SCA2608 Calum McIntyre

    Preview: Farsley Celtic (h)

    Following back-to-back away defeats, the Blues complete the Bank Holiday weekend looking to return to winning ways against Farsley Celtic.

    Chester were beaten 1-0 for the second successive Saturday at Scarborough, as a stoppage time free kick gave the hosts the win despite a positive performance which was probably worthy of a point.

    Harrison Burke was sent off after adjudged to have handled on the line, but his one-match ban will not kick in until Saturday’s trip to Spennymoor – making him available for this fixture.


    After narrowly escaping the drop last season in the National League North, a summer overhaul has so far paid dividends for the Celt Army – as they remain unbeaten this term under new Player/Manager Clayton Donaldson.

    Former Blue Darren Stephenson joined the club in the summer and makes his return to the Leap76 Stadium on Monday. Daz was on the scoresheet on Saturday for Farsley but they were denied three points at home to Tamworth following an injury time penalty.


    Chester | W1 D1 L3 | F3 A4 | Pos: 19th

    Last Three

    vs Chorley (h) | D 0-0 | Scorers: None

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

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

    Farsley Celtic | W2 D3 L0 | F7 A4 | Pos: 6th

    Last Three

    vs South Shields (h) | D 1-1 | Scorer: Ben Atkinson (pen)

    vs Bishop’s Stortford (a) | W 1-0 | Scorer: Darren Stephenson

    vs Tamworth (h) | D 2-2 | Scorers: Darren Stephenson, Jordan Carroll


    Kick off is 3pm on Bank Holiday Monday at the Leap76 Stadium. The postcode for the ground is CH1 4LT.


    Supporters are advised that while the temporary capacity reduction is 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.

    Once again this season, supporters benefit from a discount when buying tickets in advance via our online ticketing platform – with a £1 increase on matchday.

    Admission prices are as follows (matchday prices are in brackets):

    Harry McNally (North) Terrace

    • Adults £16 (£17) 
    • Concessions £14 (£15) 
    • 18-21 £11 (£12) 
    • 12-17 £4 (£5) 
    • Under 12’s FREE (£2)* 

    Main (East) and Swettenham Chemists Community (West) Stands

    • Adults £19 (£20) 
    • Concessions £16 (£17) 
    • 18-21 £13 (£14) 
    • 12-17 £4 (£5) 
    • Under 12’s FREE (FREE)* 

    *Free admission for Under 12’s with an accompanied adult 

    We advise supporters wanting to purchase their tickets at the office on a matchday to arrive earlier than normal to reduce queuing times.

    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.



    Our game at home to Farsley Celtic 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.

    How do I create a new account on National League TV?

    Head to National League TV and click the ‘Log In’ icon in the top-right corner of the page, then click Register.

    Follow the sign-up process instructions – when the form asks for your favourite team, please select your favoured team or ‘Friend of Football’ if you don’t support a team in the Vanarama National League.

    How do I purchase a pass?

    Head to National League TV and click ‘Packages’ where you will be shown all the available Match Passes for sale.

    Please select the correct Match Pass for the corresponding game you want to view.

    Click on ‘Buy Now’ and follow instructions to purchase.




    Here’s what is going on at the Leap76 Stadium as we host Farsley Celtic on Monday…


    The Cestrian bar will be open from 1pm ahead of the big game. The new selection of beers will be available, and makes sure you have a look at the newly designed craft bar. Sky TV is available across the big screens as well showing all of the live action.


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

    FanzFood are also back open once again for 2023/24, our kiosks serving a vast selection of food and drink – including the famous Cowards Pies and fantastic Hot Dogs.


    The Cestrian Programme will be available at the game, including the thoughts of Manager Calum McIntyre, an interview with Reece Daly 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 2.40pm on Monday. Tune in by visiting our new look 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