MATCH PREVIEW | Chester vs York City

The Blues have a chance to quickly erase the memory of Tuesday, with April fixtures now coming thick and fast.

Mid-table York City are next to the Swansway Chester Stadium, as Chester look to move on from Tuesday’s disastrous 6-0 home defeat to the new National League North leaders, Stockport County.

It was a bitter pill to swallow after a promising four match unbeaten run prior to midweek. With AFC Telford only mustering a point at home to Altrincham at New Bucks Head – it was an opportunity missed to cut the gap to the top seven. Bern and Jonno’s side are still only four points off the play-offs with four games to play.

A victory is paramount tomorrow afternoon if the dreams of promotion can continue – regardless of this though it has been a season of the club moving back in the right direction after relegation last term.

Steve Watson’s York are five points behind the Blues in 12th place. Watson has lost only four of his 13 matches in charge since departing Gateshead to join the Minstermen.

The two teams battled to a goalless draw at Bootham Crescent back in November.

Last Time We Met

Form Guide – The Last Five (National League North)

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

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 (h) | Lost 0-6 | Scorers: None

York | Played 5, Won 1, Drawn 3, Lost 1

Altrincham (h) | Lost 0-1 | Scorers: None

Boston (h) | Draw 2-2 | Scorers: Sean Newton, Macaulay Langstaff

FC United (a) | Draw 3-3 | Scorers: Macaulay Langstaff (2), Wes York

Guiseley (a) | Draw 1-1 | Scorer: Paddy McLaughlin

Southport (h) | Won 1-0 | Scorer: Macaulay Langstaff


Tomorrow is Chester FC’s annual MBNA Day. MBNA have been our principal sponsors since the club reformed back in 2010, are Chester based and fantastic supporters of the football club.

To mark the day, 200 tickets were given to MBNA for employees and their family and friends to come and watch tomorrow’s game against York City.

(Please note: MBNA tickets can be picked up from the Community Trust gazebo outside the ground)

We will also have plenty of fun activities – including streetwise soccer – outside the ground before the game. There will also be a display inside the Community Trust gazebo of the proposed KGV Sports Hub project – Community Trust CEO Jim Green will be on hand to answer any questions!

Blues Playlist (As chosen by Dave Harrington-Wright!)

Matchday Programme

The Cestrian programme remains packed with content – and costs just £2.50! This issue includes…

  • The thoughts of Bern and Jonno
  • End of Season Awards info
  • Match cartoons of recent Blues action
  • An exclusive interview with Craig Mahon

…and lots more!

Match Details

Kick off at the Swansway Chester Stadium tomorrow is 3pm. For Sat Nav users, our postcode is CH1 4LT.

Ticket prices for the game are as follows…

(Standing) Harry McNally Terrace: Adult £12 Concessions* £10 18-21 £10 5-17 £3 Under 5s FREE

*Senior citizens / Student card holders / Unemployed with proof of unemployment / Armed Forces

(Seating) The Red Insure Stand and Swettenham Chemists Community Stand: Adult £15 Concessions* £12 18-21 £10 5-17 £3 Under 5s FREE

*Senior citizens / Student card holders / Unemployed with proof of unemployment / Armed Forces

Please note supporters aged 5-17 and 18-21 should pay on turnstiles as normal, however are requested to have proof of identity or age if asked by the turnstiles operator.

Disabled supporters’ carers will be admitted free of charge.

Students, unemployed and Armed Forces concessions tickets should be purchases from the Ticket Office prior to the game.

FAMILY ZONE in Swettenham Chemists Community Stand: 5-11 £1 Under 5s FREE

Tickets can be purchased pay on the gate.

Live Coverage

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