MATCH PREVIEW | Chester vs Bradford PA

35 days would have passed by tomorrow…but finally football is back at the Swansway Chester Stadium.

Almost one month ago flood damage to vital infrastructure caused the postponement of several home fixtures – but work and graft has been seen day and night at the Swansway to get to this point. Football returns tomorrow!

Since that home game the Blues have had four away games with a mixed bag of results. After back to back defeats, the point at Guiseley last weekend was a welcome result.

Jon Moran’s 93rd minute looping header almost made it feel like a win, and the Blues will be looking to use this as momentum going into tomorrow’s tough National League North fixture.

Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley’s side was hampered by injury last weekend – and they will still have fitness issues with some players going into this encounter. Gary Roberts completes the last game of his suspension tomorrow, whilst the management duo will be hoping for speedy returns for last weekends absentees: Danny Livesey, John Pritchard and Matty Waters. George Green may be available for selection soon – as will Deane Smalley who is now internationally cleared but picked up a knock in training.

Bradford Park Avenue sit third in the table with just one defeat from their opening eight games. Their defeat in August came at Leamington – and they are now five games unbeaten. However, a 2-2 draw at FC United was a disappointing result considering the oppositions league standing and also that they held a two goal lead after an hour.

Match Officials

REFEREE: Aaron Jackson

ASSISTANTS: Edward Duckworth & James Sheppard

Our Last Match

Form Guide – The Last Five

Chester FC | Played 5, Won 1, Drawn 2, Lost 2

Spennymoor (h) | Draw 0-0 | Scorers: None

Curzon Ashton (a) | Won 3-0 | Scorers: Simon Grand, Anthony Dudley, John Pritchard

Blyth Spartans (a) | Lost 8-1 | Scorer: Gary Stopforth

AFC Telford (a) | Lost 3-1 | Scorer: Simon Grand

Guiseley (a) | Draw 1-1 | Scorer: Jon Moran

Bradford PA | Played 5, Won 3, Drawn 2, Lost 0

Spennymoor (h) | Won 1-0 | Scorer: Ben McKenna

Stockport (h) | Draw 1-1 | Scorer: Adam Nowakowski

Hereford (a) | Won 2-1 | Scorers: Conor Branson, Oli Johnson (pen)

Boston (h) | Won 1-0 | Scorer: Oli Johnson (pen)

FC United (a) | Draw 2-2 | Scorers: Shane Killock, Jake Beesley

Matchday Info

For what’s on the menu in the Blues Bar, and beer and cider now available in kiosks – click here!

The Community Trust gazebo will not be present tomorrow due to alternative arrangements.

Blues Playlist

Match Details

Kick off tomorrow at the Swansway Chester Stadium is 3pm. Our Sat Nav postcode for the stadium is CH1 4LT.



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