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06:43 18th April 2015

Blues look to block The Shots

Chester have just two games remaining this season, and their final away trip of 2014/15 takes them to the Recreation Ground to take on Aldershot Town this afternoon.

A run of six games without a win came to an end last weekend as the Blues came from behind to beat Dover Athletic 3-1.

This time last season, both clubs were scrapping for Conference survival, but Aldershot are now mathematically safe, ensuring that they will appear on Chester's fixture list again next season.

The 18th-placed Hampshire club drew 1-1 at Braintree Town last weekend, and are unbeaten in their last three games. Their home form has let them down though, with even bottom four club Welling United having taken more points at home.

In front of goal, it's been another good season for Brett Williams, who has scored 15 times. Caretaker manager Chris Barker, who took the reins following Andy Scott's dismissal in January, will be hoping some more of his players can chip in with goals next season.

Earlier this season, Chester defeated the Shots 1-0 at the Swansway Chester Stadium, with debutant Matty Hughes scoring the only goal. Other memorable games between the two sides include a 4-2 win in 2004, when Daryl Clare and Phil Bolland both scored twice.

Matty Hughes goal
^ Matty Hughes with the winner against Aldershot earlier this season

The last time Chester won at the Recreation Ground was in 1984 though. Last season's visit ended in a 2-0 defeat.

Kick off tomorrow is at 3pm, and admission prices at the Recreation Ground can be found at

You can tune into Blues Player for full match commentary from around 2.45pm this afternoon with our Blues Live Text Commentary also running from around 2.30pm.

Recreation Ground Aldershot