Chester FC Youth were on the road again to a very sunny Derbyshire to play Glossop NE Youth on their 3g pitch last Sunday afternoon, 22nd July.
Chester started very well, with good movement and pressure on the ball and went 1-0 up thanks to Connor Kendrick in the first minute. Chester soon doubled their lead when a mistake at the back gave Reece Norton the chance to make it 2-0, which Reece duly dispatched. This was after 5 minutes.
The Chester back four, kept in line by captain Jordan Grace, were solid. Chester youth teams debutant goalkeeper, under 17s stopper Ryan Nield, had little to do but what he did he was very comfortable in dealing with. The score remained 2-0 until half time.
With a message from the coaching staff that they were to keep the ball and keep the ball moving, the Blues were in total control in the 2nd half. Further goals from Callum Mooney and Sean Miller were added. Mooney and Dave Griffiths were in total control in the midfield all game, and when with 15 minutes to go Mooney had to come off due to an injury, Kendrick slotted in next to Griffiths to see the game out and keep Chester ticking over.
Youth team debutant under 17 striker Joe Williams robbed a defender, beat a man and finished well in the last minute leading to a 5-0 final score line. Chester also gave a youth team debut to u17s captain Lloyd Pownall alongside Grace in the second half, and he was very solid indeed.
A good performance from Chester on a warm day, and with 3 under 17 players in the squad who all did well, it bodes very well for the future.
Chester FC Youth next play on August 4th, when they entertain the under 19 side from the Rhyl FC academy at County Officers, Chester. 2pm kick off, all are welcome.