The Blues will be looking to bounce back to winning ways tomorrow afternoon – with a trip to Edgar Street to face Hereford.
A 3-0 Boxing Day defeat at Southport was Chester’s first loss of the month, and will be hoping to welcome back key players in Danny Livesey, Gary Stopforth and Akwasi Asante – who all missed the game on Wednesday due to injury.
Courtesy of other results though, Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley’s side remain third in the National League North – proof of an excellent first half of the campaign which has grown new positivity around the Swansway Chester Stadium.
Hereford have had a difficult season so far back in the National League North. The surprising sacking of treble title winning Manager Peter Beadle in September has seen the club restructure – appointing Tim Harris Head of Football and Marc Richards Head Coach. They had a fantastic Boxing Day win over the Blues Play-Off rivals Kidderminster Harriers.
The Bulls sit 19th in the table with 21 points, only above FC United on goal difference; but with a game in hand.
In the reverse fixture at the start of October, the Blues won 3-0. Goals from Matty Hughes, John Pritchard and Deane Smalley sealed the win.
Last Time We Met
Form Guide – The Last Five (National League North)
Hereford | Played 5, Won 2, Drawn 1, Lost 2
Southport (h) | Lost 0-3 | Scorers: None
Darlington (a) | Draw 2-2 | Scorers: Tom Owen-Evans (2)
Alfreton (h) | Won 2-1 | Scorers: Mike Symons, James Roberts (pen)
Bradford PA (a) | Lost 1-0 | Scorers: None
Kidderminster (h) | Won 1-0 | Scorer: James Roberts (pen)
Chester FC | Played 5, Won 2, Drawn 1, Lost 2
Leamington (a) | Lost 1-0 | Scorers: None
Darlington (h) | Won 3-1 | Scorers: Akwasi Asante (3)
Stockport (a) | Draw 1-1 | Scorer: Akwasi Asante
AFC Telford (h) | Won 2-1 | Scorers: Akwasi Asante, Anthony Dudley
Southport (a) | Lost 3-0 | Scorers: None
Kick off tomorrow at Edgar Street is 3pm. The Sat Nav postcode for the stadium is HR4 9JU.
Away supporters are to be placed in Block E of the Len Weston Stand and the terrace underneath with associated catering and toilet facilities in easy reach. Away supporters are welcome in the bars around the ground.
Chester FC supporters will gain access by paying through the turnstiles on entry. No advance tickets will be available.
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