NLN PREVIEW | AFC Telford United vs Chester
The traditional Boxing Day fixture for the Blues this year sees them take a trip to AFC Telford.
It is a game of two sides sat level on points in the top seven in the National League North – albeit Telford have played a game more.
The two teams have a lot in common of late: both winning two, drawing one and losing two of their last five league matches. They were also both beaten last weekend in the Trophy after comfortable wins the midweek prior in the Second Round.
Chester could give full debuts to two new signings against the Bucks. Left-back Josh Askew impressed off the bench in the FA Trophy loss to Altrincham, while new Stoke City loanee Connor Taylor was cup tied last weekend – but will likely have opportunities to feature over a busy festive period.
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You can’t beat a bit of Boxing Day action – and National League North fans have been served up a seasonal helping with some Christmas crackers on the horizon.
Grab your turkey sandwiches and tuck into a feast of Boxing Day football, it’s the programme that never fails to whet the appetite.
Derby days are heading our way as some local scores are sure to be settled.
National League North leaders Gloucester City host Leamington looking to build on new manager Paul Groves’ good start. Title foes Kidderminster, AFC Fylde, York City and Chester, meanwhile, all face demanding away trips.
AFC Telford United v Chester
AFC Telford United
Last time out: Kettering Town (A) 0-0
Did you know? The Bucks have taken just four points from a possible twelve at home.
Last time out: Boston United (A) 0-0
Did you know? Chester currently sit second bottom of the six-game away form table.
Chorley v AFC Fylde
Last time out: Alfreton Town (A) 1-1
Did you know? Improving Chorley are now unbeaten in seven – and have taken the FA Cup scalps of Wigan and Peterborugh.
Last time out: Hereford (A) 1-2
Did you know? The Coasters have won one of their last five and are now six points off the top.
Blyth Spartans v Gateshead
Last time out: Brackley Town (A) 1-2
Did you know? The struggling Spartans have lost their last five and are yet to win at home.
Last time out: Kidderminster Harriers (H) 0-1
Did you know? Heed have only conceded five away from home – but have also only scored that amount.
Hereford v Kidderminster Harriers
Last time out: AFC Fylde (H) 2-1
Did you know? The Bulls have won three, lost three, drawn three – scored 14 and let in 14.
Last time out: Gateshead (A) 1-0
Did you know? Harriers are the only side still to be defeated on the road this season.
Darlington v Spennymoor Town
Last time out: Bradford (PA) (H) 0-1
Did you know? This is Darlington’s first National League North outing in over a month.
Last time out: York City (A) 1-1
Did you know? Moors have conceded only four times on the road so far.
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THE FORM GUIDE
AFC Telford United | Pos: 6th, W5 D3 L5
Last five league results
vs Chorley (h) | Lost 0-1 | Scorers: None
vs Bradford (PA) (a) | Won 2-1 | Scorer: Dom McHale (2)
vs Guiseley (h) | Won 2-0 | Scorer: Zak Lilly, Jordan Davies (pen).
vs Farsley Celtic (a) | Lost 0-2 | Scorers: None
vs Kettering Town (a) | Drew 0-0 | Scorers: None
Chester FC | Pos: 5th, W5 D3 L4
Last five league results
vs Gateshead (h) | Lost 1-2 | Scorer: Simon Grand
vs Alfreton Town (h) | Won 3-0 | Scorers: Danny Elliott (pen), Jamie Morgan, Anthony Dudley
vs York City (a) | Lost 2-1 | Scorer: Declan Weeks
vs Hereford (h) | Won 5-3 | Scorers: Declan Weeks, Danny Elliott, Own Goal, John Johnston, Danny Livesey
vs Boston United (a) | Draw 0-0 | Scorers: None.
Kick off at New Bucks Head is 3pm. Telford are allowed supporters for the game, however no away fans will be permitted to attend.
AFC Telford will be live streaming the game for £8.99 – follow the link at the bottom of the article for more info.
The Chester FC Media Team will also have match updates, team news and reaction across our socials – as well as full free match commentary on Seals Live!