MATCH PREVIEW | Chester vs Leamington

    Chester’s away day woes continued last Saturday at Altrincham – but their strong home form gives them an opportunity to put things right tomorrow against Leamington.

    A 4-0 loss at Moss Lane on Saturday, accompanied by midweek results for sides above mean that Bern and Jonno’s side are now in 9th; five points shy of the Play-Off places.

    However, two excellent Swansway wins against Boston United and Blyth Spartans last month breed confidence as Leamington FC come to Chester.

    Four defeats in a row for the Brakes have pushed them down the table to 17th place, and looking over their shoulder possibly – just six points off the bottom three now. In the reverse fixture in November, Paul Holleran’s side took their chance courtesy of Colby Bishop to beat the Blues 1-0.

    Midfielders Scott Burton and George Green are suspended for the game, meaning the Blues Managers could have a midfield selection headache tomorrow. Akwasi Asante and Simon Grand were unused subs at Altrincham last weekend, and could be in line to return to the line up. Asante has seven goals in his first five matches for the Blues – an impressive record only blighted by injuries so far.

    It’s Community Day at the Swansway Chester Stadium tomorrow – hopefully we see a bumper crowd and an important three ponts gained against tough opposition.

    Last Time We Met

    Form Guide – The Last Five (National League North)

    Chester FC | Played 5, Won 2, Drawn 0, Lost 3

    Kidderminster (a) | Lost 1-4 | Scorer: Akwasi Asante

    Boston United (h) | Won 4-1 | Scorers: Akwasi Asante, Anthony Dudley, Craig Mahon, George Waring

    Bradford PA (a) | Lost 0-2 | Scorers: None

    Blyth Spartans (h) | Won 2-0 | Scorers: Craig Mahon, George Waring

    Altrincham (a) | Lost 0-4 | Scorers: None

    Leamington | Played 5, Won 0, Drawn 1, Lost 4

    Hereford (h) | Drew 2-2 | Scorers: Jack Edwards, Colby Bishop

    Blyth Spartans (h) | Lost 1-2 | Scorer: Colby Bishop

    Spennymoor (a) | Lost 0-1 | Scorers: None

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

    Bradford PA (a) | Lost 1-2 | Scorer: Ahmed Obeng

    Blues Playlist (As chosen by Academy Head Coach Calum McIntyre!)

    Matchday Programme

    The Cestrian programme remains packed with content – and costs just £2.50! This issue includes…

    • The thoughts of Bern and Jonno
    • Community Day
    • Match cartoons of recent Blues action
    • An exclusive interview with George Waring, who says tomorrow is ‘do or die’ for the Blues

    …and lots more!

    Community Day

    This Saturday is Chester FC Community Day as the Blues welcome Leamington with Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley’s play-off chasers bidding to get back on track.

    Community Day aims to celebrate our club’s links with local communities and showcase the work of the Community Trust, who will be the match sponsors.

    There will be lots happening around the Swansway Chester Stadium with over 500 community tickets snapped up for the Intilery South Stand for the game, which kicks off at 3pm.

    Pre-match activities begin at 1pm and include face painting, football inflatables and challenges, music, ice cream and a soft Play Bus for younger children. There will also be a bucket collection to raise funds for the Community Trust and all contributions will be greatly appreciated.

    At half-time there will be a parade of children around the pitch with youngsters encouraged to wear kits/colours representing their football team or school. All children aged U16 are welcome to join this parade –look out for the Community Trust coaches who will be leading the parade.

    There will also be a special presentation at half-time as ‘Famous Five’ members Hugh Ryden and Jimmy Humes will be formally inducted into the Hall of Fame

    Please note groups who have ordered community tickets can collect these from Community Trust gazebo outside the Red Insure Stand from 1pm onwards.

    And don’t forget the Blues Bar will be open before and after the game for both home and away fans with children welcome.


    Match Details

    Kick off at the Swansway Chester Stadium tomorrow is 3pm. For Sat Nav users, our postcode is CH1 4LT.

    Ticket prices for the game are as follows…

    (Standing) Harry McNally Terrace: Adult £12 Concessions* £10 18-21 £10 5-17 £3 Under 5s FREE

    *Senior citizens / Student card holders / Unemployed with proof of unemployment / Armed Forces

    (Seating) The Red Insure Stand and Swettenham Chemists Community Stand: Adult £15 Concessions* £12 18-21 £10 5-17 £3 Under 5s FREE

    *Senior citizens / Student card holders / Unemployed with proof of unemployment / Armed Forces

    Please note supporters aged 5-17 and 18-21 should pay on turnstiles as normal, however are requested to have proof of identity or age if asked by the turnstiles operator.

    Disabled supporters’ carers will be admitted free of charge.

    Students, unemployed and Armed Forces concessions tickets should be purchases from the Ticket Office prior to the game.

    FAMILY ZONE in Swettenham Chemists Community Stand: 5-11 £1 Under 5s FREE

    Tickets can be purchased pay on the gate.

    Live Coverage

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