Preview: Buxton (h)

    The Seals entertain Buxton on Tuesday night looking to make it two home wins in four days after Saturday’s victory over Gloucester City.

    A 3-0 victory was just what Calum McIntyre’s men needed after two defeats on the spin at the beginning of 2024.


    After an impressive 11th place finish last campaign in their first season in the National League North, the Bucks sit in 19th after 27 games, four points above the relegation zone.

    On Saturday the club earned a hard fought point against King’s Lynn Town, coming back from two down through goals from Diego De Girolamo and Max Brogan.

    This result brought to an end a run of three straight defeats, with Craig Elliott’s side last tasting victory on the 16th December, a 3-2 win at Spennymoor Town.


    Craig Elliott

    Craig Elliott took over at The Silverlands in December 2022 before guiding the club to within a point of the playoffs last season.

    Elliott has previously managed at Matlock Town, Boston United, Shaw Lane, Ossett Town and Glasshoughton Welfare.


    Diego De Girolamo

    Italian striker Diego De Girolamo is the club’s top scorer this season with 10, and scored a crucial penalty in Saturday’s draw which started the comeback.

    After starting his career at Sheffield United, the 28-year-old went out on loan at York City and Northampton Town, before signing for Bristol City in 2016.

    De Girolamo joined the bucks in 2018, and has since scored 104 goals, while also winning the Supporters’ Player of the Year in the 2019/20 season.


    Chester FC | W12 D6 L8 | F32 A20 | Pos 9th

    Last Three

    Warrington Town (A) | L 1-0 | Scorers: None

    Rushall Olympic (H) | L 0-1 | Scorers: None

    Gloucester City (H) | W 3-0 | Scorers: Iwan Murray, Tom Peers, George Glendon

    Buxton | W8 D7 L12 | F39 A35 | Pos 19th

    Last Three

    Alfreton Town (A) | L 2-1 | Scorers: Sam Minihan

    Tamworth (A) | L 2-0 | Scorers: None

    King’s Lynn Town (H) | D 2-2 | Scorers: Diego De Girolamo, Max Brogan

    Match preview by Tom Bird.


    This game will be shown live 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 Buxton…


    The Cestrian bar will be open before and after the game showing all the live football on the big screens with a wide variety of drinks on offer.


    We will have food available outside the ground prior to the game – as the footy scran recognised loaded fries are available inside the street food van!

    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, and 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