PREVIEW | Chester vs Alfreton Town

    Alfreton visit the Deva Stadium as the Blues go in search of their first victory of the season.

    Chester have started with two draws and two defeats from their opening four games of the National League North campaign. Bern and Jonno were without some key players on Monday, including Declan Weeks and Captain George Glendon – so will be hoping to have more options this weekend.

    The Blues squad has been bolstered ahead of the game, as it was announced that midfielder Paddy Lacey has recovered from the ACL injury he sustained in November and is back in selection contention.

    Billy Heath’s side come to CH1 with one win from their opening four matches, an impressive away victory at Darlington. In their three defeats, they have failed to score in losses to Blyth Spartans, Brackley Town and Chorley.


    Chester | 20th in NLN. W:0 D:2 L:2. F:4 A:9

    vs Farsley Celtic (a) | Drew 2-2 | Scorer: George Waring (2)

    vs Curzon Ashton (h) | Lost 0-3 | Scorers: –

    vs Gateshead (h) | Drew 1-1 | Scorer: Louis Storey (OG)

    vs Kidderminster Harriers (a) | Lost 1-3 | Scorer: John Johnston (pen)

    Alfreton Town | 15th in NLN. W:1 D:0 L:3. F:3 A:6

    vs Blyth Spartans (a) | Lost 0-2 | Scorers: –

    vs Brackley Town (h) | Lost 0-1 | Scorers: –

    vs Darlington (a) | Won 3-2 | Scorers: Adam Lund, Tom Allan (2)

    vs Chorley (h) | Lost 0-1 | Scorers: –


    The game is a 3pm kick off at The Deva Stadium.

    We recommend buying tickets in advance for the match online. CLICK HERE TO GET YOURS!

    Home fans will also be able to pay at the turnstiles using contactless, chip and pin and Apple Pay and Google Pay. 

    The streamlined facility will be available in The Gary Talbot (East) Stand and Harry McNally (North) Terrace initially, with plans to extend this to the Swettenham Chemists’ Community (West) Stand and South Stand in the near future. 

    There will be no change for season ticket holders, who simply need to present their season ticket card at the relevant turnstile to enter the ground. 

    Why are we making these changes? 

    The new facility has been introduced to reduce the need for cash handling and protect the health and wellbeing of our staff and volunteers, while also providing greater convenience and an improved matchday experience for supporters. 

    Can supporters still pay cash on the day? 

    Yes, we will continue to accept cash payments on matchdays with sales for all stands being available at the Ticket Office before the game. Cash will no longer be accepted at the turnstiles. 

    Can supporters purchase tickets in advance? 

    Yes, the quickest and easiest way to buy match tickets is via our online ticketing platform at Online sales will now be available until kick off and you simply need to present your printed ticket or mobile phone to be scanned at the turnstile.  

    How can I buy a ticket for the West Stand? 

    You can purchase match tickets online at to be scanned at the turnstile as normal. If you wish to pay via card or cash then you will need to buy your ticket from the Ticket Office before the match.  

    What is the process for away fans? 

    We encourage visiting supporters to buy their tickets online at in advance. Those wishing to pay via card or cash on matchday will need to obtain a ticket from the Ticket Office before the game. Please note for some fixtures matchday sales may not be available for away supporters but this will be communicated in advance to opposition clubs. 



    Issue Five of The Cestrian Programme for 2021/22 is on sale on the day! A digital copy costs just £2 and a printed version is £2.50 plus postage. We have 48-pages of Blues news for you in our matchday programme, including…

    • The big interview with Luke Clark
    • The thoughts from the dugout and the boardroom
    • The latest from our Academy and Women’s teams
    • …and much, much more!


    For those attending the match, we also will have a limited amount of programmes available to buy from the club shop; as well as being available to buy from our programme sellers in and around the stadium.


    We will have full coverage from the game, including…

    • Free Commentary on Seals Live from 2:55pm. 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