MATCH PREVIEW | Darlington vs Chester | National League North

    After another promising run of three wins on the spin in all competitions – and an unbeaten November – Chester will be looking to keep building momentum as the hectic festive period gets underway.

    A December trip to the North East tomorrow, the Blues face a Darlington side very different to the one they defeated at Blackwell Meadows at the end of March in this fixture last term. Tommy Wright departed the club, and former Blyth Spartans Manager Alun Armstrong took over and has since guided Darlo to an FA Cup First Round tie with EFL side Walsall, where they were narrowly beaten in a replay.

    In the league however, they will be eager to arrest a slump of three defeats on the spin, but they face a Chester side with just one loss away from home this season – in controversial circumstances at Spennymoor back in August.

    Midfielder Gary Roberts returns from suspension to add yet another option to the potential Blues 16-man squad tomorrow.



    Darlington | Position: 16th Won: 1 Drawn: 1 Lost: 3

    vs Kidderminster Harriers (h) | Won 1-0 | Scorer: Jarrett Rivers

    vs Hereford (h) | Draw 0-0 | Scorers: None

    vs Brackley Town (a) | Lost 1-5 | Scorers: Steve Thompson (pen)

    vs AFC Telford (h) | Lost 2-3 | Scorers: Alex Storey, Justin Donawa

    vs Leamington (a) | Lost 0-3 | Scorers: None

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

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

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

    vs Brackley Town (a) | Draw 1-1 | Scorer: Brad Jackson

    vs Alfreton Town (h) | Won 3-0 | Scorers: Danny Livesey (2), Danny Elliott

    vs Bradford PA (h) | Won 2-1 | Scorers: Anthony Dudley, Akwasi Asante


    Kick off tomorrow is 3pm at Blackwell Meadows. The postcode for the ground is DL1 5NR.



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    Children – Under 11: Free of charge
    (must be accompanied by an adult, maximum of three children per adult)


    Chester FC fans will enter via the home turnstiles at the east of the ground. Away supporters can watch the game from the North, West and South stands – however will not have access to the East Stand.

    *Blackwell Meadows is a no smoking/vaping ground and this will be strictly monitored, with ejection for none compliance.


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