PREVIEW | Maidstone United vs Chester

    The Blues are back on the road tomorrow – with a long trip to the Gallagher Stadium to face a Maidstone United who are battling for a play-off spot.

    The Stones sit in tenth place in the National League table, just one point off the play-off places – and just six off top spot in this fiercely-competitive league.

    Chester come into the game buoyed by a dramatic and deserved 3-2 victory over Barrow on Tuesday. The game was won in the 94th minute as Lucas Dawson blasted home from outside the area to spark wild celebrations at the Swansway.

    Jordan Archer marked his debut with a goal and a fantastic performance – and the physical striker will be a threat to Maidstone’s back line tomorrow.

    Maidstone come into this game having lost just one league match since 2nd September. Newly-promoted for the 2016-17 season – they comfortably beat the drop last year and will be hoping to improve this campaign.

    The signs are certainly promising for Jay Saunders’ side – and they will be a tough proposition on their 3g pitch.


    This will be the third meeting between Chester and Maidstone. The Stones have won both previous meetings.

    Maidstone won last season’s corresponding fixture 4-2. James Alabi and Sam Hughes scored for the Blues while Ross Killock made his final Chester appearance

    The Stones won 3-1 at Chester last season. James Alabi scored for the Blues and also received a red card.

    Robbie Painter and Neil Ellis both played for Chester City and the old Maidstone United.


    Joe Pigott

    A hometown boy, Pigott made his loan deal permanent to Maidstone United in the summer of 2017.

    The 6ft2 striker has already caused Chester damage in past meetings – scoring one of the goals as Maidstone beat the Blues 4-2 in this fixture last season.

    An Academy Graduate of Charlton, the 23-year-old already has seven goals this term and will be a real physical presence for the Blues back line tomorrow

    Match Details

    Kick off at the Gallagher Stadium tomorrow is 3pm.

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    Come on you Blues!