Witton Albion vs Chester: Preview
Blues visit Wincham Park
Tonight Chester take a trip to Witton Albion for their last away friendly of the Pre-Season campaign. Walsall and Port Vale will visit the Swansway Chester Stadium before the League opener at Solihull Moors on August 5th. Jon McCarthy’s men lost 3-2 last time out at Altrincham.
FULL TIME | @altrinchamfc 3-2 @ChesterFC – #Blues lose their first pre-season game at Alty tonight. pic.twitter.com/yOLbR2TFM5
— Chester FC (@ChesterFC) July 18, 2017
Liam Davies had levelled for the Blues with a superb finish – before Lucas Dawson’s penalty late on was nothing more than a consolation.
What about Witton Albion?
As of 2017-18, Witton ply their trade in the same division as our last opponents Altrincham – the Evo-Stik Premier. However, as Alty suffered the agony of relegation; Witton were celebrating the joys of play-off success. They finished 2nd last term and defeated Spalding United 2-1 in the final of the play-offs to ensure promotion. Carl Macauley’s side faced Chester last season in the First Round of the FA Trophy. A 1-1 draw at Wincham Park provided a dramatic replay at the Swansway Chester Stadium the following Tuesday.
Witton led from the first minute – after scoring a penalty that was awarded in just SIX seconds. With the Blues down to ten men, and Albion down to nine men – James Alabi equalised for Chester with a spot kick of his own two minutes from time. Then, Elliott Durrell won it in injury time for the Blues – a breathless encounter.
Kick off tonight is 7.30.
Parking: The Car Park is past the Social Club on the right.
Admission Prices: Adults £5, Concessions £3.
Matchday Programme: £2. A 40 page edition covering the games with Chester FC, Barrow & Rhyl.
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