YOUTH PREVIEW | Altrincham vs Chester

    Chester FC Youth are in FA Youth Cup action again on Friday evening as they travel to Altrincham FC Youth in the Final Qualifying Round, with a place in the First Round Proper at stake.

    Calum McIntyre’s side travel to Moss Lane on Friday (kick off 7.45pm) just one win away from the First Round Proper for the third consecutive season.

    The Young Blues saw off AFC Fylde 3-1 in the previous round at Kellamergh Park with Lloyd Marsh-Hughes, Cain Noble and Iwan Murray on the scoresheet. Altrincham were 3-2 winners at Bootle FC in the previous round with the sides set to meet on Friday evening.

    Academy Head Coach McIntyre had this to say: “Away draws in this competition are always really tough but we’ll take a lot of confidence from the way we went about our business in the last round.

    “It’s been a tough week for us in terms of preparation, we have seven unavailable for selection on Friday evening including both our centre forwards from our game with Altrincham earlier in the season.

    “For us, we know what we need to do to win the game and how we have to go about our business.”

    “The First Round Proper of the competition is our target every time we go into this competition. The chance of a big draw is a huge motivation but to be in the First Round will be an objective for the season met for us.

    “To have had to do it the hard way with two away ties at established clubs merely gives us the opportunity to rise to a challenge again and we will be giving everything to get to the First Round.

    “We get magnificent support in this competition from Chester supporters and I hope Friday will be no different.

    “Come and get behind us in a huge night for these players, they buzz off the support they get on these nights and it genuinely can be the difference for us.”

    Kick off at Moss Lane on Friday is 7.45pm. Admission is £3 for adults and £1 for concessions.