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> Chester FC V Guiseley:- MATCH THREAD
Chester FC V Guiseley:- MATCH THREAD
What Will The Outcome Be?
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Rio Doherty
post Jan 11 2019, 07:53 AM
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On the back of two straight away wins we return to the Swansway tomorrow where we host Guiseley at home. This provides us with a decent chance to make it 3 wins in a week to continue our decent run of form. There are still a number of key players who won’t be able to play in this fixture so it will be interesting to see whether we can sign one or two players today ready for tomorrow.

We need to continue our undefeated 2019 record where we still haven’t conceded a goal against a side we should be beating. Unfortunately George Green will be suspended for this fixture which is yet another blow for us, although he will only be out for this match. Although we had a little blip over Christmas, we are starting to come on again with 3 straight clean sheets so our lads need your support again as the second half of the season could prove to be absolutely massive for us.

Guiseley will be making the journey from Yorkshire having had a rather inconsistent season so far. They got relegated from the National League last season along with ourselves and haven’t really got a stride going as much as we have. Our opponents sit in a comfortable mid table position though and haven’t lost too many games so will be no pushovers tomorrow. Also, Guiseley went on a good run in the FA Cup where they eventually lost against Fleetwood Town in the 2nd Round, whilst they picked up an impressive result at Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC last week. There will be a few former players/managers returning to the Deva who are Andy Halls, Kingsley James and Marcus Bignot. Andy was here last season and was one of our better players towards the end of the campaign and even waived his contract. Kingsley was also here last campaign and went on to have a forgettable spell, although when he was here in 2014 he shown a lot more promise. Finally, Marcus Bignot will be making a return as Guiseley’s joint manager alongside Russ O’Neil. This may not go down well with quite a few, but I will give Marcus a good reception tomorrow. I know we got relegated under him, but given our circumstances off the pitch he could’ve quite easily walked away although he decided to stay and battle on which a lot of managers wouldn’t have done if they were in that situation. Bern and Jonno went to watch Guiseley’s defeat at Southport on Tuesday so will have a better idea about them in preparation for tomorrow.

As shown in our reverse fixture this season, Guiseley have a few tough lads in their team and won’t provide us with an easy game tomorrow. We just need to focus on extending our unbeaten 2019 record, especially at home where we’ve only lost once all season. Hopefully we will be able to bring in a new body or two today to freshen up the books as we are looking very thin on the line at the moment. Up The Seals!

Score: Chester FC (Howson, Smalley) 2-1 Guiseley
Attendance: 1,922 (54 Guiseley)

My predicted lineup:
Shenton
Jackson Howson Livesey Grand
Mahon Roberts Noble Mooney
Smalley Dudley

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Rio Doherty
post Jan 11 2019, 11:36 PM
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Rio Doherty
post Jan 12 2019, 06:56 PM
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That was certainly a game where we should have picked up all 3 points due to a flurry of chances at the end. A number of decisions did not go our way today, but to be honest a point is not the end of the world given our injury troubles. Deane Smalley wasn’t really up to standards this afternoon and basing on the last 15 minutes I would’ve started Nathan Brown who was very lively. I’m sure we will live to learn as on another day we would have won this game with it being a tad frustrating to not have taken advantage of a side who had to play with 10 men for most of the match.

The first half was rather level really as both sides had their fair share of chances and tried to get into it. Guiseley had a decent chance to make it 1-0 inside the first couple of minutes as Rowan Liburd’s shot went wide when he really should had scored. We played some decent football in that half and I was pleased with Sean McAliister who seemed like a good addition for us today. Unfortunately though the visitors took the lead from a corner as Kayode Odejayi headed the ball into the net which was a big blow for us. We still tried to create openings as Danny Livesey nodded just wide whilst Gary Roberts had a shot saved by Marcus Dewhurst. Deane Smalley was very close to finding an equaliser as his powerful strike went just inches over the bar. On the 38th minute mark we were handed a lifeline as a poor two footed challenge by Andy Halls earned him a red card which prompted a bizarre reaction by the Guiseley bench. Today’s referee was very poor but that was a red card all day long. We headed into the break on the end of a slender Guiseley goal.

We were better in the second half as we were a lot more lively in search for the equaliser. Guiseley were very hard to break down and had plenty of men behind the ball, but still we should’ve mustered something. Given the fact we were up against 10 men provided us with a massive advantage, but one we could not take unfortunately. We did get an equaliser though as Anthony Dudley headed home following a brilliant Gary Roberts cross to get us back on track. After that we started to dominate Guiseley who all of a sudden began to invite pressure by sitting back which allowed us to get into them more. Good work by Craig Mahon resulted in his shot being saved by Dewhurst before Matty Waters went close too. Nathan Brown came on to provide us with a new lease of life, and if he had started today’s game we probably would’ve gone on to win. We were still throwing everything at Guiseley who still remained tough at the back as chances from Brown and Simon Grand just couldn’t go in. I thought we put in a decent performance today but given that Guiseley had 10 men and the number of chances we had it is frustrating to not have won.

At least we will have a full week to prepare before we are back at the Swansway to host Curzon Ashton next Saturday. Hopefully we will be able to see the return of a few players whilst I believe we are looking at bringing in a striker on loan. A point is better than nothing but we must get back to winning ways against Curzon.


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post Jan 12 2019, 10:09 PM
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QUOTE (Rio Doherty @ Jan 12 2019, 06:56 PM) *
..... the visitors took the lead from a corner as Kayode Odejayi headed the ball into the net ........

Good report, but it wasn't from a corner, it was from a free kick on their left.


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post Jan 12 2019, 11:22 PM
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post Jan 12 2019, 11:49 PM
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QUOTE (3mm @ Jan 12 2019, 10:09 PM) *
QUOTE (Rio Doherty @ Jan 12 2019, 06:56 PM) *
..... the visitors took the lead from a corner as Kayode Odejayi headed the ball into the net ........

Good report, but it wasn't from a corner, it was from a free kick on their left.


and I'm sick of seeing us concede from there or thereabouts. Strangely happy for Marcus all the same.


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post Jan 13 2019, 11:50 AM
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Second half was really poor, and the tactics were abismal, we moved Mahoney to the right, where he became totally ineffective, we lacked ideas and direction, after the sending in the first half we started to play football and looked like we would win the game, don’t know what team talk was given at half time but we came out second half played a scrappy and long ball game which just made it easy for the very poor opposition. We needed energy which we had on the bench but decided not to use
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