lode, Nantwich, CW5 5HD.

    Directions are as follows….

    Coming from the A51 through Acton. Turn left at the traffic lights at the Aquaduct and the car park is 100 yards on the right hand side. The stadium is then a few hundred yards further on.


    • We will have full, FREE match commentary on Seals Live from 2.40pm on Saturday. 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