Preview: Brackley Town (h)

    The Blues finally return to action at the Leap76 Stadium for the first time in over a month this midweek.

    After Saturday’s postponement due to a frozen pitch, it’s one month and one day since our last fixture down CH1, the FA Cup goalless draw against York City.

    For Calum McIntyre’s side, games in hand on those around them could see the Blues make their move into the top seven with some positive results against upcoming opponents.

    This is our first meeting with Brackley Town since the NLN Play-Off Semi Final back in May.


    Brackley were beaten in that Play-Off Final by Kidderminster Harriers last season, but have shrugged off that disappointment and made a strong start to the season under new Manager Gavin Cowan – sitting 4th in the league.

    The Saints were one of the few games to beat the freeze and get their game on over the weekend, and it paid off, beating Boston United 2-1 at home to make it back-to-back wins.


    Chester | W8 D4 L6 | F22 A16 | Pos: 12th

    Last Three

    vs Alfreton Town (a) | D 1-1 | Scorer: Declan Weeks

    vs South Shields (a) | W 1-0 | Scorer: Liam Edwards

    vs Rushall Olympic (a) | D 1-1 | Scorer: George Glendon (pen)

    Brackley Town | W9 D6 L6 | F27 A18 | Pos: 4th

    Last Three

    vs Tamworth (a) | L 0-1 | Scorers: None

    vs Alfreton Town (a) | W 1-0 | Scorer: Gareth Dean

    vs Boston United (h) | W 2-1 | Scorers: Zak Lilly, Morgan Roberts


    This game will be shown live on National League TV!

    Here’s all you need to know ahead of the streaming for the Vanarama National League North on National League TV.

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    Kick off is 7.45pm on Tuesday evening at the Leap76 Stadium. The postcode for the ground is CH1 4LT.


    Supporters are advised that while the temporary capacity reduction remains in place, matchday admission will not be available at turnstiles, meaning tickets will have to either be purchased online at or at the Ticket Office.

    Supporters are advised to purchase in advance via the below link.




    Here’s what is going on at the Leap76 Stadium as we host Brackley Town…


    The Cestrian bar opens from 5pm on Tuesday showing all the live football on the big screens with a wide variety of drinks on offer.

    Staropramen and Aspall have been introduced recently, as well as three different flavours of Thatchers.

    Plus, the Craft Bar will have Madri and Bevvie Across the Mersey, while also introducing Favela and Ipanema IPA – the taste of Rio!


    Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances, the GWG Catering van outside the Leap76 Stadium will be unable to provide food tonight.
    We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    Inside the ground there’s plenty of food and drinks to enjoy – with our kiosks serving the famous Cowards Pies and fantastic Hot Dogs.


    Ginger Cat Coffee will be serving their barista style hot drinks outside the ground before the game in their pop up tent, as well as Iced Coffees!


    The Cestrian Programme will be available at the game, including the thoughts of Manager Calum McIntyre, 100 up for Matty Williams feature, and much more. The 40-page publication costs £2.50 at the ground.

    Sales will also be available online: CLICK HERE


    • We will have full, FREE match commentary on Seals Live from 7.30pm on Tuesday. Tune in by visiting our Match Centre: CLICK HERE

    There is also updates from the ground on our social media channels throughout the day, including…

    • Match Updates on our Twitter page. CLICK HERE
    • HT/FT Updates on Facebook and Instagram. CLICK HERE
    • A full time match report on CLICK HERE
    • A post match interview with Calum on Chester FC TV. CLICK HERE