MATCH PREVIEW | Chester vs Brackley Town: Play-Off Semi Final
46 games of the regular season down, now the Blues do battle in the Play-Offs knowing two wins would take them back to the National League after a five-year exile.
Brackley Town are the visitors this weekend for this Semi Final bout at the Deva. They advanced to the last four in dramatic fashion, a penalty shootout victory in midweek.
The Saints scored twice in the second half to turn around Gloucester City’s lead, but were then pegged back in the 11th minute of stoppage time as the game went deep on Wednesday. Nevertheless, Interim Manager Gaz Dean saw his side hold their nerve and progress.
Chester meanwhile secured third on 15th April and have built for the Play-Offs in encouraging fashion – beating both Kettering Town and Buxton without conceding a goal.
The winner of this tie will either visit King’s Lynn Town or host Kidderminster Harriers next Sunday (14th May) in the Promotion Final.
Kick off this Sunday afternoon is 3.30pm.
PRE-MATCH MANAGER THOUGHTS
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All Vanarama National League North and South play-off Eliminators and Semi-Finals are being covered on National League TV.
Here’s all you need to know ahead of the streaming for the Vanarama National League North and South play-off matches on National League TV.
All Eliminators and Semi-Final matches are available to view on NLTV, with both Promotion Finals being covered by BT Sport.
How do I create a new account on National League TV?
Head to National League TV (link in the banner above) and click the ‘Log In’ icon in the top-right corner of the page, then click register.
Follow the sign-up process instructions – when the form asks for your favourite team, please select your favoured team if it is there or National League North or National League South dependent on which division your team plays in.
How do I purchase a pass?
Head to National League TV and click ‘Packages’ where you will be shown all the available Match Passes for sale.
Please select the correct Match Pass for the corresponding game you want to view.
Click on ‘Buy Now’ and follow instructions to purchase.
How do I watch the stream?
If you have purchased an eligible Match Pass, click on the ‘Schedule’ tab to view the fixtures currently scheduled for streaming.
Approximately 30 minutes before kick-off, the fixture tabs will become ‘live’ (shown with a red dot appearing on them) – simply click the tab for your chosen match and you will be taken to the stream of that game.
Where do I go if I need help with National League TV?
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Once you’re on the homepage, you will see an orange icon that says ‘(?) NLTV Help’ which will take you through FAQs. If this function doesn’t solve things, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Queries sent to the National League ‘Info’ box will not be actioned.
Live music, food and drink, and activities for all to enjoy. Have a read about What’s On this weekend below…
CLICK HERE TO READ OUR WHAT’S ON GUIDE!
We’d like to thank our Match Sponsors for their support of today’s game at the Deva Stadium!
- Match Sponsor: The Family of Ray Williams
- Programme Sponsor: Wayne Willis & Alan Banks
- Ball Sponsor: John Evans
Issue #29 of The Cestrian Programme for 2022/23 is on sale at the game! A digital copy costs just £2 and a printed version is £2.50 plus postage. We have 40-pages of Blues news for you in our matchday programme, including…
- A limited edition Play-Off Semi Final front cover
- The thoughts of Manager Calum McIntyre
- Around the league and a focus on the opposition
- …and much more!
CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR PROGRAMME ONLINE!
For those attending the match, we also will have a limited amount of programmes available to buy from the club shop; as well as being available to buy from our programme sellers in and around the stadium.
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 is 3.30pm at the Deva Stadium on Sunday. The postcode for the ground is CH1 4LT.
Tickets are now SOLD OUT for this fixture. No tickets will be available on the day of the game at the ticket office.
Which turnstile should I use?
Please make a note of which turnstile you need to use before arriving at the ground. Club officials and volunteers will be on hand outside the stadium to help supporters who need assistance.
The Gary Talbot (East) Stand
1 & 1A –Advance matchday tickets (Blocks F-I)
2 & 3 –Advance matchday tickets (Blocks A-D)
Harry McNally (North) Terrace
4 & 5 –Advance matchday tickets
Swettenham Chemists’ Community (West) Stand
6 – Advance matchday tickets (Home Fans Only)
7 – Advance matchday tickets (Away Fans Only)
The Hipkiss (South) Stand
8 – Advance Matchday tickets (Home Fans Only)
9 – Advance Matchday tickets (Home Fans Only)