PREVIEW | Chester vs Atherton Collieries

    Chester’s final home pre-season friendly brings Atherton Collieries to the Deva Stadium.

    Calum McIntyre’s side made it back to back friendly wins in the past seven days with victories over Stalybridge Celtic and Runcorn Linnets.

    New striker Kurt Willoughby has caught the eye, scoring the winning goal in both encounters.

    With the National League North season edging ever closer, the Blues boss has two games left to run the rule over his side before the league campaign kicks in.

    Atherton Collieries finished 19th in the Northern Premier League last term, four points below our opponents from seven days prior in Stalybridge.

    Kick off is 7.45pm on Tuesday evening.


    vs Whitchurch Alport (a) | Won 2-0 | Scorers: Sam Turner, Zack Clarke

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

    vs Morecambe (h) | Drew 1-1 | Scorer: Declan Weeks

    vs Stalybridge Celtic (a) | Won 3-2 | Scorers: Reece Daly, Matty Williams, Kurt Willoughby

    vs Runcorn Linnets (a) | Won 1-0 | Scorer: Kurt Willoughby (pen)


    Tickets are available online for this game. The East Stand is open for the match, which will house both Chester and Atherton Collieries supporters.

    Prices are as follows…

    • £10 Adults
    • £8 Concessions
    • £5 18-21
    • Free 12-17
    • Free U12s


    Card payments are available at the turnstiles, enabling fans to pay with contactless, chip and pin and Apple Pay and Google Pay.

    If you wish to pay with cash, you will need to buy your ticket from the Ticket Office before the game. Cash is no longer be accepted at the turnstiles.

    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.


    Blues Bar: The Chester FC Blues Bar will be open before and after the game for a drink.

    Kiosks: Both kiosks will be open in the East Stand tomorrow. As our new operators have only recently taken over, the kiosks will initially offer a limited range – but this will include Sue Coward’s famous pies! Card payments may not yet be available, so we ask supporters to be understanding and to have cash ready.

    Parking: Stadium parking for the 2022/23 campaign will be £3 per vehicle, which will apply during pre-season.

    Programme: We will be selling Issue #01 of The Cestrian Programme for £2 at the ground. This edition will cover all three of our home friendlies.


    The game is a 7.45pm kick-off at the Deva Stadium (CH1 4LT).

    We will have team news and match updates on our Twitter page from the game: CLICK HERE

    Unfortunately, no Seals Live commentary will air. We apologise for any inconvenience.