YOUTH PREVIEW | Chester vs Rugby Town
The Blues Under-19’s host Rugby Town this afternoon in the last eight of the National League Alliance Cup.
Few will forget the 2017/18 season for our youngsters, winning this national competition in their first season running the scholarship programme. They have an exciting opportunity to make it two cup victories in three years – but will need to get past a tough test in Rugby Town to advance to the semi-finals.
A victory over FC Halifax secured a memorable 2018 triumph after a fantastic journey including demolishing Boreham Wood at home in the Semi-Finals.
Their 2019/2020 journey began with a superb away win at Hartlepool United in Round One, with Tom Ruffer and Will Goodwin on the scoresheet.
A home draw in Round Two at home to Gateshead saw a dominating 8-2 victory in which the Heed’s two goals came late on. In this round Ruffer and Goodwin scored five of the goals, the former bagging a hat-trick, and being accompanied by strikes from Burke, Regan Rubin and Jake Hampson.
Round Three brought yet another home draw at the Cheshire – this time against Harrogate Town – which saw another dominating win. Ruffer scored two more, and Burke and Rubin also backed up the last round with further goals in this one. George Woodburn and Tyler Sutton added gloss to the scoreline.
Round Four’s incredible 9-1 win away at Rugby Borough has set up the tie this afternoon.
Kick off at The Cheshire is 2pm. Fans are free to attend, the postcode is CH2 1PR. We will haave match updates on our Twitter account. CLICK HERE TO VIEW