FA CUP PREVIEW | Oldham Athletic vs Chester
The Blues are looking to progress to the FA Cup First Round proper this weekend, visiting National League side Oldham Athletic.
A big test against higher league opposition awaits but Calum McIntyre’s side go there with confidence and the backing of – at the time of writing – more than 1,600 Cestrians.
Last Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat to high flying Darlington brought an eight-game unbeaten run to an end, the winning goal scored in fortuitous fashion. One big plus for McIntyre was the ability to welcome back key players in Declan Weeks and Kole Hall to start last weekend following their respective injuries.
Oldham became the first former Premier League team to drop into non-league following their relegation last season to the National League. They sit 18th with just three wins from their opening 13 games, with new Manager David Unsworth replacing John Sheridan last month.
Winners of Fourth Qualifying Round ties get prize money of £9,375, with the losing team fund at £3,125.
Kick off on Saturday afternoon is 3pm. Should the game finish all square, a replay will take place at the Deva Stadium this Tuesday (7.45pm). Admission prices will be as per the previous rounds at home and tickets would be available post match online.
OUR LAST MATCH
THE CUP SO FAR
vs Pontefract Collieries (h) | Second Qualifying Round | Won 2-0 | Scorers: Kurt Willoughby (2)
vs Hanley Town (h) | Third Qualifying Round | Drew 0-0 | Scorers: None
vs Hanley Town (a) | Third Qualifying Round Replay | Won 4-0 | Scorers: Kurt Willoughby (2), Kole Hall (2)
CALUM’S PRE MATCH THOUGHTS
Free commentary on Seals Live will be available for this match. Tune in below!
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We will also have coverage from the game on our social media channels, including…
- 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 ChesterFC.com. CLICK HERE
Kick off on Saturday afternoon is 3pm at Boundary Park.
Oldham Athletic have reduced ticket prices for this game, with admission prices as follows…
- Adult – £12
- U21 – £5
- Over 65’s – £5
- U7 – Free
Supporters can purchase online below, or pay cash at the turnstile on the day at the same prices.
CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE!
AWAY TRAVEL INFO
A big thank you to all supporters who have booked and filled the seven official away coaches for the game.
We would like to remind fans that are travelling with us that departure is from the Deva Stadium at midday and the cost is £15. Payment is by cash and correct fare would be appreciated.
Please note, the coaches are alcohol free, anyone found with alcohol faces a potential fine and ban.