PREVIEW | York City vs Chester

The Blues return to league action following a two-week break as they travel to York City’s brand new stadium.

A battling goalless draw at Kettering Town was our last National League North encounter, and it was our fourth clean sheet in six games. Then on Tuesday, we were narrowly beaten by a strong Stockport County side by a goal to nil in the Cheshire Senior Cup at the Deva.

York meanwhile won their Emirates FA Cup replay at Morpeth Town 3-1 in midweek, Kurt Willougby’s hat-trick proving the difference. Steve Watson’s side moved into their new Community Stadium earlier this year and have already had eight games this term in all comps at home –  winning four, drawing one and losing three of the fixtures.

Kick off this Saturday afternoon is 3pm.


York City | 9th in NLN. W:4 D:0 L:4. F:14 A:14

Last four results…

vs Farsley Celtic (h) | Won 4-2 | Scorers: Kurt Willoughby, Mark Beck, Michael Woods, Clayton Donaldson (pen)

vs Darlington (a) | Won 2-1 | Scorers: Clayton Donaldson (2, 1 pen)

vs Hereford (h) | Lost 0-1 | Scorers: None

vs Southport (h) | Won 3-1 | Scorers: Matty Brown, Akil Wright, Olly Dyson

Chester | 14th in NLN. W:2 D:3 L:3. F:13 A:16

Last four results…

vs Alfreton Town (h) | Won 3-2 | Scorers: James Hardy, Declan Weeks, Dan Cowan

vs Chorley (a) | Lost 1-4 | Scorer: Dan Cowan

vs Blyth Spartans (h) | Won 5-1 | Scorers: Declan Weeks, George Waring, Anthony Dudley, Matty Williams, Jack Redshaw

vs Kettering Town (a) | Drew 0-0 | Scorers: None


The game on Saturday a 3pm kick off at LNER Community Stadium. The ground postcode is YO32 9AF.


Chester FC supporters will be accommodated in the North Stand. Admission will be online or via the North ticket booth on the day, but York encourage supporters to buy in advance. 

Then access to the ground is through turnstiles numbers 10, 11 and 12. There are 878 seats available.


Seven wheelchair spaces are available pitchside along with carer seat. Please call York Stadium management company Ticket Office on 01904 942232 or email to arrange this:


A Match Day programme will be on sale priced at £2.50.

Supporters Parking

Parking at the ground is very scarce with only 400 spaces available at £5 per car bought in advance. The other option is to go to one of the many park and rides around York.


We will have full coverage from the game, including…

  • Free Commentary on Seals Live from 2:55pm. CLICK HERE
  • Match Updates on our Twitter page – as well as post match reaction. CLICK HERE
  • HT/FT Updates on Facebook and Instagram. CLICK HERE
  • A full time match report on CLICK HERE