MATCH PREVIEW | Darlington vs Chester

    Chester’s record breaking away run is put to the test once again this weekend, facing fifth placed Darlington.

    It’s a return to the North East for the Blues, seven days after their 2-0 win at Blyth Spartans. Goals from Declan Weeks and Ollie Heywood ensured Calum McIntyre’s men made it 18 league matches unbeaten on the road, ending a record previously set back in 1930/31.

    A further boost has been handed to the squad prior to the game, with key defender Matty Williams signing a new contract at the Deva, keeping him at the club for the 2023/24 campaign.

    Darlington sat top of the table a few months ago, but one win in ten games has seen them drop to fifth place – eight points behind the Seals.

    However, that one win did come in their last game at Blackwell Meadows, a convincing 3-0 victory over Hereford on 18th March.

    Kick off on Saturday afternoon is 3pm.


    Look ahead to our trip to Darlington by listening to Episode #29 of the Official Chester FC Podcast! Featuring interviews with Harry Tyrer, Elliot Whitehouse and Manager Calum McIntyre.


    Darlington | 5th in NLN | W17 D11 L11 | F67 A52

    Recent League Results

    vs Farsley Celtic (a) | Lost 1-3 | Scorer: Alex Purver

    vs Kettering Town (a) | Drew 0-0 | Scorers: None

    vs Banbury United (a) | Drew 0-0 | Scorers: None

    Chester | 3rd in NLN | W18 D16 L6 | F61 A37

    Recent League Results

    vs Peterborough Sports (h) | Lost 0-1 | Scorers: None

    vs Scarborough Athletic (h) | Drew 2-2 | Scorers: Kurt Willoughby, Charlie Caton

    vs Blyth Spartans (a) | Won 2-0 | Scorers: Declan Weeks, Ollie Heywood


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    Kick off is 3pm at Blackwell Meadows on Saturday. The postcode for the ground is DL1 5NR. The match will be segregated.

    Tickets can be purchased online via the link below. Due to the large number of expected travelling fans this match will be segregated but it is not all ticket. However, we strongly recommend that tickets are bought in advance to avoid delays at the turnstiles.



    On site car parking is available for all fans. We are expecting high demand for the car park so buying in advance is strongly recommended to guarantee your car parking space. Parking can be purchased online above.

    If you are a Blue Badge holder please email to make enquiries about reserving a Blue Badge space.


    As usual turnstiles will open at 1.30pm ahead of the 3pm kick-off.

    Programmes (£3) and 50-50 tickets will be available to purchase. The clubhouse bar will be open for home supporters only.


    • From the A1(M), take the junction 57 exit, A66 (M) towards Darlington and Durham Tees Valley Airport. Two miles on, at the roundabout at the end of motorway, take the first exit A66
    • Follow this for approx 400 yards to another roundabout. Take the 2nd exit
    • exit A167 to Darlington. Blackwell Meadows is on your right after approx. 400 yards