MATCH PREVIEW | Kettering vs Chester | National League North

    The unbeaten Blues head south tonight, for a midweek fixture under the floodlights against Kettering Town.

    This match is the second of three consecutive games against National League North newcomers. A 2-1 victory at home to Farsley on Saturday was a first win of the season after two draws for the Blues. Newly promoted Kettering Town are the competition tonight, with a visit from Gloucester City Saturday; who were relocated from the National League South.

    The Poppies made it to the sixth tier after cruising to the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Title last term. They won 30 of their 42 matches and finished 14 points ahead of their nearest rivals.

    Marcus Law guided them to the title last season – but resigned from the club in June. He was swiftly replaced by Nicky Eaden, who Managed Nuneaton last season in the North. He is a former player of the club and was part of the management team when current Forest Green boss Mark Cooper was in the top job.

    As mentioned on Saturday post match by Anthony Johnson, Akwasi Asante is back fit and he could return to the squad for this game after being forced off during the pre-season match at FC United. It’s possible the Blues, who have made just one change to the starting line up in three matches, could be unchanged for the trip.



    Kettering Town | Position: 17th Won: 1 Drawn: 0 Lost: 2

    vs AFC Telford (h) | Won 2-1 | Scorers: Joel Carta, Daniel Nti

    vs Kings Lynn Town (a) | Lost 1-2 | Scorer: Brett Solkhon

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

    Chester FC | Position: 7th Won: 1 Drawn: 2 Lost: 0

    vs Boston (a) | Draw 1-1 | Scorer: George Waring

    vs Altrincham (h) | Draw 1-1 | Scorer: Gary Roberts

    vs Farsley Celtic (h) | Won 2-1 | Scorers: Brad Jackson, George Waring


    Kick off tonight is 7.45pm at Latimer Park. The postcode for the ground is NN15 5PS.


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