Preview: Rushall Olympic (h)

    Chester’s first game of 2024 at the Leap76 Stadium brings Rushall Olympic to CH1.

    For Calum McIntyre’s side, it is all about bouncing back after a disappointing New Year at Warrington Town. The Blues went down 1-0 to the Wire, ending an eight match unbeaten run in the process.

    This weekend’s game kicks off a run of four successive home league matches for the Seals and a chance to make some inroads inside the top seven.


    Rushall Olympic sit just one place outside the bottom four after promotion last season. Their festive double header brought a near identical pattern in both games against Tamworth.

    On Boxing Day, they led inside five minutes before losing 2-1 at the Lamb Ground, before their home game on New Year’s Day against the same opposition saw Olympic once again score inside five minutes and go on to lose the game 2-1.

    When these two sides met back in November at Dales Lane, it was a tale of two penalties and George Glendon and Alex Fletcher converted their respective spot kicks as the two sides drew 1-1.


    Chester | W11 D6 L7 | F29 A19 | Pos: 7th

    Last Three

    vs Blyth Spartans (a) | D 2-2 | Scorers: Declan Weeks, Harrison Burke

    vs Warrington Town (h) | W 2-0 | Scorers: Declan Weeks, Charlie Caton

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

    Rushall Olympic | W7 D6 L13 | F33 A40 | Pos: 20th

    Last Three

    vs South Shields (h) | W 2-0 | Scorers: Adan George (2)

    vs Tamworth (a) | L 1-2 | Scorer: Luke Badley-Morgan

    vs Tamworth (h) | L 1-2 | Scorer: Lewis Hudson


    This game 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.

    How do I watch the stream?

    If you have purchased an eligible Match Pass, click on the ‘Schedule’ tab to view the fixtures currently scheduled for streaming.

    Approximately 30 minutes before kick-off, the fixture tabs will become ‘live’ (shown with a red dot appearing on them) – simply click the tab for your chosen match and you will be taken to the stream of that game.

    Where do I go if I need help with National League TV?

    There are two ways you can get support with anything on NLTV.

    Once you’re on the homepage, you will see an orange icon that says ‘(?) NLTV Help’ which will take you through FAQs. If this function doesn’t solve things, please email

    Queries sent to the National League ‘Info’ box will not be actioned.

    Click here to view the FAQ’s!


    Kick off is 3pm on Saturday afternoon 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 Rushall Olympic…


    This weekend, we are hosting a bucket collection for The Joshua Tree, a children’s cancer charity that is dedicated to working closely with families affected by childhood cancers.

    If you can spare a donation as you enter through the turnstiles, this would be hugely appreciated.


    The Cestrian bar opens from 12pm on Saturday 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, including the thoughts of Manager Calum McIntyre, the latest from the Community, Academy and Women’s teams, 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 Saturday. 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