PREVIEW | AFC Telford vs Chester

    For a second successive year, Boxing Day action takes the Blues to New Bucks Head to face AFC Telford United.

    It is Manager Steve Watson’s first game in charge of Chester FC, after being appointed on 23rd December on an initial deal until the end of the season at the Deva Stadium.

    His first task will be to try and bring the Blues their first away win of the season, and what would actually be their first since this fixture on the same date last year. Two wonderfully crafted moves saw George Glendon and Anthony Dudley bag goals which would give us a 2-1 win over the Bucks.

    Telford sit bottom of the table at present. Their loss on Tuesday at home to Guiseley leaves them with just ten points from 16 games. Former Chester City title winning Captain Paul Carden is in charge of Sunday’s opponents, having arrived in Shropshire just over one month ago.

    Kick off on Boxing Day is 3pm.


    AFC Telford | 22nd in NLN. W:2 D:4 L:10. F:15 A:29

    Last four results…

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

    vs AFC Fylde (h) | Lost 1-2 | Scorer: Jason Oswell

    vs Kettering Town (h) | Drew 2-2 | Scorers: Theo Streete, Kai Williams

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

    Chester | 16th in NLN. W:5 D:4 L:8. F:28 A:31

    Last four results…

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

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

    vs Leamington (h) | Won 2-1 | Scorers: Paddy Lacey, James Horsfield

    vs Spennymoor Town (a) | Lost 2-4 | Scorers: Darren Stephenson, Jude Oyibo


    The match at New Bucks Head is a 3pm kick off and the postcode for the ground is TF1 2TU.

    You can buy tickets online in advance for the game: CLICK HERE TO GET YOURS!

    The fixture will be segregated so Chester supporters will be housed in the Frank Nagington Stand.

    Buy tickets

    Prices are as follows:

    Adult: £14.00
    Concessions: £10.00
    Students & 16-19 Year Olds (ID Required) £5.00
    Under 16’s: £1

    For those supporters who wish to purchase on the day of the game in cash or by card, you can still do so at the ticket office which will be based outside the East Terrace near to the Learning Centre Building.

    The Ticket Office will be open between the hours of 12.30pm and 3.00pm

    It is strongly recommended that you buy a ticket online in advance, to avoid any queues at the ticket office

    For those supporters that require disabled access and those with carer assistance, you will be able to pay on the assisted gate which is based next to the club shop.

    Away supporters will need to purchase their tickets in advance, there will be no pay on the gate available.

    Please click here to purchase your tickets


    Although face coverings are not compulsory inside the New Bucks Head, we do recommended they are worn inside enclosed areas where supporters feel appropriate. Face coverings are not required in hospitality areas including Win’s Bar. Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the stadium.

    Please do not attend if you have any COVID Symptoms or have tested positive in the last 7 days.

    Car parking

    Car parking is available at the New Bucks Head priced at £3.00 per car. Limited spaces are available on the Learning Centre Car Park. Please pay at the car parking meters. Only card payments will be accepted. Please do not park on the Whitehouse Hotel Car Park otherwise you will be fined £100.

    With a large crowd expected we would advise those supporters with a parking pass to arrive before 2.30pm

    Supporters who pre-book taxis will should be dropped outside the Whitehouse Hotel on Watling Street.

    If you wish to pay for parking using cash then please go to the Ticket Office.


    The stadium gates open at 1.30pm. Access for hospitality guests will be through hotel reception – this will be open from 1pm


    Match Day Programme will be available to purchase from the club shop or around the ground at a cost of £2.50

    Snack Bars

    Products on offer at the New Bucks Head which are provided by Mitchells Catering include burgers, hot dogs and pies confectionary and crisps. Cold drinks such as Pepsi, Tango, and Water are available from the kiosks. The Snack Bar will be open from 1.30pm


    Win’s Bar bar opens from 12.00 noon and is open for home supporters only.

    Chester supporters will be able to access the away bar which is housed inside the concourse of the Frank Nagington Stand.

    Inside the ground, home supporters can drink on the East Terrace from 2pm throughout the game.

    First aid

    The First Aid Room can be located under the control tower. Please ask the nearest stewards if you require any further assistance.

    Disabled facilities

    There are numerous dedicated disabled toilet facilities around the ground.

    Disabled supporters will be able to pay on the assisted gate which is based next to the club shop.


    We will have full coverage from the game, including…

    • Free Commentary on Seals Live. CLICK HERE
    • Match Updates on our Twitter page – as well as post match reaction. CLICK HERE
    • HT/FT Updates on Facebook and Instagram. CLICK HERE
    • A full time match report on CLICK HERE