MATCH PREVIEW | Chester vs Stockport County
Tonight brings another crunch clash to the Swansway Chester Stadium, and a fantastic atmosphere is promised as the Blues face title chasing Stockport in an all-ticket clash.
Chester have ambitions of their own, a late injury time winner at Nuneaton Borough on Saturday saw the Play-Off hunt intensify. The Blues are three points behind 7th placed AFC Telford, who host Altrincham this evening.
For our opponents Stockport, it’s a massive game as well. Jim Gannon’s side will be backed by a sold out away following knowing that a win in this – their game in hand – would take them to the top of the National League North.
The Blues have already had an input on the title race, with Chorley battling to a goalless draw at the Swansway at the end of March. Bern and Jonno’s side know a win would keep them in the hunt for the top seven but face a very strong Stockport County side. The Hatters suffered a setback on the weekend, conceding a 90th minute equaliser at Hereford on Saturday. Former Blue Nyal Bell was on the scoresheet, he’s joined in the squad by another former Chester FC player in Paul Turnbull.
Earlier in the season, the two teams battled to an entertaining 1-1 draw at Edgeley Park. Akwasi Asante opened the scoring but the Blues were pegged back by a controversial penalty.
The atmosphere was superb that day in December – hopefully more of the same this evening!
Our Last Match
Form Guide – The Last Five (National League North)
Chester FC | Played 5, Won 2, Drawn 2, Lost 1
Altrincham (a) | Lost 0-4 | Scorers: None
Leamington (h) | Draw 1-1 | Scorer: Ben McKenna
Darlington (a) | Won 1-0 | Scorer: Simon Grand
Chorley (h) | Draw 0-0 | Scorers: None
Nuneaton (a) | Won 3-2 | Scorers: Akwasi Asante, Danny Livesey (2)
Stockport | Played 5, Won 3, Drawn 1, Lost 1
Boston (a) | Won 3-1 | Scorers: Darren Stephenson, Elliot Osborne, Frank Mulhern
Brackley (a) | Lost 1-0 | Scorers: None
Ashton (h) | Won 2-1 | Scorer: Nyal Bell, Adam Thomas
Darlington (h) | Won 2-0 | Scorers: Adam Thomas, Jordan Keane
Hereford (a) | Draw 2-2 | Scorers: Adam Thomas, Nyal Bell
Blues Playlist (As chosen by Steve Hill!)
Steve Hill is a Chester FC fan and author, and he wrote ‘The Card’. His book is signed and on sale in our club shop prior to kick off today for just £12!
The Cestrian programme remains packed with content – and costs just £2.50! This issue includes…
- The thoughts of Bern and Jonno
- Academy, Womens and Community updates
- Match cartoons of recent Blues action
- An exclusive interview with Sean McAllister
…and lots more!
Kick off at the Swansway Chester Stadium tonight is 7.45pm. For Sat Nav users, our postcode is CH1 4LT.
This match is all-ticket. No tickets will be sold today and you CANNOT pay at the gate. Season ticket holders simply use the relevant game voucher from their books.
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