MATCH PREVIEW | Brackley Town vs Chester | National League North

    The Blues are back on the road once again to kick off November – with a tough test away at Brackley Town.

    Kevin Wilkin’s side won their last home league game 8-0 against Bradford Park Avenue – and are a constant top seven side in the sixth tier these days. Last season, they were beaten on penalties by Spennymoor Town in the Play-Off Semi Finals, and will be expected to compete once more this term.

    Their home form is outstanding, four wins and two draws from six matches. They’ve conceded just two goals at home in 2019/2020, and both were penalties – meaning the Blues are the latest side aiming to break through the Saints’ defence from open play.

    Another solid side in defence are league leaders York City, who beat Bern and Jonno’s team 1-0 last weekend to inflict just a fourth home defeat for the Managers at Chester FC in the league since their arrival in May 2018.

    After two draws on the road in October – a win tomorrow afternoon at St James Park would certainly be a big boost to the Blues as they sit eight points behind table toppers York City.

    Last term, both meetings between Chester and Brackley were drawn. Dan Mooney’s two incredible strikes earned the Blues a point at St James Park on this exact same weekend last year, while a goalless draw down the Deva back in April was a fairly lively game.

    Kick off tomorrow is 3pm.



    Brackley Town | Position: 7th Won: 3 Drawn: 1 Lost: 1

    vs Kidderminster Harriers (a) | Won 3-1 | Scorers: Shane Byrne, Thierry Audel, James Armson.

    vs AFC Telford (h) | Drew 1-1 | Scorer: Matt Lowe.

    vs Curzon Ashton (a) | Won 4-0 | Scorers: James Armson, Thierry Audel, Shane Byrne, Lee Ndlovu.

    vs Bradford PA (h) | Won 8-0 | Scorers: Marcus Wood (OG), Matt Lowe, James Armson, Lee Ndlovu (2), Shane Byrne, Thierry Audel, Dan Holman.

    vs Southport (a) | Lost 1-0 | Scorers: None.

    Chester FC | Position: 2nd Won: 1 Drawn: 3 Lost: 1

    vs AFC Telford (a) | Won 3-1 | Scorer: Akwasi Asante (3)

    vs Leamington (h) | Draw 3-3 | Scorers: James Jones, George Glendon, Matty Waters

    vs King’s Lynn Town (a) | Draw 2-2 | Scorers: Simon Grand, Akwasi Asante

    vs Blyth Spartans (a) | Draw 2-2 | Scorers: Danny Elliott, Matty Hughes

    vs York City (h) | Lost 0-1 | Scorers: None


    Kick off tomorrow is 3pm at St James Park. The postcode for the ground is NN13 7EJ.


    Segregation is in place for this game. Chester FC fans will enter via the Cricket Ground End turnstiles.

    Ticket prices for this match are as follows: (The price includes access to all seated areas).

    £13.00 Adults

    £8.00 Over 60’s and concessions

    U18’s and students £3.00     

    U10’s FREE

    Matchday refreshments

    The main clubhouse is not in use due to a recent fire at the ground, but refreshment and bar facilities will be available within the ground.


    A matchday programme will be available inside the ground, priced at £2.00.


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