After a dramatic late show and penalty shootout win at Worksop Town over a week ago, our attentions are once again back with the Emirates FA Cup.
A tough test awaits the Blues, hosting fellow National League North side Spennymoor Town at the Deva Stadium in the Third Qualifying Round.
Nevertheless, Bern and Jonno’s side come into this match on a high – having picked up six points from six to start a season for the first time in five years. Saturday’s huge win at home to Leamington was the first time Chester have been victorious over the Brakes in five attempts since relegation to the sixth tier.
Danny Elliott bagged a brace, meaning he has three goals in the first two league games, as well as picking up the Man of the Match award. Paddy Lacey’s suspension following his red card at Kidderminster last week means he is unable to feature tonight.
Jason Ainsley’s side have four points from their first two league games, defeating Farsley Celtic seven days ago before drawing at Alfreton Town over the weekend.
Kick off tonight at the Deva Stadium is 7.45pm. If the tie is level after 90 minutes, as per the last round, we will go straight to a penalty shootout. The prize fund sees the winners of this tie gain £5,625, whilst the losers receive £1,875.
Issue Two of the new look Cestrian programme is available for tonight’s game! The cost is just £1 for a 16-page digital copy. Printed copies will also be available for £1.50 + P&P. Features include…
- A recap of Saturday’s win vs Leamington
- The thoughts of the Gaffers
- Round-up of the CFC Womens action from Sunday
- …and more!
The match programme will be available to buy online prior to kick off – stay tuned!
Kick off tonight at the Deva Stadium is 7.45pm. This match is being played behind closed doors. However, we have match updates and our live streaming service to keep you up to date.
We will have team news FIRST on our social media channels from 7pm, with match updates on our Twitter account from the game. As well as our full match stream with commentary from Seals Live’s Phil Turner and Matty Johnson.